Skip to main content

Radiologic Technology (510907)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS

Overview

Due to the Corona virus the Radiologic Technology program is accepting applications beginning May 1st for the Fall 2020 semester.

Mission Statement

The Florence-Darlington Technical College Program of Radiologic Technology is a two year Associate of Science Degree program designed to provide entry-level Radiographers capable of delivering quality health care through a competency based clinical and didactic education. The education provided to the students will develop communication and critical thinking skills while instilling the need for a commitment to life-long learning.

Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology program, students are awarded an AAS (Associate in Applied Science degree) and are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification exam.

Accreditation

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology (JRCERT) 20 North Wacker Drive Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606 312.704.5300

In the Real World

What does a Radiographer do?

Radiographers use radiation equipment to produce images of the tissue, organs, bones, and vessels of the body, as prescribed by physicians, to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Radiographers use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to perform medical imaging procedures. They must be able to communicate effectively with patients, other health professionals and the public. The radiographer must display competence and compassion in meeting the special needs of the patient. Additional duties may include evaluating radiologic equipment, providing patient education, and managing a medical imaging department.

Radiographers are employed in health care facilities including specialized imaging centers, urgent care clinics, and private physician offices. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2005 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual income for radiologic technologists is approximately $42,300. The projected growth in job opportunities for radiologic technologists will be in the 28% range over the next decade.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Goal: Graduates will become knowledgeable, clinically competent radiographers while demonstrating radiation safety practices.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will comprehend and apply appropriate radiation protection practices.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and accuracy in radiographic procedures and positioning.

Goal: Graduates will acquire appropriate communication skills among all members of the healthcare team and patients.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate appropriate written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate oral presentation skills.

Goal: Graduates will model appropriate professionalism skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate professionalism through values and work ethics.
  • Students will summarize the requirements and value of continued medical education for lifelong learning.

Goal: Graduates will acquire critical thinking skills in order to problem solve effectively in a changing healthcare environment.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.
  • Students will be able to practice problem solving through the identification, analysis, and solving of clinical problems.
  • Students will be able to modify routine positions according to patient condition.

Goal: Student will develop competency in the theoretical knowledge necessary to prepare for the national certification examination.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to pass the ARRT registry exam on first attempt.
Want to enter this program? Fill out a college application and you're on your way!

Full User Details

×