AAS Degree in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology AAS Degree

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AAS Degree in Radiologic Technology Info Sheet

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Radiologic Technology prepares students for a career in x-ray imaging as a Radiologic Technologist. The program is full-time, starts in the Fall, and spans 21 month/5 semesters.  Instruction occurs primarily at the Arvada campus, but also via online coursework and clinical internship at medical facilities. Clinical internship occurs throughout the program. Basic clinical training is completed before students enter clinical rotation. A capstone registry review course is required during the final semester prior to graduation.

Graduates earn:
AAS degree in Radiologic Technology

Graduates are eligible to sit for the following ARRT certification exam:
Registered Technologist in Radiography, RT(R)

Due to the fast-paced and rigorous nature of the program, students are encouraged to have little to no outside employment responsibilities while enrolled. Please see Cost of Program for more information about financial resources available to students.

Individuals interested in any of the Medical Imaging programs should consider attending one of the Medical Imaging Information Sessions.

Clinical Internship

Basic clinical training is completed on-campus before students enter clinical rotation. Students provide their own transportation to clinical facilities, which may be located within a 100-mile radius from the college.  For a list of current clinical sites, please see Clinical Affiliates.

Curriculum

FALL I
Credits
RTE 111
Radiographic Patient Care
2
RTE 121
Radiologic Procedures I
3
RTE 141
Radiographic Equipment and Imaging I
3
RTE 131
Radiographic Pathology and Image Evaluation I
1.5
RTE 181
Internship: Radiographic I
3
 
 
12.5
SPRING I
RTE 122
Radiologic Procedures II
3
RTE 132
Radiographic Pathology and Image Evaluation II
1.5
RTE 221
Advanced Medical Imaging
3
RTE 182
Internship: Radiographic II 5
 
 
12.5
SUMMER
RTE 183
Internship: Radiographic III 6
     
FALL II
RTE 142
Radiographic Equipment and Imaging II
3
RTE 231
Radiation Biology/Protection
2
RTE 281
Radiographic Internship IV 9
 
 
13
SPRING II
RTE 282
Radiographic Clinical Intern V 9
RTE 289
Radiographic Capstone
3
    12
 
Total   
57

Course descriptions can be found in the RRCC Catalog

Typical Schedule

(subject to change)

Fall I Semester: 1 clinical shift, 2 days classroom, 2 days lab skills
Spring I Semester: 2 clinical shifts, 2 days classroom, 1 day lab skills
Summer Semester: 5 clinical shifts
Fall II Semester: 3 clinical shifts, 2 days classroom
Spring II Semester: 3-4 clinical shifts, 1 day classroom

Students rotate through a variety of clinical shifts on weekdays, weekends, during the day, at night, or overnight.  Shift hours vary, not to exceed 10 hours per shift.

Radiologic Technology Academic Calendar
 

Grade Scale

Students must achieve a C grade or higher in all courses to graduate. Grade Scale for all courses is as follows:

94-100

A

85-93

B

75-84

C

0-74

F