Radiography students taking x-ray

Radiography

Inforgraph on Radiography: 2015 starting pay $34,433 per year; 2015 median pay $51,405 per year; 2015 employment in KY 4,029.

What is Radiography?

This program prepares the you to become a radiographer. The radiographer is prepared to administer ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes. Emphasis is on radiation protection and quality patient care. The curriculum is comprised of specialized courses in radiography with concentrated study in the basic sciences, mathematics and general education.

Classroom instruction is closely correlated with guided clinical practice in affiliated health care facilities. The program requires four consecutive semesters and one summer commitment with an average weekly involvement of 30 – 40 hours.

What are my career choices?

The radiographer plays an important role on the medical team as a technical assistant to the radiologist, a physician who has specialized in the use of xrays for diagnosis and treatment. A registered radiographer is qualified to work in hospitals, physician’s offices, clinics, public health projects, industrial medical clinics, veterans’ and military hospitals. As a skilled radiographer, you would assist the radiologist in examining for broken bones, ulcers, tumors, diseases or malfunction of various organs. The radiographer adjusts xray equipment to the correct setting for specific examinations, puts the patient into the correct position, makes the required exposure, processes the radiograph and provides patient care.

What are my degree options?

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Radiography (72-73 credit hours)

For overview of program, see the Program Brochure.
For course description for advising, see the Class Listings Sheet.
For specific course requirements, see the KCTCS Course Catalog.
For program cost, see the estimate worksheet.

Admission Requirements

The SKYCTC Radiography Program has specific requirements that must be completed prior to acceptance into the program; please see the program information link below.  If you are interested in the program you must view the RAD (Radiography Advisement Documentation) Orientation which overviews the program. After viewing the Orientation, you will need to fill out the Viewing Verification Form and return it to the address listed.  Once those pre-requisites are fulfilled, you may send in your Application for Admission.

Length of Program

The program consists of five consecutive semesters, with completion occurring in May, two years following entrance into the program.

JRCERT Accredited Program Effectiveness

The Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Resources

For additional information concerning radiography careers, pay scale and scholarships, visit these sites.

For more information

  • Lori Slaughter, Professor - (270) 901-1081
  • Josh Bradfor, Instructor - (270) 901-1099

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.