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Radiography students taking x-ray of a patient

Program Overview

Radiographers, or Radiologic Technologists (RT), are Health Care professionals who specialize in the imaging of human anatomy for diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. Radiographic image processing and evaluation, radiation protection, and basic patient assessment are within the scope of practice of a radiographer.

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Program Details

The A.S. degree is designed for students who are looking for immediate entry into a career upon graduation. Most discipline courses directly relate to the identified career area. The remaining courses are comprised of general education courses.

The Medical Campus Radiography Program is a two-year (6 semester) course, not including general education courses, of study requiring 77 credits for an Associate in Science degree. After completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Board Exam to become Registered Radiographers (RT). Areas of study in this program include:

  • Radiology Physics
  • radiographic Positioning
  • Radiology Clinical
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Radiation Biology

Career Prospects

Radiographers are employed in hospitals, outpatient diagnostic imaging centers, private physician offices, and mobile x-ray companies and in the education field. In addition, employment is available in the industrial aspect of radiography, specifically by producing images of metal parts to determine cracks or potentially weak areas in the part. Radiography is a very rewarding career and for those who are interested, can continue to further their career by taking Board Certification in other modalities such as:

  • Computer Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Vascular Interventional Radiography (VI)
  • Cardiac Interventional Radiography (CI)
  • Radiologists Assistant (RA)

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