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Radiologic Technology Information Sessions

Program Description

The Radiologic Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in radiology departments in hospitals, physician offices or clinics which utilize radiographic equipment for the purpose of providing imaging services to patients. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of classroom and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology, have the qualifications of a radiographer and will be eligible to sit for a national certification examination for radiographers given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Competitive Admission

The Radiologic Technology program begins its occupational courses every Spring semester. Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program is competitive. The competitive admissions process begins each year and is opened to all applicants who have completed the applications process which includes:

  • Completing entrance examination requirements of Albany Technical College and the program.
  • PSB test completion and a score of 50 or higher
  • Entire completion of 25 semester hours of the program core course requirements (listed below)
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age prior to starting the clinical component of the program.

The student will be required to attend a mandatory Program orientation in the summer semester.

The student must successfully complete all core course requirements with a 2.75 GPA average or higher by no later than the end of the Fall semester prior to the Spring program admission.

During mandatory orientation, held in the Fall, the student will be required to complete the following requirements by a date announced during the mandatory program orientation:

  1. Completion of a physical examination with the results recorded on the college forms.
  2. Obtain a PPD skin test or chest x-ray if the skin test is positive.
  3. Obtain their immunization record.
  4. Obtain a 10-panel drug screening test at PPMH
  5. Obtain a Hepatitis B vaccination or declination of the series with form
  6. Obtain a 2 year CPR certification (BLS-AED) through the American Heart Association
  7. Arrange with PreCheck to get a criminal background check.
  8. Sign up to complete 8 hours of volunteer service at a Radiology department approved by the Program Director. 
All of these requirements will need to be completed and submitted to the Program Director by the deadline set during the program orientation. After completion of all requirements, 15 students with the highest scores on the entrance tests, minimum 2.75 GPA in core courses, PSB test scores 50 or greater, and all completed required documentation will be accepted for that year. For more detailed information, please contact S. LeAnn Watson, Program Chair at (229) 430-6049 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Clinical Obligations

The Radiologic Technology Program is affiliated with clinical education settings that are hospital, orthopaedic, and clinical based which will prepare graduates with the skills needed to seek employment as a radiographer. 

During the orientation, the student will receive an overview of the student clinical obligations in addition the above orientation items.  Students will be required to attend clinical night rotations (12p-9p).  Each student will have approximately the same number of night rotations throughout the length of the program.  The night shifts will be done at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Crisp Regional Hospital and possibly Phoebe North Hospital.  Students will be scheduled to attend clinical practicum located up to 50 miles away from Albany Technical College. Students will also be required to purchase malpractice insurance which is offered by the college.

Clinical Affiliates

  • Albany Internal Medicine
  • Phoebe Orthopaedic Specialty Group
  • Albany Urology Clinic and Surgery Center
  • Phoebe Diagnostic and Imaging Center
  • Crisp Regional Hospital
  • Phoebe North
  • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
  • Phoebe Convenient Care
  • Phoebe Northwest Convenient Care
  • Phoebe East Convenient Care

Program Mission, Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes

Program Mission, Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes

Program Effectiveness Data

Nature of the Work

Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations like x-rays and fluoroscopic exams. Some radiologic technologists, referred to as radiographers, produce radiographs of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. They prepare patients for radiologic examinations by explaining the procedure, removing jewelry and other articles through which x rays cannot pass, and positioning patients so that the parts of the body can be appropriately radiographed. To prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation, these workers surround the exposed area with radiation protection devices, such as lead shields, or limit the size of the x-ray beam. Radiographers position radiographic equipment at the correct angle and height over the appropriate area of a patient’s body. Radiologic Technologists must follow physician’s orders precisely and conform to regulations concerning the use of radiation to protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers from unnecessary exposure.


https://www.arrt.org/

http://asrt.org/

Employment

Radiologic Technologists held about 250,700 jobs in 2019. Most of these jobs were in hospitals. Most other jobs were in offices of physicians, free-standing diagnostic imaging centers and outpatient centers. 

Job Outlook

Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment growth of about 7% between 2019 and 2029 in this profession and 16,800 new positions will need to be filled.

Earnings

The median annual wage of a Radiologic Technologist was $62,280 in 2019. The national median hourly wage is $29.94 per hour and will vary in different parts of the country.

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 March 09, 2021).

Program Cost

Student Handbook

 

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The contact information for the JRCERT is as follows:

JRCERT

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago,IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312.704.5300
Fax: 312.704.5304
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.jrcert.org

The current accreditation status is Maintenance of Probation, pending further review February 2023.
https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/accredited-educational-programs/details/18a76d69-701c-4f36-a00c-50cc0ab6e7d8

Degrees
Radiologic Technology Degree (77 hrs)
core courses
 
Area I Language Arts/Communications
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
3
Area II Social/Behavior Sciences
Choose one of the following three courses
PSYC 1101 General Psychology
(3)
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
(3)
ECON 1101 Principles of Economics
(3)
Area III Natural Sciences/Mathematics
MATH 1111 College Algebra
3
Area IV Humanities/Fine Arts
HUMN 1101 Introduction to Humanities
3
  or Area IV course equivalent approved by Registrar 3
Program-Specific Electives
Select courses from list below for min of 3 cr:
SPCH 1101 Public Speaking
(3)
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
(3)
ECON 1101 Principles of Economics
(3)
PSYC 1101 General Psychology
(3)
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus
(3)
Non-General Education Courses
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I
3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II
3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
1
ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences
2
 
Radiologic Technology
occupational courses
 
RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology
4
RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I
3
RADT 1065 Radiologic Science
2
RADT 1320 Clinical Radiography I
4
RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II
3
RADT 1075 Radiographic Imaging
4
RADT 1330 Clinical Radiography II
7
RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III
2
RADT 1200 Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection
2
RADT 1085 Radiographic Equipment
3
RADT 2340 Clinical Radiography III
6
RADT 2260 Radiologic Technology Review
3
RADT 2360 Clinical Radiography IV
9


Diplomas
There are no available diplomas at this time, please check back with us regularly as new programs are added regularly.


TCCs
Computed Tomography Specialist (CT91)
 
RADT 2201 Introduction to Computed Tomography
2
RADT 2210 Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation
5
RADT 2220 CT Procedures I
3
RADT 2230 CT Procedures II
3
RADT 2265 Computed Tomography Clinical II
4
Magnetic Resonance Specialist (MRI1)
 
MRIM 2300 Orientation and Introduction to MRI
3
MRIM 2320 MRI Procedures and Cross-Sectional Anatomy
3
MRIM 2330 MRI Physics and Instrumentation
3
MRIM 2350 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical Education I
6
MRIM 2260 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical Education II
6
MRIM 2370 MRI Review
9




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Program Admission Information

High school diploma or GED Required for admission.

ACCUPLACER SCORES

Min. ScoresDegreeDiploma
Sentence Skills 70  
Reading Comp. 64  
Arithmetic N/A  
Algebra 57  

Instructors & Faculty

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