Why choose our Radiography program?Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, perform a wide range of radiographic examinations (x-rays) using a variety of highly-sophisticated, digital imaging and recording equipment. Most people know that when they break a bone, they need to have an x-ray. But did you know that an x-ray can be taken on virtually every organ or part of the body? The radiographer plays an important part in the health care team – they will work alongside of the physician to help diagnose each patient once they have administered the x-ray.
Will I be successful?
Program Mission: The radiography program provides the community with educated, registry eligible, professionally competent, entry level radiographers.
JRCERT Program Effectiveness Data (PED) Summary - Class 2008 to 2012
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*Per the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, job placement rate is based on those students “actively seeking employment” within twelve months of graduation.
What will I learn?At PA College, whether you are a full or part-time student, you will receive training in both the classroom and clinical setting from our highly-trained faculty and staff. While enrolled in this program, you will learn critical thinking skills, effective communication and the value of working together with other members of a health care team. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the registry exam. The Radiography Program is designed to educate and prepare students for a new career and lifetime of success. VIEW SAMPLE CURRICULUM
Goal #1: Function as competent, entry level professionals that meet the health care needs of the community.
Goal # 2: Exhibit respect and empathy to each individual within a diverse population when in the clinical setting.
Goal # 3: Demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics, attitudes, and behaviors and to continuing professional development.
Goal # 4: Apply theoretical Knowledge and critical thinking to professional practice.
Goal # 5: Communicate effectively with the patient and members of the health care team.
What is the job outlook?For more information regarding the average salary, working conditions and job availability for a career in this field, click here to view the PA Department of Labor & Industry’s occupation profile.Program AccreditationThe program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). JRCERT20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago IL 60606-3182 (312) 704-5300 www.jrcert.org 2013-14 Tuition & Fees - Associate Degree Program
Note: All fees are non-refundable*Applicable only in the fall and spring semesters' program-specific courses (first, second, third and fourth semesters).