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Radiography (AAS)

Radiography is a program offered under School of Radiologic Sciences . The program provides integrated didactic instruction with the utilization of on campus x-ray rooms and clinical experience in Radiology departments of the affiliated health facilities. During the course of the program, radiologic physics, anatomy, radiographic procedures, positioning, and patient assessment are taught. The student will participate in clinical education within the affiliate health facilities throughout the program.

The program is 5 continuous semesters. The student qualifies for an associate of applied science degree upon completion of the general education requirements and the professional course work. Upper division elective courses completed during the program may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree.

  • Program Prerequisite: Complete the prerequisite courses, make application and be accepted to the program. Please contact the DCHP Admissions Advisement Center at 801-626-7136/6136 for a list of specific prerequisite courses.
  • Grade Requirements: Demonstrate ability to achieve scholastically with grades of C or better.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: The credit hours required for graduation with an AAS degree are 23-26 credit hours of prerequisite courses and 73 credit hours of didactic and clinical education courses.
  • Program Code: 2013AAS
  • CIPC: 510911


Students accepted into the program should meet annually with assigned faculty advisor for course and program review.

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Admission Requirements

  • Be accepted to Weber State University and declare program of study as Radiography applicant.
  • Apply to the Radiography Program for acceptance and follow the procedures as outlined on the program application, which is in addition to the Weber State Admissions Application. The deadline date for applications to be received is January 10 of each year. Student selection is made during Spring semester and those accepted into the program begin their professional phase of the curriculum the following fall semester.
  • Pay the $25 program application fee.
  • Present a satisfactory high school and/or college(s) transcript(s).
  • Complete the general education courses listed below.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  degree requirements.

The following are required:

English ENGL 1010  (3)
English ENGL 2010  (3) or an oral or written Communication course
Quantitative Literacy - MATH 1010  (4)
Computer Literacy (demonstrate literacy) no credit
Social Sciences (Introductory Psychology) Course (3)
Humanities (Communication) Course (3)
Life Science (3)
or Health Sciences (Biomed) HTHS 1110  (4) and HTHS 1111  (4)

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the biological effects of radiation.
  • Demonstrate proper radiation protection procedures during diagnostic procedures.
  • Demonstrate proper use and understanding of radiation exposure monitors and diagnostic radiation equipment.
  • Demonstrate, select, accurately explain and produce diagnostic quality radiographs.
  • Demonstrate repeated competency in accurately explaining the proper radiographic film radiographic image production, image processing, and digital image formation’
  • Demonstrate and accurately interpret quality assurance testing.
  • Demonstrate proper evaluation and critique of radiographic positioning, technical factors, anatomy, physiology and pathology.
  • Demonstrate legal and professional responsibility.
  • Demonstrate appropriate patient education, safety and comfort skills.
  • Demonstrate acceptable methods of infection control and prevention.
  • Demonstrate proper patient monitoring during radiographic procedures.
  • Demonstrate appropriate responses to diverse patient populations.
  • Demonstrate a sense of professionalism and desire to learn.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of radiographic anatomy, structural relationship and pathology

Major Course Requirements for AAS Degree

Courses Required (73 credit hours)