Warner Robins Radiologic Technology Program

 

Program Overview Course Sequencing ProgramEffectivenessData
Mission Clinical Affiliates Program and Profession Information
Accreditation Student Learning Outcomes Meet The Faculty
Entrance Requirements Approximate Cost Expectations Student Life


Program Overview

The Radiography Program is a sequence of courses, four semesters in length that emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction that prepare students to develop skills necessary for successful employment in radiology departments and related businesses and industries.

 

Mission

The mission of the CGTC Radiography Program is to provide quality instruction for radiography students that will enable them to benefit and contribute to the economic development of the community. It prepares students for employment in radiologic technology and encourages personal and professional development. In support of this mission, the Radiography Program will:

  1. Provide education that acknowledges individual differences and respects the right of individuals to seek fulfillment of educational needs.
  2. Provide an environment that encourages the individual to benefit and contribute as a partner in the economic process, development and stability of Georgia.
  3. Provide education that develops the potential of each student to become a productive, responsible, and upwardly mobile member of society.
  4. Provide quality radiologic technology education in an atmosphere that fosters interest in and enthusiasm for learning.
  5. Prepare graduates to function as accountable and responsible members within their field of endeavor.
  6. Prepare graduates to function as safe and competent practitioners in radiography.
  7. Prepare program graduates with the highest level of competence possible given the constraints of the interest and ability levels of individuals.
  8. Provide educational and related services without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, handicapping condition, academic disadvantage, or economic disadvantage.
  9. Foster employer participation, understanding, and confidence in the instructional process and the competence of radiologic technology program graduates.
  10. Provide guidance to radiologic technology program students to assist them in pursuing educational opportunities that maximize their professional potential.
  11. Encourage program graduates to recognize and to act upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.


Accreditation

The Program established in 1997 is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, www.jrcert.org. The Committee may be contacted at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Il 60606-3182; (312)704-5300; mail@jrcert.org. Graduates of the Radiography Program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree, have the qualifications of a radiologic technologist, and are eligible to apply for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org).

Central Georgia Technical College (Warner Robins Campus) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Technical Certificates of Credit. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Central Georgia Technical College (Warner Robins Campus). For further information about the Warner Robins Campus and The Radiologic Technology Program contact Ms. Connie Young, Program Chair, Warner Robins Campus.

 

Entrance Requirements

CGTC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM:

  1. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or it's equivalent to be admitted to the RT program.
  2. Submit an application for college admission, along with a non-refundable application fee.
  3. Schedule to take the ACCUPLACER placement exam (offered in the Testing Center) in order to be admitted to the college. There is no charge for initial administration of the ACCUPLACER exam. (Other placement exam scores may be acceptable, for example, SAT or ACT.)
  4. Request transfer credit for courses completed at accredited college(s) or other educational institutes, if applicable. Complete a Request for Transfer Credit prior to admission, and submit official transcripts to the Registrar's Office.

Required Core Courses for Competitive Admission

All previously mentioned requirements apply for selection eligibility.  These courses can be taken in one or more semesters, depending on the student’s schedule and course availability.

 

Course #

Pre /Co Requisite

Course Requirements (in suggested sequence)

Seq

Credit Hours

Contact Hours

Term Completed

REQUIRED CORE COURSES  for ( PROGRAM SELECTION)

 

 

 

 

12

210

 

ENGL 1101

PR

Composition & Rhetoric I

 

3

45

 

MATH 1111 or 1101

PR

College Algebra or Mathematical Modeling

 

3

45

 

BIOL 2113/BIOL2113L

PR

Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab

 

4

90

 

ALHS 1090

 

Medical Terminology

 

2

30

 

 

Remaining hours of the required courses listed: (Social Sicence, Biol 2114/2114L, and Electives (Humanity, General Education elective)* not computed in selection GPA, must be completed with a grade no lower than a "C" in the Fall semester following selection.

 

Course Sequencing

Following selection, in order to progress in the program, the student must maintain a minimum grade of C in each course. In the event that a student achieves a course grade below C, the student will have to be dismissed from the program and will have to re-enter for the next course offering.

WARNER ROBINS CAMPUS

Spring Semester
RADT 1010   Introduction to Radiology    4
RADT 1030   Radiographic Procedures I    3
RADT 1075   Radiographic Imaging    4
RADT 1320   Clinical Radiography I    4
Summer Semester
RADT 1060   Radiographic Procedures II    3
RADT 1065   Radiologic Science    2
RADT 1130   Clinical Radiography II    7
Fall Semester
RADT 2090   Radiographic Procedures III    2
RADT 2340   Clinical Radiography III    6
RADT 1200   Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection    2
RADT 1085   Radiologic Equipment    3
Spring Semester
RADT 2260   Radiologic Technology Review    3
RADT 2350   Clinical Radiography IV    9
 
Total Hours         52 

* Students are selected at the end of the Summer Semester and begin the RADT Program in the Spring Semester.



Clinical Affiliates

The Radiography Program – Warner Robins Campus is affiliated with clinical education settings that are hospital, orthopaedic, and clinical based settings to give our students a complete overview of the career they may encounter upon graduation.


Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Student will be clinically competent.
  • Students will apply positioning skills.
  • Student will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Student will practice radiation protection.
Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively.
  • Students will use effective oral communication skills.
  • Students will practice written communication skills.
Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Students will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations.
  • Students will adapt positioning for trauma patients.
Goal 4: Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development.
  • Students will determine the importance of continued professional development.
  • Students will summarize their professional obligations upon gaining their ARRT.
Goal 5: The program will graduate entry-level technologists.
  • Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt.
  • Of those pursuing employment, students will gainfully employed within 12 months post-graduation.
  • Students will complete the program within 17 months.
  • Students will be satisfied with their education.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate's performance.

 

Approximate Cost Expectations

After selection, Radiologic Technology students should expect four semesters of full-time instruction. The hours may vary from 6:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. for the clinical courses with a minimum of a two week evening rotation where the times may vary from 12:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The times are typically 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each for didactic courses. Textbook expense for the first semester is approximately $600, with approximately $300 more for the remaining semesters combined, for a total of approximately $900 book expense. Other expected expenses (not including tuition) are:

  1. Physical Examination: approximately $60-100 (plus possible additional immunizations – during 1st semester *
  2. Drug Screen: approximately $100 –  Annually (beginning 1st semester)
  3. Criminal Background Check: approximately $100-200 - prior to 1st semester and annually)
  4. Liability Insurance: approximately $15.00 – payable with RADT 1320 tuition – 1st semester
  5. Uniforms: approximately $50 each; 2 required (most students purchase 3-4 over their clinical experience) – prior to 1st semester.    There may be additional uniform requirements based on the campus that the student is attending
  6. Required Supplies for Clinical:  approximately $225   (This includes a Dosimeter or Radiation Monitoring Device ($45) per semester)
  7. Graduation fee:  $35.00
  8. Expenses After Graduation Required To Apply For Licensure – ARRT Registry Fee: $200 after 4th semester
Costs above may vary, and students will be given detailed information about requirements in program orientation, but the intent is to give the prospective student an idea of the financial obligations that the Radiologic Technology student will incur. Financial Aid may assist with these costs, but may not cover all of the costs of the program and supplies. The above expense list does not include costs for housing, food, and mileage to travel to and from campus and clinical sites.

 

Information about the Program and the Profession

Radiologic Technologists produce images (primarily x-rays) of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems (injury or disease). They prepare patients for radiologic examinations by explaining the procedure, removing jewelry, and other articles through which x-rays cannot pass, and positioning patients so that parts of the body can be appropriately radiographed. To prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation, these workers surround the exposed area with radiation protection devices, such as lead shields, or limit the size of the x-ray beam. Radiographers position radiographic equipment at the correct angle and height over the appropriate area of a patient’s body. Radiologic Technologists must follow physicians’ orders precisely and conform to regulations concerning the use of radiation to protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers from unnecessary exposure. Radiologic technologists held about 230,600 jobs in 2014. Employment of radiologic technology is projected to grow 9% percent from 2014 to 2024 faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions, such as breaks and fractures caused by osteoporosis, which can require imaging to diagnose them.  About 59% of all jobs were in hospitals. Most other jobs were in offices of physicians (21%); medical and diagnostic laboratories, (8%) including diagnostic imaging centers; and outpatient centers (4%).  Like other healthcare workers, radiologic technologists may be exposed to infectious diseases. Technologists are often on their feet for long periods and may need to lift or turn patients who are disabled.



Articulation Agreements - http://www.centralgatech.edu/general/articulation_agreements.html.

 

Meet the Faculty

Connie Young M. Ed., R. T. (R)
Program Chair, Radiology Technology
(478) 218-3216
cyoung@centralgatech.edu

Lisa Stephens B.S.MI, R. T. (R) (CT) (MR)
Clinical Coordinator, Radiology Technology
(478) 218-3235
lstephens@centralgatech.edu

 

Student Life

Class of 2017                                                                        


Class of 2017 and 2018