Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hours for the clinical rotations?
Clinical rotations run in two-three week blocks and in eight hour increments per day. The times for clinical rotations vary from 7am-3pm, 8AM-4PM, 10-6PM, 11-7PM, 2:30PM-10:30PM and 4:30-12:30. Clinical rotations vary from 2-5 days per week. There are no weekend rotations.
What is shadowing?
Shadowing is simply the observation of a radiology department during normal business hours. Shadowing is required before applying/interviewing for the radiologic technology program (minimum 4 hours). You may shadow at any healthcare facility. You must email Bob Wells firstname.lastname@example.org
the radiologic technology program director to get a recommendation to shadow in the Northeast Ga Health System (NGHS), once approved he will send your request to NGHS. Shadowing should be completed before the May deadline for interview applications.
Shadowing is very important to understand what the profession entails and to be knowledgeable during the interview.
How should I prepare for the interview?
Remember that this is a competitive selection process. Dress well (business suit), as if you were interviewing for a job. Research as much about radiologic technology as possible. Shadow (observe) a radiology department for a period of time (minimum 4 hours). Shadowing is required. You need to be able to explain the duties and daily routine of a radiologic technologist and why you want to enter the profession.
An Application for Selection (Interview) Form must be filled out and turned in by the deadline (May 20) to be considered for an interview - this form is available in then spring only. This form is in addition to the application form for acceptance into the college.
When do I apply for the criminal background check?
Background checks are not performed until after the applicant has been accepted into the program and before the first day of class. This is a requirement for clinical rotations. Some clinical sites may not accept students with criminal records. If an applicant has a criminal background they may not be allowed to take the national registry test given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT). A pre-application process can be followed by contacting the ARRT at www.arrt.org
to ascertain if the applicant will be allowed to take the registry test.
What are my chances of getting into the program?
A competitive selection process is used to choose students for each upcoming class. The top 40 applicants will be interviewed based on GPA and the number of pre-requisite classes completed. The class size is limited (19 students per year) as it is in all schools of radiologic technology, therefore all candidates are encouraged to apply to three different schools to increase their chances for selection. A list of accredited schools may be found on the following web site www.jrcert.org
(this site does not list programs that only have COC accreditation).
How long does it take to complete the program?
Program duration is 21 months (5 semesters).This does not include time spent obtaining core/pre-requisite classes before acceptance into the program. The program is very intense and very much like a full time job.
How physical is the job?
The duties of a radiologic technologist require a lot of pushing, pulling and lifting. A radiologic technologist is on their feet over 90% of the time.
Students must be cleared by a physician to attend clinical and have all immunizations up to date.
What core and occupational classes do I need to complete before the interview?
1. BIOL 2113 and BIOL 2113L
2. BIOL 2114 and BIOL 2114L
3. ENGL 1101
4. ENGL 2130 or HUMN 1101 or MUSC 1101
5. Choose one: MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
6. Choose one: PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101, HIST 2112,ECON 1101, ECON 2105 or ECON 2106 (see program flyer for more classes
7. COMP 1000
8. ALHS 1090
9. General Core Elective From Area II, III or IV (see program flyer for class listings
Total: 9 Classes
Transfer Credit Procedure
Have your present or past college send your transcripts to Lanier Technical College. Note: the transcripts will not be evaluated by the registrar until a Request for Transfer Credit Form is filled out.Make it clear on the form that you are interested in the Radiologic Technology Program.
To obtain this form go to the main LTC Web page under Student Affairs then select forms.