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Explore a career in Radiography

CCC&TI offers educational opportunities in Radiography on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson, N.C.

Radiography is the art and science of using radiation to provide images of the human body. The radiographer is an essential member of the health care team who understands radiation and knows how to produce quality diagnostic examinations safely.

The Radiography program is a five semester, full-time intense study involving classroom and laboratory experience. In addition, students gain clinical experience at regional clinical education settings. The Radiography program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology at www.jrcert.org and 312-704-5304.

Graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree and may be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certifying examination.  Candidates must comply with the Rules of Ethics contained in the ARRT Standards of Ethics.  Individuals who have violated the Rules of Ethics may request a pre-application review of the violation in order to obtain a ruling of impact on their eligibility for the ARRT exam.  To request pre-application review form, contact the ARRT at (651) 687-0048, ext 544, or at www.arrt.org.

CCC&TI offers the following educational programs in this area:

For more information about course descriptions or required courses, refer to the current CCC&TI Course Catalog and its corresponding Addendum.

  1.  Employment Outlook    
  2.  Mission & Goals    
  3.  Cost    
  4.  Financial Aid    

Employment Outlook

With the increasing demand for radiologic services, career opportunities are available in: 
public/private hospitals and clinics, armed forces, training programs in hospitals, community colleges and technical institutes, physicians' offices, mobile units, commercial sales, federal and state agencies, industries, and research and medical laboratories.

Mission & Goals

The mission of the Radiography Program is to provide students with effective instruction in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings in preparation for employment as entry-level radiographers.

Goal 1: The Radiography student will demonstrate clinical competency in skills related to the Radiography profession.
Student Learning Outcome

  1. Students will competently perform routine radiologic procedures.
  2. 2. Students will competently provide patient care.

Goal 2:The Radiography student will effectively utilize problem solving and critical thinking skills in the performance of medical imaging procedures.
Student Learning Outcome

  1. Students will demonstrate competency in non-routine examinations.
  2. Students will competently evaluate radiographs for appropriate positioning and image quality.

Goal 3: The Radiography student will be able to demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
Student Learning Outcome

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills with both patients and professionals in the clinical setting.
  2. Students will demonstrate age-specific communication skills.

Goal 4: The Radiography student will accept responsibility for understanding the value of professional development and growth.
Student Learning Outcome

  1. Students will demonstrate appropriate behavior in the clinical setting.
  2. Students will understand the benefits of professional organizations and opportunities that foster development and growth.

Costs

Costs at North Carolina community colleges are traditionally the best educational value available for college transfer, technical, and vocational students. For current tuition and fees at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, contact the Student Services Office at (828) 726-2700, 328-8697, or 264-7670.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available to qualified students through grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment in the college work-study program.  Contact the Financial Aid Office at (828) 726-2715 for details.