The Rowan-Cabarrus radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Students will learn how to operate x-ray machinery as a critical part of the team in diagnosing and treating patients. The radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

The radiography curriculum includes classroom and hands on learning. Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care 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 Technologists’ 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.

Program Chair
Kelly McCowan

Kelly McCowan


North Campus

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment growth of about 9 percent between 2018 and 2028 for this profession.

The average annual wage for radiologic technologists in North Carolina was $58,220 in May 2019.

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) is the world’s largest and oldest membership association for medical imaging technologists and radiation therapists. Founded in 1920, the ASRT now has more than 144,000 members.

My time at Rowan-Cabarrus has been an incredible journey!
Mitchell Reece


Great Program! I would definitely recommend RCCC to anyone looking to learn.
Pamela Wisniewski