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

Radiologic Technology: Associate in Applied Science

A picture perfect profession.

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

Program Description

Extending applications for Fall 2020 until June 1st* at 5pm.

*date subject to change due to COVID-19.

Accepting applications for Fall 2020 from January 13th- May 11th at 5pm.

*For Achieve 3000 information, please contact Health Sciences Division at 843-525-8267.

*To Schedule the TEAS, please call the testing center at 843-470-8400. TEAS testing will be postponed until TCL Campus has reopened. 

As of May 18, 2020 math and science courses must be completed within the last 5 years to be considered for Health Science applications. 

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 $52,170, according to 2017 reports from U.S. 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.


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: 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). 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182 Phone: 312-704-5300 | Email:

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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 $52,170.

What People Are Saying

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

Erika Johnson Rad Technology Instructor

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: 80 credits x $190 per credit = $15,200.

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 2019 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. 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


Erika Johnson

Rad Technology Instructor/Health Sciences

Heather Elmquist

Radiologic Technology Instructor/Health Sciences

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