Radiologic Technology A.A.S.

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Program Director: 
Stacey Carter
Office: 
HSC 2082
Phone: 
(423) 697.3297

Deadline Dates

Program - May 1 of each year
If weekend, due following Business Day.
TEAS - ChSCC Testing Center: (423) 697-4461
a radiologic technician preforms an x-ray

All RADT information sessions will be conducted via Zoom for the 2021-2022 application year.  You are required to attend at least one session (August 2021 -May 2022) prior to the 5/1/21 program application deadline.  You can download the free Zoom application at https://zoom.us.

Please use the link below to RSVP; you will be emailed a Zoom link to the address you provide on the day before your requested information session. After being placed in a waiting room, you will be admitted to the meeting by the program director. Please be prompt as late access will not be granted.

RADT Information Session RSVP

The Radiologic Technology program prepares students to sit for the national licensure examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.  The qualified, licensed radiologic technologist is an essential member of the health care team, utilizing radiation in the safest manner to produce high-quality, diagnostic images for all patient populations. Program graduates may further their education in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy here at Chattanooga State.

 

Accreditation

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300 FAX (312) 704-5304
www.jrcert.org

The program is reviewed for compliance with a maximum award of 8 years. The current accreditation award for the RADT program is 8 years.

Mission

Consistent with the mission of Chattanooga State Community College, the Radiologic Technology Program mission is to prepare competent and professional radiographers to meet the current and emerging needs of the workplace.

Goals

  • Prepare graduates who demonstrate clinical competence in terms of knowledge, technical skills, and affect of a radiographer.
  • Prepare graduates who demonstrate critical thinking skills in terms of functionality as a radiographer within the regional medical community.
  • Prepare graduates who demonstrate professionalism in terms of standards of the radiographer adopted by the ARRT, ASRT, JRCERT, and other governing bodies.
  • Prepare graduates who demonstrate effective communication skills in terms of radiographer interaction with patients and clinical staff.

The Radiologic Technology Program will ensure student success by maintaining JRCERT accreditation, ASRT curriculum guidelines, state/federal regulations, appropriate resources, qualified faculty, and continuing professional development opportunities.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will:

1. Demonstrate clinical competence by:

  • Applying appropriate technical knowledge.
  • Applying appropriate radiation protection.
  • Providing appropriate patient care.

2. Demonstrate critical thinking by:

  • Evaluating radiographic images for appropriate quality.
  • Modifying exams based on patient assessment.

3. Demonstrate professionalism by:

  • Exhibiting proper work ethic in the professional environment.
  • Exhibiting proper attitude in the professional environment.

4. Demonstrate effective communication by:

  • Using acceptable communication skills in the professional environment.
  • Establishing awareness in the professional environment.

 

Success Rates

Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes the information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage. 

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%. 

Credentialing Examination Rate          

number passes on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation

Year Results
Year 1 - 2016 100% 24 of 24 students passed on 1st attempt
Year 2 - 2017 100% 31 of 31 students passed on 1st attempt  (1 graduate >150% of program length)
Year 3 - 2018 100% 29 of 29 students passed on 1st attempt
Year 4 - 2019 100% 26 of 26 students passed on 1st attempt
Year 5 - 2020 100% 27 of 27 students passed on 1st attempt
Program 5 - Year Average 137 of 137 100%


Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%

Job Placement Rate number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months or graduation
Year Results
Year 1 - 2016 100% 21 out of 21; 3 students not actively seeking employment
Year 2 - 2017 96.7% 29 out of 30
Year 3 - 2018 100% 29 out of 29
Year 4 - 2019 100% 26 out of 26
Year 5 - 2020 100% 27 of 27 - 100%
 Program 5-Year Average  132 of 133 - 99.2%


Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.

Program Completion Rate     Number of graduated divided by number started the program      
Year Results
Year 1 - 2020 27 of 32
Annual Completion Rate 84.4%
Employment Opportunities: 

Salaries for the entry-level radiographer are competitive with other health professionals with similar educational background. In the Chattanooga area, entry-level radiologic technologists earn $35,000-$40,000 per year.  Opportunities for jobs and career advancement are excellent. Employment can be found anywhere a student wants to live.

Opportunities are many and varied. Graduates are needed to fill the demands of many hospitals and clinics providing patient services around the clock. Various shift assignments may be available.

The career of a radiographer can advance in various directions:

  • Advanced Technology
  • Supervision/Management
  • Education/Research

Modalities of Radiologic Technology

  • Bone Densitometry
  • Mammography
  • Cardiovascular / Interventional Radiography
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Computed Tomography
  • Radiation Therapy Technology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Positron Emission Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Program Cost

First Semester (6 hours) (Summer)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee1133.004337.00
Textbooks (estimate)150.00150.00
Subtotal1283.004487.00
Second Semester (16 hours) (Fall)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee2363.009199.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee300.00300.00
Truscreen: myRecord Tracker Fee:17.5017.50
Upload documentation for:
Physical Examination and required test300.00300.00
Hepatitis B (estimate)175.00175.00
N95 Fit Test75.0075.00
CPR25.0025.00
RADT Image markers (estimate)70.0070.00
Liability insurance11.0511.05
Radiation monitoring (estimate)25.0025.00
Truescreen Criminal Background Checks24.5024.50
Truescreen Drug Screen (12 panel)39.0039.00
Uniforms350.00350.00
Textbooks (estimate)600.00600.00
Subtotal4,375.0511,211.05
Third Semester (16 hours) (Spring)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee2363.009199.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee300.00300.00
Textbooks (estimate)150.00150.00
Subtotal2813.009649.00
Fourth Semester (10 hours) (Summer)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee1857.007197.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee250.00250.00
Textbooks150.00150.00
Subtotal2257.007597.00
Fifth Semester (15 hours) (Fall)In-stateOut-of-state
Liability Insurance11.0511.05
Maintenance Fee2326.009055.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee300.00300.00
Truescreen: myRecord Tracker Fee:7.507.50
Upload documentation for:
Fit Test75.0075.00
Radiation monitoring (estimate)25.0025.00
Uniforms, lab coats, etc.150.00150.00
Textbooks (estimate)300.00300.00
Subtotal3194.559923.55
Sixth Semester (12 hours)(Spring)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee2215.008623.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee225.00225.00
Textbooks (estimate)350.00350.00
Subtotal2790.009198.00
Total16712.6052065.60

Costs Disclaimer

These are estimated program costs. Actual costs may vary due to changes in tuition and/or fee increases as determined by the Tennessee Board of Regents. This cost will also be reduced for students since some of the required course work is completed prior to acceptance into the program. These general and support courses taken before the program is to lessen course load in a given semester.

Note: College fees are included in the maintenance cost. To view current calculation table, go to Bursar’s Office on Chattanooga State website. This website will also give you information on refund policies, fee payments and the refund calendar.