Radiography - Cleveland Community College

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 image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology and radiobiology. Clinical experience is gained through rotations at area health care facilities.

Graduates of accredited programs who meet eligibility criteria may 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.

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.

Students not selected to the program may reapply for the next year by updating their application and reviewing updated criteria listed on this webpage.

CCC has established admissions and selection procedures to ensure students are admitted and selected in a consistent and equitable manner. The admissions checklist is only intended to assist students in identifying program eligibility requirements, while outlining the admissions/selection process. This document does not serve as the official record of calculated points and does not guarantee admission to the program.

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.

Notificaion of final acceptance will be sent by radiography faculty after successful completion of all requirements.

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
or
BIO-169 - Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
(BIO 169: BIO 168, Anatomy & Physiology I is a prerequisite to BIO 169)

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
or
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
(MAT 143 or higher)

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
or
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
Communications Course* 3
Summer Term
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinic Hours Credits Semester Available
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer
(MAT 143 or higher)
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
Social/Behavioral Sciences Course* 3

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
Humanities/Fine Arts Course* 3

*See Course and Hour Requirements

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 75-76


Cleveland Community College Radiography Program Mission Statement

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.

Completion Rate January 1 – December 31, 2019

This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program, divided by the number of students that completed the program. The program’s completion rate for 2019 was 70%. 

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate 2015 – 2019

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 2015 – 2019 is 80%. Forty-nine of the 61 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 2019 is 88%. Fourteen of 16 graduates of the program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

Job Placement Rate 2019

The annual job placement rate for 2019 is 100%. Thirteen of 16 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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