The Radiography curriculum prepares you to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. For information about the profession see the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) website and  American Society of Radiologic Technologists website.

Graduates may be employed in hospitals, urgent care centers, clinics, physicians' offices, government agencies, imaging centers, and industry.

Radiography program mission statement

The program supports the mission of the North Carolina Community College System and the mission of Guilford Technical Community College by sharing its commitment to serving the community. The program produces competent entry-level technologists by providing students with a sound education in radiography.

The Program has a programmatic accreditation by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program operates by JRCERT Standards for an accredited educational program in radiography.

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography. The ARRT is the national examination for certification and registration for radiographers. Information about requirements can be found at the ARRT website.

Credentialing Options

Career Opportunities


Frequently Asked Questions

Radiography is a limited enrollment program which means that space is limited, and acceptance into it may be competitive.

Before considering applying to the program, please review the Radiography Essential Functions PDF.

Students interested in applying to this program must follow guidelines on our Limited Entry Programs page.

Please attend one of our information sessions 10:00 – 11:00 am at Sears Applied Technologies Building auditorium (Room 120) on the Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main St., Jamestown, NC 27282.

New sessions will be posted soon.

Lauren Boyles, MHA, RT(R), Clinical Coordinator

Tonya Seawell, BS RT(R),  Instructor

Dr. Donna Wright, EdD, RT(R), FAEIRS

Yes, Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822 Option 3.

There are expenses in addition to tuition. Students need required textbooks, workbooks, notebooks/notetaking materials, and a calculator. For clinical assignment students need a criminal background check, a drug-screen, immunizations, CPR certification, lead markers, nametag and scrubs.

GTCC Enrollment Services will review academic records from other institutions to determine if course(s) meet admissions criteria.  As long as the TEAS version is the same (currently 6.0) then GTCC will accept a TEAS score taken at another institution.

Yes. It is physically demanding. The job involves direct patient care that requires touching and positioning patient’s bodies for X-ray exams along with manipulating equipment.

Yes, sound communication skills are vital in working with patients and various health professionals.

The GTCC Radiography Program is designed to help the student technologist attain the
following goals:

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate professional communication skills.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students use proper oral communication.
  • Students use proper communication during clinical assignments.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate critical thinking.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will evaluate images for quality.
  • Students will utilize problem-solving skills related to the care of patients.

Goal 3: Students will model professionalism.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will participate in professional societies.
  • Students will embody professionalism as it applies to the radiographer.

Goal 4: To demonstrate competence as an entry-level technologist.

Student learning outcomes:

  • Students will correctly perform radiographic examinations.
  • Students will apply knowledge needed for radiographers

2018 GTCC Radiography Program Effectiveness Data

Program Completion Rate
 Year # Students Completed # Students Started % Program Completion
2014 12 18 67%
2015 15 18 83%
2016 11 18 61%
2017 15 18 83%
2018 13 18 72%
5 YEAR TOTAL 66 90 73.3%
Certification Exam Pass Rate (first attempt within 6 months of program completion)
 Year # Students Passed # Students Attempted % Pass
2014 10 12 83%
2015 14 15 93%
2016 11 11 100%
2017 15 15 100%
2018 12* 12* 100%
5 YEAR TOTAL 62 65 95.4%

*(one 2019 graduate did not take the ARRT certification exam by 11/10/2018)


Job Placement Rate (within 12 months of program completion)
 Year # Students Employed # Students Responding % Employed
2014 11 11 100%
2015 12 13 92%
2016 10 11 91%
2017 15 15 100%
2018 5 5 100%
5 YEAR TOTAL 53 58 91.4%

Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences.

Program effectiveness data may be found at  JRCERT.

 The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as:

  1. graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts,
  2. graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation,
  3. graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours,
  4. graduate is on active military duty, and/or graduate is continuing education.

 The Program has a programmatic accreditation by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program operates by JRCERT Standards for an accredited educational program in radiography. In order to pursue allegations of non-compliance communication with the JRCERT is recommended.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(Fax) 312-704-5304