Career Success

Why Radiography?

The Radiography major teaches students one of the most important uses of complex technology—aiding in the diagnosis of trauma and disease. The desire to see what can't be seen with the naked eye in order to bring the body back to health is the passion of all who are interested in radiography. 

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, jobs for people with an Associate's degree in Radiography will increase between 2010 and 2020 at a rate of 28%—faster than the average for all occupations.

Why Radiography at Champlain?

By the time students finish Champlain's Radiography program, they have logged 1,600 clinical hours and created a solid network of professional relationships.

This two-year academic program gives you:

  • clinical practice at both Fletcher Allen Health Care (Burlington's Level I teaching hospital) and Northwestern Medical Center (a Level II trauma center located nearby)
  • 1,600 clinical hours in 21 months
  • Clinical skills at four different types of facilities and acquire the experience you need for the widest possible variety of job possibilities. The Champlain College Radiography program is affiliated with a Level I trauma center, a Level II trauma center, an orthopedic clinic and an outpatient facility.
  • a limited practicum in nuclear medicine, mammography, CT scanning, angiography, ultrasound and MR.

Graduates take the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) exam for certification; the pass rate for Champlain's graduates is 100%—with grades scoring higher than the national average.

Champlain Radiography Graduates Are Ready. 

In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's career-focused majors features learning opportunities and programs that help our students create highly marketable resumes.

Highlights include:

  • All members of the Radiography faculty are professionals in their field, which is an essential factor in our students getting the most cutting-edge education possible.
  • Students in this major acquire extensive practical networking experience via extensive clinical fieldwork opportunities.
  • Students receive extensive exposure to digital imaging, operating-room procedures, trauma radiography, fluoroscopy exams and orthopedic work.
  • Radiography majors have an opportunity to be selected by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to attend the national conference as a Vermont representative of the Student Leadership Program.  Champlain students have been selected over the past two years.
  • Students are able to broaden their skill set through developing strong writing skills as part of the curriculum.
  • Critical thinking is an integral part of health care. Students will integrate this skill into their coursework throughout the program.
  • Mentoring amongst classes is encouraged and has proven as a highly successful study tool.
  • Students work closely with Career Services to build their resume and interview skills.