Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.)

The Radiologic Technology curriculum is designed to assist students in acquiring the general and technical competencies necessary to enter the radiography profession.

Radiographers use state of the art equipment to produce diagnostic medical images in a variety of health care settings. This requires an application of combined knowledge in anatomy, physics, clinical procedures, imaging techniques and patient care.

The constant growth in the field has created new and exciting career opportunities in specialty areas. Graduates may also choose to pursue an advanced degree. Graduates qualify to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology.

Admission: Acceptance into Piedmont Technical College’s RAD program is competitive and is limited to 20 students to begin fall semester. See the college calendar or website for application dates. The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182; (312) 704-5300;

To become eligible for entry into the Radiologic Technology major studies coursework, applicants must complete the following:

  1. Complete the following courses (minimum “C” grade required):
    • BIO 210
    • BIO 211
    • ENG 101
    • MAT 102 or 120
    • PSY 201
  2. Minimum grade point average for the above coursework of 2.5. A GPA calculator can be found on the college website.
  3. Good academic standing at the college.

Students are required to maintain a current American Heart Association “Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers” certification throughout the major studies courses.

Major Studies Courses: Completion of the Associate in Applied Science with a major in Radiologic Technology requires five (5) semesters upon acceptance to the major studies coursework.

For more detailed information, please go to Health Care Resources.

Student Materials

PTC Radiology Handbook 2017-2018

PTC Radiology Information Packet 

Required Courses

Courses   Credit Hours
BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra OR 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
Subtotal   20.0
RAD 101 Introduction to Radiology 2.0
RAD 102 Radiology Patient Care Procedures 2.0
RAD 110 Radiologic Imaging I 3.0
RAD 115 Radiologic Imaging II 3.0
RAD 121 Radiologic Physics 4.0
RAD 130 Radiologic Procedures I 3.0
RAD 136 Radiologic Procedures II 3.0
RAD 155 Applied Radiography I 5.0
RAD 165 Applied Radiography II 5.0
RAD 176 Applied Radiography III 6.0
RAD 201 Radiation Biology 2.0
RAD 205 Radiographic Pathology 2.0
RAD 225 Selected Radiographic Topics 2.0
RAD 230 Radiographic Procedures III 3.0
RAD 235 Radiographic Seminar I 1.0
RAD 236 Radiographic Seminar II 2.0
RAD 256 Advanced Radiography I 6.0
RAD 268 Advanced Radiography II 8.0
RAD 282 Imaging Practicum 2.0
Subtotal   64.0
Total Credit Hours 84.0


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The mission of the Radiological Technology Program of Piedmont Technical College is to provide an economically feasible didactic and clinical competency based curriculum to provide students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to master skills required for entry level job market in diagnostic radiology, transfer to Baccalaureate programs or seek; sub-specialty education and or employment. This Associate degree program also strives to assist students in achieving personal and professional goals as well as instill life-long learning values.

  • Goal: Students will graduate with the necessary skills to function effectively as an entry level radiographer.
  • Goal: Students/graduates will provide quality patient care.
  • Goal: Students will value-life-long learning as a means of achieving personal and professional growth. Goal: Students will effectively communicate in a professional manner.
  • Goal: Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Goal: Provide a learning environment for students that stimulate personal and professional growth. Goal: Meet employment needs without saturating the market with unemployable graduates.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Provide proper patient care.
  2. Operate all diagnostic and auxiliary equipment found in most radiology departments.
  3. Apply rules of radiation safety when operations any ionizing producing radiographic equipment.
  4. Calculate the technical changes necessary to produce a diagnostic radiograph under abnormal circumstances as evidence by selecting the correct factors.
  5. Evaluate and respond to radiographic systems performance with respect to quality and safety.