Warner Robins Radiologic Technology Program
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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.
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:
- Provide education that acknowledges individual differences and respects the right of individuals to seek fulfillment of educational needs.
- Provide an environment that encourages the individual to benefit and contribute as a partner in the economic process, development and stability of Georgia.
- Provide education that develops the potential of each student to become a productive, responsible, and upwardly mobile member of society.
- Provide quality radiologic technology education in an atmosphere that fosters interest in and enthusiasm for learning.
- Prepare graduates to function as accountable and responsible members within their field of endeavor.
- Prepare graduates to function as safe and competent practitioners in radiography.
- Prepare program graduates with the highest level of competence possible given the constraints of the interest and ability levels of individuals.
- Provide educational and related services without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, handicapping condition, academic disadvantage, or economic disadvantage.
- Foster employer participation, understanding, and confidence in the instructional process and the competence of radiologic technology program graduates.
- Provide guidance to radiologic technology program students to assist them in pursuing educational opportunities that maximize their professional potential.
- Encourage program graduates to recognize and to act upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.
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; firstname.lastname@example.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.
CGTC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM:
- 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.
- Submit an application for college admission, along with a non-refundable application fee.
- 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.)
- 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.
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||Credit Hrs||Contact Hrs|
|ENGL 1101||Composition and Rhetoric||3||45|
|MATH 1111 or MATH 1101||College Algebra or Mathematical Modeling||3||45|
|PSYC 1101||Introductory Psychology||3||45|
|BIOL 2113||Anatomy and Physiology I||3||45|
|BIOL 2113L||Anatomy and Physiology Lab I||1||45|
|BIOL 2114||Anatomy and Physiology II||3||45|
|BIOL 2114L||Anatomy and Physiology Lab II||1||45|
|ALHS 1090||Medical Terminology||2||30|
Hours of Electives (Humanity, General Education elective)* not computed in GPA, must be completed with a grade no lower than a "C" by the summer following selection.
Following selection, in order to progress in the program, the student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for all required RADT courses or 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.
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|RADT 1010||Introduction to Radiology||4|
|RADT 1030||Radiographic Procedures I||3|
|RADT 1075||Radiographic Imaging||4|
|RADT 1320||Clinical Radiography I||4|
|RADT 1060||Radiographic Procedures II||3|
|RADT 1065||Radiologic Science||2|
|RADT 1130||Clinical Radiography II||7|
|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|
|RADT 2260||Radiologic Technology Review||3|
|RADT 2350||Clinical Radiography IV||9|
* Students are selected at the end of the Summer Semester and begin the RADT Program in the Spring Semester.
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.
- Navicent Health (The Medical Center of Central Georgia)
- Coliseum Medical Center
- Coliseum Northside
- Houston Medical Center
- Middle Georgia Orthopaedic Center
- Pavilion Diagnostic Center
- Perry Hospital
- Robins Air Force Base
- Taylor Regional Hospital
|Goal 1: Student will be clinically competent.||
|Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively.||
|Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.||
|Goal 4: Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development.||
|Goal 5: The program will graduate entry-level technologists.||
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 $500, with approximately $300 more for the remaining semesters combined, for a total of approximately $800 book expense. Other expected expenses (not including tuition) are:
- Physical Examination: approximately $60-100 (plus possible additional immunizations – during 1st semester *
- Drug Screen: approximately $100 – during 1st semester
- Criminal Background Check: approximately $50 – during 1st semester
- Liability Insurance: approximately $15.00 – payable with RADT 1320 tuition – 1st semester
- Uniforms: approximately $50 each; 2 required (most students purchase 3-4 over their clinical experience) – during 1st semester. There may be additional uniform requirements based on the campus that the student is attending
- Required Supplies for Clinical: approximately $225 (This includes a Dosimeter or Radiation Monitoring Device ($45) per semester)
- Expenses After Graduation Required To Apply For Licensure – ARRT Registry Fee: $200 after 4th semester
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 229,300 jobs in 2012. In 2012, the Department of Labor and Statistics projected a 21% increase in jobs from 2012 thru 2022 which results in an increase of approximately 48,600 jobs. About 59% of all jobs were in hospitals. Most other jobs were in offices of physicians; medical and diagnostic laboratories, including diagnostic imaging centers; and outpatient centers.
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Connie Young M. Ed., R. T. (R)
Program Chair, Radiology Technology
Lisa Stephens B.S.MI, R. T. (R) (CT) (MR)
Clinical Coordinator, Radiology Technology
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