Additional Information: Radiography

Radiography - Creating a New Image

The Radiography curriculum is a five-semester, highly selective, associate degree program with students entering in the fall semester.

Radiography course work includes concentration in anatomy and physiology, patient care and management, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, radiation protection, quality assurance, and radiobiology. The course work also includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities including Johnston Health (Clayton and Smithfield), Wayne UNC Healthcare, Sampson Regional Medical Center, Harnett Health Betsy Johnson Hospital, Eastern Carolina Medical Center, Sampson Regional Outpatient Diagnostic Center, Goldsboro Orthopedics, and Central Harnett Hospital with clinical supervision by all students.

Students enrolled in the Radiography program attend classes at JCC during daytime hours only. The clinical schedules are primarily day shift rotations although students are assigned to occasional night and weekend rotations, as well.

Radiography graduates may continue their education and specialize in Computerized Tomography (CT Scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Sonography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Dosimetry, Education, Radiation Safety, Management, Mammography, etc.

Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' national examination for certification and registration as Registered Radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, physicians' offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, universities, and industry.


The JCC radiography program uses a 7 point grading scale.  Students must maintain a 77 (C) or higher at the completion of each course is the program of study to progress in the program. 

A( 93-100)        B(92-85)         C (84-77)         D (76-70)         F (Below 70)

All courses must be kept in sequence.  Related courses must be taken in the semester that they are listed in the program of study.


Radiography students are eligible for the Associates of Applied Science Degree upon meeting the following requirements:

  1. Passed all courses specified and required in the Radiography program at Johnston Community College.
  2. Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all courses attempted at the College.
  3. Taken and passed at least one fourth (25 percent) of the courses required in the program at Johnston Community College. It is anticipated that the final 15 semester credit hours be completed at the College.
  4. Have paid all financial obligations owed to the College.
  5. Filed with the Registrar’s Office an application to graduate by the published deadline for student’s final semester.

For more information, contact:

Ann P. Jackson
Department Chair of Imaging Programs
Office: Health F172A
Phone: (919) 209-2156