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Mission Statement


The mission of the Radiography Program is to prepare individuals to function in the professional medical community as entry-level radiographers certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. This five semester, Associate in Applied Science program will offer opportunities for students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes required to use radiation to produce images of the various organs and systems and to provide safe, effective patient care. 


The vision of the Radiography Program is to strive for excellence through continuous improvement providing students with marketable skills and learning opportunities that promote critical thinking and problem-solving.

Program Goals

  1. Students will be clinically competent.
  2. Learning Outcomes:
    Students will apply positioning skills.
    Students will select technical factors.
    Students will provide basic patient care and comfort.
    Students will utilize radiation protection

  3. Students will demonstrate communication skills.
  4. Learning Outcomes:
    Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
    Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.

  5. Students will develop critical thinking skills.
  6. Learning Outcomes:
    Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.
    Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.

  7. Students will model professionalism.
  8. Learning Outcomes:
    Students will demonstrate work ethics.
    Students will summarize the value of life-long learning.

If you have any questions regarding any of the information provided, please contact Robin Cornett, Radiography Program Director at 828-327-7000, extension 4074 or email at


2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 07.23.2014: Radiography