Xray Students


This program prepares the individual to become a radiographer. The radiographer is prepared to administer ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes. Emphasis is on radiation protection and quality patient care. The curriculum is comprised of specialized courses in radiography with concentrated study in the basic sciences, mathematics and general education. Students enrolled in the Radiography program must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each Radiography course. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the examination for registration as a radiographer by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Radiographers may find positions in hospitals, health clinics, and physicians’ offices. Research laboratories and some industrial firms may also employ radiographers. The curriculum requires attendance in the summer session, fall and spring semesters.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.

Employment Opportunities

Radiographers are employed in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, administration, education, advanced technology, and government. Graduates of the program may also continue their education with one-year programs in sonography, radiation therapy, vascular, and CT-MRI. The average salary for radiologic technologist throughout the United States is $32,000.

Admission Requirements

Radiography is a selective admission program. In addition to MCC’s general admission requirements, candidates to the program must complete the following:

  • Obtain radiography applicant information at MCC – Radiography webpage.
  • A statement verifying at least a four-hour observation/work experience in a Radiology Department must be completed and returned to the college. (Official college observation form must be used).
  • Submit letter of application to program director by March 1 for program admission consideration. Upon receipt of the letter of application, each applicant will receive notification of the mandatory pre-admission conference schedule.
  • Complete observation in radiology department by March 1 (form on Radiography webpage).
  • Submit COMPASS or ACT test scores.

Length of Program

The program takes five semesters to complete, including a summer session. The clinical day will vary depending on your clinical site and shift.

Radiography Licensure and Accreditation

The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300(312) 704-5300, mail@jrcert.org.

Additional information can be found by visiting The Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology website at www.jrcert.org.

For more information

Tonia Gibson
(270) 824-1739(270) 824-1739

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.