Associate in Applied Science Radiologic Technologies

School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math 505-428-1723

SFCC’s Radiologic Technology program has applied for initial accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT can be reached at 312-704-5300 or at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago IL 60606-3182 and on the web at www.jrcert.org.

Blending high-tech training with compassionate care, students gain the skills required to become an entry-level radiologic technologist. Students prepare to meet the health care needs of the community by functioning as a radiologic technologist in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, and in similar health delivery agencies. Students mix classroom time with time spent in the clinical setting working and training with technologists in the field. The didactic (classroom) phase will incorporate the formal education process along with laboratory experience while the clinical experience gives the student a hands-on approach to learning while applying their didactic learning to practical experience.

SFCC’s Radiologic Technology program prepares students to become knowledgeable, competent, effective, and ethical radiologic technologists consistent with the practice of radiation safety, communication, critical thinking, and professionalism required to meet community and employer expectations of registered radiologic technologists RT (R). Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the examination for National Registration through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Passing the National Registry Exam will earn the student certification as a Registered Technologist in Radiography, RT (R). Becoming certified by the ARRT also fulfills the State of New Mexico requirements for state licensure. NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to Page 28 of this catalog, or speak with an academic adviser.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professional, effective, compassionate and ethical behavior in the practice of radiologic imaging.
  • Demonstrate competence in radiation safety in the geriatric, adult, pediatric, and newborn patient populations.
  • Explain the fundamental principles of medical ethics, and the legal and ethical aspects of the practice of radiologic imaging.
  • Demonstrate competence in interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with diverse population groups.
  • Apply critical thinking strategies in the patient care setting. • Perform appropriate imaging procedures in an accurate and effective manner

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (27 HRS.)

  • Communications (6 hrs.)
  • ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3) [and]
  • Choose from the following:
  • ENGL 112 Composition and Literature (3)
  • ENG 216 Technical Writing (3)
  • SPCH 111 Public Speaking (3)
  • SPCH 220 Interpersonal Communications (3)
  • Mathematics (3 hrs. min.)
  • Math 119 Applications of Mathematics for Nonscience Majors (3)
  • or higher
  • Laboratory Science (8 hrs.)
  • BIOL 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3)
  • BIOL 230L Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
  • BIOL 231L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (3-6 hrs.)
  • Humanities and Fine Arts (3-6 hrs.)

The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts areas should equal 9 credit hours. Health and Wellness (1 hr.)

CORE REQUIREMENTS: (54.5 HRS.)

  • AHAC 151 Basic Life Support For Healthcare Providers (.5)
  • RADI 111 Basic Patient Care for Radiologic Technology (3)
  • RADI 120 Principles of Radiologic Technology I (3)
  • RADI 125 Radiologic Procedures I (3)
  • RADI 127L Radiologic Technology Clinical I (5)
  • RADI 140 Principles of Radiologic Technology II (2)
  • RADI 145 Radiologic Procedures II (3)
  • RADI 148L Radiologic Technology Clinical II (5)
  • RADI 165 Radiologic Procedures III (3)
  • RADI 167L Radiologic Technology Clinical III (5)
  • RADI 220 Radiologic Physics and Biology (2)
  • RADI 225 Advanced Radiologic Procedures and Pathology (3)
  • RADI 227L Radiologic Technology Clinical IV (8)
  • RADI 248L Radiologic Technology Clinical V (8)
  • RADI 250 Registry Review (1)

Six credit hours of the A.A.A. and A.A.S. must come from an approved list of courses that satisfy the following requirements. These are not meant to be additional hours in the degree but are, instead, existing courses that satisfy the requirement and appear anywhere in the degree.

  •  Cultural Perspectives (3 credit hours)
  •  Sustainable Living (3 credit hours)

NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8. TOTAL 81.5 CREDITS