Oakland Community College 


Associate in Applied Science (RAL.APP)

   The Radiologic Technology program leads to an associate in applied science degree and is designated as an extended degree program in that students must complete a minimum of 73 or more required credit hours. The program prepares selected individuals through theory and clinical experiences to practice as a Radiologic Technologist in a variety of health care settings. Successful completion of the program requirements qualifies the student to apply to write the national credential examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Satisfactory achievement on this examination qualifies the graduate to practice as a Registered Radiologic Technologist, R .T. (R)
   Registered Radiologic Technologists who do not have a college degree may enroll in the required supportive and general education courses as outlined in the college catalog. Applicants will be granted a degree upon successful completion of the requirements.
   The course of study combines general education in the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences with instruction in the theory and practice of radiologic technology.

Program Admission Procedures:

   Students must first be admitted to the college and must designate radiologic technology (RAL.APP) as their curriculum. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Radiologic Technology program. Each year, a limited number of students are admitted through a selection procedure. Basic admission requirements include:

  • High school diploma or completion of GED
  • Declaration of Radiologic Technology as the designated curriculum choice.
  • Completion of all required supportive courses with a grade of "B" or higher.
  • Completion of General Education requirements with a grade of "B" or higher.
  • AAttendance at a record review session - March.

   Students who are eligible for the program are notified in writing no later than May 1. All requirements and procedures for admission as outlined in the Radiologic Technology information sessions must be completed by April 30 of the year in which the student is intended to enroll in the program.
   In order to be eligible to take the national credential examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, students must successfully complete all requirements of the program.
   The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
   A mandatory criminal history check and drug screen will be conducted on all candidates for the Radiologic Technology program, prior to the start of the program. 1) Conviction of a felony or any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or 2) conviction of a misdemeanor within the 10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, will preclude eligibility for admission. For details contact the Health Professions and Technologies Dept. at 248.233.2916.
   In addition to the regular tuition, radiography students incur extra costs such as liability insurance, health examination, uniforms, supplies, travel and registry application.

Major Requirements Credits
RAD 2000 Introduction to Radiologic Technology 2
RAD 2009 Radiographic Procedures I 2
RAD 2011 Procedures Lab I 1
RAD 2021 Radiographic Procedures II 2
RAD 2022 Procedures Lab II 1
RAD 2030 Advanced Radiographic Procedures 3
RAD 2033 Procedures Lab III 1
RAD 2080 Radiation Physics 3
RAD 2088 Clinical Practice I 4
RAD 2110 Radiographic Exposure/Quality Assurance and Imaging System 3
RAD 2120 Radiologic Pathology 2
RAD 2140 Radiation Protection/Radiation Biology 3
RAD 2199 Clinical Practice II 6
RAD 2220 Radiation Seminar 2
RAD 2244 Clinical Practice III 3
RAD 2266 Clinical Practice IV 8
RAD 2277 Clinical Practice V 8

Required Supportive Courses
BIO 2630 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 2640 Human  Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CIS 10001 Computer Literacy 1
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
ENG 1520 Composition II 3
ENG 2200 Professional Communication 4
MDA 1350 Medical Law and Ethics 3
MED 1103 Medical Terminology 3
PHY 1610 College Physics I 4
PSY 2510 Introduction to Psychology 3
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
General Education Requirement
See General Education Distribution Requirements
1  Or higher CIS course.
●  Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.