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Explore a career in Radiography

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 preparation for competent entry-level employment.

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

  1. Student Learning Outcome
    The student will competently perform routine radiographic procedures.
  2. Student Learning Outcome
    The student 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.

  1. Student Learning Outcome
    The student will competently evaluate radiographs for appropriate positioning and image quality.
  2. Student Learning Outcome
    The student will demonstrate competence in non-routine examinations.

Goal 3: The radiography student will be able to demonstrate appropriate communication skills.

  1. Student Learning Outcome
    The student will demonstrate effective communication skills.
  2. Student Learning Outcome
    The student will demonstrate age specific communication skills.

Goal 4: The radiography student will accept responsibility for understanding the value of professional development and growth.

  1. Student Learning Outcome
    The student will demonstrate appropriate professional behavior in the clinical education setting.
  2. Student Learning Outcome
    The student will understand the benefits of professional organizations and opportunities that foster development and growth.

Goal 5: The radiography program will meet the needs of the community by providing qualified radiographers.

  1. Student Learning Outcome
    The student will complete the program within 2 years.
  2. Student Learning Outcome
    The graduate will indicate satisfaction with preparation for employment.
  3. Student Learning Outcome
    The employer will indicate satisfaction with the graduate's performance.
  4. Student Learning Outcome
    The graduate will pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) credentialing examination.
  5. Student Learning Outcome
    The graduate will be employed in medical imaging within six months of graduation.

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.