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Radiography (XRAY)
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Program Overview:
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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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.

RAD 1211
Radiography Orientation
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This course is 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.

RAD 1212
Rad Clinical Orientation
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This is a course designed to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of the OCC Radiography Program clinical courses. It will include a discussion of policies related to clinical education, and the clinical forms packet will be discussed in detail. The student will be introduced to basic activities in a radiology setting.

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3
Semester 1
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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 1201
Intro to Rad and Patient Care
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This course introduces the student to basic radiography principles and patient care. It familiarizes the student with radiographic equipment, exposure factors, and radiation protection. This course will focus on the role of the radiographer, moral and professional ethics, communication, safety and infection control, patient assessment and transfer, emergency and acute situations, contrast exam preparation, aseptic techniques, and the role of the radiographer in mobile and surgical radiography. PREREQUISITE: Admission to Radiography Program.

RAD 1204
Radiographic Procedures I
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This course introduces the student to basic radiography principles and anatomy and positioning terminology. It focuses on the anatomy, procedural considerations, technical factors, and image evaluation criteria for the thoracic viscera, upper limb, shoulder girdle, and abdomen. Students will demonstrate skills in a radiography laboratory setting.

RAD 1206
Applied Clinical Radiology I
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This course offers the student the opportunity to apply skills, learned didactically, in the clinical setting. It provides the student with practical learning opportunities and experiences in the medical radiography environment. The student will observe, assist, and solo on radiographic procedures and will prove competency and proficiency while being supervised by a registered Radiologic Technologist. 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. PREREQUISITE: Admission to Radiography Program.

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16.5
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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 1209
Radiographic Physics
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This course covers concepts related to radiographic physics and imaging. It will focus on imaging equipment, the atom, radiation production, interactions with matter, image production and characteristics, exposure factors, scatter control, and image acquisition.

RAD 1224
Radiographic Procedures II
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This course is a continuation of the Radiographic Procedures I course. It focuses on the anatomy, procedural considerations, technical factors, and image evaluation criteria for the digestive system, urinary system, lower limb, and pelvis and proximal femora. Students will demonstrate skills in a radiography laboratory setting. PREREQUISITE: 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. It offers the student the opportunity to apply skills, learned didactically, in the clinical setting. It provides the student with practical learning opportunities and experiences in the medical radiography environment. The student will observe, assist, and solo on radiographic procedures and will prove competency and proficiency while being supervised by a registered Radiologic Technologist. 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. PREREQUISITE: RAD 1206 Applied Clinical Radiology I.

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14
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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.

RAD 1219
Radiographic Sectional Anatomy
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This course is designed to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of sectional anatomy in the radiologic sciences. PREREQUISITES: ARRT Certificate or LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and LSC 2112 Human Anatomy & Physiology 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 II. It offers the student the opportunity to apply skills, learned didactically, in the clinical setting. It provides the student with practical learning opportunities and experiences in the medical radiography environment. The student will observe, assist, and solo on radiographic procedures and will prove competency and proficiency while being supervised by a registered Radiologic Technologist. 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. Fourteen lab hours per week. PREREQUISITES: RAD 1206 Applied Clinical Radiology I and RAD 1226 Applied Clinical Radiology II.

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7
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RAD 2222
Image Production & Evaluation
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This course is an introduction of the principles and methods of digital radiography. It focuses on digital processing, computed and digital radiography, digital fluoroscopy, PACS and medical informatics, and quality control.

RAD 2227
Radiographic Procedures III
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This course is a continuation of the Radiographic Procedures II course. It focuses on the anatomy, procedural considerations, technical factors, and image evaluation criteria for the vertebral column, bony thorax, and headwork including skull, facial bones, and paranasal sinuses. Students will demonstrate skills in a radiography laboratory setting. PrerequisiteS: RAD 1204 Radiographic Procedures I and RAD 1224 Radiographic Procedures II.

RAD 2228
Radiation Biology & 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 Radiographic Physics.

RAD 2246
Applied Clinical Radiology IV
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This course is a continuation of the skills and training acquired in Applied Clinical Radiology III. It offers the student the opportunity to apply skills, learned didactically, in the clinical setting. It provides the student with practical learning opportunities and experiences in the medical radiography environment. The student will observe, assist, and solo on radiographic procedures and will prove competency and proficiency while being supervised by a registered Radiologic Technologist. 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. Twenty-one lab hours per week. PREREQUISITES: RAD 1206 Applied Clinical Radiology I, RAD 1226 Applied Clinical Radiology II, and RAD 1236 Applied Clinical Radiology III.

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15
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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.

RAD 2201
Advanced Imaging
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This course introduces the student to advanced modalities and procedures within the radiography profession. The topics will include myelography, arthrography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy.

RAD 2204
Registry and Career Review
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This course is designed to aid the radiography student in preparing for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Radiography Examination. It will also prepare the student for entrance into the workforce as an entry level radiologic technologist. Prerequisite: MTH 1201, RAD, 1211, RAD 1212, HEA 1225, LSC 2111, RAD 1201, RAD 1204, RAD 1206, LSC 2112, RAD 1209, RAD 1224, RAD 1226, ENG 1111 OR SPE 1101, RAD 1219, RAD 1236, RAD 2228, RAD 2222, RAD 2227, RAD 2246.

RAD 2221
Radiographic Pathology
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This course covers radiologic pathologic conditions of the various systems of the human body. Systems to be included are respiratory, skeletal, gastrointestinal, urinary, cardiovascular, nervous, hematopoietic, endocrine, and reproductive. PREREQUISITES: ARRT Certificate or LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and LSC 2112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II.

RAD 2256
Applied Clinical Radiology V
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This course is a continuation of the skills and training acquired in Applied Clinical Radiology IV. It offers the student the opportunity to apply skills, learned didactically, in the clinical setting. It provides the student with practical learning opportunities and experiences in the medical radiography environment. The student will observe, assist, and solo on radiographic procedures and will prove competency and proficiency while being supervised by a registered Radiologic Technologist. 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. Twenty-one lab hours per week. Prerequisites: RAD 1206 Applied Clinical Radiology I, RAD 1226 Applied Clinical Radiology II, RAD 1236 Applied Clinical Radiology III, and RAD 2246 Applied Clinical Radiology IV.

Term Total
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Program Total
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