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. Program graduates receive an associate of applied science degree, have the qualifications of a radiographer, and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination for radiographers.Mission Statement, Goals and Learning Outcomes
The mission of the Atlanta Technical College Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare competent, entry - level radiographers able to function within the healthcare community.
Goal #1 Students/graduates will be clinically competent
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students/graduates will apply proper positioning skills
- Students/graduates will select proper technical factors
- Students/graduates will properly utilize radiation protection techniques (ALARA)
Goal #2: Students/graduates will communicate effectively
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students/graduates will demonstrate good written communication skills.
- Students/graduates will demonstrate good age specific oral communication skills.
Goal#3: Students/graduates will demonstrate good critical thinking and problem solving skills
Student Learning Outcome:
- Students/graduates will adjust technical factors based on patient conditions.
- Students/graduates will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients
- Students/graduates will critique images to determine diagnostic quality
Goal #4: Students/graduates will behave in a compassionate, ethical and professional manner
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students/graduates will demonstrate proper work ethics
- Students/graduates will summarize the value of life-long learning
Admission Requirements: Students must meet all admission requirements of the college and have reached the age of 18. Students who intend to apply for the Radiography program must enroll in the Health Sciences Certificate program to complete the associate degree level pre-requisite courses. The completion of the pre-requisite courses does not guarantee admission into the Radiography program. Admission into the Radiography program is competitive, and the program does not maintain a waiting list.
- The program admits students once per year during summer semester for fall semester.
- Applicants must be in good academic standing at the time of selection to receive consideration as candidates for admission. Applicants not selected for the program may reapply during subsequent admission intake periods. Applicants must complete the application process for each attempt at program entry.
Radiologic Technology is a limited enrollment-competitive program. Submit Radiologic Technology Admission Packet to the Radiologic Technology program office after completing the following steps:
- Complete core courses (general education coursework) prior to making application to the Radiologic Technology program. This would include all general education courses required for graduation with an Associate of Applied Science degree from the state of Georgia. This includes the following courses specific to the Radiologic Technology program:
- English 1101 Composition & Rhetoric
- Speech 1101 Public Speaking
- Psychology 1101 Introduction to Psychology
- Humanities Elective (any) (3 credit hours)
- Health Science 1090 Medical Terminology "B" or better
- Math 1111 College Algebra "B" or better
- Biology 2113 Anatomy & Physiology I and its lab component "B" or better
- Biology 2114 Anatomy & Physiology II and its lab component "B" or better
All science based courses must have been completed within the past five years with a grade of "B" or better.
After successful completion of the Healthcare Science program curriculum and to meet eligibility for the Radiologic Technology Program, the student must achieve a minimum, overall cumulative GPA of 3.3.
- Attend Program Information Session (mandatory). The Radiologic Technology Program will host Information Sessions for students interested in a detailed description of the program and the admission process. Students will gain useful information regarding program costs, program requirements, program course information etc. The dates for information sessions will be posted.
- Submit scores for the HESI-2 assessment examination. We encourage you to take this assessment when you have completed or nearly completed BIOL 2114 and ALHS 1090. Dates for testing will be emailed to all known prospective students.
- Submit letter of Intent/application to the ATC Radiologic Technology program. This form is included inside the Radiologic Technology application packet (distributed during the information session).
- Provide unofficial copies of college transcripts with the Radiologic Technology Program Application. Keep one copy of every transcript for your personal records.
No applications or supportive application documents will be accepted beyond application deadline.
Students must complete the entire application including selection of courses to be used for computation of "Past Academic Performance", all documentation including copies of transcripts. The application will be considered incomplete if documentation and transcripts are not attached. Because there are more applicants than space available, once basic criteria are met, program admission is based on points obtained from the following criteria:
- Past Academic Performance including cumulative GPA - 65%
- Pre-Admission Assessment test - 35%
*Satisfying the required criteria for application into the Radiologic Technology program is the responsibility of the student. Students should use their resources, plan accordingly and be cognitive of meeting requirements with their best ability as the program is a competitive admissions program and is not able to admit all students despite best efforts of all parties involved.
The Atlanta Technical College Radiologic Technology is currently seeking accreditation by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology. www.jrcert.org.
Atlanta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). For further information regarding these laws (Title VI and IX) contact Sylvie Moses, equity/special needs coordinator, Atlanta Technical College, Cleveland Dennard Center, Suite B164, 404.225.4434. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood and Airborne Pathogens: Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens. These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information.