The mission of the Associate of Science in Radiography program is to provide undergraduate students with academic and clinical foundations to competently perform as radiographers that provide quality patient care, actively participate in the profession, possess the ability to specialize in advanced degree programs and/or imaging specialties, and pursue lifelong learning.
Role of the Radiographic Technologist
The Associate of Science degree program in Radiography at South College prepares students to become members of the health care team in a variety of settings. Radiologic Technologists must be sensitive to patients’ physical and psychological needs, pay attention to detail, follow instructions, work as part of a team, and demonstrate mechanical ability and manual dexterity. Radiologic Technologists operate sophisticated equipment to help physicians and surgeons, dentists, and other health practitioners diagnose and treat patients.
Radiologic Technologist Certification
Students successfully completing the Associate of Science degree program in Radiography are eligible to apply for admission to write the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the ARRT examination provides licensure to practice as a registered radiographer. Students convicted of a felony may be excluded from clinical experience and/or taking the certification examination.
Overview of the Radiography Program
The radiography program is designed for students to complete degree requirements in two years. The degree curriculum integrates didactic and clinical instruction with increasing expectations at each level. A combination of courses from the general education core (40 credits) and the radiography major (80 credits) are required. Students must complete a separate application to the Radiography program and secure formal admission to the program.