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Radiographers are highly skilled professionals qualified by education to perform imaging examinations and accompanying responsibilities at the request of a physician. A radiographer is able to perform diagnostic imaging, fluoroscopy, trauma, surgical, and portable radiography. Specialized areas in the curriculum include: computed tomography, vascular interventional radiography, digital imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging.
The radiography program begins every year with the technical courses beginning summer quarter. Admission to the program is competitive with completed applications received annually. Because students and health care workers in the health care field may be exposed to infectious materials and communicable diseases, the program emphasizes safety and prevention.
Program Mission and Goals
The mission of the Columbus State Community College Radiography program is to provide quality educational program that meet the life-long learning needs of its community. This is achieved by preparing graduates for entry-level employment as a radiography science professional. This is consistent with the Columbus State Community College Mission Statement.
The program holds as its primary objectives, the education and training of qualified applicants to become competent radiographers. The program endeavors to instill in students, and subsequently graduates the following program goals:
- Develop graduates who will recognize the need for life-long learning in their chosen profession.
- To graduate students with the ability to behave in a compassionate, ethical and professional manner.
- To graduate students who will successfully complete all program requirements, meet entry-level expectations of employers, and successfully complete the ARRT national certification exam.
- To develop applied skills in effective communication, critical thinking, and problem solving in the practice of the radiography profession.