2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook

Radiologic Technology, AAS


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Program Description

The Radiologic Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in radiologic 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. In order to begin the clinical requirements, students must complete tuberculosis skin test, supply proof of immunization, undergo a background check, and submit to a drug screen test. While most clinical assignments are done between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., up to six weeks of clinical will be 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. All clinical assignments are within a 30 mile radius of the college. Program graduates receive a Radiologic Technology associate degree, have the qualifications of a radiographer, and are eligible to sit for a National Certification Examination for Radiographers.

The Gwinnett Technical College Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
e-mail: mail@jrcert.org

Students may become certified as radiographers by taking a certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or an equivalent certifying agency. This program is only offered full-time, during the day. (Program Length: 5 Semesters plus required core prerequisites)

View the Radiologic Technology AAS Fact Sheet  for additional information.

Prerequisites and Essential General Education Core Courses

Length of time to complete prerequisites varies depending on applicants’ transfer credit and/or testing results. The time to complete prerequisites is not included in the total program lengths listed. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the admissions office once pre-requisites have been completed. File completion does not guarantee an interview or acceptance. Prerequisites must be completed by deadline. (BIOL 2113  and BIOL 2113L , BIOL 2114  and BIOL 2114L , MATH 1111 , ENGL 1101 ). Other Essential General Education Core Courses that must be completed to graduate from the program are PSYC 1101 , SPCH 1101 , HUMN 1101  or ENGL 2130  or ARTS 1101  or MUSC 1101  or RELG 1101 , ALHS 1090 , FYES 1000 . Please see the competitive health application at http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/ for additional information.

Graduation Requirements

All radiologic technology students are required to pass comprehensive written exams in specific courses in order to continue in the program. These exams cover all aspects of radiography previously studied and utilized in clinic. Students must score at least 70 percent on comprehensive exams given in RADT 1330  and RADT 2340  in order to remain in the program. In addition, the student must pass three comprehensive exams in RADT 2260 (Radiologic Technology Review) with a minimum score of 70 percent on two exams and 75 percent on one exam in order to graduate from the program.

Employment Opportunities

General hospitals, Veterans Administration hospitals, medical laboratories, physicians and clinics, federal and state health agencies

Curriculum


Essential General Education Core Courses (15 Credits)


Area I - Language Arts/Communication


Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences


Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics


Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts


(Choose ONE of the following)

Total Hours: 79


Suggested First Semester classes:


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