Radiography (AAS) A45700

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

Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care 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.

The student is responsible for making sure requirements have been met and that all materials have been received by the Admissions Office before the program deadline. All communication regarding admissions/selection status will be sent via CCC student email. Student email is the official and preferred form of communication at CCC.

Admission and Selection Criteria

Admission to Radiography is competitive among qualified applicants according to established criteria. There is a limited application period and exact admissions evaluation criteria are revised and updated annually. All Allied Health applicants are required to attend an annual Allied Health information session in order to declare an Allied Health program of study. Allied Health information session schedules are available in Student Affairs at 704.669.4081 or online at https://clevelandcc.edu/programs/how-to-apply/allied-health/.

An admissions and selection rubric will be used to determine acceptance to the Radiography program. Students not selected to the program may reapply for the next year by attending another Allied Health Information session. All applications for admission must be updated annually. If one has applied previously, he or she must initiate the process again, including the PSB aptitude exam retesting.

CCC has established admissions and selection procedures to ensure students are admitted and selected in a consistent and equitable manner. The admissions and selection rubric is only intended to provide students with a checklist assisting in identifying program eligibility requirements, while outlining the admissions/selection process. This rubric is for student use only and does not serve as the official record of calculated points. Completion of these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program.

Admissions criteria to be completed prior to program deadline (Step 1 of Admission and Selection Rubric):

  • Current application for admission: All Radiography applicants must attend an Allied Health Information session prior to being considered for admission and declaring Radiography as their program of study
  • Official high school transcript or GED
  • Official college transcript(s) if you intend to earn transferable credit
  • MAT 070 or DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050 satisfactory completion or exemption (per transcript)
  • ENG 095 or DRE 098 satisfactory completion or exemption (per transcript)
  • ACA 115 or ACA 122 Grade C or higher or completion of another approved college success course (exempt for previously earned degree)
  • CTS 060 satisfactory completion or exemption (per transcript)

Selection Process

  • All general admission requirements must be met.
  • If notified by the Admissions Office, eligible applicants report for the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Examination. There is a fee for the aptitude exam.
  • Conditional acceptance for admission is based on the selection criteria established on the Radiography Admissions & Selection Rubric. Notification of conditional acceptance, along with the health examination forms will be provided.
  • If indicated, an interview/program group information session will be scheduled.

Post-Acceptance Process

  • Notification of final acceptance will be sent by the Admissions Office after successful completion of all orientation requirements, and favorable results of physical examinations. (Orientation requirements include clinical site visitations; successful completion of task form; and signing off on Radiography Student Handbook after review of procedures and policies.)
  • All students accepted into the Radiography program must acquire a criminal background check and drug testing with the designated third party vendor. Accepted students will be notified with information concerning the third party vendor. Criminal background checks and drug testing are required by the clinical facilities, who determine all clinical participation.
  • All students accepted into the Radiography program are required to have malpractice insurance.
  • All students must provide proof of health care providers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HCP-CPR) certification on the first day of class, fall semester.
  • Persons admitted to the Radiography program are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) Examination upon successful program completion.
Radiography student looking at X-ray of hand

Program Requirements

Students are not allowed to enroll in the RAD courses until formally accepted into the program. Please see admission requirements.

Major Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
RAD-110 - Rad Intro & Patient Care 2 3 0 3 fall
RAD-111 - RAD Procedures I 3 3 0 4 fall
RAD-112 - RAD Procedures II 3 3 0 4 spring
RAD-121 - Image Production I 2 3 0 3 spring
RAD-122 - Image Production II 1 3 0 2 summer
RAD-141 - Radiation Safety 2 0 2 summer
RAD-151 - RAD Clinical Ed I 0 0 6 2 fall
RAD-161 - RAD Clinical Ed II 0 0 15 5 spring
RAD-171 - RAD Clinical Ed III 0 0 9 3 summer
RAD-181 - RAD Clinical Elective 0 0 3 1 summer
RAD-182 - RAD Clinical Elective 0 0 6 2 fall
RAD-211 - RAD Procedures III 2 3 0 3 fall
RAD-231 - Image Production III 1 3 0 2 fall
RAD-251 - RAD Clinical Ed IV 0 0 21 7 fall
RAD-261 - RAD Clinical Ed V 0 0 21 7 spring
RAD-271 - Radiography Capstone 2 3 0 3 spring
Select one of the following:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-163 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 5 fall, spring
BIO-169 - Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer

Total Major Hours: 57–58

General Education Courses

Communications:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
COM-110 - Introduction to Communication 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ART-111 - Art Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring
ART-114 - Art History Survey I 3 0 3 fall
ART-115 - Art History Survey II 3 0 3 spring
DRA-111 - Theatre Appreciation 3 0 3 summer
HUM-110 - Technology and Society 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
HUM-170 - The Holocaust 3 0 3 summer
MUS-110 - Music Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
REL-110 - World Religions 3 0 3 fall, spring
REL-211 - Intro to Old Testament 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
REL-212 - Intro to New Testament 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
REL-221 - Religion in America 3 0 3 fall, spring

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer

Other Required Courses:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
CIS-110 - Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer

Total General Education Hours: 18

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-163 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 5 fall, spring
BIO-169 - Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
RAD-110 - Rad Intro & Patient Care 2 3 0 3 fall
RAD-111 - RAD Procedures I 3 3 0 4 fall
RAD-151 - RAD Clinical Ed I 0 0 6 2 fall
RAD-182 - RAD Clinical Elective 0 0 6 2 fall

Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
CIS-110 - Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer
RAD-112 - RAD Procedures II 3 3 0 4 spring
RAD-121 - Image Production I 2 3 0 3 spring
RAD-161 - RAD Clinical Ed II 0 0 15 5 spring
Summer Term
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer
RAD-122 - Image Production II 1 3 0 2 summer
RAD-141 - Radiation Safety 2 0 2 summer
RAD-171 - RAD Clinical Ed III 0 0 9 3 summer
RAD-181 - RAD Clinical Elective 0 0 3 1 summer

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
RAD-211 - RAD Procedures III 2 3 0 3 fall
RAD-231 - Image Production III 1 3 0 2 fall
RAD-251 - RAD Clinical Ed IV 0 0 21 7 fall

Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
RAD-261 - RAD Clinical Ed V 0 0 21 7 spring
RAD-271 - Radiography Capstone 2 3 0 3 spring

*See Course and Hour Requirements

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 75-76


Cleveland Community College Radiography Program Mission Statement

In keeping with the overall mission of Cleveland Community College to provide diverse, and accessible learning opportunities to meet the educational and training needs of our community, the mission of the Radiography Program is to prepare graduates for
employment as registered, skilled health care professionals who employ the proper use of radiation to produce radiographic images of the human body in varied facilities and with diverse populations. Graduates of the Radiography Program will acquire the
skills and knowledge necessary for successful articulation into the Allied Health Field of Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging.

Cleveland Community College Program of Radiography Goal

To produce qualified, competent entry level radiographers with the skills and knowledge necessary for successful articulation into the Allied Health Field of Radiologic Technology.

Completion Rate January 1 – December 31, 2017

This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program, divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program’s completion rate for 2017 was 47%. Nine of 19 students entering the program in 2015 and expected to complete the program in 2017 went on to complete it in that year.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate 2013 – 2017

This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program’s credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from the years 2013 – 2017 is 77%. Forty-eight of the 62 graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

The annual credentialing pass rate for 2017 is 77%. Seven of nine graduates of the program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

Job Placement Rate 2013 – 2017

This is the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within six months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program’s job placement rate as an average from the years 2013 – 2017 is 94.5%. Fifty-two of 55 eligible graduates actively seeking employment obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within six months of graduation.

The annual job placement rate for 2017 is 100%. Nine of nine graduates actively seeking employment were employed within six months of graduation.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
www.jrcert.org

Program Goals/Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will apply positioning skills.
Students will select technical factors.
Students will utilize radiation protection.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.

Goal 3: Students will develop critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.
Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.

Goal 4: Students will model professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate work ethics.
Students will summarize the value of life-long learning.

Program Terminal Student Learning Outcomes/Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to:

Student Learning Outcome 1: Students will be clinically competent.

Student Learning Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate communication skills.

Student Learning Outcome 3: Students will develop critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcome 4: Students will model professionalism.

Further information regarding Program student learning outcomes is available in the Radiography Program Handbook. A link to the Handbook is provided below.

Radiography Student Handbook

 

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