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Radiography

What is Radiography? 

Radiography Radiographers perform diagnostic imaging examinations while providing excellent patient care.  As a member of the healthcare team, the radiographer works closely with physicians, physician assistants, radiologists, and other medical professionals.   

 

The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled healthcare professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. They are educated in radiation protection, radiographic procedures, patient care, anatomy and physiology, image production and evaluation, and radiography equipment and operation. The curriculum prepares the student to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists primary certification examination.  Successful completion of the examination grants the radiographer the distinction as R.T. (R); Registered Technologist in Radiography.  

 

Registered Radiographers often specialize in additional imaging modalities such as: computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MR), mammography (M), bone densitometry (BD), quality management (QM), sonography (S), nuclear medicine (N), and cardiac interventional (CI), vascular interventional (VI), radiation therapy (RT), and registered radiologist assistant (RRA).  

 

Mission 

The Wilkes Community College Radiography Program is dedicated to providing a quality education for individuals in the field of radiologic technology.  The program dovetails the Wilkes Community College Vision, “aspiring to be an effective learner-centered educational institution and a dynamic learning organization, preparing learners for success in a rapidly changing world”.  Our mission is to produce competent entry-level radiographers for the various aspects of the profession.  

 

*The Wilkes Community College Radiography Program is pending accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.  

 

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312.704.5300
email: mail@jrcert.org
web:   www.jrcert.org
 

 

Radiography Admissions Information 

 

 

05/28/13  

  • Typical Courses
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Additional Information
  • Checksheets
  • Contact Information

Typical Courses 

  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology  
  • Patient Care 
  • Radiation Protection 
  • Principles of Imaging 
  • Clinical Education 
  • Patient Positioning and Exam Protocols 
  • Physics 
  • Image Analysis 

Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent 

 Student Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will apply knowledge of positioning skills 
  • Students will apply radiographic techniques 
  • Students will practice radiation protection 

 

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills 

Student Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients 
  • Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality 

  

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills 

Student Learning Outcomes:  

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

  

Goal 4: Students will exhibit professionalism 

Student Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will demonstrate professional practice standards 
  • Students will summarize the value of continued professional development 
 

Program Effectiveness Measures

  1. Students will pass the ARRT certification examination on the 1st attempt
  2. Students will be gainfully employed in the radiography profession within 6-months post-graduation
  3. Students will successfully complete the program within 21 months
  4. Students will be prepared to perform as entry-level technologists
  5. Employers will report satisfaction with the graduate’s performance.

 

Additional Information

 www.arrt.org    The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  Credentialing organization that administers the national certification examination in radiography. 

  

 www.jrcert.org   The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The agency recognized by the United States Department of Education(USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), for the accreditation of educational programs in radiography. 

  

 www.asrt.org    The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). National professional organization for the medical imaging community. 

  

 www.ncsrt.org    The North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists (NCSRT). State professional organization for the medical imaging community. 

  

 www.bls.gov/oco/   Occupational Outlook Handbook. Covers occupation job descriptions, working environment, pay rate, and needed training.  

 

Checksheets

2013 Associate in Applied Science  
   

 

Contact Information: 

Mitchell Housenick 
Dr. Mitchell Housenick
Director/Lead Instructor,
Radiography Program
(336) 990-0215
Mitchell.Housenick@wilkescc.edu