Imaging Science Assistant

Program Overview

The Imaging Science Assistant technical certificate credit program will prepare students for positions in imaging departments and related industry as a tech aide, transporter, or radiology office assistant.  The imaging specialization area includes an introduction to radiography, and a lab component.

Students can enter the Imaging Science Assistant certificate program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 3 semesters.  To graduate, a student must earn a minimum of 31 semester credit hours.

The Imaging Science Assistant technical certificate of credit program is designed to prepare student for entrance into the Radiologic Technology degree program.  Completion of the Imaging Science Assistant technical certificate program is required for entrance in the Radiologic Technology degree program.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Imaging Science Assistant certificate program must have good work ethics, be people oriented and possess great organizational skills. Classroom instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a sound background, which appeals to prospective employers.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$15,080.00 – $18,720.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $4,093.00
Books & Supplies:  See program advisor

Additional Fees

BLS for Healthcare Provider:  $7.00
Science Lab Fee:  $50.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.) 

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the approved programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Imaging Science Assistant certificate program can find employment as an imaging science assistant.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 17 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.

Competitive Admission Requirements

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Course Overview

  • ENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL2130American Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Choose one of the following:
  • MATH1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PSYC1101Introductory Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BIOL2113Anatomy and Physiology I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BIOL2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BIOL2114Anatomy and Physiology II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • BIOL2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ALHS1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • IMSA1100Clinical Practice2 credit hours60 contact hours
  • RADT1010Introduction to Radiology4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 31