2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
For students desiring a career as a radiologic technologist, the
following requirements are considered essential to be able to
function in the role of a radiologic technologist.
1. Sit, stand, bend, squat, twist, walk, lift, and to reach for extended periods.
2. Grasp and perform fine manipulations.
3. Carry and push heavy, sometimes cumbersome objects.
4. Be free from conditions which put other humans at risk for harm.
5. Read, write, record and report in English.
6. Comprehend written and oral directions and carry them out.
7. Speak and understand English to adequately communicate orally.
8. Perform simple mathematical functions.
9. Integrate information and problem solve through critical thinking.
10. Effectively interact with the environment and other people.
11. Concentrate, remember and attend class.
Terminal Outcomes (Competencies)
The radiologic technology program graduate should be able to
do the following:
1. Use oral and written medical communication.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of human structure, function
3. Anticipate and provide basic patient care and comfort.
4. Apply principles of body mechanics.
5. Perform basic mathematical functions.
6. Operate radiographic imaging equipment and accessory
7. Position the patient and imaging system to perform
radiographic examinations and procedures.
8. Modify standard procedures to accommodate for patient
condition and other variables.
9. Process radiographs.
10. Determine exposure factors to obtain diagnostic quality
radiographs with minimum radiation exposure.
11. Adapt exposure factors for various patient conditions,
equipment, accessories and contrast media to maintain
appropriate radiographic quality.
12. Practice radiation protection for the patient, self and
13. Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate
first aid and basic life-support procedures.
14. Evaluate radiographic images for appropriate
positioning and image quality.
15. Evaluate the performance of radiographic systems,
know the safe limits of equipment operation and report
malfunctions to the appropriate authority.
16. Demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to quality
17. Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the
technical performance of medical imaging procedures.
Radiologic Technology Program, cont.