Radiography Student with X-rayThe mission of the Radiography Program is to provide an allied health curriculum that is supportive in achieving individual student goals as well as professional patient-centered care within the community. To improve the educational base of radiologic science, the curriculum supports the development of professional ethics, communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. The curriculum awards an associate degree.

Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology.

Radiography students may attend class and/or clinical during both day and evening hours each semester.

Course Descriptions

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is operated in compliance with their standards for accredited radiography programs.

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone:  312-704-5300 | Fax number:  (312)704-5304
Email: mail@jrcert.org

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Program Goals

– Students will be clinically competent.
– Students will communicate effectively.
– Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
– Students will demonstrate professionalism.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Select appropriate technical factors.
  2. Demonstrate positioning skills.
  3. Apply radiation protection principles.
  4. Demonstrate written communication skills.
  5. Demonstrate oral communication skills.
  6. Demonstrate logical sequencing of exams.
  7. Evaluate the quality of images.
  8. Demonstrate professional behavior.
  9. Demonstrate ethical behavior.

Career Paths

Graduates may be eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

Employment Outlook

A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for approval to the Radiography program.

Once approved for a Health program, students will be provided with information regarding books, uniforms, supplies and equipment, and any additional program requirements.

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Competitive Points

As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. The Competitive Points Worksheet outlines all the possible points a prospective student can earn.

Competitive Points Worksheet

Estimated Program Costs

Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change. Tuition is established by the State Board of Community Colleges and North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change without notice.

Cost Sheet
Class of: 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Program Completion Rate 61.0% 64.0% 69.0% 70.0% 69.0%

5-Year Average:  66%

Students at beginning 31 25 26 27 26
Students graduating 19 16 18 19 18
Credentialing Exam Pass Rate – 94% 100% 100% 95% 100%
Registry 1st attempt 18 16 18 18 17
Percent passing on 1st attempt 94% 100% 100% 95% 100%

5-year Average:

98.0%

17 of 18 students passed on 1st attempt 16 of 16 students passed on 1st attempt 18 of 18 students passed on 1st attempt 18 of 19 students passed on 1st attempt 17 of 17 students passed on 1st attempt
Annual Job Placement Rate 72.7% 88% 100% 100% 100%
Five Year Average Job Placement Rate- **76% **75% *80% *85.0 *92.0%
Number of graduates seeking employment 11 14 12 12 16
Not seeking employment 4 0 1 1 1
Continuing Education 3 2 5 5 1
Working 8 14 12 13 16
Not located 1 0 0 1 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The 2013-2016 Annual Job Placement rate is calculated using the 12-month post-graduation data for employment.
**Job Placement Rate in 2009 – 65%

The job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.

For more information regarding program effectiveness data visit the JRCERT website.

Radiography (A45700)

Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisites: 2 Units Algebra, 1Unit Biology, and Chemistry
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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