Radiography (X-ray), A.A.S.

Become an X-ray expert at TCC. Learn imaging, patient care, and more in our A.A.S. Radiography program.

About the Program

  • Radiography at TCC teaches you how to use X-rays to capture images of the body's interior.
  • You'll learn about anatomy, patient positioning, various X-ray techniques, safe operation of X-ray machines, and patient care.
  • After graduation, you can specialize in areas such as CT, MRI, mammography, cardiovascular technology, quality control, management, or education.
  • You'll collaborate closely with radiologists, medical doctors who interpret X-rays to diagnose illnesses or injuries.
  • You'll complete 45 credit hours of Radiography courses, including lectures and clinical training, along with 22 hours of general education courses.
  • Upon program completion, you'll be awarded an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree.
  • With this degree, you can apply for the Radiography (R) examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • Throughout the program, you'll dedicate two to three days per week to clinical training, working eight-hour shifts at an assigned clinical site.

Program Details

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After successfully completing this program, you will have the ability to:

  • Perform exam protocols in a correct manner.
  • Incorporate anatomy and technique in the field of Radiography.
  • Manage appropriate patient care.
  • Manage Radiography equipment proficiently.
  • Incorporate positioning skills in the lab and clinical setting.
  • Exemplify professionalism/behavior.
  • Evaluate Radiographic images you have taken.
  • Communicate appropriately in the clinical setting.

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Degree Requirements

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The applicant pool for programs in the School of Health Sciences is very competitive. An application does not mean acceptance into the Health Sciences program. Applicants are required to meet with a School of Health Sciences advisor before they apply to a program and may be required to attend an orientation for the Allied Health-related programs. All application correspondence from the School of Health Sciences will be through your TCC email.

  1. Apply to TCC
  2. Submit all official high school and college transcripts
  3. Submit ACT Test Scores to
  4. Submit the TOEFL Requirements, if applicable
  5. Contact a School of Health Sciences Academic Advisor
  6. Review the Estimated Cost of the Program
  7. Review the School of Health Sciences Policies & Procedures
  8. Apply to Program

Applicant Data

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ARRT Primary Reliability Pathway Requirements 

TCC's curriculum is tailored to fulfill pre-education requirements for licensure/certification in Oklahoma. While designed for state licensure exams, students considering other states should review relevant professional licensure disclosures and consult with the respective licensing board. State boards determine eligibility for licensure based on current rules when applying.

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Program Goals

Goal #1: Program graduates will pass the registry exam for Radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Goal #2: Program graduates will become successfully employed in medical imaging.

Goal #3: Program graduates will possess the level of knowledge necessary for professional growth.

Student/Graduate Goals

Goal #1: Program graduates will be clinically competent.

Students will:

  • Operate radiographic equipment and position patients for exams.
  • Deliver appropriate patient care.
  • Identify radiation risks and interpret occupational exposure guidelines.
Goal #2: Program graduates will demonstrate critical thinking & problem-solving skills.

Students will:

  • Evaluate radiographic images.
  • Select appropriate exposure factors.
  • Adapt imaging skills for non-routine exams.
Goal #3: Graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills.

Students will:

  • Communicate effectively with patients.
  • Present oral presentations/case study reports.
  • Use professional terminology.

The mission of the Radiography Program at TCC is to provide an accredited two-year associate degree program that will prepare graduates for a career in the field of diagnostic medical imaging.

TCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604, phone 800-621-7440.

The Oklahoma State Regents authorize TCC for Higher Education, located at 655 Research Parkway, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104, phone 405-225-9100, to offer certificate, associate in arts, associate in science, and associate in applied science programs.

The program is in its initial application for accreditation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182

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Program Contact

Program Director
Patty Johnson MBA, RT (R), (CT)

Radiography Program

School of Health Sciences
TCC Metro Campus
909 South Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74119

Admission to the Program
TCC Radiography student positions x-ray machine above a patient who is lying down.

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