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.
For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.
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.
Radiography is a selective admission program. In addition to MCC’s general admission requirements, candidates to the program must complete the following:
The program takes five semesters to complete, including a summer session. The clinical day will vary depending on your clinical site and shift.
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.