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Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiography, A.A.S. (A45700)

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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime hours. Minimum time for completion: five semesters full-time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

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

General Education Courses:


Students are required to take one (1) course from the following:

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Total Credit Hours Required: 76

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Suggested Program Sequence:

Fall - 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 3 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 10

Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 5 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 13

Fall - 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 5 | Lab 6 | Clin/Wk Exp 6 | Credit 9

Spring - 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 5 | Lab 6 | Clin/Wk Exp 15 | Credit 12

Summer - 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 2 | Lab 6 | Clin/Wk Exp 12 | Credit 8

Total Hours: Class 5 | Lab 6 | Clin/Wk Exp 21 | Credit 14

Spring - 3rd year:

Total Hours: Class 1 | Lab 6 | Clin/Wk Exp 21 | Credit 10

Grand Total Hours: Class 38 | Lab 38 | Clin/Wk Exp 75 | Credit 76


Students must complete BIO 168 BIO 169 , ENG 111 , ENG 112  or ENG 113  or ENG 114 , MAT 143  or higher, PSY 150 , and a Humanities/Fine Arts elective, prior to the program application deadline and prior to admission to the program. Students must also be accepted into the Radiography program prior to taking RAD courses.

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