Ogeechee Technical College

2020-2021 Catalog & Student Handbook

Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science (RT23)

(Competitive Admissions Program)

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.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Radiologic Technology degree program are prepared for responsible positions in hospitals, private clinics, doctors’ offices, and other institutions requiring qualified professional personnel.

Accreditation

The Radiologic Technology degree program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Phone 312.704.5300. Email: mail@jrcert.org.

Licensure/Certification

Graduates must pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination to become Registered Technologists. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certification Exam given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. However, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists has a policy of not allowing persons who are convicted of a felony or gross misdemeanor to take the National Certifying Examination. Because of this policy, there may be an inability of the person with a conviction to work in the profession.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Radiologic Technology is a competitive admissions program. Refer to the Competitive Admission Programs page for more information. 
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 64 70 NA 57
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 236 249 NA 245
Compass 79 62 NA 37
SAT 17 17 NA 21
SAT 290 290 NA 380
ACT 16 14 NA 17
ASSET 42 41 39 42
PSAT 17 17 NA 21
GED NA 145 NA 145

Additional Notes

The number of students accepted into the Radiologic Technology program is based on the standards set by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which are based on the availability of the program’s clinical education settings. If an applicant is not accepted into the program and wishes to try again, he/she must submit another Letter of Interest to the Director of Admissions and meet all admission criteria with the exception of payment of the application fee.

Readmission Requirements

A student who left the College in good standing may apply for readmission as early as the next academic term. Students who have been suspended because of unsatisfactory academic progress may be readmitted after one term of absence from the College.

A student suspended for disciplinary reasons may be considered for readmission at the end of the suspension by making an appointment with the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Readmission to a program will be granted on a space-available basis within the appropriate course sequence. Students seeking readmission must be readmitted to the program within 12 months of the last successfully completed semester and will be required to complete the curriculum requirements in place at the time of re-enrollment.

Readmission to Competitive Admission Programs

A student who voluntarily leaves or is dropped from a competitive admission program due to academic reasons, attendance, or having received a grade less than “C” in any program course will be limited to a one-time re-entry into the program.

A student seeking readmission to a competitive admission program must understand that readmission is granted on a competitive and space available basis, based on the program’s admission criteria, accreditation agency requirements, and clinical capacity. The student must meet current program admission requirements at the time of the readmission request.

A student who voluntarily leaves or is dismissed from a competitive admission program during the first semester of program classes must re-enter the competitive admissions process in order to be re-admitted.

A student who successfully completed at least one term of program classes must follow the steps below to request re-admission to the program:

  • Submit a letter requesting readmission to the Director for Admissions.
  • Upon approval from the Director for Admissions and confirmation that there is space available in the class, the student must demonstrate retention of materials/information taught in the last successfully completed semester.
  • The student will take a written examination covering materials taught in previously taken coursework. The student must make a grade of 75 or better.
  • The student will take skills tests covering competencies in the procedures learned in previously taken coursework. The student must make an 85 or better on the skills test. The number of skills tests will be determined by each Program Director.

Beginning Spring 2018, RADT 1010 will not be waived if this course is five years old or older. Students must retake RADT 1010 if more than 5 years old.

Radiologic Technology Degree Curriculum

The curriculum for the Radiologic Technology Degree program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program spring semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 77 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 2400 contact hours and generally takes 4 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

General Education Core (15 Credits)

Area I – Language Arts/Communication

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

Area II – Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

Area III – Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 Credits)

Select one
MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills &Reasoning

3

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

Area IV – Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Select one
ARTS 1101Art Appreciation

3

ENGL 2110World Literature

ENGL 2130American Literature

3

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

MUSC 1101Music Appreciation

3

Program-Specific Requirements

General Education Elective

3

Non General Education Degree Courses (8 Credits)

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy & Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy & Physiology Lab II

1

Occupational Courses (54 Courses)

ALHS 1090MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences

2

RADT 1010Introduction to Radiology

4

RADT 1030Radiographic Procedures I

3

RADT 1320Clinical Radiography I

4

RADT 1060Radiographic Procedures II

3

RADT 1065Radiologic Science

2

RADT 1075Radiographic Imaging

4

RADT 1085Radiologic Equipment

3

RADT 1330Clinical Radiography II

7

RADT 2090Radiographic Procedures III

2

RADT 2340Clinical Radiography III

6

RADT 1200Principles/Rad Bio&Protection

2

RADT 2260Radiologic Technology Review

3

RADT 2360Clinical Radiography IV

9

NOTE: “C” or higher grade is required for all the above courses.

Program Costs

Tuition/Fees: $8,070

Books/Supplies: $1,200

Uniform Costs: $500

Dosimetry Fee: $70

Liability Insurance: $10 per fiscal year

Certification Exam: $200

2-Step PPD Test – $ 40 (per shot)

Hepatitis B Vaccination – 3 shot series: $100 (per shot)

Hepatitis B Titer demonstrating positive results for antibody – $70.00

MMR– 2 shot series – $100.00

Varicella Titer – $70.00

Tdap vaccination – $80.00

Influenza Vaccination – $40.00

Drug Screening: $40

Criminal Background Check: $39-$80

Course Supply Fee:

  • RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology: $20

*Note: Failure to complete any of the required vaccinations will limit your clinical placement. If your clinical placement is limited, students run the risk of failing to obtain sufficient clinical experience to complete procedural competency requirements that are necessary to successfully complete and exit the Radiologic Technology program.

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)

Clinical Education

Number of Clinical Sites: 15

General Location of the Clinical Sites: Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Emanuel, Evans, Jefferson, Liberty, and Screven Counties

Special Requirements of the Clinical Sites

  • Current CPR Certification
  • Immunization Records
  • 2-Step PPD Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination – 3 shot series –AND– Hepatitis B Titer demonstrating positive results for antibody
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) – 2 shot series
  • Varicella Titer – To demonstrate immunity
  • Tdap vaccination
  • Influenza Vaccination Yearly
  • 10 Panel Forensic Drug Panel or similar screening
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Current Health Insurance

Clinical Education Courses

The Radiologic Technology Clinical Education provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in Radiology/Imaging Departments and related business environments. The clinical practicums allow the student to become involved in a work situation at a professional level of technical application, and require concentration, practice, and follow through. Students may not receive pay from the clinical site for Clinical Education hours. Students are evaluated by the clinical site preceptor and by program faculty.

Clinical Assignments

Radiology students will rotate through the clinical affiliates each semester. Clinical assignments are made during the first shift hours, Monday through Friday. Assignments may include second shift and weekend rotations. Clinical schedules will be distributed at the beginning of each semester. Students may not choose which clinical affiliate they wish to attend. The student is required to adhere to his/her assigned schedule at all times. No personal adjustments will be made to the clinical schedule, unless it is an extreme emergency. Changes in the clinical schedule must be requested in writing to the Clinical Coordinator. Only program faculty can approve changes in the clinical schedule.

Students may be asked to travel over one hour from Ogeechee Tech for clinical rotations. During clinical rotations, the student will be responsible for all transportation. Students should also have current auto insurance and registration.