RATEC 111 Clinical Education II • 5 Cr.


Second in a series of supervised clinical education experiences. Students are assigned to clinical sites, 15 hours per week. Students observe and perform diagnostic radiologic procedures. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of instructor. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Produce quality diagnostic radiographic images of the chest, abdomen, hand and wrist, using the appropriate method, patient positioning and technique.
  • Distinguish the appropriate use of radiation protection, and demonstrate consistency in the use of patient shielding.
  • Set up and clean the radiographic rooms as necessary for the performance of exams of the chest, abdomen, hand and wrist.
  • Evaluate the patient's physical and mental status during the radiographic procedure, and identify and respond to emergency situations as warranted.
  • Demonstrate communication skills with patients by giving them clear concise instructions and providing appropriate information.
  • Demonstrate communication skills with co-workers by conversing on a professional level, asking questions at an appropriate time, and following directions consistently and accurately.
  • Demonstrate a professional work ethic by attending the clinical site on the assigned days, arriving on time, dressing according to BCC guidelines, and projecting a positive self-image.
  • Synthesize information learned in the classroom and apply the principles to the clinical setting.
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with the Standards of Ethics and Rules and Regulations of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).