Radiography - Curriculum

The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled healthcare professional who uses ionizing radiation to produce images of the human body.

Course work includes clinical rotations to area healthcare facilities, Clinical Education Centers (CEC), 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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Radiography - Program Outcomes


The vision of the Radiography program is to achieve in excellence through outcome assessment and continuous improvement, providing students with marketable skills and learning opportunities to foster critical thinking and problem-solving. This is evidenced by a competency-based program employing various teaching methodologies and technologies delivered through quality instruction. The graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully participate in the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist’s Examination (ARRT) for radiographers and have the opportunity to become a registered Radiologic Technologist, RT (R) in Radiography.


The mission of the radiography program is to prepare students to become competent, entry-level radiographers whose expertise will meet the community they serve by providing patient-centered care in a professional, compassionate and responsible manner.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The Radiography Program has four major program goals. Each program goal identifies specific Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).

Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • 1.1  Students will demonstrate clinical proficiency in positioning.
  • 1.2  Students will demonstrate clinical proficiency in technical factors.
  • 1.3   Students will utilize radiation protection for patients, self and others.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • 2.1 Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • 2.2 Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

Goal 3: Students will develop critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • 3.1 Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.
  • 3.2 Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.

Program Graduate Outcomes

Upon completion of the Radiography Program, the graduate will have the opportunity and potential to:

  • a. apply for, take and pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination within six months after graduation.
  • b. apply for part-time or full-time employment in field and/or within one year after graduation.
  • c. apply for and be accepted into an advanced program of study within one year after graduation.

Some programs at Edgecombe Community College lead to a license and/or certification in North Carolina. Beginning July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education regulations require disclosures for all programs leading to a license or certification. Disclosures will be provided for all states and will indicate whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state.

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Radiography - Contact

Faculty Advisors

Student’s last name begins with A-H:

Desiree Duncan

Program Chair, Radiography

Office 208, Lamm Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6726

Student’s last name begins with I-N:

Deanne Shearon

Instructor, Radiography

Office 207, Lamm Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6737

Student’s last name begins with O-Z:

Donna Sullivan

Instructor, Radiography

Office 205, Lamm Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6740

Radiography Admissions Counselor

Camille Richardson

Office 129, Student Services, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6700