Diagnostic Medical Imaging

100% of the 82 DMI graduates from 2013-2017 passed the ARRT Radiography examination on the first attempt.

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In-demand Career with Room for Growth

The JRCERT nationally accredited Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program is challenging, rewarding and an experience like no other. The Program curriculum prepares students to become clinically competent, entry-level Radiologic Technologists with a combination of classroom, laboratory, and supervised clinical education experiences. Students learn how to operate imaging equipment, communicate with patients, properly position body parts, select appropriate exposure factors, and obtain diagnostic quality images. Additionally, students will learn the ethical and legal aspects of the Medical Imaging field and the professional standards required for a successful career. Throughout the duration of the Program, students will complete all educational and clinical requirements for Radiography certification and registration in accordance with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Diagnostic Medical Imaging degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Summer I

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
DMI 101 - Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Imaging 2 credits Prerequisite for DMI 105  Major Course
ENGL 101 - English Composition 3 credits Must receive a grade of "C" or better
Prerequisite for ENGL 102
 ENGL 101
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra 3 credits    Mathematics

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
DMI 105 - Image Production and Evaluation I 4 credits Corequisite: DMI 119, DMI 131, DMI 181 
Prerequisite for DMI 106
Prerequisites: FNMT 118 and DMI 101 with a grade of "C" or better 
Major Course
DMI 119 - Introduction to Radiologic Physics 2 credits Prerequisite for DMI 120 in spring semester Major Course
DMI 131 - Patient Care and Procedures I(includes Clinical Education I) 5 credits Corequisite: DMI 105.
Prerequisite for DMI 132
Students spend time in lab practicing procedures under supervision.
Major Course
DMI 181 - Radiographic Osteology and Pathology I 2 credits Prerequisite for DMI 182 in spring semester. Major Course
BIOL 109 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits Prerequisite for BIOL 110
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Major Course
  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
DMI 106 - Image Production and Evaluation II 2 credits Prerequisites: DMI 105
Corequisite: DMI 120, DMI 182, DMI 132 Prerequisite for DMI 221
Major Course
DMI 120 - Radiographic Equipment and Operation 2 credits Prerequisite: DMI 119 with grade of "C" or better.
Prerequisite for DMI 221
Major Course
DMI 132 - Patient Care and Procedures II
(includes Clinical Education II)
5 credits Prerequisites: DMI 105 and DMI 131
Corequisite: DMI 106 Prerequisite for DMI 198 and DMI 231
Students spend time in lab practicing procedures under supervision. 
Major Course American/Global Diversity requirement
DMI 182 - Radiographic Osteology and Pathology II 2 credits Prerequisite: DMI 181 Major Course
BIOL 110 - Anat & Phys II 4 credits Prerequisite: BIOL 109
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Major Course Lab science requirement

Summer 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
DMI 198 - Clinical Education III 2 credits Prerequisite: DMI 106
Prerequisite for DMI 199
Major Course
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 credits Completion of CIS 103 with a grade of C or better is a prerequisite for DMI 221 Technology Competency

Summer 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
DMI 199 - Clinical Education IV 2 credits Prerequisite: DMI 198
Prerequisite for DMI 221
Major Course
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits    Major Course

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
DMI 221 - Advanced Imaging/Computer Modalities 4 credits Prerequisite for DMI 222

Prerequisites:  DMI 106, DMI 120, DMI 199
Coequisites: CIS 103

 

Major Course
DMI 231 - Patient Procedures III
(includes Clinical Education V)
5 credits Prerequisite: BIOL 110, ENGL 102 & DMI 132
Students spend time in lab practicing procedures under supervision. 
Major Course
DMI 261 - Radiation Biology and Protection 2 credits

Prereq: DMI 199
Coreq: DMI 221, DMI 231

Major Course
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or

GEOG 103 - Introduction to Human Geography or
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology

3 credits Most transfer institutions require a Sociology course. Meet with an academic advisor to ensure SOC 101 is the preferred elective to best meet program and/or transfer requirements. Social Science Elective Fulfills all of the Major Academic Approaches (American/Global Diversity, Interpretive Studies, and Writing Intensive

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
DMI 222 - Angiographic/Interventional Procedures 2 credits

Prerequisite: DMI 221
Coreq: DMI 222

Major Course
DMI 232 - Patient Procedures IV
(includes Clinical Education VI)
5 credits Prerequisite: DMI 231 Prerequisite for DMI 299
Students spend time in lab practicing procedures under supervision. 
Prerequisites: DMI 221 with a grade of “C” or better
 
Major Course
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits Prerequisite: ENGL 101 Major Course
ASL 101 - Elementary American Sign Language I or
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or
ENGL 116 - Interpersonal Communication or
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication or
ENGL 118 - Intercultural Communication or
HIST 150 - History of American Health Care or
HUM 101 - Cultural Traditions or
PHIL 111 - Critical Thinking or
PHIL 211 - Ethical Problems or
SPAN 111 - Elementary Spanish for Healthcare I
3 credits Meet with an academic advisor to ensure the preferred elective to best meet program and/or transfer requirements.

For ENGL 115, ENGL 116, and ENGL 117, prereq: ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently

 

Major Course
  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

Summer 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
DMI 299 - Clinical Education VII 2 credits Prerequisite: DMI 221 Major Course

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

All General Education courses may be completed before entering the DMI Program or along with DMI Program courses.  Students are encouraged to complete General Education requirements prior to Program commencement to make their schedules more manageable.

“My college experience has been a second chance. When I was young, I didn’t work to my full potential. When entering college, I needed to take remedial math class before I could go even further. I took on that challenge and even exceeded my expectations by taking statistics and calculus. Tenacity was the key to my success and my hard work has really paid off,”

Jennifer Meyers
DMI student and Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Recipient

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