Radiologic Technology Program

Radiologic technologists are hands-on members of the health care team. Radiologic procedures are vital to the diagnosis of many medical conditions, and the responsibility for quality imaging lies greatly with the radiologic technologist. When a patient is having an x-ray or other diagnostic imaging procedure, the radiologic technologist positions the patient, operates the equipment to record the image, and then provides the image to a radiologist for diagnosis.

Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program at Greenville Technical College are highly skilled and ready to enter a profession that combines technology with compassion. 

A career you can count on

Greenville Technical College’s Radiologic Technology program has a well-deserved reputation in the Upstate for producing highly skilled professionals. Graduates enjoy one of the highest starting salaries of any associate degree health program.

Local job opportunities for graduates are available, but graduates may have to expand their employment search beyond the immediate area for the best opportunities.

  • Additional information about a career in radiologic technology is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is a good national overview of the profession.
  • Learn about real-time job openings and salary information through Career Coach.

What you’ll learn in the program

The Radiologic Technology program curriculum has been developed to meet the requirements of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). It is designed to adequately prepare students for the national certification exam and to ensure they are capable of functioning as entry-level radiographers upon graduation. Areas of focus include:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Patient care
  • Radiography
  • Medical terminology
  • Radiation Biology and Protection
  • Physics

Accreditation and credentialing

The Radiologic Technology Program is currently accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Current program effectiveness data can be found on the JRCERT website under program performance measures.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850,
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

National Registry Exam

Graduates are eligible to challenge the national registry exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon successful completion of the program and the certification exam, graduates are eligible for South Carolina license through the South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association.

Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Program details and courses

Radiologic Technology
Associate in Applied Science

This program instructs students in the production of diagnostic images, patient care and management, and as a technical assistant to radiologists.

This program is designed as a One-Plus-One program.

  • Phase I includes all of the general education and related course work and may be taken at Greenville Technical College or any articulating college.
  • Upon successful completion of all Phase I courses, qualified students may apply to Phase II, which includes all of the Radiologic Technology course work.
  • Clinical assignments are required in Phase II and may require evening or weekend time periods. Transportation is the responsibility of the student.
  • Graduates are eligible to sit for the national registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

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Students working toward acceptance in select Health and Wellness programs are now classified as an Associate of Science major.  Want to know more?  Check out our FAQ section.

Rad Tech Program Requirements

In addition to Greenville Technical College admissions process, outlined in these Enrollment Steps, students interested in a program in the Health and Wellness Division must also successfully complete the following: 

Career Talk
Participating in a Career Talk session for your program is a requirement for all Health and Wellness Division students. Click here for the Career Talk monthly schedule

Division Policies
The Radiologic Technology program strictly adheres to all the Health and Wellness Division policies, which are detailed on the division admissions information page.

Supplemental Admissions Process
The Radiologic Technology program is designed as a 1 + 1 program, where Phase I includes your general education and related courses, which may be taken at Greenville Technical College or any articulating college.

Upon successful completion of Phase I, qualified students are eligible to apply for Phase II of the Radiologic Technology program in January through April. Applications for Phase II and supporting documentation must be postmarked no later than May 1.

Admission into the Greenville Technical College Radiologic Technology program Phase I does not guarantee admission into Phase II of the program. Phase II admission is competitive based on weighted admission scores and the relative scores of the applicant pool each year.

Radiologic Technology Weighted Admissions Form 2016 (pdf)

Rad Tech program applicants are required to complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS® V) prior to submitting a weighted admission form for program admission. Scores from the TEAS test will be used in the point calculations on the Weighted Admission form. Please see full details in the TEAS Information Sheet (pdf).

Rad Tech Program Estimation of Expenses*
(Phase II only)

Tuition Refer to current tuition rates for GTC

Lab & Course Fees
     Criminal Background Check
     Drug Screening
     Liability Insurance
          (additional coverage may be required
           for some clinical affiliates)

Approximately $1,225 total for Phase II
Books Approximately $1,650 total for Phase II
Uniforms & Clinical Supplies Approximately $300 total for Phase II
CPR Certification Approximately $100 through American Heart Association or Red Cross
Physical/Immunizations Cost varies
Please note: 
  • Physical is required to enter hospital clinicals with documentation of immunization. Cost varies - $50 - $200.00 at physician of your choice.
  • Influenza, Meningitis and Hepatitis B Vaccine, costs vary $150 - $250.00 per vaccine.  Hepatitis B is optional but is strongly encouraged.   
  • Any vaccines required (such as MMR or Varicella) may add additional fees to the total.  Please consult with your vaccine provider for specific information regarding costs.

*These costs are an estimate only. This list does not include transportation costs, meals, laundering of uniforms, etc.

Mission / Outcomes / Manuals

Radiologic Technology Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to graduate well trained, entry-level radiographers who are prepared to demonstrate professional behavior, patient-centered care, clinical competence, effective communication and critical thinking skills to function successfully as a member of the health care team.

Program Goals

  • The student will graduate with the necessary skills to function effectively as an entry-level radiographer.
  • The student will provide quality patient care.
  • The student will effectively communicate in a professional manner.
  • The student will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills. 
  • The student will be able to model professional behaviors that are appropriate for the academic and healthcare environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • The students will demonstrate the application of radiation protection principles. 
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to maintain the flow of patients in an assigned radiographic room.
  • The graduates will exhibit entry-level mastery of overall clinical skills.
  • The student will be able to provide basic patient care to patients encountered in the radiology department.  
  • The student will demonstrate the necessary skills for general assessment of patients including vital signs, proper infection control and documentation.
  • Students will be able to communicate effectively in the clinical environment.
  • Students will demonstrate professional verbal communication skills in taking a patient history.
  • The student will apply theory and practical knowledge to given scenarios to determine best clinical solutions. (In 4th semester)
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to accurately evaluate images for overall radiographic quality (positioning, technique and diagnostic acceptability).
  • The students will demonstrate professional behaviors.
  • The student will evaluate the various opportunities for professional growth within Medical Imaging Sciences. 

For program results information, including credentialing examination pass rate, job placement rate and program completion rate, see our Program Effectiveness Data report (PDF).

Click here for the complete Radiologic Technology Program Assessment Plan (pdf)

Radiologic Technology Policy Manual (pdf)