Course Catalog

Radiologic Technology - RT23 Degree

Program Description: The Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students to enter the field as an entry-level radiographer. 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 the Radiography Examination of the ARRT.

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
  • Students are required to travel to various clinical sites and locations

Additional Program Requirements:

  • American Heart Association Provider CPR Certification, physical examination, up-to-date immunizations, criminal background check and drug screen required prior to start of clinical rotation.
  • Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Radiologic Technology program.
  • Students are accepted to the program based on a competitive admissions process. Program-specific competitive admission requirements are available online.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging is often part of the Medical Imaging Department in our clinical affiliate facilities; therefore safety education is required of all Radiologic Technology students. Prior to entering the MRI environment, all Radiologic Technology students must watch a MRI Safety video and complete a screening form. Potential Radiologic Technology students may view this video at https://vimeo.com/47300914. For students deemed unable to enter the MR environment, rotations will be scheduled to protect the student.

Standards-Based Enrollment Program Admission Requirements Effective Fall 2020:

  • The Radiologic Technology Degree program is a standards-based enrollment program and applicants will be tentatively selected as the standards are obtained.
  • 2.75 GPA in Radiologic Technician Assistant Technical Certificate classes *and* Academic Good Standing, *and* 60.0 or better on the HESI A2 exam. In order to be placed on the list and/or registered for the RADT classes:
    • Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA in completed Radiologic Technician Assistant Technical Certificate classes and maintain a 2.75 GPA upon TCC completion. Applicants must have completed or be actively enrolled in all Technical Certificate classes.
      • The highest course attempt will be calculated in the GPA for standards-based enrollment.
      • Courses that fulfill core area requirements, as recognized by TCSG, may be substituted for evaluation for those courses required for program entry during the standards-based enrollment process.
  • Applicants must have completed the HESI A2 exam with a cumulative score of 60.0 or better.
    • All applicants must complete these sections on the cumulative portion of the exam: Math, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge and Grammar, Anatomy & Physiology, Learning Profile & Personality Style. All applicants must also complete the critical thinking portion of the exam.
    • Applicants have three (3) attempts to complete the HESI A2 Exam within a 2 year (24-month) time frame, with the highest score used for program selection. The scores are valid for two (2) years post examination date. Scores must be valid at the application deadline.
  • Applicants must be in "good academic standing" with WGTC. Students on academic warning, probation or suspension are not eligible for registration for the RADT classes.
  • Applicants must have all holds cleared in order to be eligible for registration. Applicants with active holds at the time of registration will forfeit their spot on the list.
  • Applicants must see The ARC to be placed on the Standards-Based Enrollment list. Only students on this list will be eligible for registration, and registration is limited to 22 students.
  • The entire Radiologic Technician Assistant TCC must be successfully completed with Wiregrass graduation requirements met prior to program entry.
    • A grade of "C" or better is required in Technical Certificate classes.
    • A minimum of 25% of the Radiologic Technician Assistant Technical Certificate must be completed at Wiregrass in order to obtain residency and graduate from the Technical Certificate.
  • All applicants should review the Allied Health Policy Packet.

Program-Specific Advising Information:

  • The Radiologic Technology program conducted by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
  • Graduation from the Radiologic Technician Assistant Technical Certificate does not guarantee admission to the Radiologic Technology Degree Program.
  • Students who wish to take the additional general education classes that are in the RADT Degree program before starting the RADT program, must re-apply to the college as a returning student for AAS in Interdisciplinary Studies or Technical Specialist Technical Certificate after completing the Radiologic Technician Assistant Technical Certificate . The Technical Specialist TCC is not a Pell-eligible program. Taking these classes before starting the RADT program will decrease FA status while in the RADT program.
  • A criminal background check and drug screen will be required if accepted into the program and prior to the clinical experience. Previous arrests and convictions, as well as a positive drug screen, may prohibit a student from completing the clinical portion of the program. Certain vaccinations and immunizations may be required. It is encouraged to begin immunizations prior to entering the program. These requirements are also required for completion of IMSA 1100 Clinical Practice.

Start Terms:

  • This program begins each Fall semester on the Valdosta campus.

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide its students, through didactic and clinical experiences, the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to acquire and retain entry level positions in the medical imaging field.

The Radiologic Technology program at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is a Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited program. Contact information for the JRCERT is:

20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
www.jrcert.org
mail@jrcert.org

Program Effectiveness Data

Curriculum
General Core Courses 15
Area I - Language Arts/Communication (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II - Social/Behavior Science - Complete 3 Hours 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1101 Mathematic Modeling 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Complete 3 Hours 3
General Education Core Elective - Complete 3 Hours 3
Occupational Courses 62
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
RADT 1200 Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection 2
RADT 1010 Introduction to Radiology 4
RADT 1030 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RADT 1075 Radiographic Imaging 4
RADT 1320 Clinical Radiography I 4
RADT 1060 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RADT 1065 Radiologic Science 2
RADT 1085 Radiologic Equipment 3
RADT 2090 Radiographic Procedures III 2
RADT 1330 Clinical Radiography II 7
RADT 2340 Clinical Radiography III 6
RADT 2260 Radiologic Technology Review 3
RADT 2360 Clinical Radiography IV 9
Faculty & Staff
Advisor

Radiologic Technology Program Coordinator

Advisor

Radiology Technology Clinical Coordinator


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