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Radiography

In 2005, Robeson Community College adopted a two-year degree program for students interested in obtaining an Associate of Applied Science in Radiography. Our program′s mission is to provide students with the professional knowledge and technical skills needed to deliver patient care in a diverse community.

The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be an entry-level 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.

Career Outlook

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.

Salary

Entry Hourly Wage: $18.36 (Information Source: nchealthcareers.com)
Entry Hourly Wage: $16.58 (Information Source: NCWorks Online)

Post-graduate training opportunities are available in other imaging modalities: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound (US), Nuclear Medicine (NM), Mammography, Interventional Radiography, and Radiation Therapy.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Highly motivated to provide quality patient care to a diverse population, a strong sense of ethical behavior, ability to work well with others and effective oral and written communication skills.

Mission Statement

The mission of Robeson Community College’s Radiography program is to provide students with the professional knowledge and technical skills needed to deliver excellent patient care in a diverse community.

Program Goals

Program Goal #1: Students/ Graduates will be clinically competent.

  • Students will apply accurate positioning skills. 
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors.

Program Goal  #2: Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

  • Students will use problem solving skills to generate possibilities through quantitative reasoning.
  • Students will evaluate radiographic images for accuracy of positioning.

Program Goal #3: Students will be able to communicate effectively. 

  • Students will employ oral communication skills. 
  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.

Program Goal #4: Students will demonstrate/recognize professonalism. 

  • Students will recognize professional behaviors. 
  • Students will exhibit professional behaviors and present professional documents in preparation for employment.

Program Goal #5: Graduates will meet JRCERT benchmarks for program effectiveness. 

  • Graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the first attempt. 
  • Students will be employed or continuing their education in the Radiologic Sciences within 12 months post-graduation. 
  • Students will complete the program within 2 years. 
  • Graduates will be satisfied with their education. 
  • Employers will be satisfied with new graduates’ performance.
Program Effectiveness Measures

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ARRT Credentialing Examination Pass Rate: Number of graduates that passed the ARRT exam on the first attempt ÷ total number of graduates that took the exam.

Program Completion Rate: Number of graduates in the cohort ÷ number of students initially enrolled in the cohort (plus number of transfer students or readmits).

Job Placement Rate: Number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences ÷ number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences (within one year of graduation).  The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active duty , and/or, 5) graduate is continuing education.

Accreditation

The program is accredited by:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (www.jrcert.org)
20 Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312)704-5300          
Email: mail@jrcert.org   

Associate in RADIOGRAPHY (AAS)

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.

Find more information about program curriculum

The Radiography AAS degree is a 76-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 43 credit hours. The program also consists of 23 general education credit hours.

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WARD, CANDICE

Radiography Program Director | Building 17, 14A
Email: cward@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3409
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HESTER, WHITNEY

Clinical Coordinator | Building 17, 15A
Email: whester@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3475
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FALL ’19 INFORMATION SESSION

  • Wednesday, September 18
    • Building 17, Health Sciences Room, 1736A,  3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 13
    • Building 17, Health Sciences Room, 1736A,  3 p.m.

SPRING ’20 INFORMATION SESSION

  • Wednesday, January 15
    • Building 17, Health Sciences Room, 1736A,  3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 4
    • Building 17, Health Sciences Room, 1736A,  3 p.m.

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