Curriculum and Requirements

This 77-credit-hour, 24-month program begins each January and contains academic and clinical components as part of the curriculum. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, the graduates will earn an AS degree in Radiography and are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) credentialing examination. Graduates also will be eligible to apply for a temporary state license issued by the Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control.

The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals for transfer to the State University System and for entering the workforce as a radiographer. The radiographer is a vital member of the health care team by providing quality patient care and assisting in the diagnosis of disease and injury by using ionizing radiation. Most radiographers are employed by hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers and clinics.

Program Code: APP-RAD

Prerequisites

Total Hours: 11

Freshman—Session II

Hours: 13

Freshman—Session III

Hours: 7

Freshman—Session I

Hours: 12

Sophomore-Session II

Hours: 13

Sophomore—Session III

Hours: 9

Sophomore—Session I

Hours: 12

Note(s):

Graduates interested in earning a bachelor's degree in radiological sciences should contact the radiography program coordinator or contact an advisor for information about schools offering bachelor degrees in radiological sciences.

General Education and Support Courses: 23 Semester Hours

Radiography Education: 54 Semester Hours

Total Hours: 77 Semester Hours

Special Program Requirements

CPR certification, PHSC course NCH 0050, American Heart Association, "Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers", is a requirement of this program.

A grade of "C" or higher in all courses must be earned for successful completion of this program.

Radiography courses may be repeated only on the recommendation of the radiography faculty, the radiography coordinator, the dean of health occupations and approval of the vice president of instruction/provost, West Campus, and if space is available.