2010 CCBC College Catalog

Radiography (X-Ray Technology)

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Health Manpower Shortage Program

This is a selective admissions program. Click here before continuing for more information.

General Education Requirements:  

Credits
____SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
3
____ENGL 101 College Composition I
3
____PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
3
____CINS 120

Diversity in a Technological Society

3
Program Pre-requisites

Credits

____ALHL 115 Medical Terminology

3

____MATH 135 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry (Gen. Ed.)

3

____BIOL 109 Human Anatomy and Physiology (Gen. Ed.)

4

____PHYS 101 Fundamentals of Physics I

4

Program Requirements: 

 
____PSYC 103 Principles of Human Growth and Development
3
____RADT 101 Introduction to Radiography
3
____RADT 111 Radiography I
6
____RADT 121 Clinical Seminar I
1
____RADT 112 Radiography II
6
____RADT 201 Radiography III
7
____RADT 202 Radiography IV
8
____RADT 221 Clinical Seminar II
1
____RADT 203 Radiography V
8
Total Credits Required for Degree:
69*

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, goes into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college in the spring 2010 semester (meaning you have not previously successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 70 credits. PLEASE NOTE: If you are new to college and completed one or more credit courses successfully at CCBC in the fall 2009 semester, you are ENCOURAGED but NOT REQUIRED to take ACDV 101 in the spring 2010 semester.

Program Description:

Radiography uses x-ray radiation to create images of the tissues, organs, bones and vessels that make up the human body. Most people are familiar with chest x-rays and also know that x-rays are the best way to diagnose broken bones. The radiographer or x-ray technologist is the person who actually produces x-ray images of human anatomy for the physician to read and make a diagnosis.

Through a combination of classroom and clinical education, students learn to operate x-ray equipment, produce x-ray images of human anatomy, position patients for x-ray procedures, practice radiation safety and deliver patient care. Radiographers are employed in hospitals, imaging centers and physician offices. The curriculum is designed to meet the accreditation standards of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Graduates of the Radiography program are eligible to apply to take the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Admission to this program is a separate process from admission to the college. Admission to the School of Health Professions programs is competitive and selective and is based on published criteria. Information about admissions processes for the programs in the School of Health Professions and the Selective Admissions Application form are available in the Office of Selective Admissions in Room J-101 on the Essex Campus or by calling 443-840-2810. This information is also available in the Admissions or Records and Registration office on each campus.

School of Health Professions Policies: Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code, exhibit professional behavior, communicate effectively in English, provide proof of health insurance and immunizations, and will be required to submit to a criminal background check and may be asked to submit a random urine drug testing. Students are expected to incur costs associated with these requirements.

Admission
The Radiography Program is a selective admission program, and enrollment in this program is competitive and limited by the availability of clinical facilities. One class is selected each year from applicants who have applied to the program through Records and Registration by January 15 to be considered for the class that enters in the summer. Applicants should have minimum grades of C or better in high school and/or college science and math courses (ALHL 115, MATH 135, BIOL 109, PHYS 101). Students must also have an overall GPA of 2.5. Since only a limited number of students are accepted each year, prospective students should contact the Office of Selective Admissions for the current admissions criteria. In addition to the academic standards required of all students in the college, radiography students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all radiography and science/math courses to continue in and graduate from the program. Students must be at least 18 years of age before entering RADT 201 in the second year of the program.

Applicants’ records are reviewed in the selective admissions office, and applicants who meet preliminary criteria are asked to schedule an interview with program faculty. After the interview, applicants are required to spend a day of observation in the radiology department at one of the program’s clinical sites to learn about the radiography profession and the demands of the radiography program. The radiography program can only be pursued on a full-time basis because of the clinical experiences required to fulfill course requirements. Students are encouraged to plan their financial resources because full-time employment is not possible while enrolled in the radiography courses.

Although the entire curriculum can be completed in 2 years, due to the intensity of the radiography courses, students are encouraged to complete as many of the non-RADT courses as possible before entering the radiography program. Radiography (RADT) courses can only be taken by students formally accepted into the radiography program and must be completed in a sequence that takes 22 months to complete.

Program Director:

Program Director
CCBC Essex
Erin Cordray, MA, RT(R), CNMT
443-840-1427 or ecordray@ccbcmd.edu