Radiographic Imaging Program
The Radiographic Imaging curriculum includes
general studies, basic courses and technical
courses. The technical component of the curriculum
includes either a traditional classroom or distance
education format as well as campus laboratory
practice and clinical education. The distance
education format is available to qualified students
enrolled at our partner colleges (Northwest State
Community College, Clark State Community College and Urbana University) and
consists of courses that are conveyed via
videoconferencing to all partner colleges that can
arrange concurrent schedules. These courses will
also be archived for those students whose schedules
do not permit synchronous participation. Every
attempt will be made to assign distance education
students to clinical rotations within their geographical
area. Laboratory experiences for the distance education
students will occur every other Friday at the Rhodes State Campus.
The Radiographic Imaging Program provides a
structured approach to the technical skills necessary
to safely administer radiation to patients while
providing physicians with optimal diagnostic
information. The program offers variable completion
options that allow students to graduate as soon as
all class and clinical requirements are met. A
minimum of seven quarters is required for the
Upon successful completion of the program, the
student will be awarded an Associate in Applied
Science degree from Rhodes State College and is
eligible to take the examination in radiography of the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Graduates of the program find employment as
radiographers in a variety of settings including
hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices and mobile
units, as well as numerous specialty fields including
computed tomography, magnetic resonance
imaging, mammography and vascular procedures.
In addition, radiography is considered the foundation
for careers in diagnostic medical sonography
(ultrasound), radiation therapy and nuclear medicine.
Graduates may also qualify for job opportunities
with commercial firms and (once advanced academic
credentials are obtained), may compete for faculty
appointments in radiography education as well as
radiology administration positions.
According to the 2007 Rhodes State graduate survey, 100% of Radiographic Imaging graduates (who returned the survey) either returned to college full time or have been employed with average starting salary of $40,093.
Program Mission Statement
The Radiographic Imaging program exists to provide the student with a stimulating environment in which to achieve educational and personal growth while developing a sense of professionalism combined with the technical and interpersonal skills necessary for success as a radiographic imaging technologist. In addition, the Distance Education format of the Radiographic Imaging Program provides surrounding communities with qualified, professional healthcare specialists.
- GOAL 1: Students who demonstrate competent performance in the clinical setting.
- GOAL 2: Students who communicate and function effectively as members of the healthcare team.
- GOAL 3: Students who possess problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- GOAL 4: To facilitate development of ethical standards and professional skills.
- GOAL 5: Meet community healthcare needs by graduating skilled entry-level radiographers.
The Radiographic Imaging Program is accredited by the: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The program has held this accreditation status since inception in 1976.
Notice to Prospective or Current Radiographic Imaging Students
You are at risk if you have been convicted of a prior felony and/or some misdemeanors. You may not be able to participate in clinical education experiences at some hospitals or other clinical sites thereby preventing you from completing the program. A criminal record may also prevent you from obtaining a license or certificate in your chosen healthcare profession.
In addition to the general admission requirements for all students, the following specific requirements
have been established for Radiographic Imaging
- ACT composite score of 21 or higher; individual
test scores of 25 or higher in mathematics,20 or higher in
natural science; 18 or higher in English and
Social Science or other appropriate test scores/
developmental coursework. (See 1a under “Acceptance into an Allied Health Major” on page 47).
- A minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) for any previous college course work at the time of selection and matriculation.
Requirements 3, 4 and 5 are mandatory prior to clinical experiences.
- Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation
qualification in one of the following:
Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider
(CPR & AED) from American Heart Association; CPR/AED for the Professional
Rescuer or Adult, Infant and Child CPR or Adult CPR/AED plus Child CPR and Infant CPR from American Red Cross; Professional level CPR/
AED from American Safety & Health Institute
- Satisfactory physical examination results from a
physician to include specified laboratory tests
and immunizations. Students are not permitted
to attend clinical education until this requirement
has been satisfied. The Radiographic Imaging
Program also has technical standards of which
all students must be capable. These standards
specify skills necessary to participate in learning
activities and professional practice.
Applicants who do not meet academic requirements
may plan a program of study under the guidance of
the Academic Advisor for Allied Health to prepare
for possible admission to the program.
Admission to this program is limited; therefore, it is advisable to submit application materials as soon as possible.
- To meet the requirements of our clinical affiliates, both a criminal background check and a drug screen are mandatory prior
to clinical experiences for all RAD students. Anyone with a prior felony and/or some misdemeanors is at risk. Refer to the
Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening paragraph of the Division of Allied Health section in the current catalog for details.
For More Information, Contact:
Radiographic Technology Coordinator
Northwest Ohio Allied Health Education Consortium