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Radiography Program at Tri-C 


Area of Study:
Radiography 
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiography  

  
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 Learn more about the Radiography Program at Tri-C


What is Radiography?
A radiographer, or radiologic technologist, is a healthcare professional who provides an essential service for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease.  A radiographer administers radiation in the form of x-rays to create images (radiographs) of the human body for use in diagnosing medical conditions. 

Responsibilities of the radiographer include adjusting equipment to the correct settings for each radiographic procedure, positioning the patient, manipulating equipment for proper imaging, and providing radiation protection.  Radiation, when used by uneducated persons, can be dangerous to the patient and the user.  The trained radiographer understands radiation principles and how to safely produce quality diagnostic examinations while protecting both the patient and the radiographer.

In carrying out these responsibilities, the radiographer must apply knowledge of physics, anatomy and physiology, patient care and other related radiographic principles that are included in the program curriculum.

Individuals interested in a career as a radiographer need a strong science and math background.  Radiography requires extensive, direct patient care and individuals must be able to handle the physical, emotional and psychological demands of this type of work.  They must act with professionalism, compassion, accuracy and discernment.  They must be able to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and lab to the unpredictable and ever-changing hospital environment.

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certification Examination.

This program is accredited by the
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300).

Download a Radiography Program Application Packet.

How to reach us

Elizabeth Gildone, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(CT)
Program Manager
216-987-5264 
elizabeth.gildone@tri-c.edu  
Cuyahoga Community College
Western Campus, A211
11000 Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, Ohio 44130-5199

Health Careers Enrollment Center
216-987-4247
healthcareers@tri-c.edu
Cuyahoga Community College
Metropolitan Campus - MHCS 126
2900 Community College Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-3196



Preparing for Success

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