May 21, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiography, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science | RADI.AAS | Career Program (technical standards for admission; plus important program info)
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Program Description

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;

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

General Education Courses

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Radiography A.A.S.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.


Total: 16 Credits

1st Semester

Total: 10 Credits

2nd Semester

Total: 13 Credits


Total: 4 Credits

3rd Semester

Total: 13 Credits

4th Semester

Total: 10 Credits

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 .

2 Refer to Course Descriptions , for eligibility requirements for BIO-2050 .

Asterisk (*) denotes a general education course.

Double asterisk (**) denotes a course that is an institutional requirement.

Triple asterisk (***) denotes a course that satisfies the culminating experience requirement for A.A.S. programs.


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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