• Radiography Program

    Why choose our Radiography program?
    JRCERT logoRadiologic 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 2009 to Class 2013


    Graduating Class Year # of Students Initially Enrolled + Transfers/Readmits Total Number of Graduates Program Completion Rate Credentialing Examination First Attempt Pass Rate Job Placement Rate* Graduate Satisfaction Employer Satisfaction
    2013 20 16 80% 13/15 (87%) 7/8 (88%) 89% (n=9) Mean 3.22
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    2012 19 10 53% 9/10 (90%) 6/6 (100%) 100% (n=10) Mean 3.7
    100% (n=3) Mean 4.0
    2011 21 15 71% 13/15 (87%) 12/13 (92%) 100% (n=10) Mean 3.7 100% (n=1) Mean 3.0
    2010 23 17 74% 16/17 (94%) 14/15 (93%) ** **
    2009 22 14 64% 13/14 (93%) 12/12 (100%) ** **
    Five year average 2009-2013  
    90% 95%  

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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.


    Goal #1: Function as competent, entry level professionals that meet the health care needs of the community.

      Student learning outcomes correlating with Goal #1:
    • Student is able to perform and critique procedures in the clinical setting.
    • Student is knowledgeable of basic equipment function.

    Goal # 2: Exhibit respect and empathy to each individual within a diverse population when in the clinical setting.

      Student learning outcomes correlating with Goal #2:
    • Student will respect the dignity of all patients.
    • Student will provide exceptional patient care, demonstrating kindness and empathy to all patients.

    Goal # 3: Demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics, attitudes, and behaviors and to continuing professional development.

      Student learning outcomes correlating with Goal #3:
    • Students demonstrate a commitment to professional development.
    • Students and graduates conduct themselves in a professional manner.

    Goal # 4: Apply theoretical Knowledge and critical thinking to professional practice.

      Student learning outcomes correlating with Goal #4:
    • Students will apply critical thinking skills to clinical application.
    • Students exhibit synthesis of coursework, clinical skills, and experiential learning to demonstrate proficiency in the health care setting.

    Goal # 5: Communicate effectively with the patient and members of the health care team.

      Student learning outcomes correlating with Goal #5
    • Students communicate with patients and other members of the health care team.
    • Students will utilize oral communication skills.
    • Students will utilize written communication skills.

    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 Accreditation
    The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
    20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago IL 60606-3182
    (312) 704-5300
    2014-15 Tuition & Fees - Associate Degree Program 

    Undergraduate tuition per credit $481 per credit hour
    Undergraduate program tuition (flat program cost) $1,503 per semester*
    Technology Fee $300 per semester
    General Education (GE) Science Lab Fee $225 per GE Lab Course



    Note: All fees are non-refundable
    *This charge will be applied to your bill only when you are enrolled in the fall and spring semester program-specific courses.