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

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

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Workforce Development

Classes offered at following campus(es)

  • Metro

Contact Information:

Patty Johnson MBA, RT (R), (CT) 918-595-7020 School of Health Sciences
909 South Boston Tulsa, OK 74119
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TCC’s Radiology (X-ray) Program prepares you for a career as a Medical Radiographer/Radiologic Technologist – a healthcare professional who performs diagnostic imaging examinations. Radiographers use X-rays to produce diagnostic images of anatomy.

Radiographers often specialize in such areas as CT, MRI, Mammography, Cardiovascular Technology, Quality Control, Management, and Education. They work closely with radiologists, who are physicians who interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease or injury.

As a graduate of TCC’s Radiology program, you will receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science and be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination. You will be educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection, and basic patient care.

Radiography student

Our Radiography Program is a 2-year (6-semester) full-time program that runs concurrently with didactic courses offered during the day. Our Program admits a new class of 25 to 30 students each year to begin in June at the Metro Campus. Applications are accepted between August 1st to February 1st each year.

Degree Requirements

Program Map

Apply to Program

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

Year Total Applicants Total Interviews Average GPA Average ACT Score
2022 138 61 3.34 20.75
2023 116 50 3.29 21.4

Program Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the program the student will be able to will be able 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

Program Goals

  • Program graduates will pass the registry exam for Radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • Program graduates will become successfully employed in medical imaging.
  • Program graduates will possess the level of knowledge necessary for professional growth.

Student/Graduate Goals

Goal #1: Graduates will be clinically competent

Expected outcomes for Goal #1:

  • Position patients for exam
  • Deliver appropriate patient care
  • Operate radiographic equipment
  • Employ radiation protection practices
  • Interpret radiation exposure guidelines

Goal #2: Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking/problem-solving skills

Expected outcomes for Goal #2:

  • Evaluate radiographic images
  • Select exposure factors
  • Perform non-routine exam

Goal #3 Graduates will demonstrate professional growth and development

Expected outcomes for Goal #3:

  • Recall and understand the function of professional organizations
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors
  • Make ethical decisions
  • Support the efforts of the Radiologic Community

Goal #4 Graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills

Expected outcomes for Goal #4:

  • Communicate with patients
  • Present an oral report
  • Make a presentation
  • Use professional terminology

Workforce Development Degree Information

Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.

Program Essential Functions, Standards, and Handbook

Program Mission Statement

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

Program Accreditation

 TCC is regionally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Program Effectiveness Data

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Primary Requirements - ARRT Examination Requirement: After you meet the education and ethics requirements, you’ll need to pass an exam before earning ARRT credentials. Learn more about our examination requirements – as well as how we create exams, what to expect on exam day, and what happens after the exam.