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.
PCC and Cabarrus College of Health Sciences have formed a partnership to create a seamless transfer process and maximize student’s transfer of credit for PCC students interested in continuing their education to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Imaging (Online Management Option). Review the Cabarrus College for Health Sciences and PCC Articulation Guide for more information.
Radiography Introduction and Patient Care
Radiographic Procedures I, II, and III
Image Production I, II, and III
RAD Clinical Education I, II, III, IV, and V
Students will analyze the quality of a finished radiograph for acceptability.
Students will demonstrate sound problem-solving techniques in correcting unacceptable radiographs at entry-level competence.
Students will perform non-routine radiographic procedures on trauma and age specific populations.
Students will perform routine radiographic procedures on pediatric, adults, and elderly patients.
Students will provide quality patient care during diagnostic procedures.
Students will apply the principles of radiation protection for patients, self, and other personnel.
Students will demonstrate effective communication skills with age-specific patients.
Students will demonstrate effective communication skills with faculty and medical staff.
Students will demonstrate professionalism.
Graduates will pass ARRT certification exam.
Associate of Applied Science in Radiography