Radiography, AAS

XRAY.AAS.C26

Two radiography students learning to set up a patient (human patient similator) and operate the xray machine.

Program Overview

The Radiography program is based on a minimum of two years of full-time study which combines classroom theory with clinical experiences. The program is designed to prepare a person to be a competent professional member of the health care team. This degree typically is not designed for transfer.

Program eligibility standards apply; consult a KCC advisor.

Students in health career programs are advised to consult the Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations, section 11.4. This regulation concerns completion of all courses in health career curricula being completed with a grade of C or better.

Additional Program Information

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, a negative drug screen, and current CPR Certification from the American Heart Association (BLS for Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer: adult, child, and infant or AED).

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and also to make application to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)/Division of Nuclear Safety (DNS) for their Illinois state license.

The curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health careers programs will be the Associate in General Studies.

Program Outcomes

Radiography Graduate Outcomes

  1. Image Production and Evaluation - Produce quality diagnostic images for interpretation.
  2. Professional Behavior - Uphold professional behavior while adhering to the radiographer’s practice standards.
  3. Safety - Comply with the principles of radiation protection standards to ensure a safe environment for patient, self, all health professionals, and the public.
  4. Clinical Decision Making - Organize patient radiographic examinations utilizing critical thinking skills to achieve optimal diagnostic images.
  5. Communication - Implement effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills with patients, the public, and members of the health care team.
  6. Managing Care - Integrate concepts and theories to provide patient centered care and assessment in the performance of radiologic procedures.
  7. Collaboration - Collaborate in a dynamic healthcare environment to promote standards of excellence in medical imaging.

Program Eligibility

Program eligibility/application process - Consult this information for steps to apply and enroll in a health program, deadlines, eligibility worksheets, and essential physical capabilities and functions.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

XRAY 1014Introduction to Radiography

4 Credits

XRAY 1033Radiologic Anatomy & Positioning I

3 Credits

XRAY 1042Radiographic Quality

2 Credits

XRAY 1053Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning II

3 Credits

XRAY 1202Clinical Procedures I

2 Credits

XRAY 1222Clinical Procedures II

2 Credits

XRAY 2222Clinical Procedures III

2 Credits

XRAY 1316Clinical I

6 Credits

XRAY 1326Clinical II

6 Credits

XRAY 1333Clinical III

3 Credits

XRAY 1346Clinical IV

6 Credits

XRAY 1356Clinical V

6 Credits

XRAY 2103Advanced Radiologic Technology I

3 Credits

XRAY 2125Advanced Radiologic Technology II

5 Credits

XRAY 2312Survey of Radiographic Pathology

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours:55

General Education

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

BIOL 2654Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:17

These courses are required prior to or during the semester in which they appear in the course sequence: BIOL 2644 and BIOL 2654.

Total Credit Hours: 72

Required Course Sequence

Summer session

XRAY 1014Introduction to Radiography

4 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

Fall semester

XRAY 1033Radiologic Anatomy & Positioning I

3 Credits

XRAY 1202Clinical Procedures I

2 Credits

XRAY 1316Clinical I

6 Credits

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

Spring semester

XRAY 1042Radiographic Quality

2 Credits

XRAY 1053Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning II

3 Credits

XRAY 1222Clinical Procedures II

2 Credits

XRAY 1326Clinical II

6 Credits

BIOL 2654Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

Interim and summer term

XRAY 1333Clinical III

3 Credits

XRAY 2222Clinical Procedures III

2 Credits

XRAY 2312Survey of Radiographic Pathology

2 Credits

Fall semester

XRAY 1346Clinical IV

6 Credits

XRAY 2103Advanced Radiologic Technology I

3 Credits

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Spring semester

XRAY 1356Clinical V

6 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

XRAY 2125Advanced Radiologic Technology II

5 Credits

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