Radiography Associate Degree


Radiography prepares individuals for a career in diagnostic radiology (x-ray) as a radiographer. The radiographer is a technologist who produces images of the human body to aid physicians in the diagnosis of injuries and diseases. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the entry-level certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiography Technologists (ARRT) and may obtain employment in x-ray departments associated with hospitals, medical clinics, veterinary clinics and private offices. Program curriculum focuses on theoretical and applied radiography and includes clinical experience in a radiology department. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Students learn to use x-ray imaging machines to demonstrate body parts on x-ray images for diagnostic purposes, including diagnostic radiology, bedside and trauma procedures, pediatric radiography and special procedures. Radiography Mission Statement: The Northcentral Technical College Radiography program is building futures for radiography professionals in our community with customer focused life-long learning in a competitive global workforce.
Graduates will be able to

  • Carry out the production and evaluation of radiographic images
  • Apply computer skills in the radiographic clinical setting
  • Practice radiation safety principles
  • Provide quality patient care
  • Model professional and ethical behavior consistent with the A.R.R.T. Code of Ethics
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography
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Goal 1:   Students will demonstrate professionalism.
  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Students will understand professional ethics.

 Goal 2:   Students will demonstrate communication skills.

  • Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective patient communication skills.

Goal 3:   Students will demonstrate critical thinking.

  • Students will perform non-routine exams.
  • Students will critique images for quality.

Goal 4:   Students will demonstrate entry level radiographer clinical competence.

  • Students will perform routine positioning skills.
  • Students will demonstrate quality patient care.
  • Students will demonstrate radiation protection skills.

Goal 5:   Graduates will be satisfied, ARRT successful and meet the needs of employers and the community.

  • Radiography students will complete the program at an acceptable rate.
  • Graduates will pass the ARRT exam.
  • Graduates will obtain related employment.
  • Graduates will indicate satisfaction with the program.
  • Graduates will satisfy employers with their performance.

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