Radiologic Technology

Radiologic technologists make up the third-largest group of health care professionals—surpassed in number only by physicians and nurses. Technologists create images of patients’ bodies using medical equipment to help doctors diagnose and treat diseases and injuries.

Overview

The Imaging Science programs at OFTC provide the foundation to begin a successful career in the Radiologic Technology field and prepare students for additional certifications to advance in the workplace, creating more career opportunities. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to apply to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists testing in the specialty areas of their program to become Certified Radiologic Technologists.   

Radiology departments use a wide variety of machines to produce images of the body. They use x-ray machines, CT (CAT) scanners, MRI machines, ultrasound machines and nuclear medicine cameras. This program teaches students to perform studies using x-ray machines. Use of advanced imaging modalities will require additional schooling or on-the-job training. The variety of things to learn keeps the field of radiologic technology new and interesting. 

Doctors and other healthcare professionals require radiologic technology for some diagnoses, illnesses and medical conditions. Due to its importance, the field is constantly growing. What does this mean for you? Because of its growth, salaries are high.  

The Radiologic Associate Degree program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). www.jrcert.org 

Programs in the Radiologic Technology department can be completed between 2-4 semesters. 

Features

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Job Stability & Security

Employers look for the skills you need to do your job in addition to soft skills like flexibility, reliability, and working independently. Because technologists encounter all sorts of patients, they need to have a compassionate communication style so that they can communicate effectively with anyone who crosses their lab or table. 

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Little or No Cost to You

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt.  

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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Radiologic Technology department programs range from:   

  • Tuition & Fees*: $9,024.00
  • Books & Supplies*: $2,550.00
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Advancement Opportunities

A radiologic technologist can choose to further specialize in areas like Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, mammography, and more. 

 

Locations

Campuses

Oconee Fall Line Technical College has campuses throughout its 11-county service area. We look forward to your visit.

Dublin Campus (South)
560 Pinehill Road
Dublin, GA 31021
Phone: (478) 275-6589

Admissions

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application. 

Admissions Process

Your admissions application can be submitted online with your $25.00 non-refundable application fee and takes just a few minutes to complete.   

  1. Submit a completed application and application fee. 
  2. Submit official high school transcript, GED transcript, or official college transcripts, if applicable. 
  3. Submit official entrance score on a validated assessment instrument, if applicable. Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its required minimum scores. 
  4. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://studentaid.gov/ and HOPE Application at www.GAfutures.org using OFTC School Code: 031555. 

NOTE: The College may accept transfer credit for other courses according to the College’s transfer policy. 

General Requirements

  1. Be at least 17 years of age; you must be 18 years of age or older to apply for the Associate of Applied Science Degree program
  2. Students applying for the degree level program must complete the Imaging Science Certificate prior to being accepted. 
  3. Individuals enrolling in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program must be a registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, registered Sonographer, or registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing. 
  4. Individuals enrolling in the Computed Tomography (CT) program must be a registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, or registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing. 

Additional admissions requirements unique to each program are listed on each individual program page at www.OFTC.edu/programs/ 

Need More Info?

  • For more information about any of these programs, contact a program advisor:  
    • 478-274-7900 (Dublin) 
  • For additional information on admission to OFTC, 
contact the Office of Admissions: 
    • 478-553-2064 (Sandersville)
    • 478-275-6589 (Dublin) 
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Learning Format

Students may compete to enter the Radiologic Technology degree program spring semester.  

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: on campus, blended, online asynchronous, and synchronous technology. 

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On Campus

These are courses that are taught primarily in the classroom or lab with less than 50% of instruction online. On campus courses may include lecture, labs, internships, clinicals, and other in-person instructional modalities.

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Blended

Blended courses are distance learning courses with the majority of the course content, activities, and interactions occurring online but may require students to come to campus for specific assignments, activities, or events.

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Online Asynchronous

These are courses that are taught fully online asynchronously with course content, activities, and interactions occurring entirely online. This delivery method does not require students to be online at a specific date or time, and students may participate in class activities and complete course assignments asynchronously. Online asynchronous courses require proctored events.

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Synchronous Technology

OFTC also utilizes synchronous technology to offer courses via distance education means. The course is taught on one campus and then broadcast simultaneously to a classroom on a different campus that is monitored by a class proctor.

Flexible Schedule

We want you to get the most out of college and understand how much pressure it can add to your life. At OFTC you can achieve your career-training goals by fitting college into your lifestyle and schedule. We offer small class sizes and flexible scheduling.

Courses for our programs are offered during the morning, afternoon, and evenings – plus many are online where you can do your work any time of day. With this flexibility, you can strike a balance with your lifestyle and school.

And the personalized hands-on attention you receive in a small classroom setting allows you to get individualized support, focus and feedback from your instructors. Your instructors will get to know you and help you build the foundation and confidence needed for success in your field.

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Paying for College

At OFTC, we realize that many students require financial assistance to achieve their academic goals. We’ll work with you to help you obtain financial aid to assist you in funding your education. We’re committed to helping you find ways to help you pay for this life-changing investment.  

With the Pell Grant, Georgia’s HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, and HOPE Career Grant (for students/programs who qualify) and other scholarship opportunities, many students graduate OFTC with little to no debt. 

Financial Aid

OFTC offers several financial aid opportunities that can help you pay for college. Most students apply for federal and state aid, including the Pell Grant, HOPE Scholarship & Grant, and HOPE Career Grant.   

OFTC students can also apply for scholarships through the OFTC Foundation and various businesses and civic-sponsored organizations. 

Contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit OFTC’s Financial Aid web page to learn more about grants, scholarships and Federal Work Study to help fund your education.  

  • 478-553-2131 (Sandersville) 
  • 478-274-7833 or 478-274-7940 (Dublin)
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Tuition & Fees

With tuition at $100 per credit hour, total costs for Radiologic Technology department programs range from:   

  • Tuition & Fees*: $9,024.00
  • Books & Supplies*: $2,550.00

*Visit www.OFTC.edu/programs/ to view each individual program and its full breakdown of tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Costs are estimated and are subject to change. 

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Career Outlook

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. 

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Radiologic and MRI Technologists (Associate’s Degree) 

  • 2021 Median Annual Pay: $61,980 
  • Job Outlook: 6% through 2030

What does this mean to you? Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to apply to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists testing in the specialty areas of their program to become Certified Radiologic Technologists. And because of the need for and growth in this industry, salaries are high, which means graduates can expect to earn a nice wage. 

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Program Benefits

 Job Titles

  • Radiologic technologist 
  • Radiologic technician 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologists 

Diverse Settings

  • Hospitals 
  • Offices of physicians 
  • Medical and diagnostic laboratories 
  • Outpatient care centers 

Skills Learned

  • Adjust and maintain imaging equipment 
  • Follow precise orders from physicians on what areas of the body to image 
  • Prepare patients for procedures, including taking a medical history and shielding exposed areas that do not need to be imaged 
  • Position the patient and the equipment in order to get the correct image 
  • Operate the computerized equipment to take the images 
  • Work with physicians to evaluate the images and to determine whether additional images need to be taken 
  • Keep detailed patient records 

Leadership Testimonials

“OFTC is a great place to study for a career in Radiology. I’m a graduate of their program’s first-ever radiology cohort. OFTC is committed to making sure their students are the best they can be. The college has a good relationship with the clinical sites and that truly makes a difference; it provides students and graduates with a team of people surrounding them to ensure they succeed.” 

Dannell Barwick
Imagining Clinical Coordinator, Fairview Park Hospital