program overview

A rewarding career in healthcare awaits those who choose radiology as a profession. Radiographers, or radiologic technologists, have completed special training to produce images of organs, limbs and other parts of the body that doctors then use to diagnose and determine treatment plans for disease and injuries. Careers in radiography have become more and more diverse as the field of radiology has evolved from the discovery of the x-ray to complex and sophisticated scanning methods like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). As the technology has expanded, there has been an increasing need for highly trained men and women to fill the varied positions available to radiologic technologists.

The field of radiography offers the opportunity to provide vital service as a key member of the healthcare team. The Radiography Program at Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE) has a long history of providing high quality training in radiography. The program is noted for the excellence of its classroom teachers and clinical instructors and students benefit from a full varied curriculum with both didactic and clinical experience components. Individuals receive the knowledge and skills necessary to provide superior radiologic service and thereby achieve great success in the field.

Graduates of CAHE's Radiography Program are qualified to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists National Certification Exam and New York State Department of Health licensure. The course of instruction follows the latest Standards for an Accredited Education Program in Radiologic Sciences as published by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

In order to graduate from the Radiography Program, a student must:
      1. Meet all academic requirements
      2. Meet all clinical requirements and attain all required competencies
      3. Meet all financial obligations
      4. Hold at a minimum an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution
      5. Receive at minimum a grade of 700 on the radiography assessment produced by Health Education Systems Incorporation (HESI).
      6. Periodically review radiation monitoring reports
      7. Participate in an exit interview
      8. Return radiation badge holder, student ID, swipe access card, etc.

Students who have not fulfilled their graduation requirements have one (1) year from their originally scheduled graduation date to complete all missing graduation requirements.

A C average - an index (GPA) of 2.0 - is required for graduation.

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