Albany, Georgia – Albany Technical College will be able to offer the Advanced Medical Imaging Associate of Applied Science Degree, a 64-credit hour program, this coming spring 2020. The new degree opens a world of opportunity for the post-graduate registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, and registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
The Advanced Medical Imaging Associate of Applied Science Degree program provides educational opportunities to the post-graduate registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, and registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist. It provides the students with the knowledge needed to perform MRI and CT exams and to sit for the Post-Primary Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certification Examination and/or the Post-Primary Computed Tomography Certification Examination. The academic component is designed to meet content specifications of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography, as well as providing for continuing educational requirements.
Lisa Stephens, Program Director of Radiologic Technology, stated, “We are proud to announce the expansion of the program here at Albany Technical College, which will now include Advanced Medical Imaging with embedded certifications in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. With the entry of new students in the Spring of 2020, we should see students obtaining certifications in Computed Tomography as early as Summer 2020.”
In addition to the Advanced Medical Imaging Degree, students may also opt to only complete the certificate for Computed Tomography Specialist or Magnetic Resonance Imaging Specialist. These are stand-alone certifications and will prepare registered technologists to be eligible to sit for the ARRT certification exams in either specialty.
Students may enter the major at any point during Academic Year; however, the CT courses will begin in the Summer of each year, and the MRI will start in the Fall each year.
The didactic (theory) portion of the program will be offered entirely online and provided in the 7 + 7 format. The clinical part will be in the traditional format, done off-campus at a clinical education site on the 15-week semesters.
Information sessions on Radiologic Technology will be offered in the Nathaniel Cross Healthcare Technology Building, HCT 141. These sessions will be provided:
October 22 – 12 pm and 4 pm
October 23 – 12 pm and 6 pm
October 24 – 11 pm and 3 pm
For more information about the new Advanced Medical Imaging Associate of Applied Science Degree or the Radiologic Technology program, contact Lisa Stephens at 229.430.6049 or albanytech.edu.
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