Northern Michigan University’s radiography program results in an Associate of Applied Science degree. This program prepares students for an entry-level position as a registered radiographer. Radiographers use radiation equipment to produce images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body, as prescribed by physicians, to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury. The program consists of 90 total credits with 12 in liberal studies, 1 in health promotions, 18 required non-core courses (mostly science and math courses) and 59 credits for courses in the radiography core. Typically the program takes three years to complete (averaging 16 credits per semester). It includes an eight-credit clinical experience and an eight-credit clinical practicum.