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Radiologic Technology

What Is Radiologic Technology?

Radiologic Technology is the technical science related to the use of X-rays or radioactive substances for medical diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Why Study Radiologic Technology?

Radiologic technologists work on the cutting edge of scientific progress. The field encompasses several disciplines from which to choose and, with increasing demand in health care settings around the country, radiologic technology offers the potential for job stability and good salary.

Radiologic technologists study X-rays or radioactive substances for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Perimeter College offers students the first two years of general studies, then partners with two programs, DeKalb Medical Center of Radiologic Technology and Grady Health Systems, to offer radiology specialty courses.

After successful completion of the Radiologic Technology pathway and the passage of a national exam, students become registered radiologic technologists (radiographers). Radiologic technologists can specialize in more than one procedure. From performing sonograms for expectant mothers to furnishing X-rays of broken bones to providing radiation treatments, the job is a rewarding one whose contribution to patient care is significant.

 

Radiologic technology job opportunities are available in:

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic Imaging Centers
  • Extended Care Facilities
  • Physicians’ Offices
For additional potential salary and job information, Bureau of Labor Statistics - For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

 

  • A.S. in Radiologic Technology in cooperation with DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology
  • A.S. In Radiologic Technology in cooperation with Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology

Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (In Cooperation with the DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology)

Students must be admitted to both Perimeter College of Georgia State University, and DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology. Students must receive credit for all required technical courses through DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology and must also receive credit for all required general education courses through Perimeter College of Georgia State University to earn an Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology.Transfer students should be aware of the Perimeter College residency requirement.  Students must earn 25 hours at GSU.

Georgia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. The DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology is not accredited by the Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Georgia State University does not extend to or include the DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology or its students. Although Perimeter College accepts certain course work in transfer toward a credential from the DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology or collaborates in other ways for generation of course credits or program credentials, other colleges and universities may or may not accept this work in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Georgia State University. This decision is made by the institution subsequently considering the possibility of accepting such credits.

 General Education Required Courses (31 hours):

  • ENGL 1101 English Composition I (3)
  • MATH 1001 Quantitative Reasoning (3) or  MATH 1111 College Algebra (3)
  • SCOM 1500 Public Speaking (3)
  • RSCH 1203 Research Strategies and Technology (1)
  • Elective from Core Area C (3) (This course may not be a World Language course.)
  • CHEM 1151 Survey of Chemistry I (3) and CHEM 1151L Survey of Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 2110 Anatomy & Physiology I (3) and BIOL 2110L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 2120 Anatomy & Physiology II (3) and BIOL 2120L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
  • POLS 1101 American Government (3)
  • HIST 2110 Survey of United States History (3)
Professional Curriculum to be completed at DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology                                                                    Required Courses (66 hours): First Semester
  • [RAD 1100] Introduction to Radiology and Patient Care (2)
  • [RAD 1101] Radiographic Procedures I (3)
  • [RAD 1101L] Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab I (1)
  • [RAD 1102] Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure (3)
  • [RAD 1103] Introduction to Clinical Radiography (3)
Second Semester
  • [RAD 2100] Patient Care II (2)
  • [RAD 2101] Radiographic Procedures II (3)
  • [RAD 2101L] Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab II (1)
  • [RAD 2102] Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure II (3)
  • [RAD 2103] Clinical Radiography II (3)
Third Semester
  • [RAD 3100] Patient Care III (2)
  • [RAD 3101] Radiographic Procedures III (3)
  • [RAD 3101L] Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab III (1)
  • [RAD 3102] Equipment and Maintenance I (3)
  • [RAD 3103] Clinical Radiography III (3)
Fourth Semester
  • [RAD 4100] Equipment and Maintenance II (3)
  • [RAD 4101] Radiation Protection I (2)
  • [RAD 4102] Radiographic Procedures IV (3)
  • [RAD 4102L] Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab IV (1)
  • [RAD 4103] Clinical Radiography IV (3)
Fifth Semester
  • [RAD 5100] Radiation Protection II (2)
  • [RAD 5101] Radiographic Procedures V (3)
  • [RAD 5101L] Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab V (1)
  • [RAD 5102] Clinical Radiography V (4)
  • [RAD 5103] Professional Development and Independent Study (2)
Sixth Semester
  • [RAD 6000] Radiologic Technology Review (3)
  • [RAD 6001] Clinical Radiography VI (3)

Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (In Cooperation with the Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology)

Students must be admitted to both Perimeter College of Georgia State University and Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology. Students must receive credit for all required technical courses through Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology and must also receive credit for all required general education courses through Perimeter College of Georgia State University to earn an Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology. Transfer students should be aware of the Perimeter College residency requirement. Students must earn 26 hours at GSU.

Georgia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. The Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology is not accredited by the Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Georgia State University does not extend to or include the Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology or its students. Although Perimeter College of Georgia State University accepts certain course work in transfer toward a credential from the Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology or collaborates in other ways for generation of course credits or program credentials, other colleges and universities may or may not accept this work in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Georgia State University. This decision is made by the institution subsequently considering the possibility of accepting such credits.

 General Education Required Courses (31 hours):
  • ENGL 1101 English Composition I (3)
  • MATH 1001 Quantitative Reasoning (3) or  MATH 1111 College Algebra (3)
  • SCOM 1500 Public Speaking (3)
  • RSCH 1203 Research Strategies and Technology (1)
  • Elective from Core Area C (3) (This course may not be a World Language course.)
  • CHEM 1151 Survey of Chemistry I (3) and CHEM 1151L Survey of Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 2110 Anatomy & Physiology I (3) and BIOL 2110L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 2120 Anatomy & Physiology II (3) and BIOL 2120L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
  • POLS 1101 American Government (3)
  • HIST 2110 Survey of United States History (3)
Professional Curriculum to be completed at Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology Required Courses (70 hours): First Semester
  • [RAD 1100] Introduction to Radiology and Patient Care (3)
  • [RAD 1101] Radiographic Procedures I (3)
  • [RAD 1102] Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure I (3)
  • [RAD 1103] Clinical Education I (3)
Second Semester
  • [RAD 2100] Patient Care II (3)
  • [RAD 2101] Radiographic Procedures II (3)
  • [RAD 2102] Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure II (3)
  • [RAD 2103] Clinical Education II (3)
Third Semester
  • [RAD 3100] Patient Care III (3)
  • [RAD 3101] Radiographic Procedures III (3)
  • [RAD 3102] Equipment and Maintenance (Physics) I (3)
  • [RAD 3103] Clinical Education III (3)
Fourth Semester
  • [RAD 4100] Radiation Protection I (3)
  • [RAD 4101] Radiographic Procedures IV (3)
  • [RAD 4102] Equipment and Maintenance (Physics) II (3)
  • [RAD 4103] Clinical Education IV (3)
  • [RAD 4104] Radiographic Pathology (1)
Fifth Semester
  • [RAD 5100] Radiation Protection II (3)
  • [RAD 5101] Radiographic Procedures V (3)
  • [RAD 5102] Professional Development and Independent Study (1)
  • [RAD 5103] Clinical Education V (3)
Sixth Semester
  • [RAD 6100] Radiologic Technology Review (8)
  • [RAD 6101] Clinical Education VI (3)

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