Radiography

Program Director/Program Coordinator
NameDaniel Fink
TitleRadiography Instructor
RoomN-202
Program Area
Division of Allied Health
Phone409-944-1444
Emaildfink@gc.edu
Admin SupportElizabeth lles Ext. 490

 

Student Success Coach/Advisor
Name

Jayne Withers

Ext220

Your Pathway

Radiography

Upon completion of the A.A.S. degree, the student will be eligible to sit for the board exam with the American Registry of Radiologic technologists (A.R.R.T.) to become a licensed medical radiographer.

 

The Role of the Radiographer

The Radiographer is a health professional educated to utilize ionizing radiation to produce images used in the diagnosis of disease. Radiography by virtue of its capability to render visible otherwise hidden internal structures of the human body is a vital part of modern medical science and the healing arts. Continuing discoveries in the field make radiography one of the most exciting and challenging health care specialties.
Depending on a number of factors, including geographic location, duties of employment and their own personal qualities, graduates can reasonably expect entry level salaries ranging from $41,000 to $45,000 per year. Due to limited enrollment, we can not accept every applicant. Potential students will need to complete an interview process with the Radiography faculty.

Mission Statement

In keeping with the mission of Galveston College, it is the goal of the program faculty and staff to produce graduates who complete their AAS degree in Radiography, who pass the ARRT certification exam on the first attempt, who are able to enter the job market as entry-level radiographers, who demonstrate empathy and compassion for their patients, and graduates who are committed to life-long learning.

Accreditation

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606, nationally accredits the Galveston College Radiography program.

www.jrcert.org   |   312-704-5300   |    Fax# 312-704-5304   |   mail@jrcert.org

On  October 25, 2019 the Galveston College Radiography program was notified that it was granted maintenance of probation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) due to lack of compliance with Standard Five, Objective 5.2.

ARRT, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120-1155

Degrees & Certificates
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Radiography
  • Computerized Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
First Year | First Semester

Prerequisite Courses

BIOL2401Anatomy & Physiology I4
MATH1314College Algebra3
Total Hours:7

First Semester 

RADR1411Basic Radiographic Procedures4
RADR1202Radiographic Image Evaluation I2
RADR1166Practicum I1
RADR2209Radiographic Imaging Equipment2
RADR1309Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care3
12
First Year | Second Semester

Second Semester 

RADR1267Practicum II2
ENGL1301Composition I3
RADR1313Principles of Radiographic Imaging I3
RADR2401Intermediate Radiographic Procedures4
RADR1250Radiographic Image Evaluation II2
14
First Year | Summer I

 

RADR1367Practicum III3
RADR2313Radiation Biology and Safety3
6
First Year | Summer II

 

Language, Philosophy & Culture2 or Creative Arts23
3
Second Year | First Semester


First Semester 

RADR2305Principles of Radiographic Imaging II3
RADR2217Radiographic Pathology2
RADR2466Practicum IV4
PSYC2301General Psychology3
12
Second Year | Second Semester

Second Semester 

RADR2467Practicum V4
RADR2333Advanced Medical Imaging3
RADR2335

Radiographic Technology

Seminar*

3
10
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 64                       

  • Notes: 2 Select from courses listed in Galveston College’s Core Curriculum section of this catalog.
    3 MATH 1314 is suggested or select one course from: MATH 1325, 2312, 2413, 2414, 2415, 2318, 2320, 2321, or 2305.
  • * Identifies Capstone course Underline – Identifies courses to meet general education requirements for AAS Degree.
Program Goals
  1. Graduate students that will be competent, entry-level radiographers prepared for the healthcare field.

Expected outcome

  • Graduates will demonstrate adequate entry level radiography skills
  • Students will produce quality diagnostic radiographs
  • Students will be able to perform basic patient care skills
  • Students will demonstrate radiation protection methods while following the concepts “ALARA” and imaging “gently and wisely”.
  • Students will be able to critique finished radiographs for diagnostic quality
  1. Students will demonstrate appropriate communication skills.

Expected outcome

  • Students demonstrate appropriate communication skills in the clinical setting
  • Employers will report that graduates demonstrate appropriate communication skills upon employment
  1. Students will demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Expected outcome

  • Students will be able to safely operate radiographic equipment
  • Students will be able to perform radiographic examinations in an emergency and trauma environment
  • Students will be able to administer age appropriate patient care
  1. The student (graduate) will understand the importance of professional values and lifelong learning.

Expected outcome

  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of professional ethics
  1. The student (graduate) will be capable of fulfilling the needs of the healthcare community in radiologic sciences.

Expected outcome

  • Graduates will consider themselves adequately prepared to be entry level radiographers.
Admissions Criteria

All prospective candidates who wish to be admitted to the Radiography Program should contact the Allied Health Advisor.

Applicants must:

  1. Complete the requirements for admission to the College. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Program.
  2. Submit a formal application to the Program beginning September 15th through May 31st of each year to be considered for the next academic year. Applications that are submitted after the deadline will be reviewed at the discretion of the Selection Committee. Due to limited enrollment, we can not accept every applicant.
  3. File a degree plan with the Allied Health Advisor which shows evidence of:
    • TSI scores for TSI-eligible students or placement scores for TSI-exempt students which permit enrollment in college level courses.  Official TSI scores must appear on a transcript to be sent directly to Galveston College from the test company on an official test score report form.
    • Achieve a grade of “C” or better.  MATH 1314 College Algebra is recommended within five years of acceptance into the Program.
    • Achieve a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I, within five years of acceptance into the Program.
    • An overall G.P.A. of 2.5.  It is highly recommended that the general education courses be completed prior to enrollment in the Program. A grade of “C” or better is required in the general education courses.  Math and Science courses must be completed within five years of acceptance into the Program.
    • Schedule meeting with program director.
    • Participate in interview process if requested
    • Present terminal award and/or degrees from academic institutions.

Once Accepted Into Program:

  1. Complete the Hepatitis B immunization series including titer or show proof of illness.  To be eligible to apply to the Program, student must show proof that the immunization process has been started. The process needs to be completed by the start of the Program.  (This process takes seven months. to complete).
  2. Complete Varicella immunization (Chicken pox) or show proof of illness by the start of the Program.
  3. Complete a background check through the College at students cost upon acceptance to the Program.
  4. Complete a clear drug screening test at students cost as directed by the Program.
  5. Meet with the Program Coordinator upon request.
  6. Bacterial Meningitis vaccination for all on campus and hybrid course offering (under the age of 22).
  7. Agree to a complete a disclosure of information form.

Due to limited enrollment, we cannot accept every applicant. Potential students will need to complete an interview process with the Radiography faculty.

Curriculum

Prerequisite Courses

 

 

Course


Description


Credit


BIOL 2401Anatomy and Physiology I4
MATH 1314College Algebra3

7

First Year

Fall Semester
Course


Description


Credit


RADR 1411Basic Radiographic Procedures4
RADR 1309Introduction to Radiography & Patient Care3
RADR 1202Radiographic Image Evaluation I2
RADR 1166Practicum I1
 RADR 2209Radiographic Imaging Equipment
2

12
Spring Semester
Course


Description


Credit


RADR 1250Radiographic Image Evaluation II2
ENGL 1301Composition I3
RADR 1313Principles of Radiographic Imaging3
RADR 2401Intermediate Radiographic Procedures4
 RADR 1267Practicum II
2

14

Summer Semester 
Course


Description


Credit


ELEC X3XXHumanities Elective3
RADR 1367Practicum III (Radiography)3
RADR 2313 Radiation Biology & Safety
3

9

Second Year

Fall Semester
Course


Description


Credit


RADR 2305Principles of Radiography II3
RADR 2217Radiographic Pathology2
RADR 2466Practicum IV (Radiography)4
PSYC 2301General Psychology3

12

Spring Semester
Course


Description


Credit


RADR 2467Practicum V (Radiography)*4
RADR 2333Advanced Medical Imaging3
RADR 2335Radiographic Technology Seminar3

10


TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN PROGRAM


64

MATH 1314 College Algebra is required or any of the following:  MATH 1316, MATH1325, MATH 2312, MATH 2413, MATH 2414, MATH 2415, MATH 2318, MATH 2320, MATH 2321, MATH 2305.

4Select one course from ENGL 2333, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, ENGL 2343, HUMA 1301, HUMA 1302, PHIL 1316, 2303, 2307, 2321, SPAN 2311, SPAN 2312, FREN 2311, FREN 2312, GERM 2311 OR GERM 2312

*Identifies capstone course      (TP) Identifies Tech Prep courses
Underline- Identifies courses to meet academic, general education requirements for AAS degree; minimum 15 credit hours.

For more information about the Radiography program, contact the Allied Health Advisor at (409) 944-1444 or The Allied Health Division at (409) 944-1490.

Non-Academic Program / Profession Requirements

Because of the inherent requirements of the profession, certain minimum physical abilities are expected. An otherwise qualified individual is someone who, with or without an accommodation can perform the following non-academic program requirements.

 

1. Vision and Observation Skills

Visual acuity corrected to 20/20

Visually discern details in procedures and equipment operations in low light settings.

Hear low tones, distinguish background noises associated with patients and equipment.

2. Physical and Motor Skill Requirements

Possess sufficient motor function skills to operate all equipment associated with patient care

and performance of radiographic examinations.

Transfer immobile patients from wheelchairs and stretchers to radiographic tables.

3. Communication Requirements

Communicate in English effectively both orally and written.

Communicate proficiently and effectively with patients and coworkers.

4. Critical Thinking Skills

Must be able to interpret and process clinical data pertinent to clinical responsibilities.

Ability to solve clinic/patient care issues through assessment and critical thinking.

5. Professional Behavior

Adhere to American Society of Radiologic Technologists Code of Ethics.

Respect all aspects of the Patient’s Bill of Rights.

Follow clinical guidelines of affiliates and maintain a professional appearance at all times.

Completion, Retention, and Attrition Rates
Program Completion Rate
BeginEndStarted Completed
Fall 2013May-152820
Fall 2014May-162622
Fall 2015May 172617
Fall 2016May 182312
Fall 2017May 192718
5-year average 2013-2019  130 89
First Attempt Pass Rates
Year# of students attempted Exam# of passing students ARRT Pass Rates
201519737.00%
2016221882.00%
201716850%
2018121192%
2019181689%
5-year average 2015-2019876069%
 
Job Placement
YearJob Placement rate# actively seeking employment# gained Employment
2014-1570.00%2014
2015-1695.00%2019
2016-1780%108
2017-18100%1212
2018-19100%1414
5-year average 2014-201988%7667
Transfer Policy

Course work from another program will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Program Coordinator.  A grade of “C” or better is required on all transferred prerequisite, general education and program specific courses.  Transfer students from another program will be admitted on a space-available basis.

Transfer students must:

  1. Complete admission requirements to Galveston College as well as the Program admission criteria.
  2. Currently hold a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on transfer course work.
  3. Submit course syllabi for review, if requested by program coordinator.
  4. Agree to a complete a disclosure of information form.

See the most recent college catalog for additional information and course descriptions.