Radiography

Radiographist taking xrayView our Radiography Program FAQs

Radiographers assist the physician, particularly the radiologist, in using ionizing radiation (X-rays) in diagnosis of diseases and malfunctions of the human body. The radiographer operates radiologic (X-ray) equipment under the general direction of a physician to accurately demonstrate anatomical structures on the radiograph by applying knowledge of anatomy, positioning, and radiographic technique. Radiographers are also trained to perform these duties at the patient’s bedside or in the operating room.

The Radiography program is a two-year program consisting of four (4) academic semesters and two (2) summer sessions. All semesters consist of classroom lecture and supervised clinical experience. The program’s extensive clinical experiences require the time commitment of a full-time student.

The Radiography program is approved by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Radiologic Technology. Their contact information is:

JRCERT
20 N Wacker Dr.
Suite 2850
Chicago, Ill  60606
313-704-5300
FAX 423-304-5304
mail@jrcert.org

Successful completion of the program leads to an Associate in Applied Science and eligibility to take the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Students and others with interest in this program area will find this page provides useful program information, and links to WWW radiography information around the world.

Program effectiveness data

Completion Rate- January 1 through December 2013 (Graduates of 2013)

The total number of students enrolled in the cohort was 20. The total number that completed the program was 17. The program’s annual completion rate for 2013 was 85 percent (17/20 = 85 percent).

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (2009-2013)

This number reflects the number of students who passed our national certification examination through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, ARRT. Of the 85 students setting for the examination 79 passed. This gives us a pass rate of the last 5 years of 93 percent (79/85 = 93 percent).

Grad Year Job Placement Radiography Grad Survey
2009 80% 10 of 18 graduates responded to the survey. 8 of 10 respondents reported being employed within 6 months of graduation
2010 80% 10 of 20 graduates responded to the survey. 8 of 10 respondents reported being employed within 6 months of graduation
2011 85% 7 of 17 graduates responded to the survey. 6 of 7 respondents reported being employed within 6 months of graduation
2012 83% 6 of 14 graduates responded to the survey. 5 of 6 respondents reported being employed within 6 months of graduation
2013 80% 5 of 17 graduates responded to the survey. 4 of 5 respondents reported being employed within 6 months of graduation
Five-year average 82%