Radiography

Radiography

Use a variety of sophisticated digital imaging technology to obtain a clear picture that leads to better patient outcomes.

Program Details

Digital radiography has become the standard in diagnostic imaging. This makes the radiographers who operate this equipment an essential part of health care teams. Develop both your technical and critical thinking skills, and become a well-rounded health care professional with our radiography college courses.

In addition to radiography classes, you’ll receive specialized instruction and vast clinical experience in this program. You’re guaranteed clinical placement to ensure graduate success in a variety of fields.

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Mission Statement

The radiography program provides the health care community with educated, professionally competent, entry-level radiographers.

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ job outlook

PA College cannot guarantee clinical rotations for students who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine

Employment
Rate
100%
New Job
Openings
19k
Median Salary
$59,520

Degree Goals

The radiography program provides the health care community with educated, professionally competent, entry-level radiographers.

Goal 1

To prepare competent, entry-level radiographers in the cognitive (knowledge) and psychomotor (skills) learning domain.

  • Student Learning Outcome #1: Student is able to apply knowledge in anatomical technique selection and EI evaluation.
  • Student Learning Outcome #2: Student will demonstrate positioning skills for a given examination.
  • Student Learning Outcome #3: Student is able to recognize imaging errors and describe corrective action.

Goal 2

Demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics, attitudes, and behaviors.

  • Student Learning Outcome #1: Student explains the importance of ethics in the Radiography profession.
  • Student Learning Outcome #2: Student models professional ethics, behaviors and attitudes when in the lab and clinical setting.

Goal 3

Apply theoretical knowledge and critical thinking to clinical practice.

  • Student Learning Outcome #1: Student will apply critical thinking skills to classroom and lab application.
  • Student Learning Outcome #2: Student exhibits synthesis of coursework, clinical skills, and experiential learning to demonstrate proficiency in the health care setting.

Goal 4

Communicate effectively and respectfully with the patient and members of the healthcare team.

  • Student Learning Outcome #1: Student will effectively utilize oral communication with patients and other members of the healthcare team in the lab and clinical setting.
  • Student Learning Outcome #2: Student will utilize effective written communication.

Prior to the student’s first semester, a child abuse clearance and criminal history background check must be completed:

  • Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History ($20)
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance ($13)
  • FBI Background Check ($50)

The following items are required for each academic clinical program:

  • V-Neck Top (2 items are recommended)
  • Drawstring Pants (2 items are recommended)

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

All program applicants must meet general admission requirements.

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Tuition

Tuition & Fees

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Course Delivery

Course Delivery

This course is offered both
online and in-person.

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Curriculum

First Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Second Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree

Digital radiography has become the standard in diagnostic imaging. This makes the radiographers who operate this equipment an essential part of health care teams. Develop both your technical and critical thinking skills, and become a well-rounded health care professional with our radiography college courses.

In addition to radiography classes, you’ll receive specialized instruction and vast clinical experience in this program. You’re guaranteed clinical placement to ensure graduate success in a variety of fields.

Download Program Handbook

Mission Statement

The radiography program provides the health care community with educated, professionally competent, entry-level radiographers.

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ job outlook

PA College cannot guarantee clinical rotations for students who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine

Accreditation

Our radiography degree is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. See more accreditation information. Our program was awarded the maximum eight-year accreditation award in 2019 and is due for reaccreditation in 2027.

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Meet the Faculty

Ashley Redinger

Ashley Redinger, BS, RT(R)

Faculty - Clinical Coordinator

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Marcia LaRusso

Marcia LaRusso, MS Ed, RT(R)

Department Chair Health Science Associates and Certificate programs, Faculty - Radiography Program

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Melanie Seneca

Melanie Seneca M.Ed., RT(R)(M)

Program Director, Radiography Program

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