Radiologic Technology

Program Overview

The Radiologic Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in radiology 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.

Radiology departments use a wide variety of machines to produce images of the body. They use x-ray machines, CT (CAT) scanners, MRI machines, ultrasound machines and nuclear medicine cameras. This program teaches students to perform studies using x-ray machines. Use of advanced imaging modalities will require additional schooling or on-the-job training. The variety of things to learn keeps the field of radiologic technology new and interesting.

Students may compete to enter the Radiologic Technology degree program spring semester.   A full-time student can complete the program in 4 semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 77 semester credit hours.

Access OFTC’s Radiologic Technology Program Handbook.

Students are required to complete the Imaging Science Assistant certificate program prior to competing for the Radiologic Technology degree program.

Students interested in the Radiologic Technology program must understand that there is a potential to being exposed to a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment. The MRI environment consists of strong magnetic fields and radiofrequency waves which may be contraindicated for individuals that have devices implanted in or on their body that should not be subjected to an MRI environment. Additional information regarding MRI safety can be found on the internet and at the following web site: www.mrisafety.com.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Radiologic Technology degree program must have good work ethics, be people oriented and possess great organizational skills.  Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$30,000.00 – $39,520.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $9,024.00
Books & Supplies:  $2,550.00

Additional Fees

Malpractice Insurance:  $11.00
Drug Screen:  $42.00
Criminal Background Check:  $49.50
Dosimeter Scanner (each semester):  $11.75
Left/Right Marker (RADT 1320):  $30.00
Corectec (RADT 2260): $80.00
HCA Clinical Fee:  $59.50
Navicent Clinical Fee:  $169.50
Trajecsys Fee:  $150.00
Science Lab Fee:  $75.00
RADT Tech Book Camp Fee:  $150.00

(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program are prepared for responsible positions in hospitals, private clinics, doctors’ offices, and other institutions requiring qualified professional personnel.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 18 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.
  • Must have successfully completed the Imaging Science Assistant TCC.

The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy.

The OFTC Radiologic Technology degree program is affiliated with the following clinical facilities:

  • Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, Dublin, GA
  • Dodge County Hospital, Dublin, GA
  • Fairview Park Diagnostic Imaging, Dublin, GA
  • Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin, GA
  • Hughston Clinic, Dublin, GA
  • Medical Center, LLP, Dublin GA
  • Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin, Milledgeville, GA
  • Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville, GA

All students rotate through scheduled clinical sites regardless of mileage from home or school and at the discretion of program faculty.  Students may be required to do clinical rotations on weekends and on 3-11 shifts.  Students are required to rotate through Fairview Park Hospital and VA Medical Center at least once during the program. Students are required to have a current background check and drug screen prior to clinical placement.

Competitive Admission Requirements

Students must complete an application to compete for their name to be placed on the list of potential program students.  Check program pages for entry dates.

Access links and forms for Competitive Admissions Programs.

Mission Statement

The mission of the OFTC Radiologic Technology Program is to provide quality instruction for radiography students that will enable them to become competent registered technologists (ARRT) and contribute to the economic development of the community.

Program Goals

The radiologic technology program prepares students for employment in radiologic technology and encourages personal and professional development.  In support of this mission, the Radiography Program has the following goals:

  • Radiologic Technology graduates will be clinically competent.
  • Students will communicate effectively.
  • Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development.
  • The program will graduate entry-level technologists.

Student Learning Outcomes

The following student learning outcomes are assessed annually:

  • Students will apply positioning skills.
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will practice radiation protection.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to follow directions..
  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication.
  • Students will manipulate technical/positioning factors for non-routine examinations.
  • Students will possess professional employment skills.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate reactions to constructive criticism.
  • Students will pass the national registry exam on the 1st attempt.
  • Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within 12 months post-graduation.
  • Students will complete the program within 17 months.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with their education.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the performance of newly hired technologists.

Program Effectiveness Data as reported in the 2021 Program Annual Report to JRCERT

  • Program Completion Rate (PCR) – 100%
  • Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (5 year average) – 84.8%
  • Job Placement Rate (5 year average) – 97.7%

Accreditation Status:  5 year Accreditation

For more information on Program Effectiveness Data, please view Program Effectiveness Data Details for this program.

Explanation for the number of graduates actively seeking employment may differ from the posted graduation rate:  Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as:  1) graduate failed to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.

Articulation Agreements

For information on further advancing your education after completing your Associate of Applied Science Degree, see our Articulation (Transfer) Agreements.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • AREA I - Language Arts/Communication
  • ENGL1101Composition and Rhetoric3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA II - Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC1101Introductory Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  • Choose one of the following:
  • MATH1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1111College Algebra3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • AREA IV - Humanities/Fine Arts
  • ENGL2130American Literature3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Program-Specific General Education Core Requirements
  • To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in General Core Courses, students must take an additional 3 semester credit hours.
  • ENGL1102Literature and Composition3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2111U.S. History I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • HIST2112U.S. History II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • POLS1101American Government3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • SOCI1101Introduction to Sociology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • NON-GENERAL EDUCATION DEGREE COURSES
  • 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
  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • ALHS1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • RADT1010Introduction to Radiology4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • RADT1030Radiographic Procedures I3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • RADT1060Radiographic Procedures II3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • RADT1065Radiologic Science2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • RADT1075Radiographic Imaging4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • RADT1085Radiologic Equipment3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • RADT1200Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • RADT1320Clinical Radiography I4 credit hours180 contact hours
  • RADT1330Clinical Radiography II7 credit hours315 contact hours
  • RADT2090Radiographic Procedures III2 credit hours60 contact hours
  • RADT2260Radiologic Technology Review3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • RADT2340Clinical Radiography III6 credit hours270 contact hours
  • RADT2360Clinical Radiography V9 credit hours405 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 77