Apr 06, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General 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:


Humanities/Fine Arts:


Natural Sciences/Mathematics:


Social/Behavioral Sciences:


Total Credit Hours Required: 75


Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 143 from above:


Suggested Program Sequence:


Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 9 | Clin/Wk Exp 9 | Credit 17


Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 9 | Clin/Wk Exp 15 | Credit 19


Summer - 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 3 | Lab 3 | Clin/Wk Exp 9 | Credit 7


Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 3 | Clin/Wk Exp 21 | Credit 18


Spring - 2nd year:


Total Hours: Class 5 | Lab 3 | Clin/Wk Exp 24 | Credit 11


Grand Total Hours: Class 39 | Lab 27 | Clin/Wk Exp 78 | Credit 75


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