2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Radiography (AAS) A45700

The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body.

Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology.

Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

The student is responsible for making sure requirements have been met and that all materials have been received by the Admissions Office before the program deadline. All communication regarding admissions/selection status will be sent via CCC student email. Student email is the official and preferred form of communication at CCC.

Admission and Selection Criteria

Admission to Radiography is competitive among qualified applicants according to established criteria. There is a limited application period and exact admissions evaluation criteria are revised and updated annually. All Allied Health applicants are required to attend an annual Allied Health information session in order to declare an Allied Health program of study. Allied Health information session schedules are available in Student Services at 704.669.4081 or online at http://www.clevelandcc.edu/allied-health-students.php.

An admissions and selection rubric will be used to determine acceptance to the Radiography program. Students not selected to the program may reapply for the next year by attending another Allied Health Information session. All applications for admission must be updated annually. If one has applied previously, he or she must initiate the process again, including the PSB aptitude exam retesting.

CCC has established admissions and selection procedures to ensure students are admitted and selected in a consistent and equitable manner. The admissions and selection rubric is only intended to provide students with a checklist assisting in identifying program eligibility requirements, while outlining the admissions/selection process. This rubric is for student use only and does not serve as the official record of calculated points. Completion of these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program.

For the most current admission and selection rubric, please visit the College website at www.clevelandcc.edu.

Admissions criteria to be completed prior to program deadline (Step 1 of Admission and Selection Rubric):

  • Current application for admission: All Radiography applicants must attend an Allied Health Information session prior to being considered for admission and declaring Radiography as their program of study
  • Official high school transcript or GED
  • Official college transcript(s) if you intend to earn transferable credit
  • MAT 070 or DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050 satisfactory completion or exemption (per transcript)
  • ENG 095 or DRE 098 satisfactory completion or exemption (per transcript)
  • ACA 115 or ACA 122 Grade C or higher or completion of another approved college success course (exempt for previously earned degree)
  • CTS 060 satisfactory completion or exemption (per transcript)

Selection Process

  • All general admission requirements must be met.
  • If notified by the Admissions Office, eligible applicants report for the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Examination. There is a fee for the aptitude exam.
  • Conditional acceptance for admission is based on the selection criteria established on the Radiography Admissions & Selection Rubric. Notification of conditional acceptance, along with the health examination forms will be provided.
  • If indicated, an interview/program group information session will be scheduled.

Post-Acceptance Process

  • Notification of final acceptance will be sent by the Admissions Office after successful completion of all orientation requirements, and favorable results of physical examinations. (Orientation requirements include clinical site visitations; successful completion of task form; and signing off on Radiography Student Handbook after review of procedures and policies.)
  • All students accepted into the Radiography program must acquire a criminal background check and drug testing with the designated third party vendor. Accepted students will be notified with information concerning the third party vendor. Criminal background checks and drug testing are required by the clinical facilities, who determine all clinical participation.
  • All students accepted into the Radiography program are required to have malpractice insurance.
  • All students must provide proof of health care providers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HCP-CPR) certification on the first day of class, fall semester.
  • Persons admitted to the Radiography program are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) Examination upon successful program completion.

Course and Hour Requirements

Students are not allowed to enroll in the RAD courses until formally accepted into the program. Please see admission requirements.

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
RAD 110Rad Intro & Patient Care
2
3
0

3

RAD 111RAD Procedures I
3
3
0

4

RAD 112RAD Procedures II
3
3
0

4

RAD 121Radiographic Imaging I
2
3
0

3

RAD 122Radiographic Imaging II
1
3
0

2

RAD 131Radiographic Physics I
1
3
0

2

RAD 151RAD Clinical Ed I
0
0
6

2

RAD 161RAD Clinical Ed II
0
0
15

5

RAD 171RAD Clinical Ed III
0
0
12

4

RAD 211RAD Procedures III
2
3
0

3

RAD 231Radiographic Physics II
1
3
0

2

RAD 241Radiobiology Protection
2
0
0

2

RAD 245Image Analysis
1
3
0

2

RAD 251RAD Clinical Ed IV
0
0
21

7

RAD 261RAD Clinical Ed V
0
0
21

7

RAD 271Radiography Capstone
0
3
0

1

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
BIO 163Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
2

5

or

BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology II
3
3

4

(BIO 169: BIO 168, Anatomy & Physiology I is a prerequisite to BIO 169)

Total Major Hours: 57–58

General Education Courses

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

or

COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

 

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

ART 114Art History Survey I
3
0

3

ART 115Art History Survey II
3
0

3

DRA 111Theatre Appreciation
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 170The Holocaust
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

REL 110World Religions
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

REL 221Religion in America
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

(MAT 143 or higher)

Other Required Courses:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

Total General Education Hours: 18

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 75-76

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
BIO 163Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
2

5

or

BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology II
3
3

4

 

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

RAD 110Rad Intro & Patient Care
2
3
0

3

RAD 111RAD Procedures I
3
3
0

4

RAD 151RAD Clinical Ed I
0
0
6

2

Total Credit Hours:
11-12
8-9
6
16-17

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

RAD 112RAD Procedures II
3
3
0

4

RAD 121Radiographic Imaging I
2
3
0

3

RAD 161RAD Clinical Ed II
0
0
15

5

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
10
8
15
18

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
RAD 122Radiographic Imaging II
1
3
0

2

RAD 131Radiographic Physics I
1
3
0

2

RAD 171RAD Clinical Ed III
0
0
12

4

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
4
8
12
11

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
RAD 211RAD Procedures III
2
3
0

3

RAD 231Radiographic Physics II
1
3
0

2

RAD 241Radiobiology Protection
2
0
0

2

RAD 251RAD Clinical Ed IV
0
0
21

7

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
8
6
21
17

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
RAD 245Image Analysis
1
3
0

2

RAD 261RAD Clinical Ed V
0
0
21

7

RAD 271Radiography Capstone
0
3
0

1

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
4
6
21
13

*See Course and Hour Requirements

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 75-76