The purpose of the Basic X-Ray Technician program is to prepare the student for the position of basic X-Ray machine operator. The program offers the knowledge and skills necessary for doing radiologic work on extremities and chest. The student will be trained to a high level of professionalism in communicating, caring, and protecting the patient during the taking of X-rays, and will have good knowledge of medical terms. The program prepares the student for the Basic X-Ray State of Florida Licensure Examination, and includes all the required courses for the first year toward the Radiologic Technology A.S. program at FNU. Entrance requirement: High School Diploma or GED*. FNU awards a diploma upon completion of the program.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (45 CREDITS)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

COMMUNICATIONS (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I **
    3
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Courses
Credit Hours
  • HSC 1000C
    Introduction to Health Care
    3
  • HSC 1531C
    Medical Terminology
    3
  • BSC 1085C
    Anatomy & Physiology I
    4
  • BSC 1086C
    Anatomy & Physiology II
    4
  • HSC 1230L
    Patient Care Procedures
    2
  • RTE 2385C
    Radiation Protection and Radiobiology
    6
  • RTE 2418C
    Image Production and Evaluation
    7
  • RTE 2458C
    Equipment Operation, Radiographic Related Physics and Quality Assurance
    3
  • RTE 1503C
    Radiographic Procedures, Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy I
    6
  • CPR XXX
    CPR Seminar
     
  • HIV XXX
    HIV Seminar
     
  • PDT XXX
    OSHA Seminar
     

All Credit College courses taken at the diploma level can be used as suggested electives for the completion of the Associate of Arts or Science degrees.Medical students are required to wear medical attire at all times. Students must furnish their own uniforms.All students must have liability insurance in order to participate in the clinical rotations.

All students must provide BLS, OSHA, HIV, and HIPPA seminar completion forms in order to participate in the clinical rotations.

Students must complete 90 hours of clinical practice.

**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.

* In addition, the student has to be currently employed in the medical field and present a letter from the employer justifying the need of the Basic X-ray license in the performance of his/her job; or, alternatively, a letter of agreement assuring employment in field upon graduation. International students (I-20) do not need to satisfy this requirement.

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