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Radiography

Associate in Applied Science Degree - XRAY.AAS.C26

The Radiography program is based on a minimum of two years of full-time study which combines classroom theory with clinical experiences. The program is designed to prepare a person to be a competent professional member of the health care team. This degree typically is not designed for transfer.

For program entry requirements, consult a KCC advisor, see Information on Health Career Programs  and read the minimum abilities and requirements. Save and/or print this fillable eligibility check sheet.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8500.
Program coordinator: Darla Jepson, email djepson@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8832

Radiography Major (13 courses)
Credit hours: 55

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

  • XRAY 1014 - Introduction to Radiography*
  • XRAY 1033 - Radiologic Anatomy & Positioning I*
  • XRAY 1042 - Radiographic Quality*
  • XRAY 1053 - Radiologic Anatomy & Positioning II*
  • XRAY 1202 - Clinical Procedures I*
  • XRAY 1222 - Clinical Procedures II*
  • XRAY 2222 - Clinical Procedures III* 
  • XRAY 1316 - Clinical I*
  • XRAY 1326 - Clinical II*
  • XRAY 1333 - Clinical III*
  • XRAY 1346 - Clinical IV*
  • XRAY 1356 - Clinical V*
  • XRAY 2103 - Advanced Radiologic Technology I*
  • XRAY 2125 - Advanced Radiologic Technology II*
  • XRAY 2312 - Survey of Radiographic Pathology*

General Education (5 courses)
Credit hours: 17

Complete all three sub-requirements:

  1. Communications course - 6 credit hours
    CHOOSE TWO courses from the following:
    • ENGL 1413 - Fundamentals of Writing*
    • ENGL 1613 - English I*
    • ENGL 1623 - English II*
    • SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech*
    • SPCH 1563 - Interpersonal Communications
  2. Laboratory science - 8 credit hours
    Laboratory Science courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
    • BIOL 2644 - Anatomy & Physiology I* 1
    • BIOL 2654 - Anatomy & Physiology II* 1
  3. Social and Behavioral science - 3 credit hours
    • PSYC 1813 - Introduction to Psychology*

Minimum credit hours required for completion - 72

*Course has prerequisite.

1BIOL 2644* and BIOL 2654* is required prior to or during the semester in which they appear in the course sequence.

Radiography A.A.S. — Required Course Sequence

Summer
XRAY 1014* 4 cr. hrs.
ENGL 1413* 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
XRAY 1033* 3 cr. hrs.
XRAY 1202* 2 cr. hrs.
XRAY 1316* 6 cr. hrs.
BIOL 2644* 4 cr. hrs.

Spring
XRAY 1042* 2 cr. hrs.
XRAY 1053* 3 cr. hrs.
XRAY 1222* 2 cr. hrs.
XRAY 1326* 6 cr. hrs.
BIOL 2654* 4 cr. hrs.

Interim and summer session
XRAY 1333* 3 cr. hrs.
XRAY 2312* 2 cr. hrs.
XRAY 2222* 2 cr. hrs.

Fall
XRAY 1346* 6 cr. hrs.
XRAY 2103* 3 cr. hrs.
ENGL 1613* 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
XRAY 1356* 6 cr. hrs.
XRAY 2125* 5 cr. hrs.
PSYC 1813* 3 cr. hrs.

Additional program information

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and also to make application to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)/Division of Nuclear Safety (DNS) for their Illinois state license.

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, a negative drug screen. and current CPR Certification from the American Heart Association (BLS for Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer: adult, child, and infant or AED).

The curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health careers programs will be the Associate in General Studies.