Radiography

Radiography

  • Degree Type Degree
  • Program outcomesTransferEnter the workforce
  • Area of StudyHealth
  • Total Credit Hours70

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 Blue Bell Campus's, 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
  • Prepare students to function as competent, entry-level Radiographers who meet the healthcare needs of the community.
    • Students will be able to adequately perform procedures at entry level competence
    • Students will select appropriate technical factors for quality patient exams
    • Students will demonstrate proper radiation protection practices based on current research.
  • Prepare students and graduates who demonstrate appropriate, professional communication skills.
    • Students will use appropriate vocabulary and language to orally convey information, concepts and ideas
    • Students will use a systematic approach to locate and use information to plan and write professional papers
  • Prepare students and graduates who develop and practice effective problem solving skills and critical thinking skills.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to alter technical factors in response to various changes in the clinical setting
    • Students will produce solutions to real-world clinical problems.
    • Students will evaluate radiographic images for appropriate positioning and image quality
  • Prepare students and graduates who conduct him/ herself in a professional manner.
    • Students will recognize acceptable professional behaviors
    • Students will practice appropriate professional behaviors
    • Graduates will demonstrate an overall professional demeanor in the workplace
    • Students will discuss the importance of professional development or career advancement
  • Continuously monitor program satisfaction, ARRT exam pass rates, job placement and student completion rates in compliance with JRCERT accreditation.
    • Graduates will pass the ARRT national certification on 1st attempt within 6 month Post- graduation
    • Of those pursuing employment, graduates will be gainfully employed within 12 months post-graduation.
    • Students will complete the program within 24 months of enrollment of RAD 100
    • Graduates will be satisfied with their education.
    • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance

The program assesses these five goals and their specific student learning outcomes on an annual basis.

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Accreditation

The Radiography Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the by the Joint Review Committee in Radiologic Technology.

Length of Accreditation Award – eight (8) years.

Joint Review Committee in Radiologic Technology
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

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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
Quantitative Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning Elective: MAT 106A, or higher 3
Cultural Awareness and Diversity Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective choose one: SOC 103, SOC 244, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 121, HIS 122 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 106A 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, HIS 121, HIS 122 or PHI 120 Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective 3