Health Science

Medical ImagingRadiologic Technology - Associate in Applied Science

The A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology degree prepares students to assist the radiologist in performing examinations of the body to rule out, or confirm and identify, fractures or diseases. Radiologic Technologists are educated in the precise use of highly technical radiographic equipment and ionizing radiation to perform radiographic procedures. Students will learn to operate equipment and accessories under direct supervision of Board-Certified Radiologists and Technologists. The program is committed to instilling in all students critical-thinking skills, development of interpersonal skills, and a commitment to lifelong learning; see the program mission statement.

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; phone: 312-704-5300, fax: 312-704-5304, email: mail@jrcert.orgwww.jrcert.org

For more information about Health Science Admissions:

visit: www.hgtc.edu/healthscience

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Career Outlook

Radiologic Technologists find employment in the following settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Medical laboratories
  • Nursing homes
  • Private industry

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
  • Waccamaw Community Hospital
  • Georgetown Hospital System
  • Conway Medical Center
  • McLeod Regional Medical Center
  • Loris Community Hospital
  • Carolinas Hospital System - Marion
  • Brunswick Community Hospital

 Transfer Opportunities

 Transfer requirements for senior colleges/universities vary widely; visit www.sctrac.org for specific information. The transfer courses in this display should be regarded only as suggested courses. Each student is responsible for planning a program of study to meet the requirements of the senior college or university to which the student expects to transfer. Therefore, a student planning to transfer the first two years from HGTC to a senior college or university should visit http://www.hgtc.edu/academics/university_transfer.html or www.sctrac.org or obtain a copy of that institution’s catalog. For specific transfer opportunities, contact the department chair.

 

Specific Admission Requirements for Program

Applicants will be accepted into the Radiologic Technology program by completing a weighted admission form. Students with the highest scores will receive admission to the program. A “waiting list” of applicants will not be maintained for future admission. An applicant who receives notification that he/she was not admitted to the program must resubmit the Radiologic Technology Application by the program application deadline date to be considered for admission to the next available class. Weighted admission forms are available on the Health Science web page.

  • Criminal Background Check prior to acceptance
  • Urine Drug Screening prior to acceptance
  • Submit a Health Sciences Division Student Health Record Form indicating the candidate has the ability to perform the physical tasks required in the program prior to enrollment in the first nursing course.
  • Complete and pass the General Hospital Orientation.
  • Proof of CPR certification for Health Care Providers prior to admission.
  • Review and acknowledge the Medical Imaging Technical Standards Form.
  • Attend the Medical Imaging Sciences information session and obtain a signed statement verifying attendance to submit for admissions.
  • Complete 4 hours of observations in a hospital setting. The applicant must take the Liability Form to the hospital setting for observation.
  • Successful completion of all 4 Radiologic Technology Core Courses with a minimum grade of "C" and a GPA of at least 2.5. (MAT, BIO and CPT time limits apply.) 
  • Payment of a non-refundable tuition deposit.
  • Complete the online Radiologic Technology Information Session.
  • For re-acceptance guidelines, see the MIS Student Handbook.
  • For students seeking transfer credits from other institutions, see the MIS Admission FAQ.
  • Other expenses for which you are responsible may include, but are not limited to: purchasing scrubs and shoes, gas and transportation to clinical sites, Licensing Exam fees of $200+.
 

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements

A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for all RAD-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. Grade below "C" are considered course failures. Any student who fails to meet the requirements for progression will be dropped from the Radiologic Technology program and must apply for re-acceptance. For further information regarding re-acceptance, see the MIS Student Handbook.

 

Curriculum Sequence

General Education Requirements 13
Completion of the four prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better prior to acceptance to program:
BIO 210 
CPT 101
ENG 101
MAT 110/220
First Semester - Summer  
RAD 101 Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care 2
RAD 102 Patient Care Procedures 2
RAD 153 Applied Radiography I 3
  TOTAL 7
Second Semester - Fall    
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
RAD 110 Radiographic Imaging I 3
RAD 130 Radiographic Procedures I 3
RAD 165 Applied Radiography II 5
  TOTAL 15
Third Semester - Spring    
RAD 115 Radiographic Imaging II 3
RAD 136 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RAD 175 Applied Radiography III 5
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
or    
SPC 209 Interpersonal Communication  
  TOTAL 14
Fourth Semester - Summer    
RAD 201 Radiation Biology 2
RAD 230 Radiographic Procedures II 3
RAD 256 Advanced Radiography I 6
  TOTAL 11
Fifth Semester - Fall    
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
RAD 103 Introduction CT 2
RAD 210 Radiographic Imaging III 3
RAD 268 Advanced Radiography II 8
  TOTAL 16
Sixth Semester - Spring    
RAD 205 Radiographic Pathology 2
RAD 220 Selected Imaging Topics 3
RAD 278 Advanced Radiography III 8
  Humanities* 3
  TOTAL 16
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

92

*Humanities: ART 101, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 201, HIS 202, PHI 101, PHI 103, PHI 110 or MUS 105.