This 28-month program is designed to prepare students to pass the examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), obtain employment as a Registered Technologist RT(R), and to function as Radiologic Technologists in a variety of clinical environments.
- Major Code: RT23
- Award Level: Degree
- Location: Griffin Campus
- Program Entrance Term: Fall
- Minimum Length of Program: 7 Terms
- Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 77
- Submit completed application and application fee
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
- Meet assessment requirements
Upon admission to the College, students desiring the Radiologic Technology program will be placed in the Health Care Science certificate while working on program admission requirements. Acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program is a competitive selection process which is based on the GPA of prerequisite courses and the score on the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Examination.
Applicants must meet general admissions requirements, as well as the following minimum requirements. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. The student must successfully complete BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L,MATH 1111, ENGL 1101, and SPCH 1101 with a minimum grade of C in conjunction with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
All of these courses must be completed by the last day of spring semester to be considered for fall semester entrance into the program. There are no exceptions!
If a student retakes a course to improve his/her grade, the higher grade will be calculated into the GPA. Financial aid may or may not pay for a student to retake a course.
HUMN 1101, PSYC 1101, and ALHS 1090 will be taken during the program to maintain full time status throughout the entire program. If a student wishes to take these courses prior to program admission, they will not be full time the first two semester of the program. If a student transfers from another Radiologic Technology program, 25 percent of the program must be taken at SCTC.
All students must submit test scores from the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Examination with a minimum score of 190. Program faculty recommend students take the examination at Southern Crescent Technical College. It is administered in the Community Service building and the results are accessed online by the Radiologic Technology program faculty. Southern Crescent Technical College administers the PSB test every Monday. Please call 770-228-7364 for an appointment. Available seats fill up fast, especially in the spring semester. Schedule early and do not wait until the last minute. If a student takes the PSB HOAB at a different testing site, it must be the 3rd edition and all attempts must be transferred to Southern Crescent Technical College via PSB, at an additional cost to the student. For test question samples, visit www.psbtests.com.
The student will be responsible for notifying program faculty of his/her intent to compete, by turning in a yellow program-ready card ONLY if all program entrance requirements will be met by the end of spring semester and PSB exam results have been submitted.
- All program-ready cards must be submitted on or before the last day of the spring term.
- If transfer credits are involved, the student will be responsible for making sure all transcripts are into the college by this deadline.
- Program faculty will NOT accept late submissions of program-ready cards, transfer credits, or PSB test results.
If the student is not accepted and wishes to re-compete for the following year, the student must:
- Resubmit a new program-ready card
- Resubmit new PSB test results
Allied Health Applications are available on the 2nd and 3rd floor in the 900 Building. There is no waiting list!
Should there be more qualified students competing than available spaces, candidates are admitted based on the grade point average for the courses listed above plus the score on the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Examination. The grade point average, which is based on the 4.00 scale, will be converted to a 400 point scale and added to the score of the HOAE (maximum score - 305 points). Spaces are filled from the highest score downward until the maximum enrollment total is reached. The student’s program application date will break any tie. "Application date" is defined as the date when the student applied to the college for the program or the date on the Change of Enrollment Form to the Radiologic Technology program. All applicants will be notified of program status, by mail, no later than the first day of the summer semester.
Applicants are accepted into the Radiologic Technology Program
- Fall term (August)
- Accepted only as full-time day students
- During the first term of the program and prior to starting clinical, each student is required to complete an online drug screen/background check through Advantage Students
- The student also must submit a current copy of an American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR certification
- Required to complete an evening clinical rotation
NOTE: Grading standards for radiologic technology courses are very stringent. For students to progress to the next course of study, a minimum grade of C must be achieved in every RADT course. Students must also maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to remain in the program.
If a student withdraws for any reason, the student may be allowed to re-enter the program the following year at the point in which the student withdrew from the program unless the student withdraws prior to the completion of the first term of the program. These students must re-compete for program entrance. This courtesy is extended only once. Upon readmission into the Radiologic Technology program, the student must complete additional requirements as deemed necessary by the program faculty. Readmission will be based on available space within the classroom and clinical sites. For more information, please refer to the Radiologic Technology Program Policy Manual.
A student who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be accepted into the Radiologic Technology program as long as there are program clinical affiliates that will allow that student in for rotations. However, such a conviction may cause a student to be ineligible to take the national examination. Permission to sit for the national examination rests solely with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). If a student is concerned about qualifying to take the ARRT examination because of the student’s record, the student may choose to prequalify by visiting the ARRT website, www.arrt.org, before starting the core classes or the program. The student should also notify the program faculty prior to starting the program to ensure there are clinical sites that will allow the student to rotate through to meet clinical requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How many spaces are available? 18
- How many times per year are students accepted into the program? One
- What is a typical schedule? M-F, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with some variations
- What are the clinical sites? Clinical sites are randomly assigned. Some examples are Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Hudson Bridge, Dr. Boyce at Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Eagle’s Landing Family Practice, Georgia Bone & Joint, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Henry Hospital, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Southern Regional Medical Center, Upson Regional Medical Center, and Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital.
- How long is the program? 21 months (5 terms) from starting the actual program
Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.
|Medical fees (approx.)||$400|
|Review seminar (optional)||$200|
|Registry application fee||$200|
|School pin (optional) (approx.)||$50|
The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.
Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.
|ENGL 1101||Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|BIOL 2113||Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 2113L||Anatomy and Physiology Lab I||1|
|Natural Sciences/Math elective - Choose one:||3|
|MATH 1111||College Algebra OR|
|MATH 1101*||Mathematical Modeling|
|SPCH 1101||Public Speaking||3|
|BIOL 2114||Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 2114L||Anatomy and Physiology Lab II||1|
|PSYC 1101||Introductory Psychology||3|
|ALHS 1090||Medical Terminology for Allied Health Science||2|
|RADT 1010||Introduction to Radiology||4|
|RADT 1030||Radiographic Procedures I||3|
|HUMN 1101||Introduction to Humanities||3|
|RADT 1060||Radiographic Procedures II||3|
|RADT 1065||Radiologic Science||2|
|RADT 1320||Clinical Radiography I||4|
|RADT 1085||Radiologic Equipment||3|
|RADT 1330||Clinical Radiography II||7|
|RADT 2090||Radiography Procedures III||2|
|RADT 1075||Radiographic Imaging||4|
|RADT 1200||Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection||3|
|RADT 2340||Clinical Radiography III||6|
|RADT 2260||Radiologic Technology Review||3|
|RADT 2360||Clinical Radiography V||9|
*Course will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of C or better but may not be offered at this institution.
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