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Radiography Associate Degree

Radiologic technologists, or radiographers, perform radiographic examinations using a variety of sophisticated digital imaging and recording equipment.

About

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? 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. Radiographers play an important role as part of a comprehensive health care team. Working with physicians and other health care professionals, they assist with  patient diagnoses by producing diagnostic radiographs for physician interpretation.

Program Mission

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

Goals of the Radiography Associate Degree

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.

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Accreditation

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

Will I be successful?

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GRADUATING CLASS YEAR# OF STUDENTS INITIALLY ENROLLED + TRANSFERS/READMITSTOTAL NUMBER OF GRADUATESPROGRAM COMPLETION RATECREDENTIALING EXAMINATION FIRST ATTEMPT PASS RATEJOB PLACEMENT RATE*GRADUATE SATISFACTIONEMPLOYER SATISFACTION
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
2012191053.00%9/10 (90%)6/6 (100%)100% (n=10) Mean 3.7100% (n=3) Mean 4.0
Five year average 2011-201663/74 (85%)55/56 (98%)

Requirements

Applicants for the radiography program must meet general admission requirements.

Curriculum

First Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree

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

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

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