Radiographer

Associate in Applied Science

Radiographers use x-ray equipment to produce images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body to help in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Radiographers work in hospitals, clinics, and physician offices.

24/7
support in the ICC Academic Support Center

Students are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection, and basic patient care. Students will have over 1,600 hours of supervised hands-on clinical experience working side-by-side in radiology departments with experienced radiographers at area UnityPoint Health hospitals. 

A Quality Education

Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national registry exam and upon successful completion of that exam, seek employment in a medical facility as a registered radiologic technologist.

Get Involved

Network with other students in the Radiography Club, promoting the profession of medical imaging and providing support for the educational and pre-professional pursuits of students.

Career Opportunities

Registered Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer

COMPLETION TIME

23 Months

if Full Time

6 Semesters
67.5-68.5 Total Credit Hours


What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.

ESTIMATED COST

$13,563

+ supplies & fees

Based on 2022-23


What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

18 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.


View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Tragic Loss Inspires Natalie to Help Others in Radiographer Program
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Shelby Wagemann
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Sara Owens
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A Career Path Change Leads to Changing Lives
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We are proud of the success of our program. Over the past five years, our job placement rate has averaged 100%.

April Tatham, Professor and Radiographer Program Coordinator
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Radiographer Program?

Radiographers are an integral part of a healthcare team who use technologically advanced equipment to help in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application.
  2. Submit supplemental application.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  5. To pursue this career, you must enjoy math and science, be a caring, compassionate person, be very precise about your work, and be able to communicate effectively.
  6. Upon acceptance to the program, applicants will have to complete a drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, physical exam, and immunizations.

What Can I Expect As a Radiographer Student?

Program Outcomes

GoalStudent Learning Outcomes
Students/Graduates will be clinically competent.Students/graduates will accurately evaluate radiographic images.

Students/graduates will select appropriate technical factors.
Students/Graduates will demonstrate communication skills.Students/graduates will use effective oral communication skills.

Students/graduates will practice written communication skills.
Students/Graduates will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.Students/graduates will appropriately assess image quality and determine corrective action to ensure optimal images.

Students/graduates will modify routine procedures to meet patient needs.

National Certification Examination

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Certification Examination in Diagnostic Radiography through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Salaries for entry-level radiographers are competitive with other health professionals with similar educational backgrounds.

How Am I Going to Manage This?

Admissions


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