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The deadline to submit an application for the Radiologic Technology Program has been extended to May 15, 2018. Application requirements are listed in the program information packet which may be downloaded from the link below. An additional information session is now scheduled for May 10, 2018 at 5 PM in the BWJ building in room H139. Please call 404.225.4432 if you have any questions.
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Program Description Major Code: RT23
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.
The Atlanta Technical College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Program Effectiveness Data Link
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:
Students must meet all admission requirements of the college including official high school or GED transcript is required to apply, achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, Language, and Math, transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services 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.
- English 1101 Composition & Rhetoric
- 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
- Must meet all eligibility requirements for entry into Radiologic Technology Program, including but not limited to achieving a minimum grade of (B) in MATH 1111, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113 Lab, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114 Lab, ALHS 1090 are less than five (5) years old.
- Must ensure that transfer courses from other approved institutions of higher education are no more than five (5) years old; these include MATH 1111, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113 Lab, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114 Lab, ALHS 1090
- *Requirements for transferring courses from another approved institution includes ensuring MATH 1111, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113 Lab, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114 Lab, ALHS 1090, are less than five (5) years old.
After successful completion of the prerequisites and to meet eligibility for the Radiologic Technology Program, the student must achieve a minimum, overall cumulative GPA of 3.3.
1. Program Information Sessions are offered throughout the school year. Prospective students must attend at least once. The Program hosts these information sessions to provide detailed information about the profession and the program itself. Prospective students will gain useful information regarding program costs, program requirements, program course information etc. The dates for information sessions will be posted.
2. 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 are posted on Register Blast
3. Submit an application to the ATC Radiologic Technology program. This form is included inside the Radiologic Technology application packet (distributed during the information session)
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. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at tcsg.edu
Program Effectiveness Data
Credentialing Examination (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists)
Based on first attempt within 6 months of graduation
|Year||Passing Percentage||Number of Students|
|2014||50% on first attempt||3 of 6 students passed on 1st attempt|
|2015||33% on first attempt||2 of 6 students passed on 1st attempt|
|2016||55% on first attempt||5 of 9 students passed on 1st attempt|
|2017||100% on first attempt||6 of 6 students passed on 1st attempt|
Based upon those actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
|Year||Job Placement Percentage||Number of Students|
|2014||100%||6 of 6 known employed or actively seeking|
|2015||80%||4 of 5 known employed or actively seeking|
|2016||60%||4 of 6 known employed or actively seeking|
|2017||100%||6 of 6 known employed|
Program Completion Rate
|Year||# Completed Program||Number of Students|
|2014||6 75%||8 enrolled / 2 withdrew|
|2015||6 85%||7 enrolled / 1 withdrew|
|2016||10 (11) 100%||10 enrolled / 1 adv. place|
|2017||6 75%||8 enrolled 2 withdrew|
At a Glance
Content of this course is designed to establish a basic knowledge of atomic structure and terminology.Other topics include the
nature andcharacteristics of x-radiation; ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; x-ray production;the properties of x-rays and the
fundamentals of x-rayphoton interaction with matter.
The content of this course introduces factors that govern and influence the production of the radiographic image using analog
and digitalradiographic equipment found in diagnostic radiology. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge and techniques required
to produce high qualitydiagnostic radiographic images. Topics include: Image quality (radiographic density; radiographic contrast;
recorded detail; distortion; grids;image receptors and holders (analog and digital); processing considerations (analog and digital);
image acquisition (analog, digital, andPACS); image analysis; image artifacts (analog and digital); Guidelines for selecting
exposure factors and evaluating images within a digitalsystem will assist students to bridge between film-based and digital
imaging systems. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archivingand retrieval are discussed. Laboratory experiences
will demonstrate applications of theoretical principles and concepts.
Content establishes a knowledge base in radiographic, fluoroscopic and mobile equipment requirements and design.
The content alsoprovides a basic knowledge of Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) devices, beam restriction, filtration,
quality control, and quality managementprinciples of analog and digital systems. Laboratory experiences will demonstrate
applications of theoretical principles and concepts.