Radiography

Curriculum Description

The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body.

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.

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. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, government agencies and industry.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A45700
NC CIP: 51.0911
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
RAD 110 Rad Intro & Patient Care Requisite 2 3 0 3
RAD 111 RAD Procedures I Requisite 3 3 0 4
RAD 151 RAD Clinical ED I Requisite 0 0 6 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 163
OR
Basic Anat & Physiology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 4 2 0 5
BIO 168
AND
Anatomy and Physiology I REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (3) (3) (0) (4)
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (3) (3) (0) (4)
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 6
Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 2 2 0 3
RAD 112 RAD Procedures II Requisite 3 3 0 4
RAD 121 Image Production I Requisite 2 3 0 3
RAD 161 RAD Clinical ED II Requisite 0 0 15 5
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 15
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
RAD 122 Image Production II Requisite 1 3 0 2
RAD 141 Radiation Safety Requisite 2 0 0 2
RAD 171 RAD Clinical Ed III Requisite 0 0 9 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Writing/Research in the Disc Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 9
Credit Hours: 13

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
RAD 211 RAD Procedures III Requisite 2 3 0 3
RAD 231 Image Production III Requisite 1 3 0 2
RAD 251 RAD Clinical Ed IV Requisite 0 0 21 7
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 21
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
RAD 261 RAD Clinical Ed V Requisite 0 0 21 7
RAD 271 Radiography Capstone Requisite 2 3 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 2
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 21
Credit Hours: 10

Total Credit Hours: 70

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, ENG 231, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240 or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning additional electives.

** Hours will vary depending on course selection.

Additional admission requirements:

  1. Completion of high school or college credits in biology and algebra.
  2. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (American Heart Association- Healthcare Provider.)
  3. Completion of program orientation requirements.
  4. Grade of C or better in all required related courses is mandatory for admission and progression into radiography.
  5. Grade of 78 or better in all RAD courses is mandatory for progression in radiography.
  6. Completion of the Forsyth Tech Student Medical Form turned in on or before the

      designated due date. 

Program Information
This program has limited enrollment. Students are chosen by a selective admissions process based on grades earned in required related courses (i.e., Biology, English, Psychology, etc.) and completion of any training such as certified nurse assistant (CNA I or CNA II), emergency medical technician (EMT), paramedic or any diploma or degree in a health or non-health field. The Admissions Office can provide additional information on the selection process.

A grade of D, F, or any withdrawal in any required science course or prerequisite course while enrolled in the program will result in dismissal from the curriculum. Readmission may be possible but requires reapplying and approval by the college and may be on a space available basis.

Radiography is considered to be a safe profession in terms of radiation exposure; however, special limits have been established for occupationally exposed declared pregnant women to ensure that the probability of birth defects is negligible. A copy of the program’s pregnancy policy is included in the Radiography Program Student Handbook and is available upon request.

The mission of the Radiography Program at Forsyth Technical Community College is to actively involve the students in a learning process through diverse educational experiences that include classroom, laboratory, and clinical education and to develop professionals who possess the qualifications necessary to perform the entry-level skills that will enable them to meet the healthcare community needs.

The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education for Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). For additional information go to www.jrcert.org.

Criminal Background Checks/Drug Screening
Clinical agencies require criminal background checks and/or drug screening for students assigned to their facility for clinical education.  In addition, national and/or state registry and/or licensure boards may prohibit eligibility for registry or licensure based on criminal background records.  Please refer to the Health Technologies section on
www.forsythtech.edu.

 

A45700