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If you like science and want to work in health care providing an invaluable service to patients, this might be the job for you. You use ionizing radiation, also known as X-rays, for medical imaging of internal structures of the body.
The radiography program offers a comprehensive degree option for the radiography student. The program consists of instruction in specialized courses in radiography. Classroom instruction is closely correlated with guided clinical practice in affiliated health care agencies. The program requires four consecutive semesters and a summer term between first and second year of full-time day commitment with an average weekly involvement of 30 hours. Students are also required to complete one evening clinical rotations sometime during the program and attend a summer term.
Some travel will be required to out-of-town clinical sites in order to provide the student a well-rounded clinical experience. Current clinical affiliates are Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging Center in Elizabethtown, Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, Springview Hospital in Lebanon, Norton Hospital and Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville and Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.
This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
What are my career choices?
Radiographers hold positions in hospitals, medical testing clinics, health clinics, doctors' offices, outpatient medical centers, research laboratories and industrial firms. According to the Mayo Clinic, the starting salary for a radiographer is about $40,000 a year at large hospitals.
What will I study?
Radiography and sciences, such as anatomy and physiology, and general education courses. Radiography courses emphasize physics, patient care, positioning and procedures, technical factors, pathology and radiation protection.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Radiography Program Mission
The mission of the ECTC Radiography program is to provide a high quality radiography education and training to develop a skilled and versatile radiography workforce.
Radiography Program Goals
Goal 1: Students will gain clinical competency in performing radiographic procedures.
|Student Learning Outcomes:||Students will practice radiation protection.
Students will perform accurate positioning skills.
Students will provide appropriate patient care.
Students will determine appropriate imaging factor selection.
Goal 2: Students will develop critical thinking skills.
|Student Learning Outcomes:||Students will apply problem based learning skills to clinical situations.
Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.
Goal 3: Students will demonstrate communication skills.
|Student Learning Outcomes:||Students will use effective oral communication.
Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
Goal 4: Students will demonstrate professional values, ethics, and professional growth.
|Student Learning Outcomes:||Students will prepare a professional development plan.
Students will summarize the importance of professional values and ethics.
Are there any special admissions requirements?
Yes there are, to learn more about the program, download our Radiography Program Brochure, that contains detailed information about the program and actual admission requirements. You might also want to refer to the Online Advising Manual for more information about the program.
Preadmission Conferences: Attendance at a preadmission conference indicates you have neared completion of the general education pre-requisites and wish to be considered as a candidate for admission to the program.