Limited X-Ray Technician with Medical Assistant Skills

Limited X-Ray Technician with Medical Assistant Skills

Limited X-Ray Technician Program Overview

The objective of the Limited X-Ray Technician with Medical Assistant Skills program is to prepare students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits to pursue an entry-level position in the occupations and job titles to which the program is represented to lead. The curriculum emphasizes development of effective techniques that provide protection for the patient and technician. Graduates must pass the California State Examination to secure a position as an x-ray technician.

Graduates of this program may work in a physician’s office, a chiropractic office, a clinic, or a hospital. Jobs may also be available in private medical practice, industry, and government service. Duties may include performing chest, extremity, and torsoskeletal x-ray procedures.

Course Brochure

LXTMAS Generic Program Fees
Registration Fee (non-refundable)$100.00
Books$300.00
Personal Tablet w/Keyboard Fee (non-refundable) $750.00
Tuition Fee $24,825.84
TOTAL COST $25,975.84

 

 

LXTMAS Advanced Placement Program Fees
Registration Fee (non-refundable) $100.00
Books$275.00
Personal Tablet w/Keyboard Fee (non-refundable) $750.00
Tuition Fee $19,359.60
TOTAL COST $20,484.60

Limited X-Ray Technician Program Goals and Objectives

  • Provide competency Limited X-Ray Technicians to the community, who are well qualified health care practitioners.
  • Graduate ethical and professional Limited X-Ray Technicians who apply radiation safety practices on patients, self, and others.
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication with patients, self, members of the health care team.
  • Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking skills in evaluating radiographic images and making necessary changes.

Limited X-Ray Technician Program Outline and Course Descriptions

Course NumberTitleClock HoursQuarter Credit Hours
MA 200Medical Assisting Back Office Clinical Foundations96.07.0
Back Office Clinical Foundations will introduce students to clinical patient care. Students will practice professional medical communication with patients and colleagues. Students are taught procedure for minor surgery assistance, including set up, instrument sterilization and autoclave technique. They learn medical aseptic practice as required by OSHA for exposure control, and for the disposal of medical waste. Aseptic practice is reinforced through needle safety technique, the administration of medication, and drawing blood from a vein during phlebotomy. The Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology covered in this course includes the Integumentary, the Skeletal and the Muscular Systems. Students will learn structure, function, common diseases, and learn clinical skills associated with each body system.
MA 201Medical Assisting Back Office Clinical Skills96.07.0
Back Office Clinical Skills will introduce students to the back office clinical skills associated with a physical examination. The principles of medical ethics are explored, including guarding information privacy, and protecting Patient Rights. Pharmacologic terminology, and abbreviations are practiced. Students review math skills to correctly calculate dosages and to convert grams and ounces for medicine administration. The structure, function, physiology, and major diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and the eye and ear sense systems are taught in this course. Additionally, for each body system, students practice diagnostic tests, and review associated drugs, lab tests, diagnostic studies, and treatment courses. Students will study First Aid, and will earn CPR Basic Life Support certification through the American Heart Association (AHA BLS for Health Care Providers).
MA 202Medical Assisting Back Office Clinical Laboratory96.07.0
Back Office Clinical Laboratory will introduce students to safety practices including asepsis and the disposal of biohazard waste. Students will review the purpose and categories of laboratory tests including the collecting, transporting and handling of specimens. Students will learn about pediatric health management including measuring height and weight, specimen collection, immunization schedules, and medicine administration. The relationship between the human body’s blood chemistry, microbiology, and its nutritional needs and processes are explored.
The structure, function, physiology, and major diseases of the urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems are taught in this course. Additionally, for each body system, students practice diagnostic tests, and review associated drugs, laboratory tests, diagnostic studies, and treatment courses.
XT 100Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection85.07.5
This course is designed to fulfill the radiation protection requirements of the California state limited permit school standards. Methods employed to provide proper radiation protection for both the operator and the patient will be introduced. The performance of minimum dose radiography is emphasized. A review of the California state standards and regulations pursuant to the performance of radiographic procedures employing appropriate radiation safety will be identified. This course will include outside of school preparation hours such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical application assignments, and projects.
XT 101Image Production, Image Quality and Digital Imaging85.08.0
This course introduces students to x-ray imaging, the concept of image quality, and exposure factors that contribute to the production of a radiographic image. The course focuses on the components and principles of exposure, image evaluation, and operation of digital imaging systems in diagnostic radiography. Topics such as image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed. The principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance will also be presented. This course will include outside of school preparation hours such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical assignments, and projects.
XT 102Radiographic Terminology and Patient Care30.03.0
This course introduces students to radiographic terminology, and basic imaging and principles. Students review skeletal anatomy, medical terminology, review medical ethics, pediatrics, geriatrics, and patient care. The duties and responsibilities of the x-ray technician are also presented, with emphasis on communication and relationships. A review of infection control, standard precautions, and transmission- based precautions covered. This course will include out of school preparation hours such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical application assignments, and projects.
XT 103Upper and Lower Extremity Radiography70.06.0
This course introduces the medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and common pathologies of the skeletal system with particular emphasis on the bones of the extremities. Routine radiographic procedures appropriate to the upper and lower extremities are described and demonstrated. Students demonstrate competency in performing routine Extremities radiographic procedures during simulated radiographic examinations. This course will include outside of school preparation hours such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical assignments, and projects.
XT 104Chest and Bony Thorax Radiography35.03.0
This course introduces the medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and common pathologies of the respiratory system with particular emphasis on chest and bony thorax. Routine chest and bony thorax radiographic procedures are described and demonstrated. Students demonstrate competency in performing routine chest and bony thorax radiographic procedures during simulated radiographic examinations. This course will include outside of school preparation hours such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical assignments, and projects.
XT 105Vertebral Radiography40.03.5
This course introduces the medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and common pathologies of the skeletal system with particular emphasis on the bones and joints of the vertebral column. Routine radiographic procedures appropriate to the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacroiliac joints, sacrum, and coccyx are described and demonstrated. Students demonstrate competency in performing routine vertebral column radiographic procedures during simulated radiographic examinations. This course will include outside of school preparation hours such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical assignments, and projects.
XT 106Integration of Theory and Practice25.01.0
This course focuses on activities associated with the refinement of radiographic imaging skills and medical assistant skills application in an x-ray environment. Emphasis is placed on proper positioning. image critique, patient care, and radiation protection. This course will include outside of school preparation hours such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical assignments, and projects.
XT 107X-Ray Clinical Application I150.05.0
This course provides 150 hours of supervised clinical instruction and experience in an approved x-ray department of an authorized clinical facility concentrating on the categories of chest, extremity, and torsoskeletal radiography. Back office and medical skills are also included. Students must meet attendance requirements and satisfactory complete the externship objectives. This course helps prepare students for the limited permit x-ray technician certification examination required by the State of California Department of Health. This course may include out of school preparation hours such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical applications assignments, and projects.
XT 108X-Ray Clinical Application II150.05.0
This course provides 150 hours of supervised clinical instruction and experience in an approved x-ray department of an authorized clinical facility concentrating on the categories of chest, extremity, and torsoskeletal radiography. Back office and medical skills are also included. Students must meet attendance requirements and satisfactory complete the externship objectives. This course helps prepare students for the limited permit x-ray technician certification examination required by the State of California Department of Health. This course may include out of school preparation hours such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical applications assignments, and projects.
XT 109X-Ray Clinical Application III150.05.0
This course provides 150 hours of supervised clinical instruction and experience in an approved x-ray department of an authorized clinical facility concentrating on the categories of chest, extremity, and torsoskeletal radiography. Back office and medical skills are also included. Students must meet attendance requirements and satisfactory complete the externship objectives. This course helps prepare students for the limited permit x-ray technician certification examination required by the State of California Department of Health. This course may include out of school preparation hours such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical applications assignments, and projects.
XT 110X-Ray Clinical Application IV150.05.0
This course provides 150 hours of supervised clinical instruction and experience in an approved x-ray department of an authorized clinical facility concentrating on the categories of chest, extremity, and torsoskeletal radiography. Back office and medical skills are also included. Students must meet attendance requirements and satisfactory complete the externship objectives. This course helps prepare students for the limited permit x-ray technician certification examination required by the State of California Department of Health. This course may include out of school preparation hours such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical applications assignments, and projects.
XT 111Radiography Seminar50.05.0
This course is an advanced imaging course enforcing professionalism, ethics, legal considerations, patient care, patient safety, radiation protection and measurement, image production, radiographic imaging, and image analysis. This course will include outside of school preparation hours such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical assignments, and projects.
Total1,308.078.0

Limited X-Ray Technician Program Information, Length and Schedule

The program information, length and schedule may change. Please read the accompanying Addendum for change and updates as well as check in with the Admission Advisor for details.

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts Limited X-Ray Technician with Medical Assistant Skills program provides a library and classrooms, which are equipped with modern media teaching aids, textbooks, journals, periodicals, anatomical charts, phantoms, and energized lab equipment.

The Limited X-Ray Technician with Medical Assistant Skills program consists of 78 quarter credit hours, completed over a period of 52 weeks for a total of 1308 contact hours. Day classes are currently scheduled for 15 weeks, 4 1/2 hours per day (for the medical assisting portion); for 19 weeks, five hours per day (for the x-ray didactic portion); and for 17 weeks, seven to eight hours per day (for the practicum portion). The exact practicum schedule is determined by the site requirements. Prior to graduation, students are required to complete 600 hours of clinicals.

Additional Admission Requirements

Please review the following requirements:
General Admission Requirements for all Programs

  • Submit an essay (no longer than one page, double spaced typed) which describes the:
    1. Reasons for applicant’s desire to become a Limited X-Ray Technician
    2. Personal attributes the applicant possesses that will support the profession and the student’s ability to complete the LXT program
    3. Describe the support system such as person, time management, and resources, that will support the applicant’s efforts and success in the program.
  • Some campuses the applicant pool may be larger than the number of available seats at the desired campus. In this case the campus may require an additional step; interview with Program Director, Assistant Program Director or designees.
  • Students who have completed a Medical Assistant diploma program with the equivalent approved medical assistant skills content, who provide transcripts may apply to receive transfer credit if within the past five years. But those who have transcripts that are older than five years may apply to receive transfer credit if they can provide evidence of 6/ months or 1080 hours of Medical Assisting Back Office work experience in the last two years.
  • Limited X-Ray Technician Clinical Training

    We, at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, consider clinical experience one of the most important parts of the medical education. Students are required to be rotated throughout our affiliated medical facilities, while attending our Limited X-Ray Technician with Medical Assistant Skills program.

    Financial Aid For The Limited X-Ray Technician Program

    Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more information about Financial Assistance.

    For details please call:

    (747) 200-4567 Los Angeles Campus

    Limited X-Ray Technician Program Facts and Fun Statistics

    This is a new section for many of you who expressed interest in such facts as the ones below about our Academy and our Programs. Limited X-Ray Technician with Medical Assistant Skills Program is offered at Los Angeles Campus only. Let us share with you some facts:

    • Most of X-Ray Technician with Medical Assistant Skills students are from Panorama City, North Hills, Valley Village, Sherman Oaks, Pacoima, Encino, North Hollywood, Mission Hill, Studio City, San Fernanando, Sun Valley, Northridge, Tarzana, Granada Hills, Winnetka, Sunland, and West Hollywood.
    • According to our statistical data more than 28% X-Ray Technician with Medical Assistant Skills students are from: Panorama City, North Hills, Valley Village, Sherman Oaks, Pacoima, Encino, North Hollywood, and Mission Hills.
    • Students from Raymer, Sepulveda, Gemco, Hickson, Reseda, Kester, Winnetka, Hewitt, Garnsey, Porter Ranch, and Sylmar and other nearby locations combine 16% of our student population.

    Available at the Following Campuses

    Los Angeles

    13 Jan

    LXTMAS GEN Start Date

    15 Jan

    LXTMAS AP Start Date


    Program Length & Schedule

    52 weeks

    LXTMAS GEN
    1,308 hours/78 quarter credit hours

    37 weeks

    LXTMAS AP
    1,020 hours/57 quarter credit hours

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