The Radiography program prepares students to be radiographers, skilled health care professionals who use radiation to produce images of the human body.
Coursework includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology.
Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, medical laboratories, government agencies and industry.
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All applicants must complete the following requirements:
- Apply to Wake Tech
- Complete the mandatory information session for Radiography
- Apply for financial aid and veterans benefits (if applicable)
- Once admitted, follow the steps to enroll on the New Student Checklist
The Radiography (RAD) program is a limited enrollment program and uses a competitive admissions procedure with a point system – not a waiting list – to determine who can register for RAD classes. Applicants are ranked based on points that are determined by grades earned in the general education classes required for the Radiography program, such as ENG 111, PSY 150 and BIO 163. Grades of "C" or better are required in all program-related curriculum classes.
NOTE: BIO classes must have been completed within five years of the first RAD class, and MAT 110 or equivalent must be completed within 10 years of the first RAD class.
The following items are requirements for the Radiography program selection process and must be submitted by the program application deadline:
- Submit a program application for the Radiography Associate Degree program. Email your completed program application to [email protected]. Program applications will be available once the application window opens.
- The Radiography program application window is October 1 thorough January 31 for the fall RAD classes. Fall classes begin in August.
- The Radiography program application window is April 1 through July 31 for the spring RAD classes. Spring classes begin in January.
- Submit verification of Nurse Aide 1 (NA 1) certification by providing either proof of successfully completing a state-approved Nurse Aide training program within two years of the program application deadline or a copy of your current listing on the N.C. Nurse Aide Registry. All students accepted into Radiography must be active on the Nurse Aide Registry by the first RAD class.
- Submit official TEAS scores by the program application deadline. Official scores must come directly from ATI. It is advisable to take the TEAS after you have completed ENG 111 and BIO 163. Review the TEAS Testing page for more information.
- TEAS retest policy: If you need to retake the TEAS exam, you must wait a minimum of 30 days to retest. Only two tests are allowed per calendar year.
- Once admitted into the Radiography classes, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements.