Medical Radiography
Designed to fulfill the educational objectives established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the competencies outlined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, students graduating from this program receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Radiography and are employed in hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, and outpatient medical centers. Successful completion of the registry examination results in national certification as a Registered Radiologic Technologist, RT (R) ARRT.

Upon program completion, and having passed the national boards administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), students may choose to practice as entry-level technologists or continue their education to specialize in CT, MRI, ultrasound, and therapeutic radiation techniques or prepare for administration or teaching.

Application Guidelines


Applicants must be graduates of an accredited high school (or the equivalent). Students can apply to the Medical Radiography program any time; however, they will not be eligible for selection until all Preliminary Requirements are complete.

Candidates must:
  • Complete the Clark College Application for Admission and Statement of Intent forms. Return to the Clark College Welcome Center with the non-refundable program application fees (subject to change). For the current fee amounts, please visit the Medical Radiography website at www.clark.edu/medicalradiography.

  • Submit official college transcripts from ALL colleges attended (an evaluation of transfer credits will not be completed until all transcripts are received).

  • Earn a COMPASS Reading exam score of 74 or higher or completion of READ 087 or equivalent with a 2.0 grade or higher.

  • Earn a 2.0 grade or higher on all required courses.

  • Complete program Preliminary Requirements with a GPA of 2.75 or higher for all non-science courses and a science GPA of 2.0 or higher for BIOL& 251, 252 & 253.
    1. BIOL&251-Human A & P I (with lab)*
    2. BIOL&252-Human A & P II (with lab)*
    3. BIOL&253-Human A & P III (with lab)*
    4. BMED 110-Medical Terminology I*
    5. BMED 111-Medical Terminology II*
    6. ENGL&101-English Composition I
    7. MATH 093-Algebra III* or MATH 095-Intermediate Algebra*
    8. MRAD 101-Fundamentals of Medical Radiography

*There is a seven-year (7) limit on all math/science/social science courses (listed above) at the time of program entry.

Final Program Admission


In preparing for entrance into the program, accepted students need to be aware of the following:
  • The program requires a 40-hour per week commitment from students for classes and clinical rotations.
  • Clinical facilities may require driving significant distances (with travel time up to 2.5 to 3 hours one way), so reliable transportation is an important consideration.
  • Classes and/or clinicals may be offered at times other than weekday hours such as evenings and/or weekends.
Upon completion of preliminary requirements and application to the program, an evaluation will be completed, and the applicant will be notified by the Credential Evaluations Office of additional procedures necessary for program consideration.

Final admission to the Medical Radiography program is based on competitive entry for a limited number of positions. Students are ranked by:
  • Applicable GPA (for all required courses)

  • Number of required courses completed

  • Science GPA

  • Washington Residency

Mandatory Orientation
All accepted Medical Radiography students will be required to attend an orientation session to secure their place in the class. Selected students will be sent information regarding the date, place, and time of the orientation. They will also need to submit a non-refundable $200 deposit to reserve a position in the program.

Information regarding required Immunizations, physical exam, drug screening, health insurance, and criminal background check will be discussed in the mandatory orientation to the program.

Refer to the Clark College website for program entry requirements, program selection, deadlines, and application guidelines at www.clark.edu/medicalradiography.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.

Disability Statement for Health Occupations


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accommodations for students with disabilities will be considered at the student's request. The student may need to provide documentation of disability to the Disability Support Services Office to support his/her accommodation requests. Documentation guidelines and procedures can be found at www.clark.edu/dss. Once the student is qualified by DSS as having a disability, requested accommodations will be considered. Accommodations for the classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting will be evaluated according to reasonableness. Accommodations that compromise patient care, or that fundamentally alter the essential functions of the program or activity, are not considered to be reasonable.
Medical Radiography (AAS)
Additional Requirements
CTEC 101
COMPUTING ESSENTIALS *
2 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
(Can obtain outside of Clark as a certificate course)
HEOC 120
AIDS EDUCATION
1 cr.
(Can obtain outside of Clark as a certificate course)
Preliminary Requirements
BIOL&251
HUMAN A & P I *
4 cr.
BIOL&252
HUMAN A & P II *
4 cr.
BIOL&253
HUMAN A & P III *
4 cr.
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
MATH 093
ALGEBRA III *
5 cr.
or MATH 095
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA *
5 cr.
MRAD 101
INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
3 cr.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL 109
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES
5 cr.
or ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
PE Activity (1 credit required)
 
Health course waived
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Must be seven years current upon program entry.
MATH 093
ALGEBRA III (or higher or by test) *
5 cr.
or MATH 095
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA (or higher or by test) *
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required) ***
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
HUM 180
BIOETHICS (strongly recommended)
3 cr.
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (strongly recommended) ***
5 cr.
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
PSYC&200
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY ***
5 cr.
or PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY ***
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
BIOL&251
HUMAN A & P I
4 cr.
First Year Major Area Requirements
First Quarter
MRAD 011
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB I
1 cr.
MRAD 102
INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE (with lab)
5 cr.
MRAD 103
IMAGE PROCESSING
1 cr.
MRAD 104
RADIATION SAFETY AND RADIOBIOLOGY
2 cr.
MRAD 141
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING I (with lab)
5 cr.
Second Quarter
MRAD 011
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB I
1 cr.
MRAD 108
RADIATION PHYSICS I
3 cr.
MRAD 121
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I
8 cr.
MRAD 142
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING II (with lab)
5 cr.
MRAD 151
IMAGE EVALUATION I
2 cr.
Third Quarter
MRAD 011
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB I
1 cr.
MRAD 109
RADIATION PHYSICS II
4 cr.
MRAD 122
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II
6 cr.
MRAD 143
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING III
5 cr.
Fourth Quarter
MRAD 012
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB II **
1-5 cr.
MRAD 123
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III
8 cr.
MRAD 152
IMAGE EVALUATION II
1 cr.
MRAD 214
PHARMACOLOGY AND IV THERAPY (with lab)
3 cr.
MRAD 244
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING IV (with lab)
3 cr.
Second Year Major Area Requirements
Fifth Quarter
MRAD 012
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB II **
1-5 cr.
MRAD 153
IMAGE EVALUATION III
1 cr.
MRAD 216
RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY
3 cr.
MRAD 224
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IV
8 cr.
MRAD 245
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING V (with lab)
3 cr.
Sixth Quarter
MRAD 013
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB III
1 cr.
MRAD 154
IMAGE EVALUATION IV
1 cr.
MRAD 225
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE V
8 cr.
MRAD 255
ADVANCED MODALITIES
1 cr.
MRAD 279
CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY FOR IMAGING PROFESSIONAL
3 cr.
Seventh Quarter
MRAD 226
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE VI
9 cr.
MRAD 251
RADIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
2 cr.
MRAD 253
RADIOBIOLOGY
2 cr.
Eighth Quarter
MRAD 227
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE VII
12 cr.
MRAD 270
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
1 cr.
MRAD 275
MEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY REVIEW
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 169-170
*Must be seven years current upon program entry.
** Enroll in MRAD 012 for 1 credit during both the fourth and fifth quarter.
***Also fulfills Human Relations requirement.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Be clinically competent: Apply positioning skills, demonstrate radiation protection and patient care.
  • Demonstrate communication skills: Accurately explain procedures, listen attentively and apply age-appropriate communication.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills: Perform non-routine exams, evaluate image quality and recognize proper procedures for emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate professionalism: Ethical behavior, a positive attitude in clinical situations, and initiative.
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Program Progression - Once accepted into the Medical Radiography program all students must achieve a GPA of 2.0 or higher in all required courses and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to progress from one quarter to the next.