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									                       AAS Radiologic Technology
                        New Program Application
Institution: Southwest Texas Junior College
FICE Code: 003614
Program CIP: 510911
Is this program taught at a Correctional Facility? No
Program: RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY/SCIENCE & RADIOGRAPHER - 51.0911
Implementation Date: Sept. 1, 2007
Does this proposed curriculum include a proposed Local Need course?
Does this proposed curriculum include a proposed Special Topics course?

Award Type: AAS
Award Sequence: 00
Award Title: AAS Radiologic Technology
Award CIP: 510911
Tech Prep: No
Award Length: 7
Award Unit: Semester
Total Contact Hours Proposed: 2512
Total Credit Hours Proposed: 72
Total Contact Hours Current: 2512
Total Credit Hours current:

Authorized College Signature: Hector Gonzales
Title; Dean of Instructional Services
Telephone: 830-591-7286
Fax: 830-591-7354
E-Mail: hector.gonzales@swtjc.cc.tx.us

Contact Person (if different): Juan Guzman
Title: Technical Programs Director
Telephone: 830-591-7264
Fax: 830-591-4182
E-Mail: jguzman@swtjc.cc.tx.us

THECB Assignee: CP
Approved By: Camille Pridgen
Date Approved: 04/09/2007

Date Submitted: 03/26/2007
Time Submitted: 03:31:41 PM
                                    Program Summary

Proposed Award:
AAS Radiologic Technology

Curriculum Quality

Program Objectives:
The Radiologic Technology program at SWTJC will prepare the student for a career as entry level
radiologic technologists. The student will become competent in radiation safety as it pertains to the patient,
the technologist and public in general. Students will learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology,
proper radiographic positioning, techniques to produce optimum radiographs, and will become familiar
with different types of contrast media used in radiology.

Curriculum:
Students will accumulate a total of seventy-two (72) semester credit hours (sch). The proposed program
will consist of 23 sch in academic courses from the Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual
(ACGM), and 49 sch in technical courses from the Workforce Education Course Manual. RADR 2235 will
be set as the program capstone course. Students will be required to demonstrate written and verbal
communication skills in our practicum (capstone). Clinical training sites will take place at 5 medical
hospitals in our service area which include, Uvalde Memorial Hospital, Valverde Medical Center, Fort
Duncan Medical Center, Frio Regional Hospital, and Medina Community Hospital. A total of 20 students
will be accomodated at these clinical sites. The student who successfully completes the program will earn
an Associates of Applied Science Degree and qualify to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists’ (ARRT) national registry examination.

Occupational Need

Occupational Need:
Source 1: US Dept. of Labor - Occupational Outlook Handbook 06-07
On a national level, according to the U.S. Department of Labor; Bureau of Labor Statistics; Occupational
Outlook Handbook, in 2004 there were approximately 182,000 radiologic technologist and technicians that
held jobs in this profession and is expected to grow faster than the average through 2014.
Also, according to the Occupation of Growth Industries in the Middle Rio Grande Region the Middle Rio
Grande Development Board, has listed Radiologic Technologist and Technicians as a demand occupation
for our service area. Furthermore, the Labor Market Information for Middle Rio Grande Occupational
Profile in Socrates, there will be an increase of about 47 to 65 technicians from 2002-2012, a 38%
projected increase.
Locally,the medical community and the community in general are both overwhelmingly supporting this
program. A survey of hospitals, clinics and health facilities in the area served by this college was conducted
to establish a local need. Fifteen area hospitals, clinics and/or health facilities who perform radiologic
procedures indicated a need to hire new radiology technicians. The survey further indicated that a total of
45 new technologists would be needed over the next five years. In summary, the Radiology Technology
program is in high demand in this rural community as it is across this state and country.

Career Development Resources: Socrates Occupational Profile
At the state level, in 2002, Texas employed approximately 11,166 technologist and technicians and is
expected to grow to approximately 14,505 by 2012 (29.90% growth).
At a more local level, the Middle Rio Grande Workforce Development board, which serves nine of the
eleven counties served by Southwest Texas Junior College, predicts a 38.30% increase in employment
opportunities for Radiology Technologist from 2002-2012.
Source 2: Career Development Resources: Socrates Occupational Profile
At the state level, in 2002, Texas employed approximately 11,166 technologist and technicians and is
expected to grow to approximately 14,505 by 2012 (29.90% growth).
Additional Comments:

At a more local level, the Middle Rio Grande Workforce Development board, which serves nine of the
eleven counties served by Southwest Texas Junior College, predicts a 38.30% increase in employment
opportunities for Radiology Technologist from 2002-2012.

Existing Programs:
Is there an existing program of the same type at a public institution within 50 miles of the proposed
program location? No
According to THECB Program Inventory there are currently 29 community and technical colleges in the
state that offer an AAS in Radiography (CIP - 51.0911). The nearest colleges offering this program are
located in San Antonio at St. Philip’s College which is over 75 miles away, and at Laredo Community
College which is over 120 miles away.

Program Linkage:
Anticipated linkages with surrounding high schools are expected by linking students to this program
through an Introduction to Health Professions course. At the college level this proposed program has been
developed under the same prerequisite structure as our existing Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)
program. Both the LVN and Radiology program pathways will enable students to begin the same
prerequisites for either programs and then upon completion, follow through into the allied health program
of their choice.

Expected Enrollment:
First year of the program: 20
Expected average enrollment: 18
Expected annual graduation rate: 16
Enrollment the first year is expected to be 20 freshmen students. Enrollment thereafter is expected to be 20
freshmen and 18 sophomores per year. Average graduation rates should be at about 16 students.

Program Support

Faculty:
Director with primary assignment in this program: Full-Time
Faculty in addition to the Director: Full-Time: 1 Part-Time: 1
SWTJC has one full time Director/Faculty member on board to teach the A.A.S program, Mr. Roy
Luevano. Mr. Luevano is an ARRT certified radiology technologist and has a B.A.A.S in Health
Administration, and over 30 years experience as a radiology technologist.Mr. Luevano is actively seeking
means to obtain a Masters degree which is a JRCERT requirement.We are also making a concentrated
effort to recruit another staff individual who already possesses a Masters degree. Part-time faculty will be
hired as necessary after the first year. All faculty hired will be required to meet SAC’s credential
requirements.

Facilities and Equipment:
Facilities:
New/Renovated Facilities Required? No
Use Existing Facilities? Yes
Equipment:
New Equipment Required? Yes
Use Existing Equipment? No
SWTJC is currently in the process of constructing new buildings. Part of the construction of new buildings
will free up an entire building that will be dedicated to allied health programs, which will include the
Radiologic Technology program. Minor changes, removing inside walls, will be needed to prepare the
building. The building will be set up with classrooms and labs. Equipment for the program is already being
acquired from surrounding hospitals through partnerships in support of our program. An entire x-ray room,
two portable x-ray machines, and a processor are some of the pieces of equipment already in our
possession, made possible through donations from area hospitals. No major equipment purchases will be
needed as all needs have been met through equipment donations.
Budget:
Total New Costs for Program: $ 716,100
Income:
Tuition and Fees: $ 256,636
Local Funding: $ 0
State Funding: $ 251,799
Business Support: $ 0
Other Sources: $ 470,909       (Department of Labor: Community-Based Job Training Grant. 3 year grant
through 2009.)
Total Projected Income: $ 979,344
Total projected new costs for the first 5 years are expected to be approximately $716,100. Sources of
revenue to cover costs are projected to include $256,636 from tuition and fees, $251,797 from State
funding, and approximately $470,909 from a Department of Labor Grant.

Institutional Effectiveness

Graduation and Placement Standards:
According to the THECB 2006 Annual Data Profile 4 programs are currently not meeting the institutional
effectiveness standard for placement. The programs that have not met either of the standards are Career
Pilot (Air Transportation Workers - 49.0100), Agribusiness Management (Agricultural Business &
Production - 01.0100),Diesel Technology (Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician - 47.0605), and
Firefighting Academy (Fire Science/Firefighting - 43.0203). Action plans developed for these programs not
in compliance are as follows: I. Career Pilot Technology (Air Transportation Workers - 49.0100)– After
numerous recruitment attempts in previous years the college has submitted an application to
"DEACTIVATE" the program. Teach out plans for current active students enrolled in the program have
transpired. II. Agribusiness Management (Agricultural Business & Production - 01.0100) - Since the late
1980’s, the AAS agriculture program at SWTJC has been in a steady decline. At one point there were seven
full-time instructors. As a last effort to salvage the program, SWTJC has implemented the following plan of
action: 1) Currently the college has added a new faculty member who will assist in revamping and
revitalizing the program. 2) Realigned the Agribusiness curriculum to include at least two wildlife
management courses that articulate directly with Texas A&M Kingsville’s Bachelor’s Degree program.
Similar plans are planned to be developed with other universities including Sul Ross State University at
Alpine. 3) Implemented a direct recruitment plan targeting area high school students by scheduling college
campus visits specifically for high school Ag Students. STAR Tech Prep consortium along with SWTJC
has also committed to help encourage high school student recruitment into this Tech Prep program by
coordinating campus visits. Recruitment at local and statewide career fairs and recruitment events will also
continue. If, in three years, the program is not meeting the graduation and placement standards,
“DEACTIVATION” will be strongly considered. III. Diesel Technology - The total number of graduates
from the 2005/2006 fiscal year reported 15 unduplicated graduates on the CBM 009. Currently we have 11
confirmed students applying for graduation this May 2007. IV. Firefighting Academy - This workforce
continuing education program is scheduled only on an as needed basis. Currently however, the Workforce
Development and Training Department has determined that the program is scheduled to be deactivated.
                              Statement of Assurances

Yes The institution has documented local and/or regional demand for this program.

Yes Basic and workforce skills have been integrated with the curriculum for the program.

Yes Each program award offers at least one of the following: a capstone, an external learning experience,
or elligibility to set for a certification or licensue examination.

Yes All course and program prequisites are identified on the proposed curriculum outline and included in
the credit hour/contact hour totals for the program.

Yes An enrollment management plan for the progrm is in place.

Yes The program is consistent with all the requirements from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools.

Yes The program is consistent with all requirements from other licensing and/or accrediting authorities
(check only if applicable).
     Names of other authorities: ARRT, TDSHS

Yes Adequate funding is abailable to cover all program costs for the first five years.

Yes The institution has an improvement plan in place for all workforce education programs that do not
currently meet Board standards for both graduation and placement.

Yes Written notice of this application has been sent to the appropriate Higher Education Regional
council(s).
                                                          Course Information
                                                                 Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly                         Alternative
                      Course Course                       Course                                    Alternative Alternative
 Year        Term                        Course Name             Lecture Lab    Ext. Contact Credit                           Course
                      Prefix Number                        Type                                       Course      Group
                                                                 Hours Hours Hours Hours Hours                                Order
           Prerequisite               Anatomy &
1st Year                BIOL   2401                       ACGM 3         3      0       96      4      No         0          0
           Semester                   Physiology I
           Prerequisite
1st Year                PSYC   2301   General Psychology ACGM 3          0      0       48      3      No         0          0
           Semester
           Prerequisite               Anatomy &
1st Year                BIOL   2402                       ACGM 3         3      0       96      4      No         0          0
           Semester                   Physiology II
           Prerequisite               Lifespan Growth &
1st Year                PSYC   2314                     ACGM 3           0      0       48      3      No         0          0
           Semester                   Development
           Prerequisite               New Student
1st Year                ORIE   0000                       ACGM 0         0      0       0       0      No         0          0
           Semester                   Orientation
           1st                        Introduction to     WECM
1st Year              RADR 1201                                 2        0      0       32      2      No         0          0
           Semester                   Radiography         (SCH)
           1st                                            WECM
1st Year              RADR 1203       Patient Care              2        0      0       32      2      No         0          0
           Semester                                       (SCH)
                                      Principles of
           1st                                            WECM
1st Year              RADR 1213       Radiographic              2        0      0       32      2      No         0          0
           Semester                                       (SCH)
                                      Imaging I
           1st                        Basic Radiographic WECM
1st Year              RADR 1311                                2         2      0       64      3      No         0          0
           Semester                   Procedures         (SCH)
                                      Clinical -
           1st                        Radiologic         WECM
1st Year              RADR 1460                                0         0      15      240     4      No         0          0
           Semester                   Technology/Science (SCH)
                                      - Radiographer
           1st
1st Year              MATH 1314       College Algebra     ACGM 3         0      0       48      3      No         0          0
           Semester
           2nd                        Radiographic      WECM
1st Year              RADR 2209                               1          2      0       48      2      No         0          0
           Semester                   Imaging Equipment (SCH)
           2nd                        Radiation Biology   WECM
1st Year              RADR 2213                                 1        2      0       48      2      No         0          0
           Semester                   and Protection      (SCH)
                                      Principles of
           2nd                                            WECM
1st Year              RADR 2205       Radiographic              1        3      0       64      2      No         0          0
           Semester                                       (SCH)
                                      Imaging II
                                      Clinical -
           2nd                        Radiologic         WECM
1st Year              RADR 1461                                0         0      15      240     4      No         0          0
           Semester                   Technology/Science (SCH)
                                      - Radiographer
           2nd                        Composition and
1st Year              ENGL 1301                           ACGM 3         0      0       48      3      No         0          0
           Semester                   Rhetoric
                                      Clinical -
         1st
                                      Radiologic         WECM
1st Year Summer       RADR 2360                                0         0      15      240     3      No         0          0
                                      Technology/Science (SCH)
         Session
                                      - Radiographer
                                      Clinical -
         2nd
                                      Radiologic         WECM
1st Year Summer       RADR 2361                                0         0      15      240     3      No         0          0
                                      Technology/Science (SCH)
         Session
                                      - Radiographer
                                      Intermediate
2nd        3rd                                            WECM
                      RADR 2301       Radiographic              2        2      0       64      3      No         0          0
Year       Semester                                       (SCH)
                                      Procedures
2nd        3rd                        Radiographic        WECM
                      RADR 2217                                 2        0      0       32      2      No         0          0
Year       Semester                   Pathology           (SCH)
2nd        3rd                        Advanced Medical    WECM
                      RADR 2233                                 1        2      0       48      2      No         0          0
Year       Semester                   Imaging             (SCH)
2nd        3rd        RADR 2460       Clinical -          WECM 0         0      16      256     4      No         0          0
Year      Semester               Radiologic         (SCH)
                                 Technology/Science
                                 - Radiographer
                                 Radiologic
2nd       4th                                        WECM
                     RADR 2235   Technology                2     0    0    32     2    No   0   0
Year      Semester                                   (SCH)
                                 Seminar
                                 Advanced
2nd       4th                                        WECM
                     RADR 2331   Radiographic              2     2    0    64     3    No   0   0
Year      Semester                                   (SCH)
                                 Procedures
2nd       4th                    Radiographic Image WECM
                     RADR 1202                            1      2    0    48     2    No   0   0
Year      Semester               Evaluation I       (SCH)
                                 Practicum (or Field
                                 Experience) -
2nd       4th                                        WECM
                     RADR 2266   Radiologic                0     0    16   256    2    No   0   0
Year      Semester                                   (SCH)
                                 Technology/Science
                                 - Radiographer
2nd       4th                    Humanities & Fine
                     XXXX X3XX                       ACGM 3      0    0    48     3    No   0   0
Year      Semester               Arts
Program
                                                            42   23   92   2512   72
Totals
    Course Summary for AAS Radiologic Technology

1st Year



Prerequisit
e Semester
                                                   Weekly Weekly
                                       Course                    Ext Cont Cred
Prefix        Number Course Name                   Lec    Lab
                                       Type                      Hrs Hrs Hrs
                                                   Hrs    Hrs
                     Anatomy &
BIOL          2401                     ACGM        3      3      0   96   4
                     Physiology I
                     General
PSYC          2301                     ACGM        3      0      0   48   3
                     Psychology
                     Anatomy &
BIOL          2402                     ACGM        3      3      0   96   4
                     Physiology II
                     Lifespan Growth &
PSYC          2314                     ACGM        3      0      0   48   3
                     Development
                     New Student
ORIE          0000                     ACGM        0      0      0   0    0
                     Orientation


                                       Prerequisite
                                       Semester     12    6      0   288 14
                                       Totals

1st
Semester
                                                   Weekly Weekly
                                       Course                    Ext Cont Cred
Prefix        Number Course Name                   Lec    Lab
                                       Type                      Hrs Hrs Hrs
                                                   Hrs    Hrs
                     Introduction to   WECM
RADR          1201                                 2      0      0   32   2
                     Radiography       (SCH)
                                       WECM
RADR          1203   Patient Care                  2      0      0   32   2
                                       (SCH)
                     Principles of
                                       WECM
RADR          1213   Radiographic                  2      0      0   32   2
                                       (SCH)
                     Imaging I
RADR          1311   Basic Radiographic WECM       2      2      0   64   3
                    Procedures          (SCH)
                    Clinical -
                    Radiologic         WECM
RADR         1460                                  0      0      15 240 4
                    Technology/Science (SCH)
                    - Radiographer
MATH         1314   College Algebra     ACGM       3      0      0   48   3


                                        1st
                                        Semester   11     2      15 448 16
                                        Totals

2nd
Semester
                                                   Weekly Weekly
                                        Course                   Ext Cont Cred
Prefix       Number Course Name                    Lec    Lab
                                        Type                     Hrs Hrs Hrs
                                                   Hrs    Hrs
                    Radiographic
                                        WECM
RADR         2209   Imaging                        1      2      0   48   2
                                        (SCH)
                    Equipment
                    Radiation Biology   WECM
RADR         2213                                  1      2      0   48   2
                    and Protection      (SCH)
                    Principles of
                                        WECM
RADR         2205   Radiographic                   1      3      0   64   2
                                        (SCH)
                    Imaging II
                    Clinical -
                    Radiologic         WECM
RADR         1461                                  0      0      15 240 4
                    Technology/Science (SCH)
                    - Radiographer
                    Composition and
ENGL         1301                       ACGM       3      0      0   48   3
                    Rhetoric


                                        2nd
                                        Semester   6      7      15 448 13
                                        Totals

1st Summer
Session
                                                   Weekly Weekly
                                        Course                   Ext Cont Cred
Prefix       Number Course Name                    Lec    Lab
                                        Type                     Hrs Hrs Hrs
                                                   Hrs    Hrs
                    Clinical -          WECM
RADR         2360                                  0      0      15 240 3
                    Radiologic          (SCH)
                  Technology/Science
                  - Radiographer


                                       1st Summer
                                       Session    0      0      15 240 3
                                       Totals

2nd
Summer
Session
                                                  Weekly Weekly
                                       Course                   Ext Cont Cred
Prefix     Number Course Name                     Lec    Lab
                                       Type                     Hrs Hrs Hrs
                                                  Hrs    Hrs
                  Clinical -
                  Radiologic         WECM
RADR       2361                                   0      0      15 240 3
                  Technology/Science (SCH)
                  - Radiographer


                                       2nd
                                       Summer
                                                  0      0      15 240 3
                                       Session
                                       Totals

2nd Year



3rd
Semester
                                                  Weekly Weekly
                                       Course                   Ext Cont Cred
Prefix     Number Course Name                     Lec    Lab
                                       Type                     Hrs Hrs Hrs
                                                  Hrs    Hrs
                  Intermediate
                                       WECM
RADR       2301   Radiographic                    2      2      0   64   3
                                       (SCH)
                  Procedures
                  Radiographic         WECM
RADR       2217                                   2      0      0   32   2
                  Pathology            (SCH)
                  Advanced Medical WECM
RADR       2233                                   1      2      0   48   2
                  Imaging          (SCH)
                  Clinical -
                  Radiologic         WECM
RADR       2460                                   0      0      16 256 4
                  Technology/Science (SCH)
                  - Radiographer
                                            3rd
                                            Semester      5        4        16 400 11
                                            Totals

4th
Semester
                                                          Weekly Weekly
                                            Course                      Ext Cont Cred
Prefix       Number Course Name                           Lec    Lab
                                            Type                        Hrs Hrs Hrs
                                                          Hrs    Hrs
                      Radiologic
                                            WECM
RADR         2235     Technology                          2        0        0   32   2
                                            (SCH)
                      Seminar
                      Advanced
                                            WECM
RADR         2331     Radiographic                        2        2        0   64   3
                                            (SCH)
                      Procedures
                      Radiographic       WECM
RADR         1202                                         1        2        0   48   2
                      Image Evaluation I (SCH)
                      Practicum (or Field
                      Experience) -
                                          WECM
RADR         2266     Radiologic                          0        0        16 256 2
                                          (SCH)
                      Technology/Science
                      - Radiographer
                      Humanities & Fine
XXXX         X3XX                       ACGM              3        0        0   48   3
                      Arts


                                            4th
                                            Semester      8        4        16 448 12
                                            Totals
                                            Program
                                                          42       23       92 2512 72
                                            Totals

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