Radiography

Radiography Associate Degree

Use a variety of sophisticated digital imaging equipment to get a
clearer picture and better patient outcomes.

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

You’ll receive specialized instruction and vast clinical experience in this close-knit program. You’re guaranteed clinical placement to ensure graduate success in a variety of fields.

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Radiography Degree Goals

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 select appropriate technical factors.
  • 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: Students explain the importance of ethics in the Radiography profession.
  • Student Learning Outcome #2: Students model professional behaviors and attitudes when in the clinical setting.

Goal 3

Apply theoretical knowledge and critical thinking to clinical practice.

  • Student Learning Outcome #1: Students will apply critical thinking skills to classroom and lab application.
  • Student Learning Outcome #2: Students exhibit 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: Students will effectively utilize oral communication with patients and other members of the healthcare team in the clinical setting.
  • Student Learning Outcome #2: Students will utilize effective written communication.

Curriculum

First Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree Total Credits: 38

Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 175Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ENG 100English Composition3
HSC 101Methods of Patient Care1
RAD 101Radiographic Procedures I4
RAD 102Clinical Practice I2
RAD 131Radiologic Science I2
Total16
Spring SemesterCredits
BIO 176Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
CMP 150Digital Foundations Seminar3
RAD 103Radiographic Procedures II3
RAD 104Clinical Practice II3
RAD 132Radiologic Science II3
Total16
Summer Session ICredits
HSC 100Medical Terminology1
RAD 105Radiographic Procedures III3
RAD 106Clinical Practice III2
Total6
Total Combined Credits38

Second Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree Total Credits: 31

Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 185Microbiology3
MAT 160College Algebra3
PSY 100General Psychology3
RAD 207Advanced Radiographic Procedures I3
RAD 208Clinical Practice IV3
RAD 233Radiologic Science III1
Total16
Spring SemesterCredits
HSC 195Cross-Sectional Anatomy1
PHI 210Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences1
RAD 209Advanced Radiographic Procedures II3
RAD 210Clinical Practice V3
RAD 240Radiation Biology1
SOC 200Cultural Diversity3
Elective3
Total15
Total Combined Credits69

Clinical Locations

LocationCityStateZipMileageEst. Travel Time from College
UPMC Pinnacle Greenbriar Medical CenterYorkPA1740429.944 minutes
Penn Medicine/Kissel Hill Health CenterLititzPA175437.219 minutes
Penn Medicine/Lancaster General HospitalLancasterPA176045.513 minutes
Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Downtown Outpatient PavilionLancasterPA176045.513 minutes
Penn Medicine/LG Health Parkesburg Urgent CareParkesburgPA1936520.434 minutes
UPMC Pinnacle Memorial Hospital YorkPA1740327.334 minutes
Penn Medicine/Norlanco Medical CenterElizabethtownPA1752219.323 minutes
Penn Medicine/Suburban Outpatient PavilionLancasterPA176047.713 minutes
Penn Medicine/Willow Lakes Medical ServicesWillow StreetPA175846.814 minutes
Penn Medicine/Crooked Oak Outpatient CenterLancasterPA176013.810 minutes
Penn Medicine/Parkesburg Urgent CareParkesburgPA193651933 minutes
Orthopedic Associates of LancasterLancasterPA176013.97 minutes
Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster- Spooky NookManheimPA175841218 minutes
Penn Medicine/Chester County HospitalWest ChesterPA1938030.151 minutes
Penn Medicine/Fern Hill Medical CenterWest ChesterPA1938041.557 minutes
Penn Medicine/Kennett Medical CampusKennett SquarePA1934838.158 minutes
Penn Medicine Southern Chester CountyWest GrovePA1939029.950 minutes

Will I be successful?

Graduating Class Year# Of Students Initially Enrolled + Transfers/ReadmitsTotal Number of GraduatesProgram Completion RateCredentialing Examination First Attepmt Pass RateJob Placement RateGraduate SatisfactionEmployer Satisfaction
2017191789%15/16 94%17/17 100%100% (n=4)
Mean 3.25
100%
(n=1)
Mean 4.0
2016221882%15/18 (83%)14/14 (100%)66.67% (n=3) Mean 2.7No responses
2015191684.00%13/15 (87%)15/15 (100%)100% (n=9) Mean 3.7100% (n=8) Mean 3.5
2014211676.00%13/16 (81%)13/13 (100%)100% (n=3) Mean 3.67No responses
2013201680.00%13/15 (87%)7/8 (88%)89% (n=9) Mean 3.22No responses
Five year average 2013-201769/80 (86%)66/67 (98%)

Not sure if this is the right program for you?

Our radiography degree is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. See more accreditation information.