Radiography - Curriculum
The Radiography curriculum prepares students to be a entry-level radiographers, skilled healthcare professionals who utilize ionizing radiation to produce quality images of the human body while providing excellent patient care. Students learn to adapt and hone their critical thinking skills to build confidence that is necessary in the art and science of radiographic imaging.
Course work includes clinical rotations to area healthcare facilities, Clinical Education Centers (CEC), radiographic exposure techniques image production, x-ray physics, radiation protection and safety, radiobiology, quality assurance and quality management, patient care and management, radiographic procedures and positioning, pathology, and anatomy and physiology.
Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ (ARRT) national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Radiography is a primary pathway for graduates to earn their first ARRT credential (Registered Technologist, Radiography – R.T.(R)(ARRT)). Completion of the radiography program will allow the graduates eligibility to be enrolled into post-primary imaging pathways such as, Mammography, CT, Breast Sonography, Vascular Sonography, Cardiac Interventional Radiography, Vascular Interventional Radiography, Bone Densitometry, or MRI if they chose to earn another credential. (Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, and Sonography programs are considered primary pathways in which students or graduates do not need to be registry eligible or registered in radiography to enroll). Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.