Learn how to assist in diagnosing illnesses through x-rays and other diagnostic imaging procedures with a Radiography Associate of Applied Science degree from Montco. Our credit program is held at Central Campus's new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center.

Although more than 60 percent of all radiography jobs are in hospitals, you can also work in physician’s offices, medical and diagnostic laboratories, including diagnostic imaging centers, and outpatient care centers. Employment of radiologic technologists is expected to increase 15 percent in the next decade–faster than average for all occupations.

Additional information on advanced placement, tuition and fees, student employment, transfer credits and credit for life experience, withdrawals and refunds can be obtained by contacting the Student Success Center at studentsuccess@mc3.edu. Check the academic calendar for program dates.

Program outcomes
  • Participate in lecture, laboratory activities, small group presentations, research, and clinical education experiences;
  • Develop the critical thinking, technical and interpersonal communication skills needed for the practice of diagnostic radiography;
  • Learn how to safely apply the principles of ionizing radiation in both diagnostic and fluoroscopic procedures.
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Accreditation

The Radiography Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
email: mail@jrcert.org
website: jrcert.org

Current Accreditation Standards for Radiography Programs (PDF)

Graduates are eligible to take the national certifying examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Institutional accreditation information

Special Admission Requirements

Students wishing to participate in the Radiography Program must present the required credentials, and are required to meet with an academic advisor prior to enrolling in RAD 100.

About the admission process

Mission & Goals

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Radiography has a mission consistent with the mission of Montgomery County Community College. The program recognizes that students differ in their needs, interests, and aspirations. As a result, the program is organized to assist and prepare students for the level of technical competence required to become highly qualified and successful radiographers. The program will provide students with meaningful educational experiences.

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Program Curriculum

Program effective Fall 2018
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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
ENG-115 Writing for Technical Communication 3
Elective Quantitative Reasoning Elective: MAT 100, MAT 106, or higher 3
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective choose one: SOC-103, SOC-244, HIS-101, HIS-102 or PHI-120 3
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
BIO-131 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO-132 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
RAD-100 Introduction to Radiography 3
RAD-102 Radiographic Exposure and Technique I 3
RAD-103 Radiation Protection and Biology 2
RAD-104 Clinical Education I 3
RAD-105 Radiation Physics 3
RAD-111 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RAD-113 Principles of Digital Imaging 3
RAD-114 Clinical Education II 3
RAD-121 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RAD-124 Clinical Education III 4
RAD-214 Clinical Education IV 4
RAD-221 Radiographic Procedures III 3
RAD-224 Clinical Education V 4
RAD-230 Radiographic Pathology 2
RAD-250 Professional Issues in Radiography 1

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
BIO-131 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
MAT-100, MAT-106 or higher MATH Elective 3
ENG-101 English Composition I 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
BIO-132 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG-115 Writing for Technical Communication 3
CMS-110 or CMS-120 Introduction to Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3

Semester 3 - Fall

Course ID Title Credits
RAD-100 Introduction to Radiography 3
RAD-102 Radiographic Exposure and Technique I 3
RAD-104 Clinical Education I 3
RAD-111 Radiographic Procedures I 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
RAD-105 Radiation Physics 3
RAD-113 Principles of Digital Imaging
RAD-114 Clinical Education II
RAD-121 Radiographic Procedures II
Semester 5
COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS
RAD-124 Clinical Education III 4
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Semester 6
COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS
RAD-103 Radiation Protection and Biology 2
RAD-214 Clinical Education IV 4
RAD-221 Radiographic Procedures III 3
Semester 7
COURSE ID TITLE CREDITS
RAD-224 Clinical Education V 4
RAD-230 Radiographic Pathology 2
RAD-250 Professional Issues in Radiography 1
SOC-103, SOC-244, HIS-101, HIS-102, PHI-120 Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective 3