20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog


17.1. Associate of Applied Science in Radiography

Mission Statement:

The mission of Bacone College Radiography Program is to assist in meeting community needs for highly competent radiographers, who give skilled care with respect for individual, cultural, and spiritual differences, while maintaining the college commitment to serving American Indians. This is accomplished through didactic education, and clinical education provided at affiliated hospitals and clinics. The combination of theory and clinical practice enables the student to acquire the knowledge, skills, and professional values necessary for the practice of radiography in diverse community and clinical settings.

Program Goals/Student Learning Outcomes:

The program goals/student learning outcomes of Bacone College, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiography, can be located in the Radiography Student Handbook, Bacone College Website, or Trajecsys (clinical tracking system).

Program Overview:

Radiography is an exciting and dynamic field of medical imaging. Radiographers use radiation generating machines and associated equipment to produce images of internal body structure/organs. These images contain vital information needed by the physician for proper patient diagnosis.

Bacone radiography students receive classroom instruction at the Muskogee location and clinical experience at affiliated hospitals and clinics. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiography and is eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Radiographers may be employed in a hospital/clinical settings, private physician office, or mobile diagnostic environments.

*Students who graduate after December 31, 2014 will be required to have a minimum of an associate’s degree in order to be eligible to apply and take the ARRT national certification exam.


Didactic Faculty


Shawn Dixon, M.Ed., RT(R)ARRT

Program Director & Instructor

Crystal Campbell, MSHA, RT(R)(ARRT)

Clinical Coordinator & Instructor


Accreditation (On Probation)

Bacone College Radiography Program is Accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive. Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Tel: (312) 704-5300; Fax: (312) 704-5304




The Radiography Program is a 19-month (five-semester) consecutive program consisting of 53 credit

hours of Radiography courses (didactic and clinical) and 19 credit hours of related general education

courses, with a total credit hours of 72. Upon completion of the program, graduates receive an

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Radiography, and are eligible to apply for the examination by

the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).The sequencing are as follows:


           FIRST YEAR

Fall (August-December) Semester                                   Credit Hours                       Day

RAD1224   Imaging II w/ Lab                                                                          4                                        M

RAD1224L Imaging II Lab                                                                               0                                        W

RAD1223   Clinical I                                                                                         3                                       TR

RAD1123   Patient Care & Education                                                               3                                        F

MTH1513  College Algebra                                                                              3= 13 credit hours        


Spring (January-May) Semester                                  Credit Hours                     Day                                 

RAD1403   Radiation Protection                                                                       3                                        M

RAD2223   Imaging III w/ Lab                                                                         3                                        M

RAD2223L Imaging III Lab                                                                              0                                        W

RAD1333   Clinical II (fluoro & surgery rotations)                                          3                                        TR                

RAD2213   Image Evaluation & Acquisition                                                    3                                        W

SPC1713    Speaking & Thinking Critically                                                     3= 15 credit hours


Summer (June-August) Semester                                  Credit Hours                     Day

RAD2113   Radiation Physics                                                                            3                                       MT

RAD2153   Clinical III (4 wk evening rotations)                                               3= 6 credit hours            WR


            SECOND YEAR

Fall (August-December) Semester                                 Credit Hours                     Day

RAD2254   Clinical IV (CT rotation)                                                                 4                                       TRF                   

RAD2305   Radiography Seminar                                                                      5                                       M                                 

AIS1103     Introduction to American Indian Studies                                         3

RAD2313  Digital Imaging                                                                                 3= 15 credit hours             


Spring (January-May) Semester                                    Credit Hours                    Day

RAD2363   Clinical V (specialty rotation)                                                         3                                       TRF

RAD2413   Career Skills                                                                                    3                                        M

RAD2203   General Registry Seminar                                                               3                                        W

REL1003    Introduction to Christianity                                                             3= 12 credit hours             




*Prerequisites for the program  BIO2134, RAD1103, RAD1114, ENG1213                                                                                                

**Minimum grade for prerequisites and RAD prefix courses is a “C”

***Must have a complete admission file, orientations completed, and grade of “C” or better in RAD1114 to be considered

      for the Fall start date.