The Radiologic Technology associate degree is designed to prepare graduates to practice radiography in the ever-changing health care environment. The program provides students with both the general academic and technical foundations necessary to perform a wide range of radiologic procedures.
Upon completing the program requirements, the student may be qualified to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT). Those who successfully pass the examination are issued certificates, which confer the right to use the title “Registered Technologist” and the abbreviation “R.T. (R) (ARRT)” after their names.
Radiographers work closely with physicians in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices and mobile radiography units to assist in diagnosing disease and injuries. They operate a variety of computerized imaging equipment. A radiographer must exercise initiative and independent judgment in the performance of x-ray examinations. With additional preparation and education, radiographers are offered advancement opportunities in areas such as mammography, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance, sonography, nuclear medicine, management, supervision and/or education, and research.
In 2009, the average annual income in South Carolina for a Radiologic Technologist was $50,470.* Earnings can increase substantially with time and experience.
The Radiologic Technology program at TCL consists of general education courses, science and radiologic technology courses taught in the college classroom, on-campus laboratories and multiple clinical education sites throughout the four-county area served by the college. The program consists of six semesters before the student is awarded an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences/ Radiologic Technology.
For list of required courses, please see course catalog.
SPECIALIZED PROGRAM ACCREDITATION
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606 / Phone: 312-704-5300 / website
Applicants interested in the Radiologic Technology program must first complete the college admission application process. The student will then make an appointment to meet with a Health Science Advisor. Acceptance into the college does not guarantee admission into a health sciences program. Applications for admission to the Radiologic Technology program may only be obtained from Health Science Advisors. Call 843.525.8267 for additional information and to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS DATA
HEALTH SCIENCES ADVISOR
Phone: 843.525.8326 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Erika Johnson, Radiologic Technology Clinical Coordinator
Phone: 843.525.8261 / Fax: 843.525.8268 / email@example.com
Glenn Levicki, Health Sciences Division Dean and Interim Radiologic Technology Program Director
Phone: 843.525.8276 /firstname.lastname@example.org
*Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.