COURSE CODE: 8375

Radiologic Technology I

SCED Code: 14105
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA

Students will gain a basic understanding of the historical development and role of a radiologic technologist within the healthcare setting, as well as obtain basic knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, basic disease processes, and the essentials of patient care. This course will also explain the legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities associated with becoming a radiologic technologist, while emphasizing the importance of good communication and critical-thinking skills. Mastery of the material in this course would provide students with a strong background should they wish to pursue certification in areas such as first aid, CPR, or AED. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Notes

This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education prior to implementing this course. All inquires may be sent to cte@doe.virginia.gov.
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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Diagnostics Services
  • Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
  • Radiologist
Therapeutic Services
  • Dental Assistant

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