Oct 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Radiologic Technology, A.S.


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

Degree Requirements


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)


Career Programs are designed for students who wish to complete a college program that will prepare them to enter employment at a level of competence requiring more than a high school education, but less than a four-year college or university degree. As such, they do not have A-E sections of the Core Curriculum, but instead have sections that are specific to each program. Career programs are specifically designed for students who wish to prepare for a career through a short, intensive program of specialized study and general education. While the emphasis in career education is on specialized offerings, each degree program includes a selection of courses from an approved core of general education.

Required General Education Courses:

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 Hours
  • RAD 1101 - Radiographic Procedures I 3 Hours
  • RAD 1101L - Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab I 1 Hours
  • RAD 1102 - Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure 3 Hours
  • RAD 1103 - Introduction to Clinical Radiography 3 Hours
Second Semester

  • RAD 2100 - Patient Care II 2 Hours
  • RAD 2101 - Radiographic Procedures II 3 Hours
  • RAD 2101L - Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab II 1 Hours
  • RAD 2102 - Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure II 3 Hours
  • RAD 2103 - Clinical Radiography II 3 Hours
Third Semester

  • RAD 3100 - Patient Care III 2 Hours
  • RAD 3101 - Radiographic Procedures III 3 Hours
  • RAD 3101L - Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab III 1 Hours
  • RAD 3102 - Equipment and Maintenance I 3 Hours
  • RAD 3103 - Clinical Radiography III 3 Hours
Fourth Semester

  • RAD 4100 - Equipment and Maintenance II 3 Hours
  • RAD 4101 - Radiation Protection I 2 Hours
  • RAD 4102 - Radiographic Procedures IV 3 Hours
  • RAD 4102L - Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab IV 1 Hours
  • RAD 4103 - Clinical Radiography IV 3 Hours
Fifth Semester

  • RAD 5100 - Radiation Protection II 2 Hours
  • RAD 5101 - Radiographic Procedures V 3 Hours
  • RAD 5101L - Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab V 1 Hours
  • RAD 5102 - Clinical Radiography V 4 Hours
  • RAD 5103 - Professional Development and Independent Study 2 Hours
Sixth Semester

  • RAD 6000 - Radiologic Technology Review 3 Hours
  • RAD 6001 - Clinical Radiography VI 3 Hours

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)


Career Programs are designed for students who wish to complete a college program that will prepare them to enter employment at a level of competence requiring more than a high school education, but less than a four-year college or university degree. As such, they do not have A-E sections of the Core Curriculum, but instead have sections that are specific to each program. Career programs are specifically designed for students who wish to prepare for a career through a short, intensive program of specialized study and general education. While the emphasis in career education is on specialized offerings, each degree program includes a selection of courses from an approved core of general education.

Required General Education Courses:

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 Hours
  • RAD 1101 - Radiographic Procedures I 3 Hours
  • RAD 1102 - Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure I 3 Hours
  • RAD 1103 - Clinical Education I 3 Hours
Second Semester

  • RAD 2100 - Patient Care II 3 Hours
  • RAD 2101 - Radiographic Procedures II 3 Hours
  • RAD 2102 - Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure II 3 Hours
  • RAD 2103 - Clinical Education II 3 Hours
Third Semester

  • RAD 3100 - Patient Care III 3 Hours
  • RAD 3101 - Radiographic Procedures III 3 Hours
  • RAD 3102 - Equipment and Maintenance Physics Hours I 3 Hours
  • RAD 3103 - Clinical Education III 3 Hours
Fourth Semester

  • RAD 4100 - Radiation Protection I 3 Hours
  • RAD 4101 - Radiographic Procedures IV 3 Hours
  • RAD 4102 - Equipment and Maintenance Physics Hours II 3 Hours
  • RAD 4103 - Clinical Education IV 3 Hours
  • RAD 4104 - Radiographic Pathology 1 Hours
Fifth Semester

  • RAD 5100 - Radiation Protection II 3 Hours
  • RAD 5101 - Radiographic Procedures V 3 Hours
  • RAD 5102 - Professional Development and Independent Study 1 Hours
  • RAD 5103 - Clinical Education V 3 Hours
Sixth Semester

  • RAD 6100 - Radiologic Technology Review 8 Hours
  • RAD 6101 - Clinical Education VI 3 Hours