Radiography

Additional Information

Step 1: Download Admissions Requirements (MAR) Packet 
Step 2: View Allied Health Information Session (MAR) Presentation

Career Description

This program actively involves students in a variety of educational experiences that give them the tools to become skilled healthcare professionals who use radiation to produce diagnostic images of the human body.

Careers Available

Career positions are available for Radiologic Technologists in all aspects of today’s healthcare system including comprehensive care medical centers, hospitals, outpatient clinics, mobile x-ray companies, urgent care centers, physicians’ offices and industry.

  • $45,000/yr.

Course of Study

Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology and radiobiology. Students must be CPR certified while enrolled in the program. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Strong basic math and reading background, high school human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, health occupation classes and physics.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Strong math and science aptitude, adaptability and flexibility to many situations, ability to work with individuals of various ages, cultural backgrounds and degrees of illness, empathetic and
compassionate with good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team environment as well as independently, good analytical and critical thinking skills, and good technological computer skills.

Accreditation

Forsyth Technical Community College Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Phone (312) 704-5300, or at www.jrcert.org.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Radiography Program, contact Deborah Taylor, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7178 or dtaylor@forsythtech.edu.