Office Location
Health Technologies Center, Room 169-G, 2201 Hull Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Email
Department Chair: Anita McKnight

Radiography Program Mission

The 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.

Program Goals

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

Program Outcomes

  • Students will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will demonstrate positioning skills.
  • Students will apply radiation protection principles.
  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate logical sequencing of exams.
  • Students will evaluate the quality of images.
  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Students will demonstrate ethical behavior.

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.
The Radiography program at FTCC was accredited in 2017 for eight years. The next site visit is in November, 2025.
JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Telephone: 312-704-5300 | Fax: 312-704-5304 | Email: mail@jrcert.org

Advisee Handbook

Advisee Handbook

Radiography Advisee Information Session

Fall 2021 (MS Word)

Competitive Admissions

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.

Competitive Points

As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. The Competitive Points Worksheet outlines the new points process for the Radiography Program. The new worksheet is effective Fall 2020.

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.

Program Effectiveness Data

JRCERT Information

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

The 2016-2020 Annual Job Placement rate is calculated using the 12-month post-graduation data for employment.
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.

What to Expect:

Course Work

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 will attend clinical rotations that are geographically disbursed and can be both day or evening hours each semester.

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, governmental agencies, and industry.

 

Associate Degree

Radiography (A45700)

Program Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma/GED, 1 Unit of Biology, 1 Unit of Chemistry, ENG-002 Tier 2, and MAT003 Tier 1 or Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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The Radiography Program is designed to meet the educational requirements for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certification in Radiography. Please see the disclosure chart for information regarding the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certification in Radiography in other states.