CGTC Admissions Requirements
Competitive Selection Requirements
High school diploma/GED required.
Students must be 18 years of age or older.
For Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technical Certificate Programs: Must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists)
Radiologic Technology Degree Program Effectiveness: Warner Robins
National Comparison Reports: Warner Robins | Macon
Program Goals: Warner Robins | Macon
Overall employment of radiologic and MRI technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 20,800 openings for radiologic and MRI technologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
As the baby-boom population grows older, there may be an increase in medical conditions, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, which require imaging as a diagnostic tool. Radiologic and MRI technologists will be needed to take the images.
Radiologic technologists approximately 212,100 jobs in 2020. The largest employers of radiologic technologists were as follows: hospitals (state, local and private)-60%, physician offices-19%, outpatient care centers-7%, medical and diagnostic laboratories-7%, and federal government, excluding postal service-3%
Most radiologic technologists work full time. Because imaging is sometimes needed in emergency situations, some technologists work evenings, weekends, or overnight. Radiologic technologists are often on their feet for long periods and may need to lift or turn patients, such as to help those who are injured.
Physical and Mental Performance Requirement
In addition to the above requirements and because of the nature of the work required in the Radiologic Technology Program offered at Central Georgia Technical College, the applicant must be:
- Able to reach, manipulate, and operate equipment necessary for Radiology procedures.
- Able to move, manipulate, and observe a patient or client as necessary for the Radiologic Technology profession.
- Able to visually assess patients, medical test results and the working environment to correctly decide the appropriate action to take for the benefit to the patient/client.
- Able to clearly communicate, both verbally and in writing, with the patient, client, family members, medical personnel and others.
- Able to disseminate information relevant to patient care and work duties, and also hear clearly enough to gather information relevant to patient care and work duties.
- Able to make appropriate judgment decisions in an emergency or where a situation is not clearly governed by specific guidelines.
- Able to demonstrate emotional stability and psychological health in day-to-day interactions with patients/clients, staff, family members, and others in routine and non-routine decision-making processes, and on the daily execution of didactic and clinical assignments.
- Able to lift at least 50 pounds.
Citation: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Radiologic and MRI Technologists, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm (visited July 03, 2022)
Warner Robins Campus Course Sequence
Macon Campus Course Sequence
Warner Robins Campus Student Success Manual
Macon Campus Student Success Manual
The Radiography Program – Warner Robins Campus is affiliated with clinical education settings that are hospital, orthopaedic, and clinical based settings to give our students a complete overview of the career they may encounter upon graduation.
- Atrium Health-Navicent Peach County
- Atrium Health-Navicent The Medical Center
- Houston Medical Center
- Middle Georgia Orthodaedic Center
- Ortho Georgia Orthopaedic Specialists (Warner Robins)
- Pavilion Diagnostic Center
- Peachtree Immediate Care
- Perry Hospital
- Piedmont Macon North Hospital
- Piedmont Macon Hospital
- Taylor Regional Hospital
The Radiography Program – Macon Campus is affiliated with clinical education settings that are hospital, orthopaedic, and clinical based settings to give our students a complete overview of the career they may encounter upon graduation.
Atrium Health Baldwin
Atrium Health Navicent Imaging and Laboratory
Atrium Health Navicent, The Medical Center
Monroe County Hospital
OrthoGeorgia, Buildings A & B
Piedmont Macon Medical Center
Piedmont Macon North Hospital
CGTC graduates can take advantage of several local and state-wide articulation agreements to minimize repeating coursework and to facilitate a smooth transfer of earned credits into a four-year college or university.