Radiography Associate Degree
Radiologic technologists, or radiographers, perform radiographic examinations using a variety of 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? 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.
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.
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/READMITS||TOTAL NUMBER OF GRADUATES||PROGRAM COMPLETION RATE||CREDENTIALING EXAMINATION FIRST ATTEMPT PASS RATE||JOB PLACEMENT RATE*||GRADUATE SATISFACTION||EMPLOYER SATISFACTION|
|2016||22||18||82%||15/18 (83%)||14/14 (100%)||66.67% (n=3) Mean 2.7||No responses|
|2015||19||16||84.00%||13/15 (87%)||15/15 (100%)||100% (n=9) Mean 3.7||100% (n=8) Mean 3.5|
|2014||21||16||76.00%||13/16 (81%)||13/13 (100%)||100% (n=3) Mean 3.67||No responses|
|2013||20||16||80.00%||13/15 (87%)||7/8 (88%)||89% (n=9) Mean 3.22||No responses|
|2012||19||10||53.00%||9/10 (90%)||6/6 (100%)||100% (n=10) Mean 3.7||100% (n=3) Mean 4.0|
|Five year average 2011-2016||63/74 (85%)||55/56 (98%)|
Applicants for the radiography program must meet general admission requirements.
First Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree
|BIO 175||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|ENG 100||English Composition||3|
|HSC 101||Methods of Patient Care||1|
|RAD 101||Radiographic Procedures I||4|
|RAD 102||Clinical Practice I||2|
|RAD 131||Radiologic Science I||2|
|BIO 176||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|CMP 150||Digital Foundations Seminar||3|
|RAD 103||Radiographic Procedures II||3|
|RAD 104||Clinical Practice II||3|
|RAD 132||Radiologic Science II||3|
|Summer Session I||Credits|
|HSC 100||Medical Terminology||1|
|RAD 105||Radiographic Procedures III||3|
|RAD 106||Clinical Practice III||2|
|Total Combined Credits||38|
Second Year: Associate in Applied Science Degree
|MAT 160||College Algebra||3|
|PSY 100||General Psychology||3|
|RAD 207||Advanced Radiographic Procedures I||3|
|RAD 208||Clinical Practice IV||3|
|RAD 233||Radiologic Science III||1|
|HSC 195||Cross-Sectional Anatomy||1|
|PHI 210||Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences||1|
|RAD 209||Advanced Radiographic Procedures II||3|
|RAD 210||Clinical Practice V||3|
|RAD 240||Radiation Biology||1|
|SOC 200||Cultural Diversity||3|
|Total Combined Credits||69|