Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Diagnostic Assistant (Radiologic Technology)

Allied Health

2164 Linn Hall

319-398-5566

www.kirkwood.edu/alliedhealth

Entry time
Summer

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree


The Diagnostic Assistant degree is designed for Radiologic Technology students in partnership with the Mercy/St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology or Covenant School of Radiographic Technology in Waterloo.

The two-year radiologic technology technical program is taught through Mercy/St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology or Covenant Medical Center. The programs begin each summer and have a separate application process.

Students can complete prerequisite courses at Kirkwood to become eligible to apply for the Mercy/St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology or Covenant Medical Center program. After they complete a portion of the program, students can transfer those credits back to Kirkwood and receive a Diagnostic Assistant associate of applied science degree if the prerequisite courses were taken at Kirkwood.

Career opportunities: hospitals; outpatient clinics; physicians’ offices.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

BCA-189

Microcomputer Literacy

1

BIO-168

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIO-173

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

ENG-105

Composition I

3

HSC-115

Medical Terminology

4

MAT-102

Intermediate Algebra

4

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

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Humanities Elective

3

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Electives* (from approved list)

4

 

 

33

Program Class List

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Mercy/St. Luke's School of Radiologic Technology OR Covenant School of Radiographic Technology Courses

29

 

 

29

Total program credit hours

62

*Electives

Does not need to be taken as pre-requisites but must be completed before degree is awarded.

ADM-257

Professionalism in the Workplace

2

ASL-141

American Sign Language I

4

BUS-161

Human Relations

3

BUS-280

Fundamentals of Lean Process Improvement

3

HSC-107

Professionals in Health

2

PEH-111

Personal Wellness

3

PHI-105

Introduction to Ethics

3

PSY-121

Developmental Psychology

3

PSY-241

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY-251

Social Psychology

3

RDG-130

Effective Reading Strategies

3

SDV-135

Job Seeking Skills

1

SDV-175

Tools for Life Seminar

3

SPC-132

Group Communication

3


Upon completion of Mercy/St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology program or the Covenant School of Radiography, 29 technical credits can be transferred to Kirkwood Community College toward an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

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