Associate of Applied Science: Radiography

Occupational Major

Department of Professional Studies: Allied Health & Nursing
Lower Bucks Campus • Phone (267) 685-4821
Curriculum Code No. 2202

The associate degree of applied science in radiography prepares the graduate entering the profession of radiography. The degree provides the student with a variety of sound clinical experiences in which the student develops competency in skills, and personal and professional growth in the discipline.

This degree program prepares the student both educationally and clinically to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination for credentialing and registration and to seek employment as a radiologic technologist.

Graduates of this program are able to:

  • function as competent, entry-level professionals that meet the medical imaging needs of the surrounding community;
  • demonstrate appropriate, professional communication skills;
  • develop and practice effective problem solving skills and critical thinking skills; and
  • conduct him/herself in a professional manner.

Admission Procedures

Radiography program information

Degree Course Requirements*

Course Credits
RADI100
Introduction to Radiography A
3
RADI105
Radiographic Procedures I B
3
RADI110
Image Production and Evaluation B
3
RADI115
Radiation Physics B
3
RADI120
Clinical Experience I B
2
RADI125
Radiographic Procedures II B
3
RADI130
Radiation Protection and Biology B
3
RADI135
Advanced Imaging I B,9
3
RADI140
Clinical Experience II B
2
RADI200
Clinical Experience III B
3
RADI205
Radiographic Procedures III B
3
RADI210
Advanced Imaging II B
3
RADI215
Clinical Experience IV B
3
RADI220
Registry Review B
2
RADI225
Pathology B
2
RADI230
Quality Assurance B
2
RADI235
Clinical Experience V B
3
MEDA120
Medical Terminology
3
MATH120
College Algebra C,6
4
BIOL181
Anatomy and Physiology I A,7
4
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
COMP110
English Composition I C,2,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II A,2,4,10
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology 2,3,8
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking A,4,5
3
Arts/Humanities Elective D,1 3
Total Credit Hours 73

Recommended Semester Sequence

This recommended course sequence is designed for a full-time student who averages 12-14 credits per semester. The courses in the major must be taken in the designated sequence order, as the curriculum builds from one semester to the next. Students may need more time to complete major course requirements based on placement testing or completing prerequisite coursework for general education courses.

The AAS of radiography is a total of 73 credits. The 73 credits takes the full-time student six semesters to complete. The course cycle begins in the summer, not fall, thereby allowing graduates to enter the job market at the same time as those of comparable schools in the area.

Summer I

Course Credits
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
MEDA120
Medical Terminology
3
MATH120
College Algebra C,6
4
BIOL181
Anatomy and Physiology I A,7
4
Total Credit Hours 12

Fall I

Course Credits
RADI100
Introduction to Radiography A
3
RADI105
Radiographic Procedures I B
3
RADI110
Image Production and Evaluation B
3
RADI115
Radiation Physics B
3
RADI120
Clinical Experience I B
2
Total Credit Hours 14

Spring I

Course Credits
RADI125
Radiographic Procedures II B
3
RADI130
Radiation Protection and Biology B
3
RADI135
Advanced Imaging I B,9
3
RADI140
Clinical Experience II B
2
COMP110
English Composition I C,2,10
3
Total Credit Hours 14

Summer II

Course Credits
RADI200
RADI200 Clinical Experience III B
3
COMP111
English Composition II A,2,4,10
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking A,4,5
3
Total Credit Hours9

Fall II

Course Credits
RADI205
Radiographic Procedures III B
3
RADI210
Advanced Imaging II B
3
RADI215
Clinical Experience IV B
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology 2,3,8
3
Total Credit Hours12

Spring II

Course Credits
RADI220
Registry Review B
2
RADI225
Pathology B
2
RADI230
Quality Assurance B
2
RADI235
Clinical Experience V B
3
Arts/Humanities Elective D,1 3
Total Credit Hours12

A Course requires prerequisites.
B All courses in the Radiography Major must be taken in sequential order.
C Placement testing required.
D Arts/Humanities course- consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory . Any course may be chosen.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities.
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking.
3 Satisfies Diversity.
4 Satisfies Information Literacy.
5 Satisfies Oral Communication.
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy.
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy.
8 Satisfies Social Sciences.
9 Satisfies Technological Competence.
10 Satisfies Writing.

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