A.A.S. Radiologic Technology
Why Radiologic Technician?MCC has partnered with Highlands College of Montana Tech to offer courses for students wishing to pursue an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology. This two-and-a-half-year (74-80 credit) program allows students to take their first year of courses at MCC prior to applying to the program. If accepted into the Highlands College program, students will take online Radiologic Technology courses offered through Highlands College and face-to-face portions of the courses held in Miles City. Formal application to the Highlands College Radiologic Technology Program is completed during the spring term of each school year for entry in the fall. Students must have completed or be enrolled in all program prerequisite courses during the spring semester in which they are applying for the program. MCC students are given preference to the competitive Miles City program when their application is signed and approved by the Radiologic Technology Academic Advisor at MCC. If accepted into the program the student will become a student of Highlands College. After acceptance in the program all registration of classes, financial aid, and scholarships will be administered by Highlands College and Montana Tech, and students should be aware that the academic calendar is different at each institution. Students completing the AAS degree must sit for a national certification test before they may enter the workforce.
|First Year - Fall Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
BIOH 201/202BIOH 201/202 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I (equiv to 301) & Lab
This course is the first half of a one-year study in anatomy and physiology of the human body. The first semester will focus on the anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, the integumentary system, the musculoskeletal system, and nervous system. Completion of CHMY 121 Intro to General Chemistry is strongly recommended prior to enrollment in this course. Co-requisite: BIOH 202.
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I (equiv to 301) & Lab||4|
CHMY 121/122CHMY 121/122 - Intro to General Chemistry & Lab
This is an introductory general chemistry course. Topics covered include measurement systems, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, bonding, chemical reactions, acid-base chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: M 090 Introductory Algebra or M 100 Introduction to Technical Math, or M 111 Technical Mathematics, ACT score of 18 or higher in Math or Compass Placement score of 44 or higher on the Algebra section. Co-requisite: CHMY 122.
|Intro to General Chemistry & Lab||4|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3|
WRIT 121WRIT 121 - Intro to Technical Writing
This course is designed to prepare students for job-related writing. Students learn to communicate information in order to do a job or make a decision. Topics covered include adapting messages to audiences, organizing paragraphs, revising for style, summarizing information, using definitions in reports, outlining, explaining a process, and researching. Specific applications are individualized according to students' career plans and are chosen from several categories, including effective letter writing, short report writing, proposal writing, research writing, and formal report writing from analyzed data. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|Intro to Technical Writing||(3)|
AHXR 100AHXR 100 - Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging
Introductory course to Radiologic Technology. Course includes introduction to patient care, transportation, ethical and legal issues and various modalities available to technologists after completing the registry. The class will also include a one-hour per week lab. Students will learn proper body mechanics, how to assist patients and patient transfers, proper use of computed radiography and direct radiology.** Source: Montana Tech 2020-2021 Catalog
|Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging *||3||First Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
BIOH 211/212BIOH 211/212 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II (equiv to 311) & Lab
This course is the second half of a one-year study of anatomy and physiology of the human body. This second semester will focus on the structure and function of the lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, digestive, and endocrine system. The relationship between body anatomy and physiology will be emphasized. Pre-requisite: BIOH 201/202. Co-requisite: BIOH 212.
|Human Anatomy & Physiology II (equiv to 311) & Lab||4|
M 140M 140 - College Math for Healthcare
This course is designed to provide students with a solid mathematical foundation necessary to succeed in health care professions. This course reviews algebra, systems of measurement, ratio and proportions, basic probability and statistic concepts, and Ionic solutions and pH calculations. This course will apply mathematical reasoning and problem solving as it applies to the healthcare field and is a suitable Pre-requisite for STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics.
|College Math for Healthcare||3|
M 121M 121 - College Algebra
This course covers the concept of functions; complex numbers; and solving systems of equations, sequences, and series. Functions investigated include linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic. Students who enter this class with lower than a grade of “B-” in the Pre-requisite course will be required to enroll in a regularly scheduled two hours per week of supplemental instruction and academic support (NC 021) where attendance and participation will be part of the student’s grade in M 121. Pre-requisite: M 095 or appropriate placement.
PHL 221PHL 221 - Introduction to Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics
This course is designed to help students think critically and thoughtfully about ethical decisions and the legal consequences they may face in the practice of any healthcare discipline. Utilizing the legal knowledge and various ethical decision making process models presented in this course, students will develop their own framework for making effective choices that lead to a professional and caring response to patients and clients.
|Introduction to Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics||3|
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications.
|Introduction to Computers||(3)||Second Year - Fall Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
AHXR 101AHXR 101 - Patient Care in Radiology
Nursing procedures and medical care in an imaging department including, vital signs, venipuncture and contrast interactions. Ethics and law as it relates to the hospital and imaging department. Review of the ARRT code of ethics.** Source: Montana Tech 2020-2021 Catalog
|Patient Care in Radiology *||3|
|Radiographic Methods *||3|
AHXR 121AHXR 121 - Radiographic Imaging I
Course is a basic physics course that educates the students on Einstein’s theory of relativity, Newton’s Laws, the electromagnetic spectrum, basic laws of speed, velocity and attenuation. This course is designed to teach students the basic fundamentals of how x-rays are produced and how they interact with matter. Continuation of the study of fundamental physical principles from mechanics to electromagnetism. Application of these principles to the construction and operation of fundamental x-ray equipment. Analysis of basic x-ray circuit, construction and operation of tomographic, mobile and fluoro equipment.** Source: Montana Tech 2020-2021 Catalog
|Radiographic Imaging I *||4|
AHXR 195AHXR 195 - Radiographic Clinical I
16 hours/week/4 credit hours supervised clinical practice. Rotating shifts and assignments including competency evaluations on routine exams. Active participation in radiology departments, radiographic and fluoroscopic rooms with elementary safety practices. Anatomy and positioning all standard radiographic procedures.** Source: Montana Tech 2020-2021 Catalog
|Radiographic Clinical I * Hospital based course||4||Second Year - Spring Semester     13 Credits||Credits|
|Radiographic Imaging II *||3|
AHXR 225AHXR 225 - Radiobiology/Radiation Protection
Learn and understand the concepts of radiobiology and radiation protection, as it relates to general radiography. Includes cell biology and the effects of radiation on cells, causing genetic damage and how this can be passed onto future generations. Radiation protection as it relates to workers in the radiology field and patients.** Source: Montana Tech 2020-2021 Catalog
|Radiobiology/Radiation Protection *||2|
AHXR 195bAHXR 195b - Radiographic Clinical ED II
Clinicals 40 hours/week/10 credits. Rotating shits and assignments including competency evaluations on routine exams. Active participaton in radiology departments, radiographic and fluoroscopic rooms with elementary safety practices. Competency evaluation of all standard radiographic procedures including surgery.** Source: Montana Tech 2020-2021 Catalog
|Radiographic Clinical ED II * Hospital based course||8||Summer Semester     10 Credits||Credits|
|Radiographic Clinical III * Hospital based course||10||Third Year - Fall Semester     13 Credits||Credits|
|Radiographic Imaging III *||2|
AHXR 270AHXR 270 - Radiographic Registry Review
This course provides an online and classroom review for the ARRT certification examination. The course will consist of readings, multiple testing, testing strategies, and review utilizing multiple, published radiology review texts.** Source: Montana Tech 2020-2021 Catalog
|Radiographic Registry Review *||2|
AHXR 295bAHXR 295b - Radiographic Clinical IV
24 hours /week/6 credits. Clinical practice with less assistance to foster increased proficiency and responsible decision-making in a variety of situations. Clinical experience with advanced modalities, CT, MRI, mammography, vascular procedures and nuclear medicine are optional.** Source: Montana Tech 2020-2021 Catalog
|Radiographic Clinical IV * Hospital based course||6|
PSYX 100PSYX 100 - Intro to Psychology
This course is an introduction to the methods of study in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience, including an overview of physiological aspects of behavior, sensation, perception, research methodology, statistics, learning principles, motivation, intelligence, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality, therapy, and social psychology.
|Intro to Psychology||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.