The Radiography Program prepares students to practice as a proficient, professional radiographer in diverse health care settings. Through courses in patient care and education, radiographic procedures, radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image production and evaluation, and clinical practice, students progress from the learning phase to the multi-skilled, practitioner phase. Students will be prepared with the skills necessary to perform radiologic examinations that produce high-quality diagnostic images to be used in the diagnosis and treatment of patient disease.
The program is structured to allow students to earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and qualify and prepare them for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) board exam upon successful completion of all required courses.
The Radiography Program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606; phone 312-704-5300; firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional accreditation information visit: https://www.pgcc.edu/programs-courses/academic-divisions/health-wellness-and-hospitality-division/allied-health-department/radiography-accreditation/
Radiography Program Goals - Graduates will be clinically competent; apply critical thinking skills; demonstrate professional growth and development; and communicate effectively.
Graduates of the Radiography A.A.S. will be able to:
- Properly position patients
- Select correct exposure factors
- Apply radiation protection principals
- Modify positioning based upon patient condition
- Critique radiographic images
- Demonstrate professional behavior
- Demonstrate effective oral communication skills in the practice of radiography
- Demonstrate effective written communication skills in the practice of radiography
- Explain the importance of continued professional development
Program Total: 66 Credits
1 Recommended prior to program admission. If not completed prior to program admission, must be taken concurrently with RAD-1410 , RAD-1510 , and RAD-1530 .
Check BIO-2050 for eligibility requirements.