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.
Program Philosophy: The concept of professional technical education, regardless of the form such education may take, is firmly based in the belief that the capability of the individual to contribute as a member of the society is related not only to the distinctive capabilities inherent in each person, but also to learned knowledge and to the development of those capabilities.
The entire operation of the Southern Regional Technical College Program of Radiologic Technology shall be directed by a very real concern for the individual student, and recognition that individual advancement, through the acquisition of knowledge and skills, enhances the ability of the student to meet his or her needs as well as those of the society.
Consistent with the philosophy, the administration and faculty of the school take the position that students are here to access a means for personal and professional growth and development. The curriculum, objectives and program policies are intended to promote this position.
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.
Radiologic Technology Competitive Admissions Criteria Requirements:
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.
Accreditation Information: The Southern Regional Technical College Radiologic Technology Program Veteran Parkway Campus is accredited by the Joint Review committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program has six year accreditation. The next site visit is tentative for the second quarter of 2018. Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiology Technologist’s examination and is rewarded an Associates of Applied Science Degree. Effectiveness data for the program will be available on the JRCERT and Southern Regional Technical College website, www.southernregional.edu.
Contact information for the JRCERT:
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Il 60606-3182
This is mandatory for all students who will be eligible for the Fall entrance date.
Students must have successfully completed MATH 1101, 1103, 1111 or higher, BIOL 2113 and 2113 L, BIOL 2114 and 2114L, ALHS 1090 (all within 5 years). Additionally, ENGL 1101, Humanities (ARTS 1101, ENGL 2110, ENGL 2130, HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101), COLL1500, a Social Science elective, and a General Core elective must be completed.
The highlighted classes must carry a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must be completed by May 15, 2017. Students will sign up for the PSB at this orientation.
Orientation for Radiology (Mandatory) – Moultrie Campus – Wednesday, February 8, 2017 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.
Orientation for Radiology (Mandatory) – Thomasville Campus - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Orientation is located on the Thomasville Campus, Building D, Room 253 (Tiered Classroom) at 3pm.
|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|