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Programs

Radiologic Technology

Program offered only at the Shelby-Hoover Campus

Think about Jefferson State's Radiologic Technology Program.

The program begins in the Fall semester each year with the application period in the Summer semester. The radiology application contains the information regarding specific dates for the application deadline.

Our RAD program was one of the first of its kind in an Alabama 2 year College. Prior to the establishment of junior college programs, students were trained by hospitals and received no academic credit. Students now complete prerequisite general education courses before being admitted into the RAD program.

Upon admission into the program, students are involved in clinical activities at area hospitals to gain further "hands on" knowledge. Most clinical rotations are from 7 am-3 pm.

The program currently has a clinical affiliate partnership with the following Radiography Departments in the Greater Birmingham Area: St. Vincent’s Birmingham, St. Vincent’s, St. Clair, St. Vincent’s East, Brookwood, UAB Hospital, UAB Highlands, Kirklin Clinic, The Children’s Hospital, Baptist Shelby, Baptist Medical Center Princeton, and UAB Medical West.
Graduates of Jefferson State's program are awarded an associate in applied science degree and are eligible to request to write the National Registry Exam given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists to become a registered Radiologic Technologist.

Once registered as a radiographer, you will be eligible for employment in hospitals, emergency clinics or doctor's offices. Later, if you decide to continue your education, you can apply many credits earned in the associate degree program at Jefferson State toward a four year degree at the University of Alabama, Birmingham or other Universities.