THE RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM
Wake Technical Community College
The Radiography Program at Wake Technical Community College is a 21-month degree program offering an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and preparing the student for a career as a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Employment opportunities include hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.
The Radiography curriculum includes radiographic procedures, image processing, radiation protection, and radiobiology, along with physics, pathology, anatomy and physiology, patient care and management, quality assurance, and clinical rotations to area health care facilities. Radiography students will be placed at clinical sites such as Wake Med (Raleigh and Cary campuses), Duke Health Raleigh, and Rex Healthcare, where they will work with hospital staff as well as Wake Tech faculty. Students will have contact with ill and injured patients. During the fourth and fifth semesters of the program, students will complete a limited number of night and weekend rotations and a limited rotation in an office setting.
The Radiography Program is offered at Wake Tech's Health Sciences Campus, adjacent to Wake Med in Raleigh, beginning each fall and spring semester; classes are held during daytime hours only.
We, the faculty and staff of the Radiography Program, look forward to helping students interested in this exciting and rewarding field to become the best! Again, welcome!
The mission of the Radiography Program at Wake Technical Community College is to provide the healthcare community with competent and professional radiographers.