Radiologic Technology AAS

Last updated 6/4/2015

Associate in Applied Science Code 5071

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Student Services, Trinity College of Radiography, 309-779-7700

Black Hawk College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree completion program to persons completing an approved Radiologic Sciences program of study. A wide variety of opportunities exists for persons entering the medical imaging profession including general and specialized medical imaging, management, education and sales.

Enrollment in this program is limited and specific requirements must be met. Students are admitted based upon date of application and completion of prerequisite courses. Contact the Trinity Medical Center’s School of Radiography early to facilitate planning.

The following college courses are highly recommended for completion prior to enrollment: BIOL 145, 146, 150.

Radiologic Technology AAS
Associate in Applied Science Code 5071
Course of Study Outline – Courses (Credit Hours)
General Education
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
MATH 110 — Math for General Education (3)
PSYC 101 — Introduction to Psychology (3)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communication or (3)
SPEC 114 — Interpersonal Communication or
SPEC 175 — Intercultural Communication
Humanities Elective (3)

Technical Core
Radiologic Technology (35-53)

Required Courses
BIOL 145 — Anatomy-Physiology I (4)
BIOL 146 — Anatomy-Physiology II (4)

Minimum total hours required for degree (65)

* Or comparable general education MATH course.

As indicated in the Trinity Radiography Curriculum Plan, BIOL 145 and 146 may be taken concurrently in the fall and spring semesters of Year One. However, it is strongly recommended that BIOL 145 and 146 are taken prior to the core radiography courses at Trinity.

BIOL 145 and 146 are prerequisites to Year Two.

The General Education Requirements for the AAS listed above may be completed before, during, or after the Radiography Curriculum courses taken at Trinity. Currently, the AAS degree is strongly recommended but remains an optional choice for the student. A total of 20% of the AAS credits (15 credits) must be completed at Black Hawk College to earn the AAS degree, therefore a student may be required to take additional course(s).

Technical Core Courses (Credit Hours)
Optional Associate of Applied Science degree awarded by Black Hawk College (65)
Minimum of 15 general education credits (74)

Courses for this program include: »

BIOL 145 Anatomy Physiology I
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Students must complete both #1 & #2 below or have instructor approval.

  1. Biology 100, 101 or 105 “C” or better or appropriate Biology Competency Exam score and Chemistry 101 or 110 with a “C” or better or appropriate Chemistry Competency Exam score.
  2. REA 098 & MATH 080 (or COMPASS equivalent) and students must be eligible for (as determined by COMPASS score or other assessment) or currently enrolled in college-level English courses (100-level or greater).

A systematic study of the anatomical-physiological aspects of the human body. Topics include homeostasis, biomolecules, cytology, histology, as well as integumentary, skeleto-muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.

BIOL 146 Anatomy Physiology II
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: BIOL 145 “C” or better.
Continuation of BIOL 145. Systematic study of cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Fluids, electrolytes, acid-base balance, metabolism, and human development are also studied.

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

MATH 110 Mathematics for General Education
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or MATH 086, 090, 091 or 094 “C” or better.
A course designed to contribute to the general education of any college student. Contemporary problems will be investigated and solved using the mathematical concepts of sets, logic, counting techniques, probability, statistics, and financial formulas involving exponential and logarithmic expressions. IAI: M1 904

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: College level reading scores on COMPASS or REA 098 and SBS 100 “C” or better.
A survey of the field of general psychology without specific emphasis on any particular theory or model of human or animal behavior. Fundamental principles, methods, theories and issues in the field are discussed. Content areas may include learning, thinking, neuroscience, methodology, memory, perception, personality, intelligence, emotion, adjustment, and abnormality among others. IAI: S6 900

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900

SPEC 114 Interpersonal Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Examines skills needed in informal face-to-face communication; emphasizes self-concept and interaction with others.

SPEC 175 Intercultural Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Promotes awareness, knowledge, and skills for communicating among persons of differing cultural backgrounds. Focuses on cultures with whom U.S. Americans interact.