Radiologic Technology (RTE)

RTE1000  INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY  (3.00 Credits)

This course is an introduction to the field of Imaging Sciences. Students will learn the basic principles of radiation protection, a history of radiography, ethical/legal issues, professional behavior, medical terminology, x-ray equipment operation, department organizational structure, safety, radiation protection, imaging media and receptors, image processing techniques, basic exposure factors, and accreditation and professional development.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
RTE1111  PATIENT CARE I  (3.00 Credits)

A study of the principles and practices of patient care during radiographic examinations. Topics include basic x-ray equipment operation, medical ethics and law, patient assessment and communication, patient care and safety, infection control, vital signs & oxygen administration, medical emergencies and trauma & care of pediatric and geriatric patients, and patient care during urologic and gastrointestinal examinations.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
RTE1111L  PATIENT CARE I LAB  (1.00 Credits)

Practical application of theory taught in RTE1111. Topics include operating radiographic equipment, patient communication, basic patient care needs, controlling infection, patient transfers, immobilization, administering oxygen, & taking vital signs.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lab Hrs: 32.00
Fees: LABORATORY FEE $25.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Pre or Corequisite: RTE1000 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1111 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1503 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1503L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1804 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Pre or Corequisite: RTE1000 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1111 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1503 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1503L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1804 (minimum grade: C)
RTE1418  IMAGING I  (3.00 Credits)

A study of radiographic physics, equipment, and the production and properties of x-radiation. Topics include mathematical principles, atomic theory, electricity, electromagnetism, x-ray tubes and equipment, the production and characteristics of x-radiation, filtration, exposure factors, x-ray interactions and attenuation, beam restriction and grids.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
RTE1418L  IMAGING I LAB  (1.00 Credits)

Practical application of theory taught in RTE1418. Topics include film and digital-based imaging, the radiographic darkroom, radiographic test equipment, the x-ray tube, prime factor relationships, beam restriction and grids.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lab Hrs: 32.00
Fees: LABORATORY FEE $37.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
RTE1503  RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES I  (3.00 Credits)

A study of radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, humerus and shoulder girdle, and bony thorax. Topics include radiographic terminology and positioning principles, imaging and radiation protection principles, and radiographic procedures of the chest, upper airway, abdomen, fingers, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, humerus, shoulder, clavicle, scapula, AC joints, ribs, sternum, and SC joints.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
RTE1503L  RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES I LAB  (1.00 Credits)

Practical application of theory taught in RTE1503. Topics include orientation to the x-ray lab, utilization of positioning principles, and demonstrated performance of radiographic procedures of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, humerus and shoulder girdle, and bony thorax.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lab Hrs: 32.00
Fees: LABORATORY FEE $29.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Pre or Corequisite: RTE1000 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1111 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1111L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1503 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1804 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Pre or Corequisite: RTE1000 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1111 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1111L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1503 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1804 (minimum grade: C)
RTE1513  RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES II  (3.00 Credits)

A study of radiographic procedures of the lower limb, femur and pelvic girdle, biliary tract, upper and lower gastrointestinal systems, urinary system, and pediatric radiography. Topics include radiographic procedures of the toes, foot, calcaneus, ankle, tibia/fibula, knee, patella, femur, hip, pelvis, esophagus, stomach (UGI), biliary tract (T-tube cholangiogram & ERCP), small bowel (SBS), colon (contrast enema), urinary system (IVU and cystograms), and common pediatric examinations.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
RTE1513L  RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES II LAB  (1.00 Credits)

Practical application of theory taught in RTE1513. Topics include demonstrated performance of radiographic procedures of the lower limb, femur & pelvic girdle, upper and lower gastrointestinal systems, urinary system, and pediatric examinations.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lab Hrs: 32.00
Fees: LABORATORY FEE $34.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
RTE1523  RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES III  (3.00 Credits)

A study of radiographic procedures of the spine, head, and trauma, mobile & surgical radiography. Topics include radiographic procedures of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines, sacrum, coccyx, SI joints, skull, facial bones, nasal bones, paranasal sinuses, and common trauma, mobile and surgical examinations.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
RTE1523L  RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES III LAB  (1.00 Credits)

Practical application of theory taught in RTE1523. Topics include demonstrated performance of radiographic procedures of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines, sacrum and coccyx, skull, facial bones and paranasal sinuses, trauma and surgical examinations.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lab Hrs: 32.00
Fees: LABORATORY FEE $39.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE1418 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1418L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1513 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1513L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1814 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE1523 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1824 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE1418 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1418L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1513 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1513L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1814 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE1523 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1824 (minimum grade: C)
RTE1804  CLINICAL EDUCATION I  (2.00 Credits)

Clinical experience for practical application of concepts and skills taught in lecture and laboratory. Clinical rotations include hospital and departmental orientation, the main imaging department, portables, the emergency room, and other ancillary patient care areas. Students will perform radiographic exams of the chest, abdomen, upper limb, humerus and shoulder girdle, and bony thorax.

Total Contact Hrs: 256.00
Clinical Hrs: 256.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $16.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
RTE1814  CLINICAL EDUCATION II  (2.00 Credits)

Clinical experience for practical application of concepts and skills taught in lecture and laboratory. Clinical rotations include the main imaging department, portables, the emergency room, and other ancillary patient care areas. Students will perform radiographic examinations of the lower limb, femur and pelvic girdle, biliary tract, upper and lower gastrointestinal systems, urinary system, pediatric radiography, and procedures previously learned.

Total Contact Hrs: 256.00
Clinical Hrs: 256.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $16.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
RTE1824  CLINICAL EDUCATION III  (2.00 Credits)

Clinical experience for practical application of concepts and skills taught in lecture and laboratory. Clinical rotations include the main imaging department, portables, the emergency room, the operating room, and other ancillary patient care areas. Students will perform radiographic exams of the spine and head, surgical exams and procedures previously learned.

Total Contact Hrs: 256.00
Clinical Hrs: 256.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $16.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
RTE2061  RADIOGRAPHY SEMINAR  (1.00 Credits)

A review of the topics studied during the Radiography Program to help students prepare for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Exam and to transition to the role of professional care- giver. Topics include the ARRT exam, Florida licensure, patient care, safety, image production and procedures.

Total Contact Hrs: 16.00
Lecture Hrs: 16.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2112 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2112L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2763 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2844 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2563 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2854 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2112 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2112L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2763 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2844 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2563 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2854 (minimum grade: C)
RTE2112  PATIENT CARE II  (3.00 Credits)

A study of the principles and practices of patient care during medical procedures & advanced radiographic examinations. Topics include alternative medical treatments, electrocardiography, aseptic technique, pharmacology, drug administration, venipuncture, and patient care during advanced imaging & therapeutic modalities.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2112L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2763 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2844 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2112L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2763 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2844 (minimum grade: C)
RTE2112L  PATIENT CARE II LAB  (1.00 Credits)

Practical application of theory taught in RTE2112 Topics include performing_electrocardiography, gowning, gloving, setting up a sterile field, and venipuncture.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lab Hrs: 32.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2112 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2763 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2844 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2112 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2763 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2844 (minimum grade: C)
RTE2385  RADIATION BIOLOGY AND PROTECTION  (3.00 Credits)

Study of the biological effects associated with exposure to ionizing radiation and accepted radiation protection principles and practices. Topics include principles and practices of radiation protection, radiation/matter interaction modes, cellular and molecular biology, tissue and total body biological response patterns, radiation detection and measurement, dose limits, and the protection & management of patients and personnel.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE1523 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1523L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1824 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE1523 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1523L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1824 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C)
RTE2457  IMAGING II  (3.00 Credits)

A study of radiographic physics, equipment, and the factors that affect radiographic image quality. Topics include digital radiography and PACS, fluoroscopy, x-ray interactions and attenuation, image receptor exposure, contrast, distortion, spatial resolution, exposure systems and AEC, and quality management.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE1523 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1523L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1824 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE1523 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1523L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1824 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C)
RTE2457L  IMAGING II LAB  (1.00 Credits)

Practical application of theory taught in RTE2457. Topics include digital imaging exposure relationships, factors that affect image receptor exposure and density, contrast, distortion, and spatial resolution, automatic exposure control, quality control, and the development of technique charts.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lab Hrs: 32.00
Fees: LABORATORY FEE $53.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE1523 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1523L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1824 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE1523 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1523L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1824 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C)
RTE2563  ADVANCED IMAGE MODALITIES, PROCEDURES &PATHOLOGIES  (3.00 Credits)

A study of radiographic procedures to include surgical radiography, arthrography, hysterosalpingography, myelography, sialography, orthoroentgenography, mammography, bone densitometry, angiography & interventional examinations. Students will study the radiographic positions/projections for each body part/procedure and its associated anatomy. In addition, students will study human pathology of the cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, biliary and reproductive systems with radiologic imaging considerations.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2112 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2112L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2763 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2844 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2061 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2854 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2112 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2112L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2763 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2844 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2061 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2854 (minimum grade: C)
RTE2763  COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY & CROSS-SECTIONAL ANATOMY  (3.00 Credits)

Introduction to computed tomography (CT) imaging, procedures, & cross-sectional anatomy. Topics include the history of CT development, basic physics & operational principles, equipment & scanner designs, data acquisition, image reconstruction & visualization, the performance of CT procedures, cross-sectional anatomy, and safety considerations for operators & patients.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2112 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2112L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2844 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2112 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2112L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2844 (minimum grade: C)
RTE2834  CLINICAL EDUCATION IV  (3.00 Credits)

Clinical experience for practical application of concepts and skills taught in lecture and laboratory. Clinical rotations include the main imaging department, portables, the emergency room, the operating room, computed tomography (CT), and other ancillary patient care areas. Students will perform CT examinations and radiographic procedures previously learned.

Total Contact Hrs: 384.00
Clinical Hrs: 384.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $16.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE1523 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1523L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1824 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE1523 (minimum grade: C) and RTE1523L (minimum grade: C) and RTE1824 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C)
RTE2844  CLINICAL EDUCATION V  (3.00 Credits)

Clinical experience for practical application of concepts and skills taught in lecture and laboratory. Clinical rotations include the main imaging department, portables, the emergency room, the operating room, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, sonography, radiation therapy, interventional and cardiac catheterization labs, and other ancillary patient care areas. Students will perform CT examinations and radiographic procedures previously learned and observe procedures in other diagnostic/therapeutic modalities.

Total Contact Hrs: 384.00
Clinical Hrs: 384.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $16.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2112 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2112L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2763 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2385 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2457L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2834 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2112 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2112L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2763 (minimum grade: C)
RTE2854  CLINICAL EDUCATION VI  (1.00 Credits)

Clinical experience for practical application of concepts and skills taught in lecture and laboratory. Clinical rotations include the main imaging department, portables, the emergency room, the operating room, and other ancillary patient care areas. Students will perform radiographic procedures previously learned.

Total Contact Hrs: 128.00
Clinical Hrs: 128.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $16.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2112 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2112L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2763 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2563 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: RTE2112 (minimum grade: C) and RTE2112L (minimum grade: C) and RTE2763 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: RTE2563 (minimum grade: C)
RTE2905  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RADIOGRAPHY  (2.00 Credits)

Clinical experience for practical application of concepts and skills taught in lecture and laboratory. Clinical rotations include the main imaging department, portables, the emergency room, the operating room, and other ancillary patient care areas. Students will receive additional instruction, practice, and be evaluated on radiographic procedures previously learned.

Total Contact Hrs: 128.00
Clinical Hrs: 128.00