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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?

Radiography plays a very critical role in healthcare, and the radiographer is an essential member of the healthcare team. Radiography uses advanced technology to perform diagnostic images. The services offered in a Radiology department are both diagnostic and Therapeutic. The service offered within a Radiography department is often life-saving as early detection allows physicians to effectively treat cancer and determine what treatment plan will best benefit the patient. Classroom instruction is closely correlated with guided clinical practice in affiliated healthcare facilities. Where students will get hands-on experience with patients. The program requires four consecutive semesters and one summer commitment with an average weekly involvement of 30-40 hours. 

The Madisonville Community College Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

JRCERT Program Complaint Policy

What are my career choices?

Once a student completes their education in radiography and is registered and licensed they can seek employment in hospitals, outpatient clinics, physician offices, national sports teams, urgent care centers, administration, education, advanced technology, and government programs. In addition, they are able to seek employment in any of the 50 states and/or overseas. Additionally, they can be trained by furthering their education or trained on the job to work in the various other modalities associated with radiography including Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Ultrasound, Hospital Information System, Heart Cath, Mammography, and Interventional Radiography.

Currently, there is an extremely high demand for this profession and the average salary for a new graduate throughout the United States is approximately $46,000 depending on where you seek employment at. With additional training and/or education the salary may range upwards of $80,000 to 90,000 a year.

Medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals. It's time for us to be seen.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The preparation leading to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology is divided into two areas, general education courses and radiography program courses.

General Education Courses and Supporting Courses

  • BIO 137 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, 4 credits
  • BIO 139 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, 4 credits
  • ENG 101 Writing I, 3 credits.
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences*, 3 credits
  • Heritage/Humanities*, 3 credits

You only need 1 Math class from this list.

MA 109 College Algebra, or MT 150 College Algebra & Functions, or MAT 150 College Algebra, or MAT 160 Precalculus, or MAT 161 Statistics, or MAT 165 Finite Mathematics and its application, or MAT 170 Brief Calculus with applications, or MAT 171 Precalculus 1, or MAT 174 Calculus 1, or MAT 175 Calculus 1, or MAT 184 Calculus II, or MAT 185 Calculus II, or MAT 275 Calculus III, or STA 220 Statistics

Required General Education Subtotal: 20-22 hours

Radiography Program Courses

(Class you will take once you have been accepted into the program)

  • DMI 102 Medical Terminology for Radiography 
  • DMI 106 Patient Care and Ethics for Radiographers
  • DMI 108 Radiographic Positioning & Procedures 
  • DMI 110 Radiography Practicum 
  • DMI 112 Principles of X-ray Production, Exposure, and Image Production
  • DMI 115 Pharmacology for Radiographers
  • DMI 118 Radiographic Positioning and Procedures 
  • DMI 120 Radiography Practicum 
  • DMI 128 Radiographic Positioning and Procedures 
  • DMI 130 Radiography Practicum 
  • DMI 212 Radiographic Equipment and Quality Management
  • DMI 220 Radiography Practicum IV
  • DMI 222 Image Analysis
  • DMI 224 Radiation Protection and Biology for Radiographers
  • DMI 226 Radiographic Anatomy & Pathology
  • DMI 228 Seminars in Radiography
  • DMI 230 Radiography Practicum V

Total Credits: 66-68 hours


  • Advanced Imaging in Radiography - Computed Tomography

How to Apply

Radiography is a selective admission program. Enrollment is restricted by the number of clinical facilities associated with the program. The Radiography program at MCC only admits students once a year for fall classes. In addition to MCC’s general admission requirements, candidates applying to the Radiography program must complete the following:

  1. Visit this link to apply for acceptance at MCC (unless currently enrolled).
  2. Send high school transcript and transcripts from any other non-KCTCS college if you have attended another institution.
  3. Review all requirements for applying to MCC's Radiography program.

You MUST view the pre-admission conference video for your application to be reviewed by the committee.

After viewing the video, complete the form to confirm. You will receive an email where you can download and print the official observation form to turn in with your Program Admission Consideration application.

Pre-Admission Conference Video

These scores must be submitted with the application. To schedule the TEAS Exam, call (833) 518-7456 to speak with a PSI representative. Once you schedule the exam, the Madisonville site should be an option for you to choose from. 

If you need assistance, contact DeAnna Garrity at the Assessment Center at 270.824.1701 or

  1. Schedule at least a four-hour observation/work experience in a Radiography department.
    • See below for MCC's Clinical Facilities contact information. 
  2. Take the observation form with you to your observation.
  3. Have the staff technologist fill out your form and sign it.
  4. Make sure you complete the form prior to submitting it with your application.
    • An official college observation form must be used.
  5. Dress business casual.
  6. DO NOT have your cell phone on your person during this time.

Contact the following, to schedule your observation at one of our Clinical Facilities:

    • 900 Hospital Drive, Madisonville, KY 42431
    • Diane Campbell - (270) 824-3442
    • 440 Hopkinsville Street, Greenville, KY 42435
    • Melba Browning, R.T.(R)(ARRT) – (270) 338-8425 
    • 320 W. 18th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
    • Jennifer Deason – (270) 887-8311 ext. 5220
    • 1305 N. Elm Street, Henderson, KY  42420
    • Christa Cole – (270) 827-7150 

The application can be found here: Radiography Program Admission Consideration Form

  1. Complete the application and upload your observation form by May 1st of the year you are applying for.
  2. Submit ACT test scores and TEAS test scores.
  3. Mandatory Pre-Orientation in May.
    • The candidates offered a seat in the Radiography program must attend a MANDATORY pre-orientation on August 12-16, 2024 @ 10:00 am (this meeting could take 4 hours). Failure to attend this meeting will result in you forfeiting your seat in the program and it will be offered to the next alternate on the list.

Length of Program 

The Radiography program is a two-year, 5-semester program that includes 1 summer semester between the student's first and second year of the program.

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 and your educational goal.

Program Mission, Goals, and Effectiveness

Mission Statement 

The mission of the Madisonville Community College Radiography Program is to provide: Clinically competent and educationally prepared Radiographers for the community workforce with an emphasis on quality patient care.

Program Goals

The Radiography Program at Madisonville Community College serves its communities of interest and its students through meeting and maintaining the following goals:


Learning Outcomes:

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


Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will effectively communicate with patients.
  • Students will demonstrate effective presentation skills.
  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will perform non-routine examinations.
  • Students will evaluate images (Ones they didn’t produce).

Program Effectiveness 

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate - number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation.
Year  Results
Year 1 - 2018  11 of 15 - 73% 
Year 2 - 2019  9 of 10 - 90%
Year 3 - 2020 11 of 15 - 73%
Year 4 - 2021  12 of 16 - 75%
Year 5 - 2022 10 of 10 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average  53 of 66 - 80.3%

Job Placement - The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Rate - number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation.
Year Results
Year 1 - 2018  14 of 15 - 93%
Year 2 - 2019  14 of 15 - 93%
Year 3 - 2020  8 of 8 - 100% 
Year 4 - 2021  15 of 15 - 100% 
Year 5 - 2022 10 of 10 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average  61 of 63 - 96.8%

Program Completion - The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 65%. 

Program completion rate - number graduated divided by number started the program.
Year  Results
Year 1 - 2022 10 of 14 
Annual Completion Rate 71.4%

Essential Program Information

Click here for the Academic Calendar.

For information on the MCC admission policies for new and transfer students, please click here.

Enrollment in the Radiography Program may be limited because of available facilities within the community and the college.

Each applicant must submit the following credentials by May 1st in order to be considered for admission by the committee as well as attend a Preadmission Conference:

  1. Completed application for admission to the college.
  2. Official high school or the GED certificate.
  3. Transcripts of all postsecondary education or training.
  4. ACT score report.
  5. A statement verifying at least a four-hour observation/work experience in a Radiology Department must be completed and returned to the program director by May 1st.  (Official college observation form must be used).
  6. Submit program application form online before May 1st.

Preference may be given to applicants who have the following:

  1. ACT composite of 21 or above.
  2. A GPA greater than 2.5 in general education coursework required for the Radiography program.
  3. A cumulative GPA greater than 2.5 or better in 10 hours or more college credit applicable to the Radiography curriculum.
  4. Completion of biological and physical sciences and mathematics courses listed in the Radiography curriculum with a grade of “C” or better.
  5. Registration and or license in allied health or nursing profession.
  6. Active status on the nurse aid registry.

The clinical education received in this program provides the student with necessary clinical background in the manipulation of equipment, the handling of all types of patients, the setting of proper radiographic techniques, image processing and office procedures.  All areas of these basic skills must be mastered before the student can successfully complete the program and be eligible to be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.  All clinical and didactic activities assigned to students to meet program and student outcomes are strictly educational.

Clinical Assignments

The program is comprised of five (5) continuous semesters of classroom/lab and clinical education.  The combination of each of these never exceeds 40 hours per week.  Clinical education centers may be geographically dispersed and students are responsible for transportation to/from their assignments. Each student rotates through all clinical education centers sequentially. Student do not pick their clinical assignment.

  • Students in the program spend 60 hours (5 hours/2 day per week for 8-weeks) in the 1st semester in clinical practice. Clinical hours are scheduled to begin as early as 7am and end by 7pm (1st shift or 2nd shift) on Thursday’s and Friday’s. The starting and ending time depends on the clinical education center and shift assigned by the Clinical Coordinator. The remaining days during the week are spent in class or lab.
  • Students in the 2nd semester spend 180 hours (6.5 hours/2 days per week) in clinical practice.  The starting time may be as early as 6:00am and end as late as 11:00 pm. The remaining days during the week are spent in class or lab.
  • The summer semester is comprised of 180 hours (40 hours / 5 days per week) in clinical practice.  The starting time may be as early as 6:30am and end as late as 11:00pm.  Weekend and midnight shift may be required.
  • During the last two semesters in the program, students will spend 360 hours per semester (24 hours/3 days per week) in clinical practice.  The starting time may be as early as 6:00am and end as late as 11:00pm.  The remaining days during the week are spent in class or lab.

Vacation/Holiday Time

All students have time off between the end of fall semester and the beginning of the spring semester (approximately 2 weeks), one week off between the end of spring semester and the start of summer clinical practice, and approximately seven (7) weeks off between the end of summer semester and the start of the 2nd fall semester. Fall and Spring breaks are one week in length and occur during week nine of the semester.

Holidays observed during semester coursework are: Labor Day, Thanksgiving including the day after, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday (1/2 day), and Memorial Day.

Please Note

Prior to clinical experience, those accepted for admission into the Radiography program must submit:

  • Evidence of (2) MMR vaccinations or documented proof of immunity
  • Evidence of (2) Varicella vaccinations or documented proof of immunity
  • Tdap : Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (1 booster within last 10yrs)
  • Evidence of a TB screen test (annually)
  • Covid Vaccines (Fully Vaccinated)
  • Annual Influenza shot (during flu season Nov. 1 to March 31st)
  • Drug screen and criminal background check annually (purchased through Certified Background)
  • Student must do self-assessment of technical standards
  • Students will receive a Radiography Program Prescreening for Clinical Form during the pre-orientation conference for the radiography program. This is a mandatory meeting that all accepted students must attend or they will forfeit their spot in the program. It will be held in May with date to be determined.

Note: If a student is on the “Do Not Hire” list at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville including Baptist Health Deaconess Medical Group they will not be permitted to accept their spot in the program since Baptist Health Deaconess will NOT permit the student to fulfill their clinical obligation at that facility.

Clinical Sites that Madisonville Community College are affiliated with and where students will fulfill their clinical obligation at are identified below. 

Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville including Baptist Health Deaconess Medical Group
900 Hospital Drive
Madisonville, KY 42431

Jennie Stuart Health
320 W. 18th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Blue Creek South 
10755 Eagle Way 
Hopkinsville, 42240

Jennie Stuart Health Care Services 
320 W. 18th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Deaconess Henderson Hospital
1305 N. Elm Street
Henderson, KY 42420

Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital
440 Hopkinsville Street
Greenville, KY 42435

You must complete a graduation packet at the start of the term in which you will graduate. Graduation packets can be picked up at the admissions office. You must meet with your academic advisor to complete the packet and confirm that you have met all degree requirements. Return the completed graduation packet to the Dean of Student Affairs by the date on the packet (mid-March for Spring term graduation).

All courses specifically state the required objectives, goals, and outcomes of each course, which will lead to all terminal objectives being met and the Program’s mission accomplished.

Program Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of all clinical and program competencies.
  • Successful completion of all DMI coursework with a minimum of “C” in each course.
  • Successful completion of all required general education coursework. The program requires all prerequisite classes required for the AAS degree in Radiography must be passed with a “C” or higher grade.

Hi, my name is Dr. Joy Menser and I graduate from the Radiography Program here in Madisonville. I graduate in 1983 and things were very different back then than they are today. I have always worked in the field of Imaging Science as a Radiographer, Radiation Therapist, and Educator.

In 1999 I decided to go back to school to become a Radiation Therapist. Once I accomplished that goal I determined to continue my education and completed my Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management in 2002. I decided not to stop there and went on to obtain my Master’s degree in Management in 2004 and I received both degrees from Oakland City University in Oakland City, IN.

My teaching career started in 2004 when I was hired at Owensboro Community and Technical College. I then decided to begin the journey of completing my Doctoral degree which I received in 2015 from Western Kentucky University in Higher Education.

As the Program Coordinator I wear many hats, my duties range from teaching in the classroom, making out class schedules, meeting with clinical sites, and keeping up with our program’s accreditation. But my favorite part of all is being with the students and engaging them in their learning experiences.

I love being at Madisonville Community College since my educational journey began here. I feel my journey has been very rewarding and that I have come full circle now that I am back in Madisonville teaching in the very program I received my Radiography education from. I love working with students and watching them become professional Healthcare workers. I also look forward to working with you and watching and guiding you while you fulfill your educational goals. 

  • Tuition, Fees, and Program Costs - click here for more information
  • Books - $3,000.00
  • Scrubs (2 sets) Monogrammed and Lab Coat - $150.00 (Purchased at MadCity Scrub shop)
  • Shoes (1) pair - $70.00
  • Liability Insurance - $55.00 ($11.00 per semester)
  • Cap, Gown, Diploma Cover for Graduation - $50.00
  • Pre-Screening Clinical Vaccinations - Varies
  • Covid vaccine (fully vaccinated)
  • Lead Markers - $40.00
  • ARRT Certification fee - $225.00
  • ASRT Student Membership (required) - $35.00
  • KSRT Student Membership (recommended) - $20.00
  • Kentucky State Licensure-100.00
  • In state Background check - $20.00
  • Drug Screen & Criminal background check annually (estimated) - $101.00
  • National Conference - $1,000.00
  • Membership to National Alumni - $30.00
  • Kettering National Board Review - $219.00
  • CPR BLS for Healthcare Providers - $7.00

The Radiography Program at Madisonville Community College serves its communities of interest and its students through meeting and maintaining the following goals:


Learning Outcomes:

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


Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will effectively communicate with patients.
  • Students will demonstrate effective presentation skills.
  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will perform non-routine examinations.
  • Students will evaluate images (Ones they didn’t produce).

The Radiography program grading scale does not align with the Madisonville Community College general education grading scale.  Below is the grading scale that is used by the Radiography program.

A = 93 - 100

B = 86 - 92

C = 80 - 85

F = 79 or below (program dismissal)

Madisonville Community College accreditation 

Madisonville Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Associate Degree.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Madisonville Community College.  

Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Madisonville Community College Radiography Program 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.

The Madisonville Community College Radiography Program​ is currently accredited for an 8-year award starting January 2018 by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: (312) 704-5300.  

This award can be accessed at

Radiography Program Effectiveness Data


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 Technologists (ARRT) certification examination.
  • In order to work in the State of Kentucky you must obtain a Kentucky State License. This can be obtained by visiting the Kentucky Board of Medical Imaging in Radiologic Technology (KBMIRT) at
    • The radiography program at Madisonville Community College meets the didactic and clinical competency requirements for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification examination and Radiologic Technology credential, which meets the requirements for the state of Kentucky. The College has not determined if the program meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory or the District of Columbia where state licensure is required. However, the ARRT exam scores and/or credentials are accepted by most states for licensure. Students intending to seek employment in a state other than Kentucky are asked to contact the program office so that we can help you determine whether our program meets the requirements of that state.
  • 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 or misdemeanor.
  • The prospective student should contact the Program Director, Dr. Menser, to schedule a meeting and discuss options for possible avenues the student may take to get prior approval.
  • 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 for more information.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System has zero tolerance for illegal discrimination of any kind.  Any student who feels he/she may have been discriminated against or subjected to harassment by students or employees because of their race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, beliefs, political affiliation, veteran status, age, or disability (including denial of a request for an accommodation), has the right to pursue an informal and/or formal discrimination grievance.  The informal student discrimination grievance procedure is described below.  The chief student affairs officer or his/her designee shall be responsible for investigating student discrimination grievances.  If appropriate, this shall be conducted in collaboration with the college human resources director.  Each college shall provide a letter, statement, or poster containing information regarding the KCTCS Student Discrimination Grievance Procedure with the name, address, and phone number of the local chief student affairs officer.  Most difficulties can be resolved by talking to someone.  Therefore, students are encouraged to discuss these problems promptly and candidly with the chief student affairs officer or his/her designee.

  1.  If a student thinks that he/she has been discriminated against, the student shall inform the chief student affairs officer or his/her designee within thirty (30) calendar days of the occurrence of the alleged incident.  The chief student affairs officer or his/her designee shall conduct a preliminary investigation of the discrimination grievance.
  2. The student, chief student affairs officer or his/her designee, and other involved parties shall work informally to negotiate a solution within fourteen (14) calendar days.  The informal student discrimination grievance procedure shall be completed within forty-four (44) calendar days of the occurrence of the alleged incident.
  3. If the grievance is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student through the informal grievance procedure, the student may file a formal appeal according to the KCTCS Code of Conduct.

Radiography Program Complaint Resolution Policy

Students have the right to grieve and/or complain. If they believe that they have been dealt with unfairly, they have the right to express this. They are requested to notify the program director in writing within ten school days of any allegations or complaints. *Students should note timeline*

The program director will investigate the complaint and will answer the complainant within five school days. (Days can be changed by agreement of both parties).

If the complainant is not satisfied with the response, they should notify the Dean of Academic affairs within five school days of the program director’s response. He/She will investigate and respond to the complainant within ten school days. (Days can be changed by agreement of both parties)

NOTE: No Faculty, Program Director, Dean, Vice President or President is permitted to discuss the students’ complaint, clinical experience or academic standing with anyone except the student unless there is a FERPA release form on file signed by the student.

If the complainant is not satisfied with this response and the complaint or grievance alleges that the program is not in compliance with JRCERT Standards, they may notify the accrediting agency at:

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-2901
Phone: 312704-5300

Dropping classes and online withdraw process

All students who need to drop, or withdraw from, a class(es) must submit a request online through their student self-service account – Academic Records tile. Students are responsible for any and all financial delinquencies which result from failure to complete the withdrawal process by the dates established in the Academic Calendar. Students who are enrolled in an online class through a KCTCS college other than MCC are advised to check the Academic Calendar for that campus, as dates may vary.

Before the semester begins, students may drop classes via their student self-service, in person at the Records Office or by emailing the Records Staff from their KCTCS email address. Emails must include student ID# and course details. As of the first day of the semester, students must submit drop requests using their student self-service.

Students who withdraw after the 100% date will receive a 50% refund and a grade of “W” until the last day to withdraw at the 50% rate. Students may continue to withdraw from classes and receive a “W” until the established, last date to drop. However, after mid-term, students must have instructor permission to withdraw. Instructors are notified for permission once the student’s online withdraw request is submitted. Permission will be granted at the instructor’s discretion.

Students who stop attending class and do not officially withdraw, will receive a failing grade.

NOTE: If a student is withdrawing from the Radiography Program they must meet with the Program Director prior to submitting the online withdraw request. Failure to do this will cause a delay in the Program Director approving the withdraw request.

Academic probation, suspension, and dismissal

The faculty and staff at Madisonville Community College are interested in student success and want to provide the necessary assistance to ensure students are afforded such opportunity. The academic probation and suspension systems are based on grade point average (GPA). When students earn a GPA below a 2.0 at the end of a term, they will be notified by the Registrar and Dean of Academic Affairs, respectively.

Academic Probation: A student earning a cumulative GPA below a 2.0 at the end of a term shall be placed on academic probation. Further semesters on academic probation may lead to academic suspension. Students will be encouraged to meet with their advisor and to take advantage of available student support resources. A student shall be removed from academic probation by earning at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Academic Suspension: If a student is placed on academic probation for two consecutive terms and does not earn either a cumulative GPA or a term GPA of at least a 2.0 in the third term, the student shall be academically suspended. Non-enrollment has no effect on probation status. The president (or designee) may grant an exception based upon an individual’s case. A student on academic suspension may not enroll in courses which count toward a KCTCS degree.

Reinstatement: A student who has been academically suspended may be reinstated by the president (or designee) after remaining out of the college for at least one 16-week semester and providing evidence of ability to perform at the level required. A student who has been academically suspended shall, upon reinstatement, be placed on academic probation and be subject to academic suspension if the student has failed to earn a current term GPA of 2.0 during the first term of reinstatement. Upon a second suspension, a student may be reinstated by the president (or designee) after remaining out of the college for at least two 16-week semesters and providing evidence of ability to perform at the level required. 

Radiography involves the provision of direct care for individuals and is characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of radiological technical functions. Therefore, all applicants should possess sufficient:

  • Visual acuity, such as is needed in the accurate preparation and administration of contrast media and for the observation necessary for patient assessment and nursing care;
  • Auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the health team and to assess health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices such as cardiac monitor, stethoscopes, intravenous infusion pumps, fire alarms, etc.;
  • Gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of equipment, positioning and lifting patients required in meeting health needs related to radiologic technology;
  • Communication skills (speech, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the patient’s/client’s interest, and
  • Intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for individuals.

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1. How long is the Radiography Program?

The program itself not including the general education classes required is a 5 semester, 2-year program. That would be Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring.

2. Why do I have to do an observation?

In the past several people would apply to the Radiography program and they had never been in a department or knew what a Radiographer does daily.  This provides the candidate the opportunity to see what they will be doing and what the career field is all about.

3. How do I do my observation in a Radiography department?

It is the student responsibility to get the observation form from Mrs. Tina Seibert and then the student must call area hospitals and request to observe at that facility. Remember to dress business casual and absolutely NO cell phones are allowed in the clinical facility.

4. How long is required for the observation?

You are required to be there at least 4-hours. However, you must see certain exams which are noted on the observation form. So, you may need to stay longer than the 4-hours or schedule for a second day.

5. Where do I get an application at?

On this website there is a link where you go in and fill out your application. Do NOT do this until you have done your observation because you must upload it with the application. 

6. Where will I do my clinical rotations at?

Currently we have 7 clinical sites that students rotate through.

7. Can I pick which clinical facility I want to do my clinicals at?

NO, every site we have has a valid educational purpose. Thus, every student will rotate through every site we have at some point in the program.

8. When do we start clinicals?

The first semester you are in the classroom the first 8 weeks and then after fall break you will be in the classroom Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and go to clinicals Thursdays and Fridays.

9 . What is the course sequence and what classes do I take when? 

1st Year, 1st Semester (Fall) 

  • DMI 102: Medical Terminology For Radiography (1 credit) 

  • DMI 106: Patient Care & Ethics For Radiography (3 credits)

  • DMI 108: Radiographic Positioning And Procedures I (4 credits) 

  • DMI 110: Radiography Practicum I (1 credit) 

1st Year, 2nd Semester (Spring) 

  • DMI 112: Principles of X-ray Production, Exposure & Image Production (3 credits) 

  • DMI 115 Pharmacology for Radiography (2 credits) 

  • DMI 118 Radiographic Positioning and Procedures II (4 credits) 

  • DMI 120 Radiography Practicum II (2 credits) 

1st Year, 3rd Semester (Summer) 

  • DMI 130 Radiography Practicum III (2 credits) 

2nd Year, 4th Semester (Fall)  

  • DMI 128: Radiographic Positioning And Procedures IV (3 Credits) 

  • DMI 212: Radiographic Equipment & Quality Control (3 credits) 

  • DMI 220 Radiography Practicum IV (4 credits) 

  • DMI 222 Image Analysis (2 credits) 

2nd Year 5th Semester (Spring) 

  • DMI 224 Radiation Protection and Biology (2 credits)
  • DMI 226 Radiography Anatomy and Pathology (3 credits) 
  • DMI 228 Seminars in Radiography (3 credits) 
  • DMI 230 Radiography Practicum (4 credits) 

10. What is the distance from the school campus to the clinical sites? 

  • Baptist Health Deaconess,Madisonville, KY (.5 miles) 
  • Baptist Health Deaconess Medical Group, Madisonville, KY (.2 miles) 
  • Jennie Stuart Health Hopkinsville, KY (37 miles) 
    Jennie Stuart Health Care Services, Hopkinsville, KY (41 miles)
  • Jennie Stuart Blue Creek South, Hopkinsville, KY (39 miles) 
  • Deaconess Henderson Hospital, Henderson, KY (39 miles) 
  • Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital Greenville, KY (19 miles) 

11. Where are the classes held at?

All classes and labs are held at the Allied Health Campus at 750 N. Laffoon Street, Madisonville, KY

12. When do classes start?

Our classes, breaks, Holidays are the same as Madisonville Community College schedule. However, the first semester we will have a week-long orientation the week prior to classes starting.

13. What other opportunities are there for me once I graduate and pass my boards?

Once you have completed the program there are several options that you can focus on. As a Radiographer you can work in a Hospital, outpatient clinic, factory (x-raying equipment), Mobile, Doctor’s office, Professional teams that travel, travel Technologist, teach, and various other opportunities. If you decide to continue your education and can then go on to do Radiation Therapy, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, PET scan, MRI, CT and work in Hearth Cath or Specials.

14. Will I be able to work while I am in the program?

We encourage students not to work more than 20 hours a week while in school. The student has great amount of studying to do and it has been the experience of the Program Director that if a student is working more than that they usually struggle with the content and the demand of the program. In order for the student to have the best chance at being successful it is important that the student dedicate a lot of time to the program.    

15. At what point should I start applying for a job in Radiography?

Currently, the demand for Radiographers is extremely high and several recruiters are coming in to meet with our Senior students and asking them to apply for jobs. So, I have been encouraging the Seniors to apply for jobs around February. 


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