Radiography [A45700]


The Radiography program is offered through a collaborative agreement with Pitt Community College in Greenville. The agreement allows students to take general and related courses at RCCC and major courses at Pitt, where the associate in applied science degree is earned. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings, including Roanoke-Chowan Hospital. Completion of courses at RCCC does not guarantee admission into Pitt’s Radiography program. A limited number of students are admitted each fall to the program, and selections are made by an admission’s committee at Pitt. Selections are based upon ranking of all applicants who have successfully completed related courses and met Pitt’s admission’s requirements, including an interview with the Radiography Chairperson. The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled 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 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.