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Radiologic Technology

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

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide educational opportunities consistent with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to individuals in a didactic and clinical environment that will enable them to obtain knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to graduate with a degree of Associate of Applied Science and become successful employees in the field of radiography. The program establishes benchmarks and utilizes a variety of tools to assess whether student learning outcomes are achieved. Tools include but are not limited to student assignments, exams and laboratory assessments, the evaluation of technical skills and clinical rotation evaluations, the clinical portfolio and employer, graduate, and exit surveys.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Additional information regarding program effectiveness data may be obtained by contacting the JRCERT. This is a 5-year accreditation expiring 2021.
 
JRCERT
20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304

Clinical Obligations

Clinical rotations include day, evening, and weekends at facilities located in geographically dispersed areas. Clinical rotation obligations include drug screening, criminal background check, uniforms, and other associated fees.

Program Goals

  1. Students will be clinically competent. Outcomes:
    • Students will demonstrate competence in radiographic positioning.
    • Students will demonstrate competence in choosing appropriate technical factors.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective communication. Outcomes:
    • Students will communicate effectively with patients and their families.
    • Students will communicate effectively with technologists, doctors, and other clinical staff.
  3. Students will display the critical thinking skills of a well-trained entry-level radiographer. Outcomes:
    • Students will be able to efficiently deviate between routine and trauma exams.
    • Students will be able to effectively critique a radiographic study.
  4. Students will display the level of professionalism necessary for entry-level radiologic technologists. Outcomes:
    • Students will display a professional attitude with patients, technologists, and other clinical staff.
    • Students will develop a professional portfolio.

Program of Study

 

Please also view our Health Technologies Division page for documentation about our Competitive Admissions policies.