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.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312-704-5300

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 Image Production I 3
RAD 161 RAD Clinical Ed II 5
 Credit Hours18
Summer
RAD 122 Image Production II 2
RAD 171 RAD Clinical Ed III 3
RAD 141 Radiation Safety 2
 Credit Hours7
Second Year
Fall
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
RAD 211 Radiographic Procedures III 3
RAD 231 Image Production III 2
RAD 251 RAD Clinical Ed IV 7
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research & Reporting
3
RAD 261 Radiographic Clinical Education V 7
RAD 271 Radiography Capstone 3
Humanities Elective * 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours73

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

The Radiography AGE Pathway offers students a place to begin their journey toward a career in Radiography.  The AGE pathway gives students the opportunity to complete all of the general education courses required in the Radiography program.  After completion of these courses, students who choose to continue in to the degree program will be able to focus on Radiography specific courses.

For more information, please contact:  Melanie Alexander

AGE Pathway

ACA 111College Student Success1
BIO 163Basic Anatomy & Physiology5
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3
ENG 112Writing and Research in the Disciplines3
or ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy3
PSY 150General Psychology3
Humanities *3
Elective *40
Total Credit Hours64

*Humanities list 

Choose 3 credits from the following:
ART 111Art Appreciation3
ART 114Art History Survey I3
ART 115Art History Survey II3
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation3
ENG 125Creative Writing I3
HUM 120Cultural Studies3
HUM 122Southern Culture3
HUM 150American Women's Studies3
HUM 160Introduction to Film3
MUS 110Music Appreciation3
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz3
MUS 113American Music3
MUS 210History of Rock Music3
REL 110World Religions3
REL 211Introduction to Old Testament3
REL 212Introduction to New Testament3
REL 221Religion in America3

*Elective list

Choose 40 credits from the following:
ART 111Art Appreciation3
ART 114Art History Survey I3
ART 115Art History Survey II3
ART 116Survey of American Art3
ART 117Non-Western Art History3
BIO 110Principles of Biology4
BIO 111General Biology I4
BIO 112General Biology II4
BIO 140Environmental Biology3
BIO 140AEnvironmental Biology Lab1
BIO 163Basic Anatomy & Physiology5
BIO 165Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 166Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 275Microbiology4
BUS 110Introduction to Business3
BUS 115Business Law I3
BUS 137Principles of Management3
BUS 228Business Statistics3
CHM 131Introduction to Chemistry3
CHM 131AIntroduction to Chemistry Lab1
CHM 132Organic and Biochemistry4
CHM 151General Chemistry I4
CHM 152General Chemistry II4
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3
CIS 115Introduction to Programming and Logic3
CJC 111Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJC 121Law Enforcement Operations3
CJC 141Corrections3
COM 231Public Speaking3
CSC 134C++ Programming3
CSC 139Visual BASIC Programming3
CSC 151JAVA Programming3
CTS 115Information Systems Business Concepts3
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics3
EDU 216Foundations of Education3
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3
ENG 112Writing and Research in the Disciplines3
ENG 113Literature-Based Research3
ENG 114Professional Research & Reporting3
ENG 125Creative Writing I3
ENG 231American Literature I3
ENG 232American Literature II3
ENG 233Major American Writers3
ENG 241British Literature I3
ENG 242British Literature II3
ENG 251Western World Literature I3
ENG 252Western World Literature II3
ENG 253The Bible As Literature3
HEA 110Personal Health/Wellness3
HIS 111World Civilizations I3
HIS 112World Civilizations II3
HIS 121Western Civilization I3
HIS 122Western Civilization II3
HIS 131American History I3
HIS 132American History II3
HIS 236North Carolina History3
HUM 110Technology and Society3
HUM 115Critical Thinking3
HUM 120Cultural Studies3
HUM 121The Nature of America3
HUM 122Southern Culture3
HUM 150American Women's Studies3
HUM 160Introduction to Film3
HUM 180International Cultural Exploration3
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy3
MAT 152Statistical Methods I4
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra4
MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry4
MAT 263Brief Calculus4
MAT 271Calculus I4
MAT 272Calculus II4
MAT 273Calculus III4
MUS 110Music Appreciation3
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz3
MUS 113American Music3
MUS 210History of Rock Music3
PED 111Physical Fitness I1
PED 113Aerobics I1
PED 120Walking for Fitness1
PED 121Walk, Jog, Run1
PED 125Self-Defense: Beginning1
PHI 215Philosophical Issues3
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics3
PHY 110Conceptual Physics3
PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab1
PHY 151College Physics I4
PHY 152College Physics II4
POL 120American Government3
POL 210Comparative Government3
PSY 150General Psychology3
PSY 237Social Psychology3
PSY 241Developmental Psychology3
PSY 263Educational Psychology3
PSY 281Abnormal Psychology3
REL 110World Religions3
REL 111Eastern Religions3
REL 112Western Religions3
REL 211Introduction to Old Testament3
REL 212Introduction to New Testament3
REL 221Religion in America3
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 213Sociology of the Family3
SOC 232Social Context of Aging3
SPA 111Elementary Spanish I3
SPA 112Elementary Spanish II3
SPA 141Culture and Civilization3
SPA 161Cultural Immersion3
SPA 181Spanish Lab 11
SPA 182Spanish Lab 21
SPA 211Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 212Intermediate Spanish II3
SPA 281Spanish Lab 31
SPA 282Spanish Lab 41