Radiography

Women examine x-rays on a lightbox

For well over a century, radiography—the visualization of the internal structure of the body by means of x-ray techniques—has been instrumental in the detection and treatment of health conditions. Modern radiographers use a host of x-ray techniques to produce these images.

The College of Southern Maryland has two partners that allow students to pursue certifications in Radiography: Prince George's Community College and Johns Hopkins Hospital Schools of Medical Imaging.

The Radiography, AAS program is offered through an articulation agreement with Prince George’s Community College (PGCC). This is a competitive admissions program, with 25% of total program spots held for CSM students. Students’ coursework at CSM provides their general education and the scientific foundation underlying their occupational courses, which they take through PGCC. 

The Radiography program at Johns Hopkins Hospital Schools of Medical Imaging leads to certification in the field of Radiography (x-ray technology). The Radiography Program has two tracks, an 18-month and a 23-month track.

  • Both cohorts will complete the didactic training together (8 hours per week).
  • The 18-month track will attend clinic 28 hours per week with a total commitment of 36 hours per week.
  • The 23-month track will attend clinic 20 hours a week in the first three semesters and 32 hours per week in the fourth semester.
  • This is a commitment of 28 hours per week for the first three semesters and 32 hours per week in the final semester (clinic only). Students will not attend clinic during holidays or weekends. There will be some evening rotations.

The Radiography program equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to produce accurate, reliable images using a variety of x-ray techniques and technologies. 

This is a competitive admissions program.  First consideration will be given to residents of CSM's service area (Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's counties).

View Program Requirements in the Catalog:

Radiography, AAS

Highlights

100% of 2019 graduates are employed in their field of study
96% First-Time Pass Rate for the ARRT Certification Exam in 2019
$62,280 Median annual salary for Radiologic and MRI Technologists in 2019 according to the U.S. BLS
7% Projected Growth in Employment of Radiologic and MRI Technologists From 2019-2029 according to the U.S. BLS
90% Program Completion Rate in 2019 With a five-year average completion rate of 86% (2015-19)

Career Opportunities

Completion of the study program earns graduates their Associate of Applied Sciences in Radiography from Prince George’s Community College and prepares them to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technicians (ARRT) licensing exam. 

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Accreditation

The Radiography program is accredited by Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606 312-704-5300, mail@jrcert.org.

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