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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Technology, AAS

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(Note: A criminal background clearance is required before acceptance into this program and a drug screening may be required.)

This program is based at the San Angelo campus.

Howard College offers an Associate of Applied Science program in Radiologic Technology. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination. Individuals who pass this examination are awarded the certification credential. This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Application Process

Interested individuals must attend a Health Professions Orientation as the first step in the application process. The initial meeting will determine applicant options and set a time line for completing acceptance requirements. The program begins each fall with class selection made in July. All applicants must have fulfilled admissions criteria by the June 1st application deadline.

Admission Criteria

  1. College entrance exam passing test scores are required in order to gain entrance into academic courses.
  2. Successfully completed the required support courses (Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Math 1314 or Math 1332).
  3. Applicant must attend a Howard College Health Professions Orientation.
  4. A physical examination (completed after January 1 of the year of admission).
  5. Applicant must provide proof of immunizations required by the Texas Health Department, Rule 97.64. Additional immunizations may be required by some clinical facilities.
  6. Successful clearance of criminal background investigation.
  7. An application to the Radiologic Technology Program must be submitted to the Howard College Health Professions Division by June 1 along with an official transcript indicating high school graduation or proof of GED and an official transcript from each college/university attended.
  8. Results of HOBET test submitted.
  9. Completion of personal interview and observation are part of the selection process.

Preparation for Admission

BIOL 2401  or BIOL 2301  and BIOL 2101 , BIOL 2402  or BIOL 2302  and

 , and MATH 1314  or MATH 1332  are Prerequisites to this program. See the catalog for guidelines regarding these courses. Students may also take any non-RADR course prior to acceptance to the program.

Progress Standards

Once accepted into the program, students must complete all required courses within three years. In order to progress from one term to another, students must earn a letter grade of “C” or better in all required courses. Students who do not make this progress may reapply for the next cycle of the program but will be considered as new applicants and will be subject to the current curriculum and application process. Students who do not successfully complete a course must repeat that course.

In addition, for any co-requisite classes associated with that class, the student must take the final examination and pass with a 75 or higher and successfully demonstrate all competencies associated with the classes in order to not have to repeat the co-requisite. If a 75 is not obtained, the student will be required to audit the co-requisite class to ensure he/she maintains knowledge and skills necessary for future success. Students may not attempt the program more than twice.


Expense in Addition to Tuition, Test, and Fees/Uniforms and Supplies

Students must purchase appropriate uniforms necessary for participation in clinical activities. Uniform consists of appropriate scrubs, lab coat, shoes and a watch with a second hand. Cost of uniform varies dependent upon style, size and quality of the items.

There will be Out of Town Travel for Clinical Activities.


Clinical experiences provide detailed education, training, and work-based experience in direct patient/client care at a clinical site. All clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences that are required for program completion. Students may not be substituted for staff personnel while performing clinical program requirements. Students and faculty provided by Howard College are not and will not be acting as servant agents or employees of a medical facility during program clinical rotation.

Health Insurance

Students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Program are required to purchase health insurance prior to the beginning of clinical experiences and to maintain such insurance for the duration of their enrollment

Total: 11

Total: 13

Second Semester

Total: 14

Summer Term

Total: 7

Total: 12

Fourth Semester

Total: 13

Total Hours in AAS (including Prerequisite courses): 70

1 Capstone course
2 Course may be articulated through an approved high school Tech Prep or Dual Credit agreement

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