Radiography

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 https://www.arrt.org/about-the-profession/learn-about-the-profession and  https://www.asrt.org/.

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 https://www.jrcert.org/students/what-is-accreditation/.

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. For more information review https://www.arrt.org/earn-arrt-credentials/requirements.

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Radiography

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

Please attend one of our information sessions:

DATES:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019

TIME:

10:00 – 11:30 AM

 LOCATION:

Sears Applied Technologies Auditorium, Room 120
GTCC Jamestown Campus
601 East Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282

Lauren Boyles, M.H.A., R.T. (R), Clinical Coordinator

Rene Parrish, M.H.A., R.T. (R),  Director

Tonya Seawell, B.S. R.T. (R),  Instructor

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. Select 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.

Program Goals/Student Learning Outcomes:

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

 

 

Program Effectiveness Data:

Program completion rate:
2014: 12 out of 18 students completed = 67%
2015: 15 out of 18 students completed = 83%
2016: 11 out of 18 students completed = 61%
2017: 15 out of 18 students completed = 83%
2018: 13 out of 18 students completed = 72%
(5 yr., 2014-2018: 66 out of 90 = 73%)

Certification exam pass rate (first attempt):
2014: 10 out of 12 students passed on the first attempt = 83%
2015: 14 out of 15 students passed on the first attempt = 93%
2016: 11 out of 11 students passed on the first attempt = 100%
2017: 15 out of 15 students passed on the first attempt = 100%
2018: 12 out of 12 students passed on the first attempt =100% (one graduate did not take the ARRT certification exam by 11/10/2018)
(5 yr., 2014-2018: 62 out of 65 = 95% (one graduate had not taken the ARRT exam by 11/10/18 & was taken out of the total graduate number))

 

Job placement rate:

2013: 10 out of 11 graduates actively sought employment = 91%,
2014: 11 out of 11 graduates actively sought employment = 100%
2015: 12 out of 13 graduates actively sought employment = 92%
2016: 10 out of 11 graduates actively sought employment = 91%
2017: 15 out of 15 graduates actively sought employment = 100%
2018 (will be posted in May 2019)
(5 yr., 2013-2017 58 out of 61 = 95%)

There are no five-year average statistics yet available as the program has data on four years of graduates.

 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 the JRCERT URL www.jrcert.org

 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
312.704.5300
(Fax) 312.704.5304
www.jrcert.org