2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiography (A45700), AAS

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The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. 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.

Graduates of accredited programs are 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.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

Admission into the Radiography program is a competitive admission process. A minimum grade point average of (3.0) or higher is required in the general education/related courses.

Special Accreditation Status

The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).


20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
Email: mail@jrcert.org

General Requirements

  1. Detailed current information for interested applicants is located at www.robeson.edu/rad/ [opens in a new tab].
  2. Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the health sciences admission policy .
  3. Admission to all RCC Health Science programs is a competitive process. Applicants are evaluated based upon the following factors: Academic performance, professional/academic references and academic degrees. Competitive applicants are expected to attend a Radiography Information Session.
  4. Applicants must have a GPA of (3.0) or greater in the Radiography general education courses by the published deadline date for submitting completed program checklists to the Admissions Office. Applicants not meeting the cumulative GPA requirements will not be reviewed by the program area for admission. For Radiography, the GPA calculation will be based upon grades earned in the following courses:

BIO 168 , BIO 169 ENG 111 , ENG 112 , MAT 143 , MED 120 ,

Social/Behavioral Science Elective, and a Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

  1. Once an applicant has successfully satisfied required English, reading and mathematics entrance competencies, applicants are eligible to submit an application packet. The program checklist outlines the number of strategies applicants may follow to meet the required competencies.
  2. All transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office in order for a student to be considered for admission.
  3. Provisionally accepted students must submit to a criminal background check, drug screening, national sex offender index, and medical review/screen to include physical examination and immunizations. All fees associated with the criminal background check, drug screen, national sex offender index, and medical review will be the responsibility of the student.
  4. Provisionally accepted students are required to complete two (2) shadowing days scheduled by RAD faculty, as well as a Radiography Career Prep Course held in July of the application year. Final acceptance is contingent upon evaluations from the shadowing experiences and assessments given during the prep course.
  5. Provisionally accepted students previously enrolled in any other Radiography programs must submit a letter from the Radiography Program Director of the former institution.
  6. It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials, including the Radiography web site at www.robeson.edu/radiography [opens in a new tab] and to stay current with the program requirements, policies and procedures.

Program Curriculum

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. Program Prerequisites:
    Students admitted to the Radiography Program must successfully complete the following courses with a “C” or higher prior to enrolling in the first Radiography class:
  1. The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , ENG 231 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215 , PHI 240 REL 211 , REL 212 . Students may not take an introductory foreign language to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.

   3. The Social/Behavioral Science elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: PSY 150 SOC 210 , SOC 225 .


First Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 11 | Lab Hours 6 | Clinical Hours 6 | Credit Hours 15

Class Hours 8 | Lab Hours 6 | Clinical Hours 18 | Credit Hours 16

Third Semester (Summer)

Class Hours 3 | Lab Hours 3 | Clinical Hours 9 | Credit Hours 7

Class Hours 6 | Lab Hours 6 | Clinical Hours 21 | Credit Hours 15

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 5 | Lab Hours 3 | Clinical Hours 21 | Credit Hours 13

Total Credit Hours 76

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