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Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Grand Strand


(843) 347-3186

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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.

For more information about Health Science Admissions visit: www.hgtc.edu/healthscience.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Douglas Gleasman   - (843) 839-1149

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 2022.

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.org  
Web:  www.jrcert.org.

For more information about HGTC's accreditations, click here.

Radiologic Technology Mission Statement

The Medical Imaging Science’s Programs of Horry-Georgetown Technical College willprovide 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. 

Program Goals

1. Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.
2. Students will be clinically compentent.
3. Students will demonstrate professional behaviors.
4. Students will communicte 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 Care Team. 
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.

Applicants to the Radiologic Technology program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.

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 Office of Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
  • Georgetown Hospital System
  • Conway Medical Center
  • McLeod Regional Center - Florence
  • Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
  • Waccamaw Community Hospital
  • McLeod Health Loris
  • McLeod Seacoast Hospital
  • MUSC Health Marion Medical Center

Program Information

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. Weighted admission forms are available on the Health Science webpage. 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.

Curriculum Sequence

General Education Requirements 10
Completion of the 3 prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better prior to acceptance to program:
BIO 210
ENG 101
MAT 110 or 120
First Semester- Summer  
RAD 101 Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care 2
RAD 102 Patient Care Procedures 2
RAD 153 Applied Radiography I 3
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
  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


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