Fall Semester 2018 Catalog

Radiologic Technology, Associate of Applied Science Degree

Overview

Offered at the Augusta Campus

Entrance Dates: Spring
Length of Program: Four Terms (after completion of prerequisite courses)
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 77

Admission: Radiologic Technology is a competitive progression program. Students must complete all of the prerequisite courses (ENGL 1101, MATH 1101 or MATH 1111, MATH 1127, Humanities/Fine Arts Area Four [refer to options], PSYC 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, and ALHS 1090) with a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale by the designated deadline to be evaluated for program progression. The grade point average in BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, MATH 1101 or MATH 1111, and MATH 1127 determines the academic/ranking order for selection of students for progression to the courses with the RADT prefixes. Students who are not selected for progression should consider a program change or resubmit an application by the designated deadline for the next progression term. High school graduation or GED is also required for admission to this program. For more information regarding this process, please contact the Admissions Office at (706) 771-4028. Refer to program related deadlines.

Program Description: The Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program provides a sequence of courses that prepare 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. Program graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology, have the qualifications of a radiographer, and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination for radiographers. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The contact information for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology is 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, www.jrcert.org.

Program Objectives: The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to prepare radiographers who are competent and who respond to the needs of the patient and the needs of the organization. Technological advances in the medical field have increased the demand for entry-level radiographers who will perform tasks that include assisting the physician, caring for the critically ill, and performing x-ray exams for patients in the operating room, emergency room, and in the radiology department.

Employment Opportunities: The current need and an anticipated rise in the number of radiographers needed in local hospitals, clinics, and medical/surgical offices have had a positive impact on entry-level salaries in the Augusta Technical College service area. Graduates of the program are eligible to complete additional training in related areas beyond the associate degree at other educational institutions if desired.

Curriculum Outline

General Education Courses, 15 credits

ENGL 1101COMPOSITION & RHETORIC

3

 

MATH 1101MATHEMATICAL MODELING

3

OR

MATH 1111COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

 

MATH 1127INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

3

XXXX XXXXHumanities/Fine Arts Area IV

3

PSYC 1101INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY

3

Occupational Courses, 62 credits

ALHS 1090MED TERM/ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE

2

BIOL 2113ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

3

BIOL 2113LANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I LAB

1

BIOL 2114ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

3

BIOL 2114LANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II LAB

1

RADT 1010Introduction to Radiology

4

RADT 1030Radiographic Procedures I

3

RADT 1060Radiographic Procedures II

3

RADT 1065Radiologic Science

2

RADT 1075Radiographic Imaging

4

RADT 1085Radiologic Equipment

3

RADT 1200Prin/Radiation Bio & Protect

2

RADT 1320Clinical Radiography I

4

RADT 1330CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY II

7

RADT 2090Radiographic Procedures III

2

RADT 2260Radiologic Technology Review

3

RADT 2340Clinical Radiography III

6

RADT 2360CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY V

9

Note:

  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to submit completed medical and dental examination forms. All required immunizations, including Hepatitis B and influenza, must be accompanied by documentation. Students who refuse to take the Hepatitis B or influenza vaccination must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse them an opportunity to gain clinical experience.
  • A grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses.
  • Students must have received a grade of a “C” or less in order to retake a course for ranking purposes. The first grade and the retake grade(s) will be averaged to determine the grade used for ranking purposes. This policy also applies to students with a transfer grade of a ‘C”. The transfer grade of a “C” and the retake grade will be averaged to determine the ranking grade.
  • A student who does not earn a grade of “C” or higher in any two courses with the RADT prefix will be suspended from the program for one year. A student who does not earn a grade of “C” or higher in any three courses with the RADT prefix will not be allowed to re-enter the Radiologic Technology Program.
  • Conviction of a felony or gross misdemeanor may prohibit employment in field and may make a student ineligible to take licensing/certification exam(s) required for the profession. A background check and/or drug screen is required before a student attends a clinical practicum. For more information, contact the appropriate program advisor.
  • Student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution in the capacity of a radiologic technologist.
  • Natural science and ALHS prefix courses older than 5 years will not be considered for program progression evaluation. Students will need to retake these courses to become eligible for program progression evaluation.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to show proof of current health insurance. Students who cannot show proof of health insurance need to be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse to allow them the opportunity to gain clinical experience at their facility.

Guided Pathway

Augusta Day Program – Spring Entrance

PROGRAM NAME: Radiologic Technology

AWARD: Associate of Applied Science Degree

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program – Spring Entrance

Year 1 Spring Semester

ENGL 1101COMPOSITION & RHETORIC

3

 

MATH 1111COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

OR

MATH 1101MATHEMATICAL MODELING

3

OR

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills& Reasoning

3

 

BIOL 2113ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

3

BIOL 2113LANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I LAB

1

PSYC 1101INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY

3

ALHS 1090MED TERM/ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE

2

Year 1 Summer Semester

BIOL 2114ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

3

BIOL 2114LANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II LAB

1

MATH 1127INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

3

 

HUMN 1101INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES

3

OR

ARTS 1101ART APPRECIATION

3

OR

ENGL 2130AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

OR

MUSC 1101MUSIC APPRECIATION

3

OR

THEA 1101THEATER APPRECIATION

3

Year 1 Fall Semester

Students are evaluated and selected for progression to their RADT prefix courses fall semester

Year 2 Spring Semester

RADT 1010Introduction to Radiology

4

RADT 1030Radiographic Procedures I

3

RADT 1065Radiologic Science

2

RADT 1320Clinical Radiography I

4

Year 2 Summer Semester

RADT 1060Radiographic Procedures II

3

RADT 1075Radiographic Imaging

4

RADT 1330CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY II

7

Year 2 Fall Semester

RADT 1085Radiologic Equipment

3

RADT 1200Prin/Radiation Bio & Protect

2

RADT 2090Radiographic Procedures III

2

RADT 2340Clinical Radiography III

6

Year 3 Spring Semester

RADT 2260Radiologic Technology Review

3

RADT 2360CLINICAL RADIOGRAPHY V

9

*Refer to the College catalog for course prerequisite requirements.

Students who choose to not follow the Course Sequence listed above may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown above.

The Augusta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or disability. For information on Title IX, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Patterson at (706) 771-4013 or in Building 100. For information on ADA/504, contact the ADA/504 Coordinator, Karissa D. Wright, at (706) 7714067 or go to the Counseling Center in Building 1300.

Accreditation

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The contact information for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology is 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, www.jrcert.org.

Program Outcomes

Program Completion Rates 2012 - 2017
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017
Total Number of Students Who Entered the Program 13 18 13 14 14  22
Number of Program Graduates 10 17 13 11 12  15
Number of Students Who Did Not Complete the Program 3 1 0 3 2  7
Percent of Graduates Who Completed the Program 77% 94% 100% 79% 86%  68%

Certification Pass Rates 2012 - 2017
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 
Total Number of Examinees 13 17 11 11 12  15
Number of Passing Examinees 11 16 11 11 12  15
Number of Examinees Who Did Not Pass 2 1 0 0 0  0
Percent of Examinees Passing 85% 94% 100% 100% 100%  100%

Job Placement Data 2012 - 2017
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 
Total Number of Graduates 10 15  11 11 12 15
Number of Graduates Placed in Field or Related Field  10 14 11  11 12 15
*Number of Students "Not Actively Seeking Employment"  1 0 0 0 0
Percent of Graduates Placed in Field or Related Field 100% 93% 100% 100%  100% 100% 
Percent of Graduates Who Completed the Program 77% 94% 87% 92% 86%  68%
Percent of Examinees Passing 85% 94% 100% 100% 100%  100%
 *Please refer to JRCERT's Definition of Not Actively Seeking Employment

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to prepare qualified radiographers who are caring, competent, ethical, and professional and who respond to the needs of the patient and the organization. Technological advances in the medical field have increased the demand for entry-level radiographers who will perform tasks that include assisting the physician; caring for the critically ill; and performing x-ray exams for patients in the operating room, emergency room, and in the radiology department

To support our program mission, the radiologic technology program has established the following program goals:

  1. To produce qualified and competent entry-level technologists.
  2. To graduate students that will seek employment, thus meeting the needs of the community.
  3. To provide appropriate training and guidance that fosters development of professional ethics and life-long learning.
  4. To provide appropriate training and guidance that fosters the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate competency in performing radiographic procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate proper lab skills in radiographic procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate professional ethics.