Sep 24, 2022  

Radiography - AAS

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Program Code: AAS.20545

Working under the supervision of a physician, Radiographers (also called Radiologic Technologists) assist in patient care and diagnosis through the use of xray equipment to take images of the internal structures of a patient's body. Radiographers position the patient; provide appropriate patient care; determine and set exposure factors; expose and process the required number of radiographs; prepare and help administer chemical mixtures called contrast media; assist in fluoroscopic examinations; and use radiation protection devices and techniques. Upon successfully completing this program, you are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; ph: 312-704-5300; fx: 312-704- 5304;

Total Semester Credits: 13

Winter First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 6

Total Semester Credits: 12.5

Total Semester Credits: 13.5

Total Semester Credits: 11.5

Total Semester Credits: 13

Total Semester Credits: 14

Total Credits: 83.5


  1. Approximately 18 students will be accepted to begin each fall semester for Radiography courses. After successfully completing the prerequisite qualifications, completing an online validation session, and submitting a “Validation Application for Occupational Programs,” you will be eligible to register. See Validation Procedures  for the required process.
  2. Program qualifications include: (a) high school graduate or GED equivalent; (b) be admitted to Delta College; (c) provide transcripts from high school and all other colleges attended.
  3. Validation requirements: (a) LEVEL 4 READING competency; (b) LEVEL 4 MATH Competency. Math courses are to have been taken within the last five years. (c) Successful completion of each of the prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher. A minimum grade of “B” (3.0) is required for any BIO course accepted for validation.
  4. Other program requirements: (a) Current CPR certification (for the Professional Rescuer) is required for admission to the clinical sequence. CPR currency must be maintained throughout the program. (b) Submit a completed Health Appraisal Form which requires a negative TB test. (c) Submit evidence of Hepatitis B immunization OR signed waiver form provided during orientation. (d) Complete and sign a release form allowing Delta College Public Safety to complete a background check (e) Students will be required to obtain a urine drug screen prior to entering a clinical setting.
  5. If you are anticipating pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree BIO 152W  and BIO 153W  are required for most transfer programs.
  6. Radiography Program courses are offered day and evening hours and must be taken together in the sequence shown. Clinical Education courses are conducted primarily during daytime hours; however, off-shifts (second and weekend shifts) will be assigned to meet course objectives.
  7. You must achieve a “C” (2.0) minimum grade in each Radiography course to be eligible to continue in and graduate from the Program. You must comply with all Radiography Program Progression and Retention Policies (copies available from the Health Programs counselor or program faculty.)
  8. In addition to tuition, fees, and textbook costs, you must purchase uniforms, nametags, and clinic shoes; provide your transportation to clinic settings; pay for meals, parking fees, and any medical treatment that may become necessary.
  9. Any student with a previous or current felony or misdemeanor conviction must inform the Radiography Program Coordinator and/or Radiography counselor of said conviction. Students should be aware that a felony or misdemeanor conviction may constitute grounds for ineligibility to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certifying examination. Students should be aware that the current ARRT application form requests that the following information be reported: Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor; Misdemeanor speeding convictions related to alcohol or drug use; Pleas of guilty; Plea of nolo contendere; Withheld adjudication; Suspended sentence; Military court-martial. Questions may be directed to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, (651) 687-0048, or
  10. Agency contracts with health care institutions may prohibit students with felony or misdemeanors to enter the facility and thus possibly prohibit course completion and progression in the program.
  11. See also “Dual Degrees.”
    1. BIO 152W  and BIO 153W  or BIO 240  and BIO 241  can be taken in place of BIO 140W  
    2. POL 105W  , POL 212W , POL 215W , POL 220W , POL 221W , POL 223W , POL 225W , POL 228W , HIS 221W , HIS 222W  or HIS 237W  can be taken in place of POL 103W  
    3. ENG 112A , ENG 112H , ENG 113  or ENG 211  can be taken in place of ENG 112  
    4. PSY 211W  can be taken in place of PSY 101W  
    5. ENG 111A ; ENG 111B ; ENG 111C ; or ENG 111H  can be taken in place of ENG 111  

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