What is Radiography?
The Radiography Program at Jefferson is a full-time 21 month Associate Degree program which combines academic and laboratory courses with high technology clinical instruction. A new class is accepted in late spring for the upcoming fall semester. A student will receive his/her clinical education in numerous hospitals located in the Louisville metropolitan region.
This program prepares the individual to become a radiographer. The radiographer is prepared to administer ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes. Emphasis is on radiation protection and quality patient care.
After completing the competency based education curriculum, a qualified student is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification examination. A prospective radiography student is advised that the ARRT examination board may not accept a student's application if he/she has been convicted of a felony.
The Radiography program does not offer certificates in volumetric imaging, limited radiography, or sonography.
What are my career options?
A few examples of workplaces in your local area:
- Outpatient clinics
- Forensic laboratories
- Medical research laboratories
- Pharmaceutical laboratories
- Lab equipment sales and services
- Colleges and universities.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
- After completing the competency based education curriculum, a qualified student is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certification examination.
- A prospective radiography student is advised that the ARRT examination board may not accept a student's application if there has been a conviction of a felony.
- Students who have been convicted of, or plead guilty to, or plead no lo contendere to a crime, may request a pre-application review of the violation in order to obtain a ruling on the impact of their eligibility for examination.
- A special pre-application review form may be requested from the ARRT office.
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied sciences degree in 21 months 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.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRC)
20 N. Wacker Drive , Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies (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 Rate||number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation|
|Year 1 - 2017||17 of 17 - 100%|
|Year 2 - 2018||21 of 21 - 100%|
|Year 3 - 2019||15 of 16 - 94%|
|Year 4 - 2020||17 of 20 - 85%|
|Year 5 - 2021||17 of 19 - 89%|
|Program 5 - Year Average||87 of 93 - 93.5%|
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 Rate||number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation|
|Year 1 - 2017||6 of 6 - 100%|
|Year 2 - 2018||11 of 11 - 100%|
|Year 3 - 2019||5 of 5 - 100%|
|Year 4 - 2020||11 of 11 - 100%|
|Year 5 - 2021||5 of 5 - 100%|
|Program 5 - Year Average||38 of 38 - 100%|
Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.
|Program Completion Rate||number graduated divided by number started the program|
|Year 1 - 2021||19 of 20 - 95.0%%|
|Annual Completion Rate||95.0%|