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Develop a dynamic career in medical imaging with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiography that includes specialized courses and hands-on clinical practice.

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What is Radiography?

The Radiography program at Somerset Community College prepares the graduate to become a radiographer and offers training for administering ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes. Graduates are prepared to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology Examination. The curriculum is comprised of specialized courses in radiography along with concentrated studies in the basic sciences, mathematics and general education.

What are my career choices?

In hospitals, health clinics, doctor s offices, outpatient medical centers, research laboratories, and industrial firms. A career in radiologic technology can lead in many directions. Radiologic technologists are needed in every health care setting. You could work in a large hospital, a suburban outpatient clinic or a rural physician's office. You could specialize in dozens of clinical areas ranging from prenatal care to orthopedics. You could manage an entire radiology department, including its budget and personnel. You could teach, inspiring new generations of radiologic technologists, or you could perform research that leads to breakthroughs in diagnostic imaging or radiation therapy. With additional education, you could become a radiologist assistant, expanding your capabilities by serving as a radiologist extender. The boundaries of your career in radiologic technology are determined only by your own abilities and interests.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Certificates

The CT certificate consists of four 3 credit hour didactic courses and one clinical practice course. All four didactic courses are 100% online. The clinical is offered every semester, including summer sessions. The certificate is completed on a part-time basis (1-3 courses per semester), with IMG 230 and IMG 250 offered every fall, and IMG 240 & IMG 260 offered every spring. The CT certificate qualifies for federal financial aid.

The required courses are: 

IMG 230 - Sectional Anatomy (3) 
IMG 240 - Pathology for Advanced Imaging (3) 
IMG 250 - CT Physics and Instrumentation (3) 
IMG 260 - CT Scanning & Protocols (3) 
IMG 285 - Clinical Practice in Computed Tomography

Costs

Tuition for online courses (including fees) are $192 per credit hour, plus $40 security fee per semester. A fee of $11 for liability insurance is added to the student’s tuition bill when registered for IMG 285.

Other information:

  • Each course is also worth 48 CEUs.
  • Books are approximately $75-100 per course.
  • IMG 285 Clinical Practice may be repeated if necessary.
  • Drug screening and background checks are required for IMG 285 at a cost of approximately $100.
  • Proof of immunization, CPR certification, current Tb skin test or IGRA blood test, and possibly        flu vaccination, are required for IMG 285.
  • Proof of ARRT registry in Radiography or sophomore radiography status.
  • Proof of ARRT registry in Radiography and KY Radiation Operator’s Certification is required for IMG 285. A Provisional Kentucky license is required for Nuclear Medicine Technologists. 
  • The pre-requisite and/or co-requisite for IMG 285 is at least two of the four didactic courses.
  • The clinical schedule will be as accommodating as possible.
  • The CT certificate program is designed for registered radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists and students in either discipline with sophomore standing.
  • Sophomore radiography students are not eligible to take IMG 285 until after graduation and passing the ARRT Registry Examination in Radiography. 
  • The sophomore radiography or nuclear medicine technology student should be aware that federal financial aid will not pay for CT certificate courses taken while enrolled in their primary plan of study, since it is not part of that curriculum. The exception is IMG 230 for nuclear medicine students, if the course is required as part of their nuclear medicine technology plan of study.

If you have any further questions contact the Radiography Program Coordinator

The MR certificate consists of four 3 credit hour didactic courses and one clinical practice course. All four didactic courses are 100% online. The clinical is offered every semester, including summer sessions. The certificate is completed on a part-time basis (1-3 courses per semester), with IMG 230 and IMG 255 offered every fall, and IMG 240 & IMG 265 offered every spring. The MR certificate does not qualify for federal financial aid.

The required courses are: 

IMG - 230 Sectional Anatomy (3) 
IMG - 240 Pathology for Advanced Imaging (3) 
IMG 255 - MR Physics and Instrumentation (3) 
IMG 265 - MR Scanning & Protocols (3) 
IMG 295 - Clinical Practice in Magnetic Resonance Imaging  

Costs

Tuition for online courses (including fees) are $192 per credit hour, plus $40 security fee per semester. A fee of $11 for liability insurance is added to the student’s tuition bill when registered for IMG 285.

Other information:

  • Each course is also worth 48 CEUs.

  • Books are approximately $75-100 per course.

  • IMG 295 Clinical Practice may be repeated if necessary.

  • Drug screening and background checks are required for IMG 295 at a cost of approximately $100.

  • Proof of immunization, CPR certification, current Tb skin test or IGRA blood test, and possibly flu vaccination, are required for IMG 295.

  • Proof of ARRT registry in Radiography or sophomore radiography status.

  • Proof of ARRT registry in Radiography and KY Radiation Operator’s Certification is required for IMG 295. 

  • The pre-requisite and/or co-requisite for IMG 295 is at least two of the four didactic courses.

  • The clinical schedule will be as accommodating as possible.

  • The MR certificate program is designed for registered radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists and students in either discipline with sophomore standing.

  • Sophomore radiography students are not eligible to take IMG 295 until after graduation and passing the ARRT Registry Examination in Radiography. 

  • The sophomore radiography or nuclear medicine technology student should be aware that federal financial aid will not pay for MR certificate courses taken while enrolled in their primary plan of study, since it is not part of that curriculum. The exception is IMG 230 for nuclear medicine students, if the course is required as part of their nuclear medicine technology plan of study.

If you have any further questions contact the Radiography Program Coordinator.

AAS Degree

Complete prior to admission: First year summer session
Class Credit Hours
BIO 137 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I  3
MAT 150 - College Algebra Functions  3
Total credits 7
First Semester - Fall
Class Credit Hours
DMI 102 - Medical Terminology for Radiographers  1
DMI 106 - Patient Care and Ethics for Radiographers 3
DMI 108 - Radiographic Positioning and Procedures I 4
DMI 112 - Principles of X-ray Production, Exposure and Image Acquisition 3
BIO 139 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Total credits 15
Second Semester - Spring
Class Credit Hours
DMI 118 - Radiographic Positioning and Procedures II 4
DMI 128 - Radiographic Positioning & Procedure III 3
DMI 115 - Pharmacology for Radiographers 2
DMI 110 - Radiography Practicum I 1
ENG 101 - Writing I 3
Total credits 13
Third Semester - Summer
Class Credit Hours
DMI 120 - Practicum in Radiography II 2
DMI 130 - Practicum in Radiography III 2
Total credits 4
Fourth Semester - Fall
Class Credit Hours
DMI 212 - Radiographic Equipment and Quality Control   3
DMI 222 - Image Analysis 2
DMI 224 - Radiation Protection & Biology 2
DMI 220 - Practicum in Radiography IV 4
Heritage or Humanities 3
Total credits 14
Fifth Semester - Spring
Class Credit Hours
DMI 226 - Radiographic Anatomy & Pathology 3
DMI 228 - Seminars in Radiography 3
DMI 230 - Practicum in Radiography 4
Social Interaction 3
Total credits  13

Total program credit hours: 66

Program Accreditation

The program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, JRCERT, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-704-5300, FAX: 312-704-304, mail@jrcert.orgwww.jrcert.org The program currently has a five year accreditation award from the JRCERT for the period of 2018-2023.

Radiography Program Effectiveness Data
JRCERT - Program Effectiveness
Program Outcomes

KCTCS has a transfer agreement in place with Morehead State University for KCTCS students who have received their AAS Degree in Radiography.

Pre-Admission Conference and Additional Program Information

You can now participate in the online pre-admission conference, check to see if we have any upcoming in-person Pre-Admission Conferences available, and find additional information about the Radiography program. 

Pre-Admission Conference

After viewing the online pre-admission conference, a student may then complete the online application to the program, found at the end of the pre-admission conference. 

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Randall Hammock, RT(R)(CT), RDMS(Ab), MBA

Radiography

Program Coordinator

(606) 451-6774

randall.hammock@kctcs.edu

Program Contact

Shanda Catron, RT(R)

Radiography

Clinical Coordinator

(606) 451-6755

shanda.catron@kctcs.edu

Program Contact

Tanya Cowan

Administrative Assistant

(606) 451-6764

tanya.cowan@kctcs.edu 

Program Contact

Miranda McQueen

Administrative Assistant

(606) 878-4831

miranda.mcqueen@kctcs.edu