The Radiologic Technology program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in Radiologic departments and related businesses and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become a registered radiologic technologist. The exam is administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist.
All Application/Information sessions are in person meetings.
Applications for the Radiologic Technology Program are only available to those who show up in person to one of the Information/Application sessions. See details in faq above. The deadline for all application materials is May 20, 2022.
Within the mission of Lanier Technical College, the program’s mission is to educate radiologic technology students in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become qualified professional practitioners who provide quality service and care to the community. The program also promotes long-term professional growth by fostering graduates to become multi-skilled practitioners in the radiologic sciences. The program is also designed to broaden intellectual perspectives, stress ethical and humane values, and prepare students to be productive and responsible citizens who adequately respond to social, cultural, and economic challenges.
The Computed Tomography (CT) technical certificate program provides educational opportunities to the post-graduate registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist and registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing. It provides students with the knowledge needed to perform CT exams, and to sit for the Post-Primary Computed Tomography Certification Examination. The academic component is designed to meet competency requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam in Computed Tomography, as well as providing for continuing educational requirements.
Clinical rotations run in eight and a half hour increments per day. The times for clinical rotations vary, they start as early as 5:30 am and can go into the late evening. Clinical rotations vary from 2-4 days per week. Currently the program has added weekend rotations due to the limited clinical site space caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Note: some of the clinical sites will be very close to where a student lives and others will require a longer drive. Student’s clinical assignments are based on a rotation system. All of our clinical sites are located in Northeast Georgia.
Shadowing is simply the observation of a radiology department during normal business hours. Applicants are encouraged to find a hospital, imaging center, orthopedic office, urgent care or clinic to shadow (any place with x-ray and/or fluoroscopic equipment and registered radiologic technologist). Shadowing will help the applicant determine if this career path is the right one for him/her.
Background checks and drug screens 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 and may refuse the student due to a failed drug screen. If an applicant has a criminal background they may not be allowed to take the national registry exam given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).
A pre-application process can be followed by contacting the ARRT at https://www.arrt.org/ to ascertain if the applicant will be allowed to take the registry exam.
A competitive selection process is used to choose students for each upcoming class. The top 20 applicants will be selected based on GPA of the 8 pre-requisite classes and the ATI TEAS VI Test Scores.
Program duration – 6 semesters. The first two semesters are strictly core/pre-requisite classes. The last 4 semesters are for the radiologic technology classes (student must be accepted into degree program through competitive selection to take radiologic technology classes).
Note: The program is very intense and very much like a full time job.
The duties of a radiologic technologist require a lot of pushing, pulling and lifting. A radiologic technologist is on his/her feet over 90% of the time.
The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, Phone (312) 704-5300). www.jrcert.org or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lanier Technical College has been awarded an eight year accreditation – the maximum accreditation granted by the JRCERT.