Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Description: The Radiologic Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in radiology departments and related businesses and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an associate of applied science degree, have the qualifications of a radiographer, and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination for radiographers.
Successful completion of the program will enable students to sit for the Radiography examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Student Learning Outcomes:
GOAL 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competence.
• Students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills.
• Students will evaluate images for diagnostic quality.
• Students will use appropriate radiation protection procedures.
GOAL 2: Student will communicate effectively.
• Students will use effective oral communication skills.
• Students will use effective written communication skills.
GOAL 3: Students will employ critical thinking skills.
• Students will manipulate technical factors for clinical competencies.
• Students will evaluate the developed radiographic image for appropriate image quality.
GOAL 4: Students will demonstrate professional growth and development.
• Students will critique a professional article and apply it to current radiologic technology practice.
Program Offered at the Following Sites: Moultrie-Veterans Parkway, Thomasville
Length of Program: Two (2) semesters of prerequisite courses found in the Healthcare Science, TCC, Four (4) semesters of occupational courses
Cost of Program: Click Here.
Entrance Date: Prerequisite Courses open; however, all prerequisite/Competitive Admissions courses (ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology, BIOL 2113 - Anatomy & Physiology I, BIOL 2113L - Anatomy & Physiology Lab I, BIOL 2114 - Anatomy & Physiology II, BIOL 2114L - Anatomy & Physiology Lab II, ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric, a Degree Level Mathematics Course, a Social Science Elective, and a Humanities Elective) must be successfully completed prior to competitive program admission deadline.
Program Admission: Fall Semester
Entrance Requirements: Entry into this program is based on competitive admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission into the program. For further details, Please see the Competitive Admissions Policy. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.
Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older prior to first clinical course (RADT 1320).
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.
Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Toxicology.
Note: Individuals who have been convicted of a felony offense may be denied licensure or certification. Applications for state licensure are reviewed by the designated governing body or certification by the A.R.R.T.. Licensure/Certification requirements may vary by state. Graduates of the program will submit application to The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists during the final semester of the program.
Program Final Exit Point: Radiologic Technology, Associate of Applied Science. Eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist exam.
Credits Required for Graduation: 80 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
Orientation for Radiology (Mandatory) – Moultrie Campus Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Orientation is located on the Veteran’s Parkway Campus, Building D 135 (Tiered Classroom) at 3pm. The PSB exam will be given on the Veteran’s Parkway Campus Building B, room 130.
*students must attend Orientation to be eligible for the Fall competitive process and to sign up to take the PSB test scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (core classes must be complete by end of Summer term)
Orientation for Radiology (Mandatory) – Thomasville Campus Tuesday, June 21, 2016,1 pm- 3 pm *Students must attend orientation to be eligible for the Fall competitive process (core classes must be complete by end of Summer term). Please bring the $25.00 PSB Exam payment with you. The PSB test for the Thomasville campus is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 9:00 am.
|1. General Core Courses||15|
|Area I: Language Arts/Communication||3|
|ENGL||1101||Composition and Rhetoric|
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences||3|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics||3|
|One Mathematics Course|
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts||3|
|And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor)||3|
|General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.|
|2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)|
|3. Occupational Courses (62 hours)|
|ALHS||1090||Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences||2|
|BIOL||2113||Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL||2113L||Anatomy and Physiology Lab I||1|
|BIOL||2114||Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL||2114L||Anatomy and Physiology Lab II||1|
|RADT||1010||Introduction to Radiology||4|
|RADT||1030||Radiographic Procedures I||3|
|RADT||1060||Radiographic Procedures II||3|
|RADT||1200||Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection||2|
|RADT||1320||Clinical Radiography I||4|
|RADT||1330||Clinical Radiography II||7|
|RADT||2090||Radiographic Procedures III||2|
|RADT||2260||Radiologic Technology Review||3|
|RADT||2340||Clinical Radiography III||6|
|RADT||2360||Clinical Radiography IV||9|