Radiography

Contact(s): Tiffany Barbee

The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled healthcare professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body.

Coursework includes clinical rotations to area healthcare facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology.

Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Accurately position patients for routine and non-routine exams.
  • Comply with radiation safety principles. 
  • Evaluate radiographic images to determine diagnostic quality.
  • Implement critical thinking skills during non-routine exams.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for employment as a radiologic technologist.

Accreditation

Stanly Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

JRCERT standards for accreditation of radiography programs are located on the JRCERT website at http://www.JRCERT.org. If a student feels the Radiography Program at Stanly Community College is not in compliance with the standards set forth by the JRCERT, the student has the right to pursue allegations of non-compliance. The student should first report the allegations to the appropriate college personnel. If the allegations are not resolved, the student may follow the appropriate procedures for reporting non-compliance to the JRCERT. This procedure is located on the JRCERT website at http://www.JRCERT.org.


Radiography – Associate in Applied Science – A45700

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
RAD 110 Rad Intro & Patient Care 3
RAD 111 RAD Procedures I 4
RAD 151 RAD Clinical Ed I 2
 Credit Hours17
Spring
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
RAD 112 RAD Procedures II 4
RAD 121 Radiographic Imaging I 3
RAD 161 RAD Clinical Ed II 5
 Credit Hours18
Summer
RAD 122 Radiographic Imaging II 2
RAD 131 Radiographic Physics I 2
RAD 171 RAD Clinical Ed III 4
 Credit Hours8
Second Year
Fall
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
RAD 211 Radiographic Procedures III 3
RAD 231 Radiographic Physics II 2
RAD 241 Radiobiology/Protection 2
RAD 251 RAD Clinical Ed IV 7
 Credit Hours17
Spring
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research Reporting
3
RAD 245 Image Analysis 2
RAD 261 Radiographic Clinical Education V 7
RAD 271 Radiography Capstone 1
Humanities Elective * 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours76

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.