Radiologic Technology Associate in Applied Science
This program instructs students in the production of diagnostic images, patient care and management, and as a technical assistant to radiologists.
The mission of the Greenville Technical College Radiologic Technical Program is to graduate well trained, entry-level Radiologic Technologists who are prepared to successfully demonstrate professional behavior, patient-centered care, clinical competence, effective communication and critical thinking skills to function as a member of the health care team.
Visit https://www.gvltec.edu/radtech/ for published annual program goals and outcomes.
Acceptable placement test score(s)
See “Program Requirements” Section for additional requirements.
Type of Program
This program is designed as a One-Plus-One program. Phase I includes all of the general education and related course work. Upon successful completion of all Phase I courses, qualified students apply to Phase II, which includes all of the Radiologic Technology course work.
Phase I: Day, evening or weekend
Phase II: Day (some evening and weekend clinicals required)
Hospitals, clinics, health departments, doctor’s offices, outpatient imaging centers
Registered Radiologic Technologist (subject to passing national certification exam)
- Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300; Fax: (312) 704-5304
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/radtech/.
Phase I admission requirements
- Meet the specific program requirements outlined in the School of Health Sciences admissions requirements, excluding the physical exam.
- High school level biology, physics and chemistry are strongly encouraged.
- Attend a Career Talk session for the major within two years prior to consideration for acceptance into Phase II.
- Take the TEAS entrance exam at Placement Testing Center in Admissions and Registration Center.
- Acceptable placement test score(s). Test scores must meet the criteria to be placed into ENG 101 English Composition I* and MAT 109 College Algebra with Modeling/MAT 110 College Algebra*.
Phase II admission requirements
- Meet all of the requirements of Phase I.
- Complete and submit the Weighted Admission Form with supporting documentation for Phase II prior to May
- Attain a minimum technical GPA of 2.50 for all Phase I courses and have passed all Phase I courses with a minimum grade of “C” on the first or second attempt.
- Complete all Phase I courses by the end of spring semester prior to fall start of Phase II. BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I* and BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II* must be completed within five (5) years of applying for Phase II.
- Students are selected based upon weighted admissions criteria.
Upon acceptance to Phase II
- Submit Intent Form along with a $100 non-refundable deposit to secure a seat in the program.
- Submit a physical exam form completed by a licensed practicing physician or certified nurse practitioner indicating good physical and mental health with current immunizations.
- Have an acceptable background for seven years prior to entering Phase II. Students may be subject to more than one background check during the program based on affiliate requirements. Some convictions greater than seven years old may prevent progression through the program.
- A negative 10-panel drug screen will be required.
- Submit documentation of current CPR certification for the Health Care Provider through the American Heart Association or Professional Rescuer through the American Red Cross (must be maintained throughout Phase II) once admitted into this program.
- Complete assigned pre-clinical education training requirements prior to the start of clinical experiences and annually thereafter.
- Students must be able to participate in all clinical experiences within the Greenville Hospital System in order to complete clinical competency.
Requirements for Completion
Clinical assignments are required in Phase II and may require evening or weekend time periods. Transportation is the responsibility of the student.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule. Note, however, that many variables can affect this plan, and not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
Note: Please contact your advisor for other program options.
|AHS 102||Medical Terminology||3|
|BIO 210||Anatomy & Physiology I* 1||4|
|ENG 101||English Composition I* 1||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|College Algebra with Modeling 1|
|College Algebra* 1|
Higher college transferrable algebra
|BIO 211||Anatomy & Physiology II* 1||4|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology* 1||3|
|SPC 205||Public Speaking* 1||3|
|College Transferable Humanities Elective 1||3|
|(begins each Fall Semester)|
|RAD 101||Introduction to Radiography||2|
|RAD 102||Radiology Patient Care Procedures||2|
|RAD 111||Introduction to Radiographic Physics||2|
|RAD 112||Radiographic Imaging Fundamentals||2|
|RAD 130||Radiographic Procedures I||3|
|RAD 152||Applied Radiography I||2|
|RAD 114||Radiographic Imaging Fundamentals II||2|
|RAD 136||Radiographic Procedures II||3|
|RAD 160||Clinical Applications II||6|
|RAD 236||Radiography Seminar II||2|
|RAD 201||Radiation Biology||2|
|RAD 175||Applied Radiography III||5|
|RAD 230||Radiographic Procedures III||3|
|RAD 225||Selected Radiographic Topics||2|
|RAD 268||Advanced Radiography II||8|
|RAD 205||Radiographic Pathology||2|
|RAD 278||Advanced Radiography III||8|
|Total Required Credit Hours||82|
General education course
Students may also wish to take RAD 283 Imaging Practicum, an optional course for students seeking an opportunity for exploration of career opportunities in radiology and advanced imaging modalities.