Radiography Major

The Associate of Applied Science

Contact Information
Kimberly R. Todd
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50300
ktodd@jscc.edu

Program and Career Description

Radiographers (also known as radiologic technologists or x-ray technologists) work with patients and x-ray equipment to produce medical images of the body, as prescribed by physicians, to assist in diagnosis of disease or injury. Radiographers provide high quality patient care and are responsible for limiting radiation exposure to patients, selves and others. Radiography requires independent judgment and excellent problem solving skills in adapting medical imaging procedures to the needs of each individual patient. The Radiography Program combines science, general education, and professional courses conducted on the college campus with extensive clinical education performed at area hospitals. Radiography students learn with state of the art imaging technology and practice their skills in structured, competency-based clinical education. Graduates of the Radiography Program are eligible to become Registered Technologists in Radiography - R.T.(R) - by passing the national certification examination in radiography offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Estimated Salary Range
CareerBeginning Salary Range with AASExperienced Salary Range
Radiologic Technologists $31,720 to $38,870 $46,700+

Statistics are based on state averages from the Tennessee Career Information Delivery System. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Accreditation Information

The Associate of Applied Science Radiology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60606-3182 312-704-5300. Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement
ENGL 1010 English Composition I

Choose ONE Humanities Course
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Social and Behavioral Science Course
PSYC 1030 General Psychology

Natural Science and Mathematics Courses
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
MATH 1530 (or higher)

Additional Course
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

Major Required Courses - Radiography courses (RAD course numbers) are taken in sequence after formal admission to the Radiography Program.
RAD 101 Radiology Orientation
RAD 102 Radiographic Imaging
RAD 110 Radiographic Procedures I
RAD 111 Fundamentals of Radiography I
RAD 112 Fundamentals of Radiography II
RAD 161 Radiographic Physics & Equipment I
RAD 162 Radiographic Physics & Equipment II
RAD 190 Radiologic Clinical Education
RAD 191 Radiology Seminar I
RAD 211 Fundamentals of Radiography III
RAD 212 Fundamentals of Radiography IV
RAD 220 Radiographic Procedures II
RAD 230 Radiographic Procedures III
RAD 290 Advanced Radiologic Clinical Education
RAD 291 Radiology Seminar II

The Associate of Applied Science Radiography requires 75 college level credits. This is a career program which was granted an exception to the 60 hour limit requirement reached through Tennessee Board of Regents consensus. The exception was granted due to additional hours needed to adequately cover the necessary learning outcomes and/or to meet national accreditation agency requirements. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.

Sample Schedule

First Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
RAD 101 Radiology Orientation 3
RAD 111 Fundamentals of Radiology I 3
RAD 161 Radiographic Physics & Equipment I 3
  Humanities Course 3
  Total Credits 16
Second Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
RAD 102 Radiographic Imaging 3
RAD 110 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RAD 112 Fundamentals of Radiography II 3
RAD 162 Radiographic Physics & Equipment II 3
  Total Credits 16
Third Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
RAD 190 Radiologic Clinical Edu. 4
RAD 191 Radiology Seminar I 4
  Total Credits 8
Fourth Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
RAD 211 Fundamentals of Radiography III 6
RAD 220 Radiographic Procedures II 3
MATH MATH 1530 or higher 3
  Total Credits 15
Fifth Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC 1030 General Psychology 3
RAD 212 Fundamentals of Radiography IV 6
RAD 230 Radiographic Procedures III 3
  Total Credits 12

Sixth Semester
NumberCourse NameCredits
RAD 290 Advanced Radiologic Clinical Education 4
RAD 291 Radiology Seminar II 4
  Total Credits 8