Pre-Radiologic Technology

Offered by Health Science Programs

The following two year pre-radiologic technology program is based on the requirements for admission to the Division of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), and other affiliated clinical training programs (see below). Admission to the clinical portion of the program is competitive and is not automatically assured by successful completion of pre-radiologic technology courses.

Requirements
BIOL 225Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 226Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 325Medical Terminology1
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
ENG 102Academic Writing and Research3
MATH 102College Algebra 13
PHYS 205
205L
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
5
PSY 203General Psychology3
SPCH 100Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
STAT 241Elementary Statistics3
Take one of the following options:4
Take one course:
Introductory Chemistry
OR
General Chemistry
General Chemistry Laboratory
Electives
Select 3 credit hours of elective courses in the humanities (3 credit hours) and social sciences (3 credit hours) 23
Select 15 credit hours of elective courses 315
Clinical Training
Upon completion of the required coursework, students will apply for a position in a two-year clinical training program. Students have two options for clinical training:
Option 1:
Students may apply to the Division of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. If accepted, they will receive a Bachelor's Degree from UNMC following completion of the program. Accepted students will be assigned to a UNMC clinical training site. The options include Kearney, Omaha, and Columbus locations.
Options 2:
Students may also apply to an affiliated hospital-based clinical training program. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is currently affiliated with seven schools of radiography. These include Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings; CHI Health in Omaha; Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff; UCH-MHS in Colorado Springs, CO; Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD; Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD; and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Students intereseted in the Bachelor's Degree in Applied Health Sciences may be awarded 55 hours of credit upon completion of the clinical training program. Students attending an affiliated hospital program are required to register for the following course every semester during clinical training:
HSCI 430, Special Topics in Health Sciences - 1 hour (to total 4-6 hours) 4
Total Credit Hours54

Students should check with other specific schools of radiologic technology to which they intend to apply to ensure that any other requirements are fulfilled.

Students pursuing a program of study in pre-radiologic technology are expected to choose a major so that they can be working towards a bachelor's degree concurrently with the pre-radiologic technology program. This requires a major/minor combination or a comprehensive major, as well as completion of the UNK general studies requirements and other degree requirements as set forth in the college catalog. This is encouraged to ensure that students have an alternative plan if not accepted to clinical training.

Notes: BIOL 226 is not required by UNMC, however, it is highly recommended and counts as one of the electives. Some programs, including Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, require a 3 credit hour course in computer literacy. Students should check with the specific schools of radiologic technology to which they intend to apply to ensure that any other requirements are fulfilled. Please see advisor for additional information.

1

Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at MATH 123.

2

Appropriate options include courses in anthropology, art history, economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.

3

These courses may include any science, math, humanities, and/or social sciences. See advisor.

4

 This requirement is part of the 55 hours of credit awarded for the clinical training program.