Radiography

Radiography Associate Degree

Use a variety of sophisticated digital imaging technology to obtain 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. Develop both your technical and critical thinking skills, and become a well-rounded health care professional.

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.

Mission Statement

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

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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
Chester County HospitalWest ChesterPA1938030.151 minutes
Lancaster General Health Crooked OakLancasterPA176013.810 minutes
Fern Hill Medical CenterWest ChesterPA1938041.51 hour 2 minutes
Greenbriar Medical CenterYorkPA1740429.944 minutes
Kennett Medical CampusKennett SquarePA1934838.158 minutes
Lancaster General Health Kissel HillLititzPA175437.219 minutes
Lancaster General Hospital and Downtown PavilionLancasterPA176045.513 minutes
UPMC Pinnacle MemorialYorkPA1740327.334 minutes
Lancaster General Health NorlancoElizabethtownPA1752219.323 minutes
Orthopedic Associates of LancasterLancasterPA176013.97 minutes
Penn Medicine Southern Chester CountyWest GrovePA1939029.950 minutes
Lancaster General Health ParkesburgParkesburgPA1936520.434 minutes
Lancaster General Health Suburban PavilionLancasterPA176047.713 minutes
Lancaster General Health Willow LakesWillow StreetPA175846.814 minutes

Will I be successful?

Graduating Class Year# Of Students Initially Enrolled + Transfers/ReadmitsTotal Number of GraduatesProgram Completion RateCredentialing Examination First Attempt Pass RateJob Placement RateGraduate SatisfactionEmployer Satisfaction
2018221882%14/18 (78%)17/17 (100%)100% (n=5)
Mean 3.43
100%
(n=1)
Mean 4.0
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
Five year average 2014-201870/83 (84%)100%

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