Advising Plans
Radiography (72 credit hours)
CT Certificate (16 credit hours)
Radiography Admissions Point System (pdf)

Pre-Admission Conference

Program Advisors

Doyle Decker, Program Coordinator
(606) 451-6774

Shanda Catron, Clinical Coordinator
(606) 451-6755

Program Details

The application deadline for the Fall 2015 admission cycle will be May 1, 2015.

RadiographyThe 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.

Specifics about this program include:

  • Five semester program
  • Leads to Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)
  • Radiography coursework
  • Theory/skills presented in lecture/lab format
  • Clinical Component: Community agencies providing clinical services
  • Selective admissions/limited enrollment

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the SCC Radiography Program is to provide a quality, affordable education in the field of radiologic technology. Using theory and performance-based instruction, the program’s faculty strives to provide an educational environment which equips the student with entry level radiography skills, as well as strengthening critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.

1. The student will exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills.
2. The student will utilize oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
3. The student will demonstrate professional growth and development.
4. The student will develop clinical performance skills and competencies of an entry level radiographer.
5. The program will continually monitor its effectiveness in graduating entry level radiographers.

Program Accreditation

The program is on probationary accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, JRCERT, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-704-5300, FAX: 312-704-5304, due to the five year average job placement rate below 75%.  The programs current five year average job placement rate is 68%.

Download the Radiography Program Effectiveness Data (pdf)
Download the Transfer Agreement with KCTCS AAS and Morehead State University (pdf).

Pre-Admission Conference

You can now participate in the online pre-admission conference. 

After viewing the online pre-admission conference, a student may then obtain a program application and Statement of Understanding from Tanya Cowan, Alton Blakley Building, Room 301 (Somerset North Campus) or Kathy Howard, LNC Building #3, Room 214 (Laurel North Campus).

If a student applied to the program or attended a pre-admission conference in the past, the student must still view the online pre-admission conference each semester and submit a new application and other necessary information to be considered for acceptance.

Admission Criteria

Potential candidates are recommended to the President by the Radiography Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will make their recommendations based on the following:

  • Completion of BIO 137 and MAT 150 prior to beginning the program.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who:
  • Score a composite of 20 or above on ACT
  • GPA of 3.0 based on the student’s overall GPA or their GPA of the required general education courses, whichever is highest. To have the general education courses used to calculate the student’s GPA, a minimum of 7 of the required 9 courses must be completed
  • Completed biological and physical sciences, and math courses listed in Radiography Program Curriculum with a letter grade of an “A” or “B”
  • Residents of Kentucky

Note: Since the CT clinical component is now required in the curriculum, making it a 16 credit hour certificate, CT courses now qualify for federal financial aid beginning in fall 2014.

Average GPA, ACT scores and total admission points for applicants admitted over the past five years: 

Avg. GPA Avg. ACT Avg. Pts.
2010 3.544 21.4 46.1
2011 3.603 22.9 50.2
2012 3.695 20.5 46.3
2013 3.695
23.6 52.0
 22.1 48.9

Download the Radiography program overview (pdf)