RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEGREE (RT23)

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.

Acceptance to the Radiologic Technology program is via a competitive selection process based primarily on grade point average of prerequisite courses and the score on the PSB Allied Health Aptitude test.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Application to the Radiologic Technology Program requires the following steps:

  • Application and admission to Central Georgia Technical College

  • Submission of high school and college transcripts. Students who wish to transfer all the required core classes taken at another college must apply to CGTC and have all transcripts submitted by May 1.

  • Completion of the following courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher on these specific courses:

• ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
• PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology
• MATH 1111 College Algebra (or MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling)
• BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I
• BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
• BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II
• BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
• ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology

  • Successful completion of the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Exam with a minimum score of 225. This test may be attempted two times only.

  • Should there be more qualified applicants than spaces for students; candidates will be admitted based on the grade point average for the courses listed above plus the score on the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Test. The grade point average (4.00 scale) will be converted to a 400 point scale and added to the score of the Aptitude test (maximum score 365).

  • Consideration will be given for verifiable paid work experience in the field of radiology. Paid work experience must be documented by a letter from the employer indicating the dates of employment and responsibilities of the applicant.

  • Slots are filled from the highest score downward until the maximum enrollment total is reached.

  • Classes will be accepted at the end of Spring Semester each year to begin Radiography courses the following Fall Semester. The Summer Semester after acceptance may be used to complete HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities and COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers, and to complete preparations for beginning clinical practice. (See Special Requirements below.)

Special Requirements
Students beginning the first semester of RADT courses must submit to the instructor current physical and immunization forms, proof of student professional liability insurance, school medical insurance, and current CPR certification. Uniforms and accessories must also be purchased prior to the beginning of clinical rotations first semester. Background checks may be required by the clinical facilities at the students' expense prior to attending clinical practice.

Academic Progress
Radiologic Technology students must pass all courses each semester with a grade "C" or above and have a GPA of 2.00 or above in order to progress to the next semesterer and remain on track. Those who receive a grade below a C may remove themselves from the on track progression in the program; and therefore may have to wait until the course is offered again (usually the next year) to apply to repeat the course. Admission back into the program is dependent upon space available at the time the course is offered.

The following policy applies to all ALHS, BIOL, and RADT courses:
Only one of these courses may be repeated. The second course failure will result in program dismissal.

NOTE: Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program will be eligible to apply for the Radiography certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). A student who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be admitted to the Radiologic technology program, but such a conviction may prohibit one from taking the certification examination. A pre-application form to determine eligibility by the ARRT is available from the Radiologic Technology Program Director or at www.arrt.org.

Associate Degree
Program Length 93 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum age: 18
Entrance Dates Fall Semester
Offered Warner Robins and Macon Campuses

Radiologic Technology Degree Curriculum
   

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses
15
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
     
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology

3

     
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics  
  Choose one of the following Math courses:
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling
3
  OR  
MATH 1111 College Algebra
(3)
     
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts  
HUMN 1101 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
 
Additional General Education Elective  
XXXX xxxx General Education Core Elective
3
     
Non-General Education Degree Courses
8
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
     
Occupational Courses
70
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers
3
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences
2
RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology
4
RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I
3
RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II
3
RADT 1070 Principles of Imaging I
6
RADT 1160 Principles of Imaging II
6
RADT 1200 Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection
3
RADT 1320 Clinical Radiography I
4
RADT 1330 Clinical Radiography II
7
RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III
2
RADT 2190 Radiographic Pathology
2
RADT 2260 Radiologic Technology Review
3
RADT 2340 Clinical Radiography III
6
RADT 2350 Clinical Radiography IV
7
RADT 2360 Clinical Radiography V
9
     
 
Total Hours
93