Radiography Degree

It’s more than just an x-ray.

The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled healthcare professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body.

Course work includes clinical rotations to area healthcare facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology.

Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist’s national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

Degrees & Pathways

Learn more about pathway options, completion plans, credit hours, and more!

Program Outcomes


2024 ARRT Exam Pass Rate


2024 Job Placement


2024 Graduate Completion Rate

It’s time to be seen


The Associate Degree Radiography program at Carteret Community College has full 8-year accreditation status by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Mission Statement

Carteret Community College’s Radiography Program is dedicated to the delivery of a quality education in radiography through continuous program improvement and actualization of program goals while fostering life-long learning. Through an outcome-focused learning environment, the program will provide our healthcare community with competent, compassionate, professional entry-level radiographers who are prepared to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination, secure employment in field, and engage in professional growth and development.


Striving to maintain program quality and elevate community awareness while enhancing and diversifying instructional methods and transitioning faculty.

Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information . The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination

The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

ARRT Examination Rate % Passed on 1st attempt within 6 months of graduation
2020  100%
2021  64%
2022 93%
2023 100%
2024 83%
Program 5-Year Average 88%

Job Placement Rate

The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Rate % Employed within 12 months of graduation
2020 100%
2021 92%
2022 100%
2023 100%
2024 100%
Program 5-Year Average 98%


Program Completion

The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 70%.

2024 75%


Learning Outcomes

Program Goal #1
Students will possess the knowledge and clinical competency skills of an entry-level radiographer.

Student Learning Outcomes in support of goal 1:
1.1 Students will apply radiographic positioning knowledge and skills to accurately demonstrate the anatomy of interest.
1.2 Students will perform radiographic exams in a time frame consistent with clinical standards.

Program Goal #2
Students will communicate effectively.

Student Learning Outcomes in support of goal 2:
2.1 Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills in the clinical setting using age appropriate instructions and explanations on procedures performed in the clinical setting.
2.2 Students will demonstrate written communication skills addressing clinical content.

Program Goal #3
Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes in support of goal 3:
3.1 Students will possess the knowledge and ability to adapt positioning skills to various patient conditions and clinical situations.
3.2 Students will evaluate images for proper positioning, demonstration of anatomy and image quality and will make adjustments as needed to obtain a diagnostic radiograph.

Where Can I Transfer?

Looking to transfer to a university after you complete your Radiography degree at Carteret CC? Explore your options.