Radiography

Develop a dynamic career in medical imaging with a comprehensive associate degree in radiography that includes specialized courses and hands-on clinical practice.

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What is Radiography?

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.

What are my career choices?

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.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Additional Information

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

  • Radiography Admission Documents
  • 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). Complete observation in radiology department by March 1.
  • Submit program consideration form to program director by March 1. Upon receipt of the program consideration form, each applicant will receive notification of the mandatory pre-admission conference schedule.
  • Submit COMPASS or ACT test scores.

Program Academic Calendar

The program takes five semesters to complete, including a summer session. The clinical day will vary depending on your clinical site and shift. During the fall and spring semester the Radiography program and MCC Academic Calendar share the same start and end date. The only schedule exception occurs the week of final exams, when Radiography program students attend regular classes. The summer session starts with the Intersession start date and continues for six weeks. All breaks and holidays will be observed as scheduled.

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, mail@jrcert.org.

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

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive an Associate in Applied Science degree from Madisonville Community College, allowing them to take the registered radiologic technologist exam, required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

  • After completing the competency based education curriculum, a qualified student is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification examination.
  • A prospective radiography student is advised that the ARRT examination board may not accept a student's application if there has been a conviction of a felony.
  • Students who have been convicted of, or plead guilty to, or plead no lo contendere to a crime, may request a pre-application review of the violation in order to obtain a ruling on the impact of their eligibility for examination. 

Please visit their website at www.arrt.org for more information.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

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.

Program Contact

Tonia Gibson
Program Coordinator
270.824.1739
tonia.gibson@kctcs.edu