Assoc. In Applied Science Degree
The Radiography Program is a day program; there are no evening Radiography courses offered. A new Radiography class is selected for each Fall semester.
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Radiography is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter the field of radiography. The curriculum includes a general education foundation and 44 credits in courses pertinent to the development of competency in diagnostic radiography.
The Radiography program seeks to provide each student with the didactic, laboratory and clinical education to become a qualified entry level Radiologic Technologist. The program provides each student the opportunity to develop technical skills, enhance critical thinking and strengthen interpersonal behavior through educational activities.
Interested applicants should obtain a Radiography Program brochure from the Office of Admissions or the Radiography Department. Applicants must also complete the application process in the Office of Admissions. Students seeking admission into the Radiography Program must have a GPA of 2.0 or better and a grade of C or better in all courses. The Letter of Intent must be filed in the Radiography Program Office (B-319) by March 1 for the fall semester.
Students need to be aware that due to the competitive nature of admission into the Radiography Program granting a seat into the professional radiography courses is based on completion of Anatomy and Physiology I and II plus the number of general education courses taken, the grades received and the overall grade point average. Priority is given to the candidates who have completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II at the time the Radiography Admission Committee makes their student selection. “D” grades are not accepted in the Radiography Program. MAT 011, MAT 014, MAT 016, ENG 025 and all ESL classes are developmental prerequisite courses for the program. Students are not permitted to register for BIO 101 Anatomy & Physiology I and BIO 102 Anatomy &Physiology II until all developmental courses are successfully completed.
All students accepted into the professional (radiography courses) phase of the program will be subject to a Federal and State criminal history background check, drug screening, obtain malpractice insurance at their own expense, obtain health clearance and be certified in CPR by the American Heart Association. In addition, students in the professional phase of the program are required to carry personal health insurance that provides coverage for accidents and sickness. Group health insurance is available through the college or students may purchase individual policies from their own carriers.
All Radiography students are required to wear the County College of Morris radiography uniform when in the clinical setting. Uniforms are obtained at the student’s expense.
The graduate of the two-year program is eligible to apply for New Jersey State licensure and for certification as a Registered Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. A detailed description of the program’s policies and procedures can be found in the Radiography Program Student Handbook that is available in the program’s office in the Department of Allied Health and in the Admissions Office. The program’s pregnancy policy can be found in the Radiography Program Student Handbook.
A Federal and State Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening will be performed on all students entering the professional phase of the program. If a student is denied clinical placement by any hospital due to the results of the Criminal History Background Check the student will not be able to complete the program.
The Radiography Program maintains a no tolerance policy regarding substance abuse. The program faculty requires radiography students provide safe, effective and supportive care in the clinical setting. To fulfill this purpose, radiography students must be free of chemical impairment during participation in any part of the radiography program including classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. A five-panel drug screening is now mandatory for all students performing their clinical education at any of the program’s clinical affiliates. Failure to submit to the drug screening will result in dismal from the program. The college’s Health Service Coordinator will notify the student of a positive result and the appeal process will be followed.
Due to continual program revisions mandated by the accrediting agencies, students should consult their academic advisor when selecting courses.
The program is accredited by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Radiologic Technology Board, P.O. Box 415, Trenton, NJ 08625, 609-984-5890 and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, JRCERT, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60606-2901, 312-704-5300.