Radiologic Technology: Associate of Applied Science | Technical College of the LowCountry

Radiologic Technology: Associate of Applied Science


A picture perfect profession.

Can you see it? Be a part of this rapidly growing and rewarding career field.

Program Description


Applications for the Radiology program will continue to be taken until April 28, 2017 at 11 am.

Orientation will be held in Bldg 12 auditorium on May 18, 2017 from 9am-12pm. Program specific orientation will continue after.

The Radiologic Technology associate degree is designed to prepare graduates to practice radiography in the ever-changing health care environment.

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 diagnostic imaging and computerized x-ray equipment.

The job outlook is exceptional for all TCL health sciences graduates. South Carolina’s annual mean wage for radiologic technologists is $49,430, according to 2015 reports from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Radiologic Technology program at TCL includes general education, science and radiologic technology courses taught in the classroom, on-campus laboratories and multiple clinical locations in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper and Chatham counties.

The Rad-Tech program is 80 credit hours and can be completed in six consecutive semesters.

PLEASE SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A HEALTH SCIENCE ADVISOR PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. CALL 843-525-8267 FOR AN APPOINTMENT. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 18 FOR FALL 2017 ENTRY.

Certify Your Skills


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.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and must pass to become Registered Technologists. However, the ARRT has a policy of not allowing persons who are convicted of a felony or gross misdemeanor to take the national certifying examination. Because of this policy, there may be an inability of those with such a conviction to work in the profession.  For more information regarding this policy, please visit the ARRT webpage: http://www.arrt.org and review the Ethics Review / Pre- Application.

Accreditation & Accolades


The Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). www.jrcert.org 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182 Phone: 312-704-5300 | Email: mail@jrcert.org.

Find effectiveness program data here.

Additional Resources:

• Rad Tech Student Handbook – Revised 2017
• RAD Student Handbook with division handbook August 2015
• Health Sciences Info Presentation RAD 2017
• RAD TECH Curriculum Profile 2016
• RAD Program Application Checklist 2017
RAD Weighted Admission Score Sheet Fall 2017

Quick Facts


Quick Fact 1
Program perfection! The Class of 2015 holds a 100% pass rate on the national exam.
Quick Fact 2
The two-year Rad-Tech program is 80 credit hours over six consecutive semesters.
Quick Fact 3
South Carolina’s annual mean wage for rad-techs is $49,430.

What People Are Saying


“We combine both classroom and clinical education to offer the best experience for our students.”

Mark Layne Program Director

FAQs & Additional Information

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Important Additional Admission Requirements

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.

What does this program cost?*

Tuition only: 80 credits x $170 per credit = $13,600.

Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

*Based on Fall 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.

Career & Education Opportunities:

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.

Is this program for you?

Yes, particularly if you:

• Desire to become an integral part of an exciting and rewarding career.
• Want to play an essential role in changing patients’ lives.
• Are searching for a career with unlimited potential in a highly sought after field within the health care industry.

Program Dean


Glenn Levicki

Division Dean/Health Sciences

glevicki@tcl.edu

Instructors


Mark Layne

Radiologic Technology Program Director/Health Sciences

mlayne@tcl.edu

Erika Johnson

Rad Technology Instructor/Health Sciences

ejohnson@tcl.edu

Margaret O'Sullivan

Academic Program Coordinator/Health Sciences

mosullivan@tcl.edu

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