RadiographyRadiography uses x-ray radiation to create images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels that make up the human body.
Most people are familiar with chest x-rays and also know that x-rays are the best way to diagnose broken bones. However, radiographers (x-ray technologists) perform a whole host of x-ray procedures in locations, such as the operating room, emergency department, catheterization suites, and bedside for patients who cannot leave their hospital beds, to produce x-ray images of human anatomy for the physician to read and make a diagnosis.
AccreditationOur program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and maintains an 8-year accreditation status, with the next review in Fall 2022. We enjoy over a fifty-year history of educating future radiography (x-ray) personnel who are employed in:
- Imaging Centers
- Physicians' Offices
- Mobile Companies
- Surgical Centers
- Urgent Care Facilities
ProgramAssociate of Applied Science
Program GoalsThrough a combination of classroom and clinical education, students in the CCBC Radiography program will complete the following program goals:
- Students will be clinically competent.
- Students will use critical thinking skills.
- Students will communicate effectively.
- Students will evaluate the need for professionalism.
- The program will constantly measure its effectiveness in graduating entry-level technologists.
The Radiography program is a selective admissions program and enrollment in this program is competitive and limited by the availability of clinical facilities. The information contained in the links to the right will help you prepare for application and entry to the CCBC Radiography program.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate positioning skills and clinical competencies by selecting appropriate technical factors, demonstrating knowledge of and practicing radiation safety, demonstrating effective patient care practices, and evaluating and critiquing radiographic images.
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrate and apply concepts of professional behavior and ethics.
- Complete the radiography program and the requirements for the Associate in Applied Science degree.
- Pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam on the first attempt with scoring at or above the national average on the ARRT certification exam.
- Will obtain employment in the radiologic/medical imaging field within twelve months of graduation.