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Regional Radiography

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Develop a dynamic career in medical imaging with a comprehensive associate degree in radiography that includes specialized courses and hands-on clinical practice. 

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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 numerous 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, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or registered radiologist assistant. The boundaries of your career in radiologic technology are determined only by your own abilities and interests.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfer

  • Radiography (Pathway 1)


  • Advanced Imaging Radiography: Computed Tomography

Additional Information

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.


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 . You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.


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Program Contact

Homer Terry

Professor and Program Coordinator


Tim Whittaker

Professor and Program Faculty


Astor Halcomb

Professor and Clinical Coordinator


Missy Guier

Administrative Assistant