It is the intent of the Atlanta Technical College Radiologic Technology program to reduce any possible disruption as much as possible. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this program may not be delivered exactly as described or in the time frame indicated.
Program Description Major Code: RT23
The Radiologic Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in radiology 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 an associate of applied science degree, have the qualifications of a radiographer, and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination for radiographers.
The Atlanta Technical College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Program Effectiveness Data Link
Students must meet all admission requirements of the college including official high school or GED transcript, achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, Language, and Math, transfer of previous post-secondary credits and have reached the age of 18. Applicants must be in good academic standing at the time of selection to receive consideration as candidates for admission. Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program is based on a competitive selection process. The program admits students once per year for the fall semester. There are minimum requirements for admission to the program and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants not selected for the program may reapply during subsequent admission intake periods.
Submit the completed admissions packet to the Radiologic Technology program office after completing the following steps:
- Complete prerequisite core courses (general education coursework; see below)
- Attend an information session
- Take and score 65 on each of the three required sections of the HESI-2 test.
The program grants an Associate Degree in Applied Science. The following courses are required for graduation but can be completed either prior to admission into the program or during the program.
- Area II Requirements (Minimum 3 hours PSYC 1101)
- Area IV requirements (Minimum 3 hours (Any Humanities based course)
- SPCH 1101
- Prerequisite core courses: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses and have at least a 3.0 GPA in the prerequisite courses to be considered.
- ENGL 1101
- MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
- Health Science 1090 Medical Terminology Grade
- Biology 2113 Anatomy & Physiology and its lab component
- Biology 2114 Anatomy & Physiology and its lab component
The following classes must be less than five (5) years old: BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113 Lab, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114 Lab, ALHS 1090.
- Must ensure that transfer courses from other approved institutions of higher education are no more than five (5) years old; these include, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113 Lab, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114 Lab, ALHS 1090.
- *Requirements for transferring courses from another approved institution includes ensuring BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113 Lab, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114 Lab, ALHS 1090, are less than five (5) years old.
In addition, the student must maintain a minimum, overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 while in the program.
- Program Information Sessions are offered throughout the school year and prospective students must attend at least one. The Program hosts these information sessions to provide detailed information about the profession and the program itself. Prospective students will gain useful information regarding program costs, program requirements, program course information etc. Radiologic Technology program information sessions will continue to be held virtually and will resume in the Fall 2020 semester. The dates will be posted on this web page.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you are interested in attending the virtual session so we can provide you with the access information. Please email us at the latest 2 hours before the virtual session is scheduled to begin. If you email us within 2 hours of the session start time, we may not be able to get back to you with the necessary information prior to the start of the session.
- Submit scores for the HESI-2 assessment examination. We encourage you to take this assessment when you have completed or nearly completed BIOL 2114 and ALHS 1090.
Fall dates for the HESI 2 test
August 26th 9:00am
September 30th 9:00am
Regarding the HESI-2 tests in the ATC Testing Center, please direct any questions regarding scheduled exams at the Atlanta Technical College Testing Center (Main Campus and ATC South), by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to register for HESI-2 tests.
- Submit an application to the ATC Radiologic Technology program. This application is available on request after February 1st and is distributed during the information session.
For further information on the curriculum, admissions process, and estimated costs Please click here
Minimum Program Length: 7 Semesters
Estimated Program Cost: $11,809
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At a Glance
Program Mission Statement and Goals
The mission of the Atlanta Technical College Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare competent entry-level radiographers able to function in the healthcare community.
1. Students will be clinically competent
1.1. Students will apply proper positioning skills
1.2. Students will select proper technical factors
1.3. Students will properly utilize correct radiation protection techniques (ALARA)
2. Students will communicate effectively
2.1. Students will demonstrate good written communication skills
2.2. Students will demonstrate good age specific oral communication skills
3. Students will demonstrate good critical thinking and problem solving skills
3.1. Students will adjust technical factors based on patient conditions.
3.2. Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.
3.3. Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality
4. Students will demonstrate professional demeanor
4.1. Students will demonstrate proper work ethics
4.2. Students will demonstrate a high level of engagement while in the clinical site
Program Effectiveness Data
Based on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists)
Percentage passing within 6 months
Number of students
73% on first attempt
11 of 15 students
0% on first attempt
100% on first attempt
7 of 7 students
87.5% on first attempt
3 of 8 have taken it
Based on first attempt within 6 months of graduation
Job Placement Rate
Job placement rate (within 12 months)
Number of graduates
10 of 13 graduates (known)
100% on first attempt
7 of 7 graduates
8 of 8?
No data yet
Based upon those actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
Program Completion Rate
Number of students
18 enrolled /2 withdrew /1 adv placement
8 enrolled / 2 withdrew
8 enrolled / 2 withdrawn
10 enrolled and 2 withdrawn
Content of this course is designed to establish a basic knowledge of atomic structure and terminology.Other topics include the
nature andcharacteristics of x-radiation; ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; x-ray production;the properties of x-rays and the
fundamentals of x-rayphoton interaction with matter.
The content of this course introduces factors that govern and influence the production of the radiographic image using analog
and digitalradiographic equipment found in diagnostic radiology. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge and techniques required
to produce high qualitydiagnostic radiographic images. Topics include: Image quality (radiographic density; radiographic contrast;
recorded detail; distortion; grids;image receptors and holders (analog and digital); processing considerations (analog and digital);
image acquisition (analog, digital, andPACS); image analysis; image artifacts (analog and digital); Guidelines for selecting
exposure factors and evaluating images within a digitalsystem will assist students to bridge between film-based and digital
imaging systems. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archivingand retrieval are discussed. Laboratory experiences
will demonstrate applications of theoretical principles and concepts.
Content establishes a knowledge base in radiographic, fluoroscopic and mobile equipment requirements and design.
The content alsoprovides a basic knowledge of Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) devices, beam restriction, filtration,
quality control, and quality managementprinciples of analog and digital systems. Laboratory experiences will demonstrate
applications of theoretical principles and concepts.
Blood and Airborne Pathogens: Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens. These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at tcsg.edu