What is Radiography?
This program prepares you to become a radiographer who administers ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes. Emphasis is on radiation protection and quality patient care. The curriculum is comprised of specialized courses in radiography with concentrated study in the basic sciences, mathematics and general education.
What are my career choices?
In hospitals, health clinics, doctor s offices, outpatient medical centers, research laboratories, and industrial firms. A career in radiologic technology can lead in many directions. Radiologic technologists are needed in every health care setting. You could work in a large hospital, a suburban outpatient clinic or a rural physician's office. You could specialize in dozens of clinical areas including orthopedics. You could manage an entire radiology department, including its budget and personnel. You could teach, inspiring new generations of radiologic technologists, or you could perform research that leads to breakthroughs in diagnostic imaging or radiation therapy. With additional education, you could become trained in bone densitometry, breast sonography, cardiac-interventional radiography, mammography, quality management or registered radiologist assistant. The boundaries of your career in radiologic technology are determined only by your own abilities and interests.
|Radiography Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Advanced Imaging in Radiography||$50,399|
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfer
- Radiography (Pathway 1)
- Advanced Imaging Radiography: Computed Tomography
Once enrolled in the Radiography program, you must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in each Radiography course. Upon completion of the program, you'll be eligible to apply to write the examination for registration as a radiographer by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Radiographers may find positions in hospitals, health clinics, and physicians' offices. Research laboratories and some industrial firms may also employ radiographers.
Note: CPR certificate must be obtained prior to enrolling in IMG (RADI) 100 and certification must be kept current throughout the program. The curriculum requires attendance in the summer session, fall and spring semesters.
- Admissions Criteria Index Points
- Program Information Sheet - Radiography
- Program Information Sheet - Advanced Imaging Radiography Certificate - CT (Hazard Campus Only)
- Radiography Curriculum
- Radiography Pre-Admission Conference Dates
- Radiography Specific Program Information
- JRCERT Accreditation Information and Program Effectiveness Data
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.