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Radiologic Technology Program

Radiologic Technology Missions Statement:

The mission of the Coastal  PinesTechnical College Radiologic Technology Program is to provide radiologic training to meet the needs of the radiologic technology providers and the citizens of the Coastal PinesTechnical College service area. This mission will be accomplished by:

  • Providing classroom and clinical learning opportunities that develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement for successful employment as an entry-level technologist and prepare students to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ national certification examination.
  • Working with radiologic technology providers to ensure that the program content is current and to graduate adequate numbers of students to meet the needs of the radiology providers in the Coastal PinesTechnical College area.
  • Providing the foundation for continued education in the areas of advanced imaging such as sonography, computed tomography, etc. through clinical experiences and career-related instruction.

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Eligibility Requirements:

Click here to view the Competitive Entry Criteria.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Goal 1:  Students will demonstrate competency in performing imaging procedures.
    • SLO 1.1:  Students will utilize appropriate techniques.
    • SLO 1.2:  Students will demonstrate adequate positioning skills.
    • SLO 1.3:  Students will provide proper radiation protection methods.
  • Goal 2:  Students will communicate effectively.
    • SLO 2.1:  Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
    • SLO 2.2:  Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills by presenting research on radiographic pathology.
  • Goal 3:  Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
    • SLO 3.1:  Students will be able to achieve diagnostic radiographs on non-routine patients.
    • SLO 3.2:  Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.
  • Goal 4:  Students will model professionalism.
    • SLO 4.1:  Students will perform article critique evaluation on an imaging modality of interest.
    • SLO 4.2:  Students will recognize the role of continuing education in maintaining professional standards.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program are prepared for responsible positions in hospitals, private clinics, doctors’ offices, and other institutions requiring qualified professional personnel.

Accreditation:

The Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The minimum standards, by which a Radiography Program is evaluated by JRCERT, are published in the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Science. Copies of The Standards are located on file in the Programs Director’s office and accessible via the JRCERT Web site.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:

Five Year Program Completition Rate:

Year

# of students that began the program

# of students that completed the program

Results

2017

13

10

77%

2016

24

22

92%

2015

13

10

77%

2014

15

11

73%

2013

12

11

92%

Total

77

64

Final Avg = 83.1%


Five Year Average ARRT Credentialing Examination Pass Rate:

Year

# of graduates attempted ARRT exam within 6-months

# of graduates passed ARRT exam within 6-months

Results

2017

11

11

100%

2016

22

12

55%

2015

10

8

80%

2014

11

7

64%

2013

11

9

82%

Total

65

47

Final Avg = *

 
*Program monitoring CPTC 5-year ARRT Credentialing Examination Pass Rate. Change in sponsorship took place in 2015. Action plan in place for improvement.

Five Year Average Job Placement Rate:

Year

# of graduates actively sought employment

# of graduates employed within 12-months of graduation

Results

2016

15

15

100%

2015

6

6

100%

2014

8

7

88%

2013

9

7

78%

2012

7

6

86%

Total

45

41

Final Avg = *

 

*Program continuing to monitor CPTC 5-year Average Job Placement Rate. Change in sponsorship took place in 2015. December 2017 graduate data reported in December 2018.

Clinical Eligibility:

Upon acceptance, students cannot attend clinicals fall term until all orientation requirements are completed and approved by the clinical site.  Students must complete the criminal background check and drug screen registration through Pre-check and have the results accepted by the clinical affiliates. See program faculty for specific details regarding the process of completing the background check and drug screening.  Program faculty will schedule all drug screens with the collection agency and provide the necessary Chain of Custody (COC) form when a copy of payment confirmation is rendered to program faculty.

Certification:

Graduates are eligible to sit for the certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and must pass to become Registered Technologists. However, the ARRT has a policy of prohibiting candidates who are convicted of a felony or gross misdemeanor to take the national certification examination. Due to the ARRT policy, there may be an inability of those with such a conviction to work in the profession.

Should a candidate elect to have an Ethics Review administered prior to enrolling in an educational program, the candidate may submit a pre-application packet and fee of $100 to the ARRT.  Click to download the Ethics Review Pre-Application.

picture of radiologic technology students at cptc standing and posing and smiling facing forward

 


Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.

Locations

Waycross Alma Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 101 West 17th St 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Alma, Georgia 31510 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.632.0951 912.367.1700
877.332.8682    
  Camden Golden Isles
  8001 The Lakes Blvd 3700 Glynco Pkwy
  Kingsland, Georgia 31548 Brunswick, Georgia 31525
  912.510.3327 912.262.4999
     
  Hazlehurst Jesup
  677 Douglas Hwy 1777 West Cherry St
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 Jesup, Georgia 31545
  912.379.0041 912.427.5800

 

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