Associate in Science

The associate degree program in Radiography prepares students for employment as entry-level radiographers in hospitals, outpatient facilities, medical offices, community health agencies, or industrial concerns where radiation is used for quality control. Upon completion of the program, the student may apply to take the certifying board examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (Radiography). The program requires approximately 20 months of full-time study. The structure of the curriculum is sequential and includes appropriate didactic content and ample supervised clinical education to assure sufficient opportunity to achieve all didactic and clinical requirements. Students are assigned to a clinical practicum at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Veterans Affairs New England Health Care System (West Haven), Bridgeport Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and other area affiliates.

Please see the Diagnostic Imaging & Therapy Programs webpage for more information about the admission process.

Julie Austin
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2382

Radiography Information Sessions

Radiography Plan of Study Radiography 2020-2021 Student Handbook
Radiography Program Effectiveness Data Radiography Program Technical Standards
Radiography Program in Catalog 2021-2022 Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy Information Packet


The following pre-requisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher before applying to the Program:

  • BIO 211, Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 212, Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Attendance at one program specific information session within one year of application submission to the department.

Upon acceptance into the Radiography program, students are required to attend a mandatory two-week 40-hours-per-week patient care orientation, as well as several hospital orientations, all of which are scheduled between June and August and must be completed prior to beginning the program in the fall semester. In order to continue in the Radiography program, the student is required to successfully complete patient care orientation with an overall course average of 75 or higher.

The program is accredited by the Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312)704-5300, or contact by email at

Radiography Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiography program at Gateway Community College is to offer high quality instruction to a diverse population of students in an environment conducive to learning. Through the use of advanced classroom and laboratory technology and various clinical internship experiences, we are committed to educating and preparing competent, entry-level technologists who can provide high quality imaging and patient care to members of the community. Furthermore, the program is dedicated to providing tools to support life-long learning.


Radiography Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Students will use appropriate oral communication to accurately convey their purpose and message to a wide variety of audiences in the healthcare setting.
  • Students will use appropriate written communication to accurately convey their purpose and message to a wide variety of audiences in the healthcare setting.
  1. Students will demonstrate skills in critical thinking and problem solving in the principles and practices of Radiography
  • Students will make appropriate positioning modifications and select appropriate technical factors based on patient assessment.
  • Students will critique radiographic images for diagnostic quality.
  1. Students will demonstrate clinical competence in the practice of Radiography
  • Students will apply appropriate principles and practices of radiation protection.
  • Graduates will function as entry-level technologists in the healthcare setting.
  1. Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development
  • Students will demonstrate professional integrity.
  • Graduates will participate in professional development activities with local, state or national societies.
  1. The program will prepare competent entry-level Radiographers
  • Students will complete the Program within the appropriate time frame.
  • Students will pass the ARRT national certification examination on the first attempt.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with their education.