Associate Degree in Radiography

Develop expertise in a high-demand healthcare field.

Join the fast-growing field of radiography and serve an essential role in diagnosing patients. As a radiographer, you will perform diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays, to aid doctors in properly treating patients. Radiographers must be highly trained in the technical administration of radiation and imaging equipment, as well as skilled in patient care. Radiographers have a range of job opportunities in acute, ambulatory, long-term healthcare settings, and physicians’ offices, with patients of all ages and medical needs.

About the Program

Program Length: 2-3 years
Courses: 72 credits
Degree: Associate of Science in Radiography

The associate degree in radiography at St. Vincent’s College at Sacred Heart University equips you with the foundational skills and knowledge for a career in radiography. Combining sciences with the humanities, our curriculum not only readies you for entry-level work in the medical field, it also prepares you for lifelong learning. Major courses in radiography cover a range of topics in the radiologic sciences, including:

  • Basic equipment operation
  • Quality control
  • Radiation protection
  • X-ray circuits
  • Digital imaging
  • Specialized modality imaging

Faculty members are experienced, caring instructors dedicated to healthcare excellence, lifelong learning and our mission. In keeping with the mission of SVC, your radiography education will emphasize caring for the sick who are underserved.

Clinical Experience

Ample clinical experience in local healthcare facilities and on-site skills laboratory work allow you to apply what you learn in the classroom to a real-world setting. Clinical experiences are provided at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Stamford Hospital, Bridgeport and Stamford communities and other healthcare facilities within the community.

Outcomes

SVC at SHU is committed to preparing every radiography student to achieve the following:

  • Earn the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Radiography
  • Become qualified to work as an entry-level radiographer
  • Attain communication skills appropriate for professional settings
  • Develop problem-solving and critical thinking abilities for patient care
  • Grow as a professional by participating in affiliation groups and service activities
  • Pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) exam for certification
“As a Radiologic Technologist, you are using your skills to help patients get the diagnoses they need to successfully be treated for their illnesses or injuries. There is no better feeling than knowing you contributed to a person’s well-being and possibly saving a life.” – Gina Petrillo, A.S. in Radiography 2018

Curriculum

The classes completed and time for completing the program varies by student, based on transfer credits and other unique factors. The program plan below is an example to help you envision your schedule in the radiography program.

Fall Term I Spring Term I Fall Term II Spring Term II Summer Session Fall Term III Spring Term III
Anatomy & Physiology I Anatomy & Physiology II Radiography 101 Radiography 112 Radiography 200 Radiography 221 Radiography 232
English Composition Ethics Religion Information Systems Physics Humanities Elective
College Algebra Sociology
Psychology

Accreditation

The A.S. in Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606–3182.(312-704-5300)