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Radiography (APRAD)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


This program prepares students for a career in diagnostic radiology as a radiographer. A radiographer is a technologist who produces images of the human body to aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases. The program curriculum includes a series of courses offered in conjunction with individualized laboratory work and an extensive clinical experience in local hospitals. Upon completion of the program, the student will receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiography and is eligible to take the national registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Radiographers work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, doctors? offices and industry.

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-2901, (312)704-5300.

For more detailed information regarding the Radiography Program, please visit the radiography web page at


Davenport University, Bachelor degree;
Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees;
University of Michigan-Flint, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site:

Admissions Requirements

Washtenaw Community College uses a competitive admission process for high demand programs in health care. There are multiple requirements that must be completed prior to submitting an application for admission. For detailed information regarding admission to this health care program, please visit our Welcome to Health Care home page at:

Contact Information

Health Sciences
Allied Health Department
Connie Foster
William Nelson


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Credits
BIO 109 or Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology *
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function * 4 - 5
HSC 101 or Healthcare Terminology *
HSC 124 Medical Terminology * 1 - 3
MTH 160 or Basic Statistics *
MTH 167 or Math Applications for Health Science *
MTH 169 or Intermediate Algebra *
Any Math Level 4 or Higher Course * 3 - 4
RAD 100 Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging * 2
Total 10 - 14
Semester 1 (Spring/Summer)
Class Title Credits
ENG 111 Composition I ** 4
RAD 101 Methods in Patient Care 1
RAD 103 Medical Professionalism in Clinical Radiography 1
RAD 111 Fundamentals of Radiography 2
Total 8
Semester 2 (Fall)
Class Title Credits
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking **
COM 102 Interpersonal Communication ** 3
RAD 110 Clinical Education 2
RAD 112 Radiographic Positioning I 2
RAD 124 Principles of Radiographic Exposure 2
RAD 125 Radiographic Procedures and Related Anatomy 3
Total 12
Semester 3 (Winter)
Class Title Credits
Social and Behavioral Science Elective (PSY 100 or SOC 100) ** 3
RAD 120 Clinical Education 2
RAD 123 Radiographic Positioning II 2
RAD 215 Radiography of the Skull 2
Total 9
Semester 4 (Spring/Summer)
Class Title Credits
RAD 150 Clinical Education 3
RAD 218 Radiation Biology and Protection 3
Total 6
Semester 5 (Fall)
Class Title Credits
RAD 190 Physical Foundations of Radiography 3
RAD 217 Clinical Education 3
RAD 222 Pharmacology in Diagnostic Imaging 2
RAD 235 Pathology for Radiographers 3
Total 11
Semester 6 (Winter)
Class Title Credits
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care 3
RAD 223 Sectional Anatomy 2
RAD 225 Clinical Education 3
RAD 232 Digital Imaging in Radiography 2
Total 10
Semester 7 (Spring/Summer)
Class Title Credits
RAD 240 Clinical Education 2
Total 2
Total Credits Required
68 - 72


*These courses must be taken before being admitted to the program.
**These courses may be taken before admissions to the Radiography program. (It is strongly advised that students complete the general education courses before entering the Radiography program.) Students can transfer or substitute equivalent general education courses required for the Radiography program. Contact the program advisor for approval.

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