Degree: Associate in Health Science
Credit Requirements: 83 Semester Credit Hours
The Radiologic Technology Program prepares students to work as Radiographers in a healthcare facilities. The program prepares the students to provide patient care services using imaging modalities to perform radiologic procedures requested by physicians. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Education Requirements (click here for admissions requirements and recommended course sequence)
Please note: The GPA requirement for entry into the Radiologic Technology Program has been changed to 2.5.
The HOBET examination is no longer required for admission into the Radiologic Technology program. Successful completion of College Algebra (MAT 110), with a grade of "C" or better, is now a pre-requisite for entering this program.
The Radiologic Technology Program begins each Summer term. Classes include didactic, laboratory and clinical components. Classes are usually scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. The Radiologic Technology Program cannot accept part-time students.
Students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Program will follow a 6-semester curriculum with general education and professional courses being taught at the Main Campus and at Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester county healthcare facilities. All Radiologic Technology courses are taught during daytime hours; however some clinical rotations will require specific evening and weekend hours.
The Radiologic Technology Program at Trident Technical College is an associate degree program which provides education in the necessary skills to facilitate the studentís desire to become a professional in the field of Radiologic Technology.
Program Goals and Outcome:
The general goals of the program include the following:
1. To provide an opportunity for individuals to become professionals in a health care setting.
2. To encourage individuals to maintain high levels of performance standards.
3. To provide health care facilities with qualified, highly professional individuals who will become part of the health care team.
4. To encourage continued life-long learning and growth as a skilled Radiologic Technologist.
The outcomes of the program include:
1. The graduate will demonstrate academic and clinical competence as an entry-level radiographer who meets the needs of the community.
2. The graduate will be able to practice effective written and communication skills in the academic and clinical settings.
3. The graduate will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills in the academic and clinical settings.
4. The program will provide an educational environment that encourages professional development and growth.