Radiologic Technology

Degree

Program Description: 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.

Length of Program: Two (2) semesters of prerequisite courses found in the Healthcare Science, TCC, Four (4) semesters of occupational courses

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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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.

MOULTRIE PROGRAM

Program Mission Statement

The Mission of the Southern Regional Technical College Radiology Program is to provide a comprehensive didactic and clinical education, which will prepare graduates with the entry-level skills necessary to seek employment as a radiographer and receive an Associate’s Degree at the end of the program.

GOAL 1: Students of the program will demonstrate clinical competence.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills (Section 3 of ARRT Competency Sheet.)
  2. Students will evaluate images for diagnostic quality (Section 7 of ARRT Competency Sheet.)
  3. Students will use appropriate radiation protection procedures (Section 8 of the ARRT Competency Sheet.)

GOAL 2: Students will communicate effectively.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will use effective oral communication skills (Section 2 of the ARRT Competency Sheet.)
  2. Students will use effective written communication skills (Section 2 of the ARRT Competency Sheet.)

GOAL 3: Students will employ critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will manipulate technical factors for competencies (Section 4 of the ARRT Competency Sheet.)
  2. Students will evaluate the developed radiograph for appropriate image quality (Section 6 of the ARRT Competency Sheet.)

GOAL 4: Students will demonstrate professional growth and development.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be evaluated for professional growth and development (Clinical Rotation Article Reaction.)

Orientation for Radiology (Mandatory) Moultrie Campus – Wednesday, May 8, 2018

Orientation is located on the Veteran’s Parkway Campus, Building D 135 (Tiered Classroom) at 2:30pm. Students will sign up for the PSB exam at the Orientation.

This is mandatory for all students who will be eligible for the Fall entrance date.

Competitive admission requirements into the Radiologic Technology AAS program: The bolded pre-requisite courses that must have a 2.5 GPA and completed or transcripts received by May 15, 2018: ENGL: 1101 MATH: 1101, 1103, 1111, or higher (must be within 5 years) BIOL: 2113 and 2113L (must be within 5 years) BIOL: 2114 and 2114L (must be within 5 years) ALHS: 1090 (must be within 5 years) HUMN: ARTS 1101. ENGL 2110, ENGL 2130, HUMN 1101, MUSC 1101 SOCIAL SCIENCE: ECON 1101, 2105, or 2106; HIST 1111, 1112, 2111 or 2112; POLS 1101; PSYC 1101, 2103, or 2250; SOCI 1101 COLL 1500 General Core Elective

THOMASVILLE PROGRAM

GOAL 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competence.

  1. 80% of students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills during the Chest imaging lab examination on the first attempt
  2. 80% of students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills during the Knee imaging lab examination on the first attempt
  3. 80% of students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills during the Lumbar Spine imaging lab examination on the first attempt.
  4. 90% of students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills during Chest imaging on the first attempt.
  5. 90% of students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills during Knee imaging on the first attempt.
  6. 90% of students will demonstrate appropriate positioning skills during Lumbar spine imaging on the first attempt..

GOAL 2: Student will communicate effectively.

  1. 80% of students will properly explain the assigned examination protocol during laboratory examination of the C-spine on his/her first attempt.
  2. 70% of students will demonstrate effective communication skills during the oral presentation over his/her assigned fluoroscopic examination.

GOAL 3: Students will employ critical thinking skills.

  1. 60% of students will properly critique a repeated image on the first attempt.
  2. 70% of students will properly critique a repeated image on the first attempt.
  3. 80% of students will properly critique a repeated image on the first attempt.
  4. 90% of students will properly critique a repeated image on the first attempt.
  5. 80% of students will successfully manipulate and alter technical factors when given a trauma scenario.

GOAL 4: Students will demonstrate professional growth and development.

  1. 80% of students will successfully critique a professional article and apply it to current radiologic technology practice.
  2. 80% of student will successfully research and present an oral presentation on an advance modality.

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.

Curriculum Credits

1: General Core Courses (15 Hours)

15

Area I: Language Arts/Communications (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Hours) 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 Hours) 3
Math 0001 One Degree Level Mathematics Course 3
Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Hours) 3
And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)

3

COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (62 hours)

62

ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences 2
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy/Physiology Lab I 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
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 1200 Principles/Rad Bio&Protection 2
RADT 1085 Radiologic Equipment 3
RADT 1075 Radiographic Imaging 4
RADT 1065 Radiologic Science 2
RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 4
BIOL 2114L Anatomy/Physiology Lab II 1
RADT 2360 Clinical Radiography IV 9

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The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.

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