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Radiography (XRAY)
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The mission of the Olney Central College Radiography program is to graduate entry-level competent radiographers and provide quality radiography education for the community. The mission is accomplished through program goals. The program is designed to maximize a student's initiative and support his/her development toward becoming a competent entry-level radiographer.

The OCC Associate in Applied Science degree in Radiography is an intensive, two-year (six consecutive semesters) course of study. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5304, mail@jrcert.org, www.jrcert.org. Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist's exam (ARRT). Most states, including Illinois, accept ARRT for state licensure, without additional licensure examination. Employment opportunities for radiographers are available nationwide in all types of medical health facilities and private industry. Further educational opportunities promoting career advancement are readily available.

Please go to the Program Website (www.iecc.edu/radtech) for additional information.

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Pre-Program Requirements
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HEA 2299
Independent Study in Allied Health
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Independent study of a specialized allied health occupation topic, which is not available in the college's course offerings with instructor approval and supervision.

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RAD 1201
Introduction to Radiography
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This course will familiarize students with terms, positions, anatomical structures, anatomical relationships, movements, body planes, radiographic terms, imaging equipment, organization and operation of an x-ray department, basic principles of x-ray protection and biological effects of x-ray, and a historical perspective of radiology. These topics will be covered in greater detail in other courses. This course will also cover the anatomy and positioning for the chest and abdomen. PREREQUISITE: Admission to Radiography Program.

RAD 1207
Introduction to Radiographic Processing
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This course covers techniques and equipment used in processing radiographs. Film structure, speed and sensitivity followed by intensifying screen composition and effect will lay the foundation for understanding the underlying components affecting development. The role of chemicals and processor characteristics will be investigated. Course will include an introduction to digital image processing. PREREQUISITE: Admission into OCC Radiography Program.

RAD 1208
Radiology Patient Care
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This course is designed to acquaint the radiology student with the proper methods of interacting with a patient so that the delivery of health care to the patient will be maximized.

RAD 1211
Radiography Orientation
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This is a course designed to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of the policies of the OCC Radiography Program. Students will also be introduced to use of the library and services offered by the OCC Learning Skills Center. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Ethics requirements for the ARRT certification exam will also be discussed. PREREQUISITE: CIS 1104 Intro to Online Learning.

MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

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10.5
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HEA 1225
Introduction to Medical Terminology
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This course introduces common root words, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on comprehension, spelling, pronunciation, ability to use a medical dictionary, vocabulary building, and common abbreviations.

LSC 2111
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
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This course will study the structures and functions and cells, tissues, organs, and some organ systems of the human body. These systems include:integumentary, skeletal, muscular, urinary, and reproductive. Fluids, electrolytes, acids, and bases are also discussed. Human cadavers or alternative selected mammal will be used to reinforce anatomical laboratory skills. Physiological mechanisms will also be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: Two years of high school biology or equivalent or consent of instructor.

RAD 1204
Radiographic Procedures I
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Procedures I covers the terminology, anatomy and radiographic positioning of the upper extremity, shoulder girdle, lower extremities, vertebral column, and pelvic girdle. Basic anatomy will be reviewed and correlated to optimal radiographic exams. Students will have the opportunity to practice skills to insure proficiency prior to patient contact. PREREQUISITES:RAD 1201 Introduction to Radiography, RAD 1207 Intro toRadiographic Processing, RAD 1208 Radiology Patient Care.

RAD 1206
Applied Clinical Radiology I
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During this course the student will have the opportunity to apply the theoretical practices of patient positioning, radiation, protection, patient care and radiology department procedures in a supervised educational environment. The student is required to successfully complete competencies, proficiencies, mandatory and elective performance objectives, semester performance objectives, and image evaluations in order to progress to the next clinical course. PREREQUISITES:RAD 1201 Introduction to Radiography, RAD 1208 Radiology Patient Care, RAD 1207 Introduction to Radiographic Processing. Fourteen lab hours per week.

RAD 1209
Radiologic Science
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This course covers concepts of physics related to x-ray generation and control. Topics studied include measurement, physical concept of energy, structure of matter, electrostatics and rectification, production and control of x-rays.

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LSC 2112
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
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This course completes the study of the structure and function of human organ systems including nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, and digestive. Human cadavers or alternative selected mammal will be used to reinforce anatomical laboratory skills. Physiological mechanisms will be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: LSC 2111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or its equivalent, or consent of instructor.

RAD 1222
Principles of Radiographic Exposure
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This course covers the prime factors of exposure, density and contrast, definition and detail, image sharpness, and distortion, beam restrictors and body habitus, grids, filtration, automatic exposure control and digital/computed radiography. PREREQUISITE: RAD 1207 Introduction to Radiographic Processing, RAD 1209 Radiologic Science.

RAD 1223
Quality Improvement
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This course will serve as an introduction to the role of quality assurance in the radiology department. Radiographic quality will be analyzed according to the photographic and geometric properties balanced to achieve optimal radiographs. Each student will perform basic equipment tests to demonstrate proper equipment function. Emphasis will be placed on the value of established QA routines and documentation to maintain accuracy and consistency within the department. PREREQUISITES:RAD 1209 Radiologic Science and RAD 1207 Introduction to Radiographic Processing.

RAD 1224
Radiographic Procedures II
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This course covers bony thorax, skull, facial bone and sinus procedures with immobile and trauma adaptations. The student will learn the terminology, anatomy and positioning for contrast exams and for common cranial, mandible, sinuses, facial bones, orbits, optic foramina, petrous pyramid exams and some immobile and trauma exams. Basic anatomy will be reviewed and correlated to optimal radiographic exams. Lectures and radiographic positioning demonstrations will be complimented by lab assignments and media presentations. Students will have the opportunity to practice skills to insure proficiency prior to patient contact. Radiographic positioning demonstrations will be complemented by lab assignments on radiographic phantoms. PREREQUISITES:RAD 1201 Introduction to Radiography, RAD 1207 Introduction to Radiographic Processing, RAD 1208 Radiology Patient Care, RAD 1204 Radiographic Procedures I.

RAD 1226
Applied Clinical Radiology II
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This course is a continuation of the skills and training acquired in Applied Clinical Radiology I. The student is required to use both cognitive and psychomotor skills simultaneously. The student is required to successfully complete competencies, proficiencies, mandatory and elective performance objectives, semester performance objectives, image evaluations, and a specialty area rotation in order to progress to the next clinical course. PREREQUISITES:RAD 1201 Introduction to Radiography, RAD 1208 Radiology Patient Care, RAD 1207 Intro to Radiographic Processing, RAD 1206 Applied Clinical Radiology I. Fourteen lab hours per week.

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RAD 1227
Contrast Procedures
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This positioning course covers contrast exams. The student will learn the terminology, anatomy and positioning for contrast exams. Basic anatomy will be reviewed and correlated to optimal radiographic exams. Students will have the opportunity to practice skills to insure proficiency prior to patient contact. PREREQUISITES:RAD 1201 Introduction to Radiography, RAD 1204 Radiographic Procedures I, RAD 1207 Introduction to Radiographic Processing, RAD 1208 Radiology Patient Care, RAD 1224 Radiographic Procedures II.

RAD 1236
Applied Clinical Radiology III
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This course is a continuation of the skills and training acquired in Applied Clinical Radiology I and II. The student is required to use both cognitive and psychomotor skills simultaneously. The student is required to successfully complete competencies, proficiencies, mandatory and elective performance objectives, semester performance objectives, image evaluations, and a specialty area rotation in order to progress to the next clinical course. RAD 1201 Introduction to Radiography, RAD 1208 Radiology Patient Care, RAD 1207 Intro to Radiographic Processing, RAD 1206 Applied Clinical Radiology I, RAD 1226 Applied Clinical Radiology II. Fourteen lab hours per week.

ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

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SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

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RAD 1221
Clinical Radiographic Pathology
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This course covers pathological processes of the various systems of the human body. Included in this course is the differentiation and film critique of specific pathological conditions. PREREQUISITES:ARRT Certificate or LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and LSC 2112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II.

RAD 1228
Radiation Biology and Protection
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This course covers human responses to ionizing radiation, self-structure, self-function, and self-proliferation. Also covered are the effects of radiation, radiation dose, molecular and cellular and radiobiology including protein and DNA synthesis and production of free radicals. Single target - single hit and multi target - single hit theories, relationship between intracellular response, early and late effects of radiation, cytogenetic effects, clinical implications of radiographs for the pregnant female, sources of exposure, cardinal principle of radiation protection and radiation control, occupational exposure and classification of warning signs are also covered. PREREQUISITES:RAD 1209 Radiologic Science and RAD 1222 Principles of Radiographic Exposure.

RAD 1246
Applied Clinical Radiology IV
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This course is a continuation of the skills and training acquired in Applied Clinical Radiology I, II and III. The student is required to use both cognitive and psychomotor skills simultaneously. The student is required to successfully complete competencies, proficiencies, mandatory and elective performance objectives, semester performance objectives, image evaluations, and a specialty area rotation in order to progress to the next clinical course. PREREQUISITES: RAD 1201 Introduction to Radiography, RAD 1208 Radiology Patient Care, RAD 1207 Intro to Radiographic Processing, RAD 1206 Applied Clinical Radiology I, RAD 1226 Applied Clinical Radiology II, RAD 1236 Applied Clinical Radiology III. Twenty-one lab hours per week.

RAD 2201
Advanced Imaging and Modalities
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This course enhances the knowledge of radiology imaging and radiation science by developing the student's application and problem-solving skills to imaging equipment in a radiology department. Rapid advancements in technology and applied to the medical field are most prevalent in advanced modalities. Also this course is to introduce and familiarize the student with advanced radiology modalities.

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RAD 1256
Applied Clinical Radiology V
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This course is a continuation of the skills and training acquired in Applied Clinical Radiology I, II, III and IV. The student is required to use both cognitive and psychomotor skills simultaneously. The student is required to successfully complete competencies, proficiencies, mandatory and elective performance objectives, semester performance objectives, image evaluations, and a specialty area rotation in order to progress to the next clinical course. PREREQUISITES: RAD 1201 Introduction to Radiography, RAD 1208 Radiology Patient Care, RAD 1207 Intro to Radiographic Processing, RAD 1206 Applied Clinical Radiology I, RAD 1226 Applied Clinical Radiology II, RAD 1236 Applied Clinical Radiology III, RAD 1246 Applied Clinical Radiology IV. Twenty-one lab hours per week.

RAD 2203
Radiologic Sectional Anatomy
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This course is designed to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and extremities. PREREQUISITES:ARRT Certificate or LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, and LSC 2112 Human Anatomy and Physiology II.

RAD 2204
Registry Review
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This course is designed to prepare the radiography student for the American Registry Examination by reviewing the radiography curriculum, developing test-taking strategies, and completing several examinations over registry content categories. PREREQUISITE: Completion of a minimum of 5 semesters in a Radiography Program.

RAD 2205
Radiology Supervisor Skills
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This course prepares the radiology student to enter the work place. Students explore basic management strategies, develop a resume, practice interviewing techniques, and discuss current issues in radiology and health care management, including continuing education and licensure requirements. PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 5 semesters in a Radiography Program or ARRT Certification.

PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

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SOC 2101
Principles of Sociology
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A study of society, including the rules, interactions and cultural patterns that organize everyday life. Includes the analysis of social conflict, the structure and function of institution, the dynamics of individual and group interactions, social stratification and interactions among diverse groups of people.

SOC 2104
Death & Dying
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This course covers death and dying and how it is analyzed in the social, biological, and physical sciences, and humanities. Cultural diversity is emphasized. Lecture and discussion on a wide range of literature.

SOC 2108
Sociology of Aging
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This course is a scientific study of the aging process covering its psychological, social, and cultural aspects. Contemporary problems such as health care and finances will be emphasized.

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