Radiography, AAS
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Program Intro

The Radiography–A45700 curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health 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 apply 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.

Curriculum Preview

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • BIO 163 – Basic Anat & Physiology
    This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes.
  • RAD 110 – Rad Intro & Patient Care
    This course provides an overview of the radiography profession and student responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on basic principles of patient care, radiation protection, technical factors, and medical terminology.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • RAD 112 – RAD Procedures II
    This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiography of the skull, spine, and gastrointestinal, biliary, and urinary systems.
  • RAD 161 – RAD Clinical Ed II
    This course provides additional experience in patient management and in more complex radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on mastering positioning of the spine, pelvis, head, and neck, and thorax and adapting procedures to meet patient variations.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • RAD 122 – Image Production II
    This course is designed to continue to develop the concepts and principles in the field of radiologic technology. Emphasis is placed on advanced digital principles and production.  production.
  • RAD 141 – Radiation Safety
    This course covers the principles of radiation protection and radiobiology. Topics include the effects of ionizing radiation on body tissues, protective measures for limiting exposure to the patient and personnel, and radiation monitoring devices.

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • RAD 211 – RAD Procedures III
    This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard and special radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiographic specialty procedures, advanced imaging, radiographic pathology, and image analysis.
  • RAD 251 – RAD Clinical Ed IV
    This course provides the opportunity to continue mastering all basic radiographic procedures and to attain experience in advanced areas. Emphasis is placed on equipment operation, pathological recognition, pediatric and geriatric variations, and further awareness of radiation protection requirements.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • RAD 261 – RAD Clinical Ed V
    This course is designed to enhance expertise in all radiographic procedures, patient management, radiation protection, and image production and evaluation. Emphasis is placed on developing an autonomous approach to the diversity of clinical situations and successfully adapting to those procedures.
  • RAD 271 – Radiography Capstone
    This course provides an opportunity to exhibit problem-solving skills required for certification. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and integration of didactic and clinical components.

Program Requirements

BEFORE applying to the Radiography (RA) program, an applicant must satisfy the math and PSB prerequisites. Students must also complete any needed developmental reading or English courses before applying to the Radiography program.

MATH
An applicant must submit documentation of one of the following before receiving the Radiography application packet:

  • An unweighted high school GPA of 2.8+ from a College Prep Curriculum valid within 10 years of enrollment
  • Qualifying placement scores or a grade of “P” for DMA 010-080 within the past 10 years.
  • MAT 080 with a grade of “C” or higher within the past 10 years.
  • RISE placement or transition studies showing mastery of Units 1-12 (Tier 2) within the past 10 years.
  • Students who have completed a college approved math course such as MAT 122, MAT 141, MAT 151, MAT 152, MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 263 with a “C” or better may meet the math requirement.

Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) EXAM:

  • All Radiography Applicants are required to take the PSB EXAM. The score report must be submitted with your application. See Step 4 for guidelines, study guides, test dates, how to pay and register for the PSB test.

NOTE: Currently enrolled LCC students skip to step 2. If you are not currently attending LCC and are applying to a second Health Sciences program and have already completed step 1, skip to step 2.

Complete an online LCC Application for Admission. Select Pre-Radiography  (A1030RA) as the major. Select 2021 FA as the start term. As part of the general admissions process, submit an official high school transcript, official transcripts from all other colleges attended, and placement scores if applicable. Set up your LancerLOGIN Account so that you can access your LancerMAIL. Acceptance into a Pre–Health Sciences program does not guarantee acceptance into the Health Sciences program.

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Applications are accepted from qualified applicants each year beginning in September. Intent to Apply forms will close on January 21, 2021.

Step 1 and any course prerequisites must be completed before submitting the Intent to Apply form. A confirmation email will be sent indicating your Intent to Apply form was received. If you do not receive an email within 2 business days, contact the Health Sciences Admissions Specialist: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu.

Intent to Apply

The Health Sciences Advisor will review your transcripts and a second email will be sent indicating requirements have been met for biology and math. A Health Sciences Application Packet will be sent as an attachment in the email, as well. If you have not provided proof of the math and/or biology requirements, an email will be sent requesting you contact the Health Sciences Admissions Advisor to provide missing information: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu. If you have not taken the ACT or PSB exam, complete Step 4 now.

Most Health Science applicants are required to take the ACT or PSB Exam. The score report must be submitted with your application.

ACT/PSB Testing Information

Applications and any additional paperwork required must be submitted no later than January 28, 2021 by 3 p.m. An application, official transcripts, a checklist and an ACT or PSB score are required. If you did not complete BIO 168 and BIO 169 prior to receiving the Health Sciences application and checklist, and you attended another college, you must submit an official transcript showing your grades for these courses. If you are enrolled in BIO 169 at another college for the spring semester, you must submit proof of enrollment.

Mission, Goals, & Learning Outcomes

The mission of the Lenoir Community College Radiography Program is to provide students with a comprehensive education in radiography, and prepare them to enter the radiographic profession as a competent entry-level radiographer.
  1. The student will complete the program within 150% of the stated program length.
  2. The graduate will indicate satisfaction with preparation for employment.
  3. The employer will indicate satisfaction with the graduate.
  4. The graduate will pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies (ARRT) credentialing examination.
  5. The radiography program will meet the needs of the community by providing qualified radiographers employed in medical imaging within twelve months post graduation.

Goal 1: The students will perform routine radiographic procedures with clinical competency.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate routine radiographic procedures.
  2. The student will provide patient care with clinical competency.

Goal 2: The radiography student will utilize problem solving and critical thinking skills in the performance of imaging procedures.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. The student will evaluate radiographs for appropriate positioning and image quality.
  2. The students will modify examinations for procedures.

Goal 3: The radiography student will demonstrate effective communication skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. The student will demonstrate effective communication skills.
  2. The student will provide patient care.

Goal 4: The radiography student will demonstrate professionalism and ethics.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. The student will demonstrate professional behavior and adhere to the code of ethics. (ASRT/ARRT)
  2. The student create a plan to become involved in professional organizations to include continued competency.

Program Effectiveness Data

The performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312-704-5300)
mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org

Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. Explanations of these measures and program data that correspond with the annual report most recently submitted to the JRCERT are noted below. This information can also be obtained through the JRCERT Web Program Effectiveness Report.

Questions about program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Chair.

The Radiography Associate Degree in Applied Science is approved by the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The Radiography Program was awarded the maximum length of an 8 – year accreditation by the JRCERT.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate is the number of graduates that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation.

Raw Data Calculation: 97%

Year of Evaluation 2016

Students Taking Exam: 6

Passed Exam 1st Attempt: 5

Percentage Pass Rate: 83%

Year of Evaluation 2017

Students Taking Exam: 4

Passed Exam 1st Attempt: 4

Percentage Pass Rate: 100%

Year of Evaluation 2018

Students Taking Exam: 6

Passed Exam 1st Attempt: 6

Percentage Pass Rate: 100%

Year of Evaluation 2019

Students Taking Exam: 6

Passed Exam 1st Attempt: 6

Percentage Pass Rate: 100%

Year of Evaluation 2020

Students Taking Exam: 10

Passed Exam 1st Attempt: 10

Percentage Pass Rate: 100%

Job Placement Rate – Graduate Survey

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. 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 5) graduate is continuing education.

Five-Year Average: 100%

Graduation Year 2016

Job Placement: 100%

Data:

6 of 6 graduates were employed within 12 months

Graduation Year 2017

Job Placement: 100%

Data:

2 of 5 graduates were employed within 12 months
1 not actively seeking employment, continuing their education
2 not actively seeking employment

Graduation Year 2018

Job Placement: 100%

Data:

5 of 6 graduates were employed within 12 months
1 not actively seeking employment, continuing their education

Graduation Year 2019

Job Placement: 100%

Data:

4 of 6 graduates were employed with 12 months
2 not actively seeking employment, continuing their education

Graduation Year 2020

Job Placement: 100%

Data:

7 of 7 graduates were employed within 12 months
3 not actively seeking employment, continuing their education

Program Completion Rate

Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length. Program completion rate is calculated by dividing the number of students who complete the program within a cohort by the number who enrolled in the cohort (initially, transfer students, and re-admits). Students who leave the program for any reason are considered non-completers.

Cohort 2014–2016

Completion Rate: 44%

Number of Students:

12 entered (3 readmit – 2 graduated)
6 graduated – 2 readmits
3 did not progress academically
3 voluntarily withdrew for personal reasons

Cohort 2015–2017

Completion Rate: 45%

Number of Students:

11 entered
5 graduated
3 did not progress academically
2 voluntarily withdrew for personal reasons
1 dismissal

Cohort 2016–2018

Completion Rate: 60%

Number of Students:

10 entered
6 graduated
4 voluntarily withdrew for personal reasons

Cohort 2017–2019

Completion Rate: 63%

Number of Students:

11 entered
7 graduated + 1 readmit who graduated 2020
4 voluntarily withdrew for personal reasons
1 dismissal

Cohort 2018–2020

Completion Rate: 90%

Number of Students:

11 entered (1 readmit – graduated)
10 graduated – 1 readmit
1 voluntarily withdrew for personal reasons

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Paying for College
Scholarships
Tuition and Fees
Types of Financial Aid
Tyler Jenkins
TYLER JENKINS

“Thank you for your support of the LCC Foundation. Receiving this scholarship has helped me focus on earning my Associate in Arts degree without the stress of covering the cost of earning a higher education. After my time at LCC I plan to transfer to ECU to earn my bachelor’s degree in construction management.”

Bradley Scott Lanier Scholarship

Gabriel Wooten
GABRIEL WOOTEN

“With the generous donations from donors, I have been able to cover the cost of my education while attending LCC. I plan to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill where I will work towards earning my Psychology degree. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that others have decided to invest in my education.”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship
W. Foster and Mary L. Gurley Ambassador Scholarship
Dr. Shirley L. Dove Scholarship

Kristen Joyner
KRISTEN JOYNER

“I am thankful for this scholarship because it helps alleviate the financial stress that comes with the cost of higher education. I promise to make the scholarship committee proud of their decision of giving this scholarship to me and I will not let them down.”

Lester and Geraldine White-Richard and Margaret Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Atanacio Borja Arreola
ATANACIO BORJA ARREOLA

“Earning this scholarship award has not only benefited me, but also my family. I have been able to have the cost of my tuition covered while working toward my degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have been able to work and save money to help cover the cost of my bachelor's degree, so that I can hopefully graduate debt free. I am very thankful for the donors to the LCC Foundation for helping me achieve my dreams!”

LCC Guarantee Scholarship

Christina Mendoza
CHRISTINA MENDOZA

“Receiving this scholarship affects not just me but my entire family. I am able to work towards my goal of becoming a nurse without the burden of tuition costs. I am the first of my family to attend college. I hope I can inspire others in my family to follow in my footsteps in reaching their dreams!”

Faith Lam
FAITH LAM

“Receiving this scholarship will help to alleviate some of the monetary strain and long work hours associated with the cost of college. Because of your generosity, I will be able to devote more time to my family, education, and future aspirations. One day, I hope to be in a position that allows me to assist other students in reaching their educational goals, just as you have done for me.”

Kathryn and Leroy Pittman Scholarship

Jaylen Rouse
JAYLEN ROUSE

“Being awarded these scholarships shows me that someone believes in me and cares about my future. I am in the Human Services program and plan to transfer to ECU to work towards my goal of becoming a school counselor. I aspire to help the youth so that they see their potential, just as others have seen mine in me.”

Bojangles Tands Scholarship

Hailey Alcock
HAILEY ALCOCK

“Thanks to the generous donations to the LCC Foundation scholarships, neither my parents nor I have to worry about covering my tuition cost during my time at LCC. I am very thankful for the opportunity to earn my education at Lenoir Community College debt-free!”

West Pharmaceutical Services Scholarship
A. Forrest and Ruth King Waller Memorial Scholarship

Madison Smith
MADISON SMITH

“This scholarship means so much to me and my family as I am the first to pursue higher education. It is because of kind people like you that a young student like me are given opportunities to help them achieve greatness.”

James C. and Angeline S. Shell Scholarship

Patrick Carr
PATRICK CARR

“I am very grateful and honored to be awarded this scholarship. It is a tremendous blessing to my family to receive this financial help. Thank you to the donors who provide so students like me are given an opportunity at higher education.”

Golden "K" Kiwanis Club of Kinston Scholarship

Brock Alcock
BROCK ALCOCK

“It is such a blessing to be given this opportunity to receive this very special scholarship. This award means I will be able to make my dreams of becoming a registered nurse come true. A passion of mine has always been a desire to help others by providing the care they need. Thank you again for helping make my dreams a reality.”

Macy Beaman
MACY BEAMAN

“I am thankful for the generous donations made to the LCC Foundation scholarships that have helped me pay for my tuition at LCC. Because I am in RIBN program, I am enrolled in the nursing program while also working towards earning my BSN through ECU. So, with the scholarships I have received, I will be able to cover the cost of earning my bachelor’s degree as well. Thank you for helping me reach my dreams of becoming a nurse!”

Kenneth Carrasquillo
KENNETH CARRASQUILLO

“This scholarship has allowed me to go to college at an affordable price and pursue my dream of becoming a registered nurse! I am so grateful for this opportunity; I don’t know if I would be in the same position I am today without this scholarship.”

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Who to Contact

For more admissions information:
Donna Phillips Williams
Student Services Office Manager

Admin. (Bldg 3), Room 140F
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 385
Fax: (252) 233-6897
Email: dpwilliams01@lenoircc.edu

For more information:
Adam Dillahay
Radiography Program Chair/Instructor

Health Sciences (Building 013), Room 105
Phone: (252) 527-6623, ext. 813
Fax: (252) 520-9598
Email: addillahay63@lenoircc.edu

For more information:
Ashley Lowe, BSRSA, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT)
Clinical Coordinator/Radiography Instructor

Health Sciences (Bldg 013), Room 104
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 814
Fax: (252) 520-9598
Email: allowe85@lenoircc.edu

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