Radiologic Technology - Associate in Applied Science Degree
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.
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Applicants will be accepted into the Radiologic Technology program by completing a weighted admission form. Students with the highest weighted 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. Program admissions application is available above under admissions information. In addition, prospective students must:
- Complete a Criminal Background Check prior to acceptance.
- Submit a 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 admission in the first radiography course.
- Complete and pass the General Hospital Orientation.
- Provide proof of CPR certification for Health Care Providers prior to admission.
- Review and acknowledge the Medical Imaging Technical Standards Form.
- Successful completion of all 3 Radiologic Technology General Education prerequisite courses (BIO 210, ENG 101, MAT 110 or 120) with a minimum grade of "C" and a GPA of at least 2.5. (BIO 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, Registry Review Packages ($235) and Licensing Exam fees of $450+.
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.
Students must pass a criminal background check and urine drug screening 30 days prior to starting clinical each semester.
The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), for 8 years and is up for re-accreditation in June 2030.
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
For more information about HGTC's accreditations, click here.
Radiologic Technologists find employment in the following settings:
- Medical laboratories
- Nursing homes
- Private industry
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Radiologic Technology Mission Statement
The Medical Imaging Science’s Programs of Horry-Georgetown Technical College will provide a student - centered environment for the development of professional attributes, technical abilities and critical thinking skills expected of an entry-level technologist. The graduate of the program will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and professional experiences necessary for success in achieving their career and educational goals and will work as effective imaging specialists in the local communities.
1. Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.
2. Students will be clinically competent.
3. Students will demonstrate professional behaviors.
4. Students will communicate effectively.
5. Students will demonstrate academic preparedness by passing a certification exam(s) in the field.
Student Learning Outcomes
PLO 1: Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Students will demonstrate analytical and evaluative abilities.
Students will modify routine positions according to patient conditions.
PLO 2: Students will be clinically competent.
Students will demonstrate competency in positioning.
Students will apply radiation protection practices.
Students will select appropriate technical factors.
Students will demonstrate applicable patient care methods.
PLO 3: Students will demonstrate professional behaviors.
The student will effectively work and demonstrate professional demeanor with the Health
Students will participate in activities that promote the profession.
PLO 4: Students will communicate effectively.
Students will demonstrate effective written communication.
Demonstrates effective oral communication.
PLO 5: Demonstrates academic preparedness by passing a certification exam(s) in the field.
Students will pass the ARRT registry examination.
For more information about Health Science Admissions visit: www.hgtc.edu/healthscience.
PHASE 1 – General Admission
Phase I is a general admission phase and enables students to enroll in the general education core courses required for completion of the Radiologic Technology program. These courses may be completed at Horry-Georgetown Technical College or transferred in from another accredited institution.Upon completion of the 3 required general education prerequisite courses students are eligible to apply for Phase II.
|General Education Course||Title||Semester
|Completion of the following 3 prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better is required for the program specific application process for Phase II.|
|BIO 210||Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|ENG 101||English Composition||3|
|MAT 110 or MAT 120||College Algebra or Probability & Statistics||3|
|The following 4 courses may be taken in either Phase I or Phase II|
|BIO 211||Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|PSY 201||General Psychology||3|
|Total Credit Hours||23|
PHASE II – Limited Access
Phase II is limited access and requires admissions for students to be eligible to enroll in RAD courses and participating in clinical courses. For students to proceed to Phase II they must complete the program specific admission process.After admission to PHASE II – Limited Access students must complete the following for successful completion of the Radiologic Technology Program.
|First Semester- Summer||Course Title||Semester
|RAD 101||Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care||2|
|RAD 102||Patient Care Procedures||2|
|RAD 153||Applied Radiography I||3|
|Second Semester - Fall|
|RAD 110||Radiographic Imaging I||3|
|RAD 130||Radiographic Procedures I||3|
|RAD 165||Applied Radiography II||5|
|Third Semester - Spring|
|RAD 115||Radiographic Imaging II||3|
|RAD 136||Radiographic Procedures II||3|
|RAD 175||Applied Radiography III||5|
|Fourth Semester - Summer|
|RAD 201||Radiation Biology||2|
|RAD 230||Radiographic Procedures III||3|
|RAD 256||Advanced Radiography I||6|
|Fifth Semester - Fall|
|RAD 103||Introduction CT||2|
|RAD 210||Radiographic Imaging III||3|
|RAD 268||Advanced Radiography II||8|
|Sixth Semester - Spring|
|RAD 205||Radiographic Pathology||2|
|RAD 220||Selected Imaging Topics||3|
|RAD 278||Advanced Radiography III||8|
Total Credit Hours
|*Humanities electives: ART 101, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 201, HIS 202, PHI 101, PHI 110 or MUS 105.|