The Radiography Department curriculum combines science, general education, and professional courses conducted on the college's Bethlehem Campus with extensive clinical education performed at area hospitals. Students learn with state-of-the-art imaging technology in the two radiographic rooms in the Wogenrich Lab, allowing them to practice their skills in structured and competency-based education.
The courses in the curriculum are designed to build sequentially upon the knowledge learned in previous courses. Therefore, all required courses must be taken in sequence, and all prerequisites must be met prior to registration. Minimum admission requirements include high school biology and specified math courses with an overall GPA of 2.5 or better. Applicants should meet with an academic advisor to discuss these and other eligibility requirements. Clinical education at affiliated hospitals is scheduled during both summer sessions at the end of the first year, for 40 hours per week. Graduates of the program will be able to use knowledge of anatomy, positioning, and radiographic techniques to accurately show anatomical structures on a radiograph. They also learn to anticipate patient needs and provide appropriate patient education while exercising good judgment in all aspects of their work.
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Your Career in Radiography
Radiographers are important members of the diagnostic health care team and are responsible for producing high quality medical images that assist medical specialists and doctors to diagnose or monitor a patient's injury or illness. There is significant patient contact and a radiographer plays an important part in improving patient outcomes and experiences.
Graduates of the program can expect to find jobs as radiographers (R), administrators, bone densitometrists (BD), interventional technologists (IR), computed tomography technologists (CT), instructors, mammographers (M), magnetic resonance technologists (MR), quality management [quality assurance/quality control] specialists (QM), sales representative, and with additional education, sonographers (RDMS), nuclear medicine technologists, (N), radiation therapists (T), or health physicists.
Radiography Career Paths
- Radiographer (R)
- Bone Densitometrist (BD)
- Interventional Technologist (IR)
- Computed Tomography Technologist (CT)
- Health Physicist
- Mammographer (M)
- Magnetic Resonance Technologist (MR)
- Nuclear Medicine Technologist (N)
- Quality Management [Quality Assurance/Quality Control] (QM)
- Radiation Therapist (T)
- Sales Representative, Sonographer (RDMS)
Degrees We Offer
- Associate in Applied Science | 2 years