Program Code: DE.30546
Dual associate degrees are available in several Health curricula and the Automotive Service Technology curricula with the General Management Program. Generally, the requirements are completed simultaneously; however, the business courses normally will be completed prior to beginning your clinical sequence. Your diploma will list both the Associate in Applied Science Degree and the Associate in Business Studies Degree.
You will need to earn the required number of credits for your Associate in Applied Science Degree plus 24 credits from the courses below for the Associate in Business Studies Dual Degree.
If you have earned a degree previously, you may not use courses from that degree to satisfy the requirements of a Dual Degree. It is possible that your previous degree may have included one or more of the required business courses. You do not have to retake such classes, but must replace them from the list of approved business courses under the dual degree to complete the additional 24 credits by instruction at Delta College.
Fall First Year:
- BIO 140W - Essentials Of Human Anatomy & Physiology Credits: 5
BIO 152W and BIO 153W or BIO 240 and BIO 241 can be taken in place of BIO 140W
- ENG 111 - College Composition I Credits: 3
ENG 111A ; ENG 111B ; ENG 111C ; or ENG 111H ; can be taken in place of ENG 111
- HSC 105 - Medical Terminology Credits: 2
- POL 103W - American Politics Credits: 3
POL 105W , POL 212W , POL 215W , POL 220W , POL 221W , POL 223W , POL 225W , POL 228W , HIS 221W , HIS 222W , or HIS 237W can be taken in place of POL 103W
- PSY 101W - Psychology of Adjustment Credits: 3
PSY 211W can be taken in place of PSY 101W
Total Semester Credits: 16
Total Semester Credits: 15
Spring First Year:
- ELE -- Approved Electives Credits: 8-9
Take 8-9 credits of electives from the following: ACC 212 , ACC 214 , CST 105 , CST 145 , CST 151 , CST 155 , CST 257 , ECN 221W , MGT 110 , MGT 145 , MGT 243 , MGT 251W , MGT 256 , MGT 257W , OAT 152 , PHL 203W or PHL 210W
- MGT 245 - Principles of Management Credits: 3
- OAT 151 - Business Communication I Credits: 3
Total Semester Credits: 14
Fall First Year Clinical:
Total Semester Credits: 12.5
Winter First Year Clinical:
Total Semester Credits: 12.5
Spring First Year Clinical:
Total Semester Credits: 12.5
Fall Second Year Clinical:
Total Semester Credits: 13
Winter Second Year Clinical:
Total Semester Credits: 14
- In addition to completing all the courses for an approved applied science program (see above), you must complete a minimum of 24 credits by instruction at Delta College.
- If a student has already earned credit in one or more of the required courses, the student will select other courses from the list of electives to total 24 credits.
- Credits required for a dual degree vary according to the chosen curricula.
- Students must complete the Validation Application and receive a "Semester and Year of Validation" to be eligible to enter the program. It is recommended that this application be submitted during the final semester of pre-requisite courses. Validation is a process that allows the Registrar's Office to review and confirm that the student has completed the prerequisite courses and met the requirements of this program.
- Validation requirements: 1) BIO 140W or equivalents and RAD 103 with minimum grade of “B” (3.0); 2) Students may not attempt RAD 103 more than twice; 3) ENG 111 , ENG 112 , HSC 105 , POL 103W , PSY 101W , or equivalents with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0); 4) Math courses are to have been taken within the last five years; 5) LEVEL 4 READING competency; 6) LEVEL 5 MATH competency; 7) During final semester of prerequisite courses students must submit the validation application to the Registrar’s Office.
- RAD 103 may include a required job shadow experience to become validated. This may require that students complete an online training session, have proof of a negative TB tine test, and other supporting documentation before gaining access to the agency.
- If you are anticipating pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree BIO 152W & BIO 153W are required for most transfer programs.
- Students who complete BIO 152W in place of BIO 140W will be required to take BIO 153W (recommended for winter first year). Students who complete BIO 240 in place of BIO 140W will be required to take BIO 241 (recommended for winter first year).
- Once validated, students must waitlist themselves during each Special Clinical Registration Period for their clinical program track to be eligible to begin the program and to remain validated. Failure to complete the waitlist process will result in removal from the validation list. See the validation & clinical registration pages on the student portal for more information and dates.
- Following entry to the program via special clinical registration students are required to complete health requirements including, but not limited to: 1) physical exam documented on the provided physical form; 2) current American Heart Association BLS provider certification; 3) a successful ten (10) panel drug screen by the approved agency; 4) an annual TB skin test; 5) Immunization Records including MMR, Td/Tdap, Varicella, and Hepatitis B or signed waiver; 6) an annual flu shot. These requirements will be discussed at the required orientation and will be provided to you along with submission instructions via an electronic storage and clinical placement system. All certifications and immunizations must be up-to-date and remain current throughout the program.
- All students are required to complete a Criminal Background Check following clinical entry registration. Background check results can effect clinical placement and eligibility for the ARRT examination and should be discussed prior to validation.
- Students must meet with the program coordinator prior to validation to inform them of any previous convictions, felony or misdemeanor, including traffic violations involving controlled substances. Agency contracts with health care institutions may prohibit students with felony or misdemeanors to enter the facility and thus possibly prohibit course completion and progression in the program. Graduates may be ineligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certifying examination.
- Students should be aware that the current ARRT application form requests that the following information be reported: Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor; Misdemeanor speeding convictions related to alcohol or drug use; Pleas of guilty; Plea of nolo contendere; Withheld adjudication; Suspended sentence; Military court-martial. Questions may be directed to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, (651) 687-0048, or www.arrt.org.
- In addition to tuition, fees, and textbook costs students should plan for the following expenses following successful clinical entry: immunizations & BLS certification to meet health requirements, background check, drug screen, ACEMAPP registration, appropriate laboratory and clinic attire including shoes, protective eyewear, and name tags. Program costs are published in the Radiography Student Handbook.
- You are responsible for paying the cost of any medical care that might be necessary if you are injured or become ill as a result of clinical practice activities. The College does not provide insurance coverage for such situations.
- Radiography Program courses are offered day and evening hours and must be taken together in the sequence shown. Clinical Education courses are conducted primarily during daytime hours; however, off-shifts (second and weekend shifts) will be assigned to meet course objectives. You are responsible for providing your own transportation to and from clinical sites and possible parking fees. You must have transportation available, as sites may not be in your community.
- You must achieve a minimum “C” (2.0) grade in each Radiography course to be eligible to continue in the program.
- The Radiography Student Handbook contains specific program policies, requirements, and information that you are required to comply with while enrolled in the program. All policies must be adhered to for progression in the program.
- Students who have a course failure or withdrawal in the first clinical semester must re-validate in order to reenter the program.
- For students who have a course failure or withdrawal within the second or subsequent semester of their clinical program, a request for reentry can be made by submitting the Request for Reentry form.
- The request for reentry should be made within one month of the course failed or withdrawn from or at the latest one month after the grade is transcripted. Reentry Guidelines are published in the Radiography Student Handbook.