The Radiography Program will prepare you to become a radiographer. As a radiographer, you'll be prepared to administer ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes (x-rays). Emphasis is on radiation protection and quality patient care. The curriculum is comprised of special courses in radiography, along with concentrated study in the basic sciences, mathematics, and general education. The Radiography Program utilizes a selective admission process.
To maintain enrollment in the Radiography program, you must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each Radiography course. Upon successful completion of the program, you'll receive an Associate in Applied Science degree from Owensboro Community and Technical College and will be eligible to take the exam required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.) to become a registered radiologic technologist [R.T. (R)].
For course sequence, see the program card.
For graduation requirements, see the academic plan.
Because Radiography is a very diverse field, once a person becomes a Registered Radiographer there are many different modalities within the Imaging Science field from which a person may chose employment. With continuing education a person could become a Radiation Therapist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, and Sonographer. A person can also be cross trained into various modalities within the radiology field such as, Computer Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography and Cardiovascular and Interventional imaging just to name a few. Radiographers may find positions in hospitals, health clinics, and physicians’ offices. Research laboratories and some industrial firms may also employ radiographers.
The Radiography Program at Owensboro Community and Technical College is regionally accredited through Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and also programmatically accredited by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Joy Menser, MSM, RT ( R) (T)
Program Coordinator- 270-686-4633
For the OCTC Radiography Handbook
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.