Radiography | OCTC


Develop a dynamic career in medical imaging with specialized courses and hands-on clinical practice.

Program Contact
Michelle Tudor, MA, RT(R)
Program Coordinator/Director
(270) 686-4646
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What is Radiography?

Radiologic Technologists play a critical role in healthcare, using advancing technology to perform diagnostic imaging. These services are often life-saving as early detection allows physicians to effectively treat cancer and other diseases. If you are a people person who enjoys learning about science and technology, OCTC's Radiography Program could be for you. This program utilizes a selective admission process. Applications for admission must be submitted between April 1st - May 1st, and a new class begins each fall. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in each Radiography course. Graduates earn associate degrees and are 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)].

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Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

OCTC has a 2+2 Articulation agreement with the University of Southern Indiana if you want to continue your education. Contact OCTC Radiography Program Coordinator, Michelle Tudor for more information.

How Do I Pay For This?

Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, OCTC has you covered. OCTC will help you reach your goals at a price that won't break the bank.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance into the Radiography program is based on a selective admissions process. If you are interested in applying, you must review:

What Else Do I Need to Know?


The Program​ is currently accredited for an 8 year award starting November 2022 by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: (312) 704-5300.  

This award can be accessed at

Additional Information

The Owensboro Community and Technical College Radiography Program inspires to enhance the healthcare of the community by providing a high-quality educational experience to our students. The program will (1) provide a clear career pathway, both academically and clinically, to prepare professional, competent radiographers and (2) foster lifelong learning to enrich our community’s vitality and economic development.

  1. Students will have the necessary skills to function as competent entry-level radiographers.
    1. Outcomes:
      1. Students will demonstrate exceptional quality patient care.
      2. Students will exhibit overall outstanding clinical skills.
  2. Students will effectively demonstrate the ability to think critically.
    1. Outcomes
      1. Students will determine the need to modify a procedure according to patient conditions.
      2. Students will perform under pressure and provide assistance in complex situations. 
  3. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
    1. Outcomes
      1. Students will demonstrate the proper use of AIDET when communicating with patients.
      2. Students will utilize effective writing skills.
  4. Students will demonstrate professionalism.
    1. Outcomes
      1. Students will demonstrate professional behavior by dependability and accountability.
      2. Students will submit a professional development plan.

Owensboro Community and Technical College Radiography Program is an accredited program through Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Institution Name: Owensboro Community & Technical College

Program Type: Radiography

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science

Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination
Credentialing Examination Rate number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 - 2018 12 of 12 - 100%
Year 2 - 2019 8 of 8 - 100%
Year 3 - 2020 11 of 14 - 79%
Year 4 - 2021 15 of 18 - 83%
Year 5 - 2022 14 of 14 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average 60 of 67 - 89.5%

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement
Job Placement Rate number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 - 2018 12 of 12 - 100%
Year 2 - 2019 8 of 8 - 100%
Year 3 - 2020 13 of 13 - 100%
Year 4 - 2021 18 of 18 - 100%
Year 5 - 2022 14 of 14 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average 65 of 65 - 100%

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 65%.

Program Completion
Program Completion Rate number graduated divided by number started the program
Year Results
Year - 2022 14 of 17
Annual Completion Rate 82.3%

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 collaboration with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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