Radiologic Technology Program Overview

Program Overview

Aiken Technical College is a public, open-door, two year, comprehensive institution of higher education established to provide citizens of greater Aiken County opportunities for educational, economic, professional, social, and personal development. Aiken Technical College’s Radiographic Technology program was established in the fall of 2003. It offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology.

The purpose of this program is to educate motivated and ethical individuals in the varied aspects of becoming a qualified professional Radiographer. Particular attention to such areas as technical skills, patient care considerations, medical knowledge, medico-legal and ethical behavior and appropriate work habits are the fundamental foundation of the program’s principles and goals. Upon successful completion of all didactic and clinical courses in the Radiography curriculum, the student will be eligible to apply for the National registry examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

The Radiographic Technology program is a two year (five semesters) program leading to the Associate of Applied Science degree. Beginning with the first semester after admittance into the program, students are actively involved in the clinical setting, working directly with patients and learning from staff technologists as well as program faculty. Georgia Regents Medical Center and affiliates, Doctor’s Hospital and affiliates, Aiken Regional Medical Center and affiliates, and Carolina Musculoskeletal Institute, serve as clinical sites for the students in this program. These clinical sites offer a wide range of work and clinical experience necessary to succeed in the highly competitive field of modern Radiologic Technology. The staff and administration of these sites provide enthusiastic support and assistance in maintaining the quality of this program.

Program Mission Statement

The desire of Aiken Technical College is to educate qualified radiographic technology students who are compassionate, competent, ethical, professionals who respond to the needs of the patient and the healthcare institution as a whole. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national registry examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. The program has a commitment to the community and strives to graduate competent, entry-level radiographers who are able to contribute to the local workforce and economy.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: The student will be clinically competent
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate competency in positioning skills
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors
  • Students will utilize radiation protection
  • Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality

Goal 2: The student will demonstrate effective communication skills
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills

Goal 3: The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will modify positioning according to patient condition
  • Students will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations

Goal 4: The student will grow and develop professionally
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will exhibit professionalism
  • Students will participate in activities that promote the profession
  • Students will pass the ARRT registry examination

Program Admission and Application

Students may enter the preclinical phase of this program (28 semester hours) upon admission to Aiken Technical College; however, admission to Aiken Technical College does not guarantee acceptance to the Radiologic Technology program, which is a competitive process. Only the top-scoring applicants will be offered a spot in the program. Students may apply for admission to the Radiologic Technology program.

Radiologic Technology Admissions Application

Radiologic Technology Program Admissions Packet

Complete the application, follow the instructions, and attach the required documentation. All information must be received in the Enrolment Services Center, Room 152. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Due to the limited number of clinical spaces available, all students who meet minimum admission requirements may not be admitted.

Selection

Applicants will be ranked using the formula listed on the Admissions Criteria Form.

Program Accreditation

Aiken Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Upon graduation, students receive the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiography. Program graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Individuals who pass the examination are known as Registered Technologists, RT(R).

Program Effectiveness Data

Program mission, goals, student learning outcomes, accreditation information and program effectiveness data are located in the corresponding document below:

Radiography Program Effectiveness Data

For more information regarding program effectiveness data, contact

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304

mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org

Disclosure

Full disclosure of any ticket, citation, summons, arrest, charges or convictions for a misdemeanor or felony is required on the application to the program. Individuals who have been charged or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony must pre-apply to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Written pre-approval to take the examination must be attached to the program application by the application deadline. Contact the Program Director for pre-approval information well in advance of the program application deadline. Written preapproval may take up to 12 weeks to complete.

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