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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

Effective January 1, 2015, the ARRT mandated that all candidates must earn an associate (or more advanced) degree from an accredited agency recognized by the ARRT.  The RT Program begin selecting degree candidates fall 2013.

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.

Occupational Outlook

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 | Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Phone 312.704.5300.
Email: mail@jrcert.org
Webpage: www.jrcert.org

Program Effectiveness Data via JRCERT.

Five Year Program Completition Rate:

Graduate

Year

# of students that began program

# of students that completed the program

Results

2016

Fall CPTC graduates

11

10

91%

2016

Spring CPTC graduates

13

12

92%

2015

OTC/ATC Merger

(1st CPTC Graduates)

13

10

77%

2014- OTC

15

11

73%

2013- OTC

12

11

92%

2012- OTC

12

9

75%

Total Retention 2012-2016 spring graduates

65

53

82%

Total Retention 2012-2016 fall graduates

76

63

83%

 

Five Year Average ARRT Credentialing Examination Pass Rate:

Graduate

Year

# of graduates attempted ARRT exam within 6 months

# of graduates passed ARRT exam on 1st attempt within 6 months

Results

2016

Fall CPTC graduates

10

6

60%

2016

Spring CPTCgraduates

12

6

50%

2015

OTC/ATC Merger

(1st CPTC Graduates)

10

8

80%

2014- OTC

11

7

64%

2013- OTC

11

9

82%

2012- OTC

9

8

89%

Total

63

44

*

 
*Program continuing to monitor CPTC 5-year ARRT Credentialing Examination Pass Rate and action plan in place.
 
Five Year Average Job Placement Rate:
 

Graduate

Year

# of graduates actively sought employment

# of graduates employed within 12 months of graduation

Results

2016

Fall CPTC graduates

9

9

100%

2016

Spring CPTC graduates

6

6

100%

2015

OTC/ATC Merger

(1st CPTC Graduates)

6

6

100%

2014

8

7

88%

2013

9

7

78%

2012

7

6

86%

Total

45

41

*

 

*Program continuing to monitor CPTC 5-year Average Job Placement Rate

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.

ARRT national comparison report for the RT program.

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

 

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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