2005-2007 Academic Catalog
Program Director: Alan Bode
Program Option: A.A.S.
As a College of St. Catherine radiography student, you will develop your skills through professional courses and gain clinical experience throughout your educational program. Small class and lab sizes will ensure you get individualized attention to prepare you for your new career.
The projected shortage of radiographers creates strong job opportunities for St. Kate’s graduates. A degree from St. Kate’s will give you the best possible professional preparation for a satisfying, rewarding and successful career in radiography. St. Kate’s specializes in educating healthcare professionals — and has an outstanding reputation in the healthcare community as the metro area’s leading healthcare educator, including an extensive clinical network where you will gain training in real-world conditions.
Being a radiographer means caring about people and helping them with their health problems. As a radiographer, you will take X-ray images of all parts of the human body to help physicians diagnose broken bones, disease and injury. You will obtain detailed images through skilled operation of high-tech equipment combined with patient-care methods and your knowledge of human anatomy.
As a radiographer, you will work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers. You will acquire critical-thinking skills and an excellent understanding of human anatomy, interact with a variety of patients, gain experience in cutting-edge radiologic technology, and develop skills in safe radiologic procedures, body positions and patient care. You may specialize in many different areas immediately after graduation, such as computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and vascular procedures. You could also continue your education in fields such as ultrasound, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.
St. Kate’s expertise ensures you master the skills you need. Our program prepares you to begin an exciting radiography career through a challenging blend of liberal arts studies, professional courses and clinical training. As a St. Kate’s radiography student, you will spend about one-third of your time working and learning in a variety of hospital and clinical settings.
St. Kate’s program prepares you to earn a two-year associate of applied science degree and to take the national certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Ill. 60606, (312) 704-5300.
You can earn your associate of applied science degree in the Radiography program in a way that best fits your needs. Full-time students take two years to complete their studies. Students take liberal arts and science and radiography courses concurrently. Part-time students can use the Extended Program option and take about three years to complete their studies. These students start by taking liberal arts and science courses before beginning radiography courses.
RAD 1010 Introduction to Radiography
RAD 1020 Introduction to Patient Care
RAD 1110 Radiographic Procedures I
RAD 1120 Radiographic Procedures II
RAD 1130 Radiographic Procedures III
RAD 1210 Exposure I
RAD 1220 Exposure II
RAD 1310 Clinical Radiography I
RAD 1320 Clinical Radiography II
RAD 2010 Radiation Physics
RAD 2020 Radiation Protection/Biology
RAD 2130 Topics I
RAD 2140 Topics II
RAD 2150 Topics III
RAD 2330 Clinical Radiography III
RAD 2340 Clinical Radiography IV
RAD 2350 Clinical Radiography V
BIOL 2400 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2420 Human Disease
HIMP 1020 Medical Terminology
PHIL 2000 Ethical Problems in Healthcare
PSYC 1000 General Psychology
SSCS 1000 Power and Social Change
Liberal arts and sciences and CIL requirements:
ENGL 1100 Composition I
ENGL literature elective
One additional PSYC credit
Two additional credits (elective) (Changed to a math elective for students entering Winter 2008 or later)
CIL 1500 Transcultural Learning through Community Connections
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