Radiography, Associate in Applied Science

College(s):

Malcolm X

Program Code: 0246

Program Requirements

For students enrolling Fall 2022 or earlier

Program Prerequisites
General Education Math
Introduction to Anatomy And Physiology 1
Health Career Studies 2
General Education Coursework
ENGLISH 101Composition3
PHYSICS 131Mechanics And Power (or higher)3
PSYCH 201General Psychology3
SPANISH 191Survival Spanish Nursing (HD) 33
Required Program Core
RADIOGR 101Intro To Radiation Sciences2
RADIOGR 102Attitudes In Patient Care2
RADIOGR 105Imaging Physics4
RADIOGR 115Basic Prins Of Image Produc3
RADIOGR 124Intro To Patient Care2
RADIOGR 128Image Evaluation1
RADIOGR 131Radiographic Procedures I2
RADIOGR 140Intro To Clinical Education3
RADIOGR 141Radiography Clinical Education I3
RADIOGR 200Pathology4
RADIOGR 202Radiology Management1
RADIOGR 205Applied Radiographic Techniques3
RADIOGR 206Imaging2
RADIOGR 208Radiobiology3
RADIOGR 232Radiographic Procedures II4
RADIOGR 233Radiographic Procedures III4
RADIOGR 234Special Radiographic Procedure2
RADIOGR 242Radiography Clinical Ed II4
RADIOGR 243Radiography Clinical Education III4
RADIOGR 244Radiography Clinical Education IV4
Total Hours69
1

BIOLOGY 226 Human Structure and Function I and BIOLOGY 227 Human Structure and Function II may substitute

2

BIOLOGY 120 Terminology For Medical Careers may substitute

3

Or other HD general education course

For students enrolling Spring 2023 or later

Program Prerequisites
General Education Math (or higher Mathematics course)
Introduction to Anatomy And Physiology 1
Health Career Studies 2
General Education Coursework
ENGLISH 101Composition3
PHYSICS 131Mechanics And Power (or higher)3
PSYCH 201General Psychology3
SPANISH 193Spanish for Radiography 33
Required Program Core
RADIOGR 101Intro To Radiation Sciences2
RADIOGR 102Attitudes In Patient Care2
RADIOGR 105Imaging Physics4
RADIOGR 115Basic Prins Of Image Produc3
RADIOGR 124Intro To Patient Care2
RADIOGR 128Image Evaluation1
RADIOGR 131Radiographic Procedures I2
RADIOGR 140Intro To Clinical Education3
RADIOGR 141Radiography Clinical Education I3
RADIOGR 200Pathology4
RADIOGR 202Radiology Management1
RADIOGR 205Applied Radiographic Techniques3
RADIOGR 206Imaging2
RADIOGR 208Radiobiology3
RADIOGR 232Radiographic Procedures II4
RADIOGR 233Radiographic Procedures III4
RADIOGR 234Special Radiographic Procedure2
RADIOGR 242Radiography Clinical Ed II4
RADIOGR 243Radiography Clinical Education III4
RADIOGR 244Radiography Clinical Education IV4
Total Hours69
1

BIOLOGY 226 Human Structure and Function I and BIOLOGY 227 Human Structure and Function II may substitute

2

BIOLOGY 120 Terminology For Medical Careers may substitute

3

Or other HD general education course

At least one course must meet the Human Diversity (HD) requirement 

 

Pathway

This is an example course sequence for students interested in earning a degree in Radiography. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Radiography.

Upon completion of the program of study, graduates become eligible to take the national certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). In addition, graduates may apply for a license from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency/Division of Nuclear Safety.

Prospective students must apply for admission into the Radiography program.

Pathway for Students starting Fall 2022 or earlier:

 

FALL COHORT - Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Fall
RADIOGR 101 Intro To Radiation Sciences 2
RADIOGR 102 Attitudes In Patient Care 2
RADIOGR 115 Basic Prins Of Image Produc 3
RADIOGR 124 Intro To Patient Care 2
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
 Hours12
Semester 2
Spring
RADIOGR 105 Imaging Physics 4
RADIOGR 128 Image Evaluation 1
RADIOGR 131 Radiographic Procedures I 2
RADIOGR 140 Intro To Clinical Education 3
PHYSICS 131 Mechanics And Power 1 3
 Hours13
Semester 3
Summer
RADIOGR 141 Radiography Clinical Education I 3
RADIOGR 232 Radiographic Procedures II 4
 Hours7
Semester 4
Fall
RADIOGR 205 Applied Radiographic Techniques 3
RADIOGR 208 Radiobiology 3
RADIOGR 233 Radiographic Procedures III 4
RADIOGR 242 Radiography Clinical Ed II 4
PSYCH 201 General Psychology 1 3
 Hours17
Semester 5
Spring
RADIOGR 200 Pathology 4
RADIOGR 206 Imaging 2
RADIOGR 234 Special Radiographic Procedure 2
RADIOGR 243 Radiography Clinical Education III 4
SPANISH 191 Survival Spanish Nursing (HD) 3
 Hours15
Semester 6
Summer
RADIOGR 202 Radiology Management 1
RADIOGR 244 Radiography Clinical Education IV 4
 Hours5
 Total Hours69
1

General Education Requirement

SPRING COHORT - Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Spring
RADIOGR 101 Intro To Radiation Sciences 2
RADIOGR 102 Attitudes In Patient Care 2
RADIOGR 115 Basic Prins Of Image Produc 3
RADIOGR 124 Intro To Patient Care 2
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
 Hours12
Semester 2
Summer
RADIOGR 131 Radiographic Procedures I 2
RADIOGR 140 Intro To Clinical Education 3
 Hours5
Semester 3
Fall
RADIOGR 105 Imaging Physics 4
RADIOGR 128 Image Evaluation 1
RADIOGR 141 Radiography Clinical Education I 3
RADIOGR 232 Radiographic Procedures II 4
PHYSICS 131 Mechanics And Power (or higher) 1 3
 Hours15
Semester 4
Spring
RADIOGR 205 Applied Radiographic Techniques 3
RADIOGR 208 Radiobiology 3
RADIOGR 233 Radiographic Procedures III 4
RADIOGR 242 Radiography Clinical Ed II 4
PSYCH 201 General Psychology 1 3
 Hours17
Semester 5
Summer
RADIOGR 200 Pathology 4
RADIOGR 243 Radiography Clinical Education III 4
 Hours8
Semester 6
Fall
RADIOGR 202 Radiology Management 1
RADIOGR 206 Imaging 2
RADIOGR 234 Special Radiographic Procedure 2
RADIOGR 244 Radiography Clinical Education IV 4
SPANISH 191 Survival Spanish Nursing (HD) 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours69
1

General Education Requirement

Pathway for Students starting Spring 2023 forward:

FALL COHORT - Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Fall
RADIOGR 101 Intro To Radiation Sciences 2
RADIOGR 102 Attitudes In Patient Care 2
RADIOGR 115 Basic Prins Of Image Produc 3
RADIOGR 124 Intro To Patient Care 2
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
 Hours12
Semester 2
Spring
RADIOGR 105 Imaging Physics 4
RADIOGR 128 Image Evaluation 1
RADIOGR 131 Radiographic Procedures I 2
RADIOGR 140 Intro To Clinical Education 3
PHYSICS 131 Mechanics And Power 1 3
 Hours13
Semester 3
Summer
RADIOGR 141 Radiography Clinical Education I 3
RADIOGR 232 Radiographic Procedures II 4
 Hours7
Semester 4
Fall
RADIOGR 205 Applied Radiographic Techniques 3
RADIOGR 208 Radiobiology 3
RADIOGR 233 Radiographic Procedures III 4
RADIOGR 242 Radiography Clinical Ed II 4
PSYCH 201 General Psychology 1 3
 Hours17
Semester 5
Spring
RADIOGR 200 Pathology 4
RADIOGR 206 Imaging 2
RADIOGR 234 Special Radiographic Procedure 2
RADIOGR 243 Radiography Clinical Education III 4
SPANISH 193 Spanish for Radiography (HD) 3
 Hours15
Semester 6
Summer
RADIOGR 202 Radiology Management 1
RADIOGR 244 Radiography Clinical Education IV 4
 Hours5
 Total Hours69
1

General Education Requirement

SPRING COHORT - Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Spring
RADIOGR 101 Intro To Radiation Sciences 2
RADIOGR 102 Attitudes In Patient Care 2
RADIOGR 115 Basic Prins Of Image Produc 3
RADIOGR 124 Intro To Patient Care 2
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
 Hours12
Semester 2
Summer
RADIOGR 131 Radiographic Procedures I 2
RADIOGR 140 Intro To Clinical Education 3
 Hours5
Semester 3
Fall
RADIOGR 105 Imaging Physics 4
RADIOGR 128 Image Evaluation 1
RADIOGR 141 Radiography Clinical Education I 3
RADIOGR 232 Radiographic Procedures II 4
PHYSICS 131 Mechanics And Power (or higher) 1 3
 Hours15
Semester 4
Spring
RADIOGR 205 Applied Radiographic Techniques 3
RADIOGR 208 Radiobiology 3
RADIOGR 233 Radiographic Procedures III 4
RADIOGR 242 Radiography Clinical Ed II 4
PSYCH 201 General Psychology 1 3
 Hours17
Semester 5
Summer
RADIOGR 200 Pathology 4
RADIOGR 243 Radiography Clinical Education III 4
 Hours8
Semester 6
Fall
RADIOGR 202 Radiology Management 1
RADIOGR 206 Imaging 2
RADIOGR 234 Special Radiographic Procedure 2
RADIOGR 244 Radiography Clinical Education IV 4
SPANISH 193 Spanish for Radiography (HD) 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours69
1

General Education Requirement

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Program Admission Requirements

The program is very competitive, and having the minimum requirements does not indicate that you will be accepted into the program. Students having less than minimum requirements will not be considered. In order to enter the program students must:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Grade of “C” or better in:
    MATH 118General Education Math (or higher Mathematics course)4
    BIOLOGY 116Introduction to Anatomy And Physiology 14
    HEAPRO 102Health Career Studies 23
1

BIOLOGY 226 Human Structure and Function I and BIOLOGY 227 Human Structure and Function II may substitute

2

BIOLOGY 120 Terminology For Medical Careers may substitute

  • Official college transcripts
  • 2.7 College GPA
  • Complete the application packet
  • For application details, please visit the Radiography page on www.ccc.edu

Students that meet all of the minimum admission requirements listed above will be scheduled for an interview with the program director. Students that complete this interview will be considered for admission to the program. Please note that admission is highly competitive and that not all students who are interviewed will be admitted. Students are advised to prepare for the interview, to arrive early, and to dress appropriately for a professional interview. Students are also advised to carefully prepare their application, giving special attention to content and format.

Background Check

Students entering most healthcare professions programs will be required to present documentation of health history and vaccination status, to undergo annual tuberculosis screening, to submit to a background check, to submit to initial and random drug screening, and to undergo fingerprinting prior to licensing with the state of Illinois. Students should consult with an advisor if any of these requirements are a concern.

Physical Requirements Needed for Successful Performance in the Clinical Area         

A person working in the field as a radiographer may be required to perform many extraneous and laborious tasks. Patient care in the clinical area requires excellent communication and language skills. 
 
Therefore all students must be able to:      

  • Stand on their feet for approximately 8 hours.     

  • Push and/or pull patients with weights that may exceed 200 lbs.     

  • Communicate in English well enough so that you can be understood by others, and others can understand you.     

  • Execute both hand and pedal dexterity.     

  • Give directions and respond to patient requests.     

  • Operate portable equipment.    

  • Visually critique a film.     

  • Exhibit good hearing ability and is able to exercise good body mechanics.     

  • Lift and carry various accessory equipment.    
     

For more information on admissions and the application process, visit the Radiography program webpage.

Careers

This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

Job Description

Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technologists and technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$48,030
Median 50th Percentile$65,779
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$96,920

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$23
Median 50th Percentile$32
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$47

Annual Job Openings

195 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less0.00%
A certificate16.52%
Some college0.00%
An Associate degree72.85%
A Bachelor's degree10.63%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

10.63% continue their education beyond an associate degree

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