General Radiologic Technology Certificate
About the Certificate
General radiologic technologists produce x-ray images, or radiographs, of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. They interact with patients by explaining procedures and various positioning techniques necessary to produce quality images of bony and soft tissue structures. Extensive knowledge of radiography equipment is necessary to produce quality radiographs.
Students in OCtech’s General Radiologic Technology program receive a technological education consisting of classroom and clinical experience. Students get hands-on experience by assisting the radiographer with various radiographic exams.
NOTE: This programs begins only in the fall semester.
- Admissions requirements are obtained by attending a Health Information Program (HIP). All applicants are required to attend a program as part of the admissions process. (Online HIP sessions are available for those unable to attend in person.)
- Register for on-campus session
- Online HIP session
- Due to the limited availability of slots in these programs, admission is competitive.
- Applicants are advised to apply early.
- OCtech seeks to identify students who can achieve at an appropriate level in the curriculum and diversity among its student population.
Please review carefully: Radiologic Technology Admissions Overview
- Students will be required to have a Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen through facilities specified by the College only and will be reviewed with designated personnel at the clinical facility. All findings must be satisfactory with the clinical facility prior to clinical placement.
- Students not accepted for clinical rotations will not be able to successfully complete the course or program.
- Students are responsible for all fees associated with drug screens and background checks.
- Proof of current CPR certification before entering RAD clinical educational centers is required. (Proof of CPR should include infant, child, adult and AED-BLS for healthcare providers.)
- Out-of-town travel will be required for selected clinical experiences. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the clinical sites. Sites are located in Orangeburg, Columbia and Manning. All students will rotate to the various clinical sites.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the official registry exam given by the South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association.
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