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.
Coursework 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 Radiography Program offers a combination of online, blended, and traditional courses. All students are scheduled to attend traditional courses on campus each semester.
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 Medical Imaging.
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 portable radiographic exams.
Students will perform routine radiographic exams.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of quality patient care.
Students will apply the principles of radiation protection for patients, self, and other personnel.
Students will demonstrate effective communication skills with patients.
Students will demonstrate effective communication skills with faculty and the healthcare team.
Students will demonstrate professionalism.
Students will demonstrate professional oral and written skills.
Graduates will pass ARRT certification exam.
Associate of Applied Science in Radiography