LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Jan 27, 2022  
LCCC Catalog 2021-2022

Radiography, AAS


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The radiography program offers the student the knowledge and skills for utilizing radiation in the diagnosis of disease under the direction of a physician. Most radiographers work in hospitals, medical clinics, and private medical offices, while some are employed in industrial, sales, governmental, and educational institutions.

The five semester program (which does not include the prerequisite courses) combines academic study with supervised clinical experience. Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree and be eligible to take the national certifying examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Upon passing the examination, a student is certified as a registered radiologic technologist.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182 (www.jrcert.org), through its accreditation of the program in radiography at LCCC, has established a maximum number of students selected each year for the program based on clinical site availability. Most students are employed immediately upon graduation from the program. Bachelor’s and master’s degrees are also available in the field. The program begins a new class each fall.

A student interested in applying for the radiography program may contact the Radiography Program Director, Clinical Coordinator, or the Admissions Office for specific procedures, including placement tests, which must be completed in the early spring for admission to the program in the fall semester. Selection of new students will be completed by early April and is based on a student’s grade point average, prerequisites completed, the date of receipt of application, and other criteria as noted in the program application materials.

Laramie County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political affiliation, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its education programs or activities.

Additional Requirements: Each program has specific admission requirements-see program website for detailed information or meet with a health science academic advisor or faculty mentor for specifics.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Radiography program website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Health Sciences & Wellness pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 

Competencies


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Be technically proficient, being able to consistently produce radiographs of high diagnostic quality, on any given part of the human body. This includes proper positioning techniques and the proper setting of all exposure factors.
  2. Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  3. Demonstrate communication skills.
  4. Consistently employ principals of safety including radiation protection and safety, and electrical safety, to avoid hazards to both patients and themselves.
  5. Consistently exhibit a professional attitude and honor the ARRT Code of Ethics.
  6. Have a high potential for advancement and leadership.
  7. Gain employment as an entry-level radiographer.

Prerequisites


Milestones


  • Students are eligible to apply to the Radiography program upon completion of the courses in this semester.

Semester Total: 16 Credits


First Semester


Choice Points


  • Students may choose to take general education courses prior to entering the program.

Semester Total: 17 Credits


Second Semester


Milestones


  • Students are eligible for clinical education.

Semester Total: 12 Credits


Third Semester


Milestones


  • The Radiography program has classes during the summer semester.

Semester Total: 8 Credits


Fourth Semester


Milestones


  • Students are eligible to apply for a Special License from the Wyoming Board of Radiologic Technologist Examiners upon successful completion of this semester.

Semester Total: 15 Credits


Fifth Semester


Milestones


  • Completion of AAS in Radiography.
  • Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national certification exam, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Semester Total: 14 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 82 Credits


Program Comments

Students planning to apply to the Radiography program should work closely with their Advising Team regarding course sequence options required for completion prior to program application. STRT 1000 is a general education requirement, but is not a prerequisite course requirement prior to program application. Students may apply to the program while enrolled in or completing the last semester of prerequisites. Students should closely review the program application for specific information and requirements prior to applying to the program.

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. Students are required to pass a licensure examination to work as a radiographic technologist.

Most radiographers work in hospitals, medical clinics and private medical offices. Additional information on careers in Radiography is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

Graduates may wish to continue their education with a bachelor degree in Radiologic Sciences, or train in advanced modalities such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, and bone densitometry.

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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