Radiologic Technology
Ogeechee Technical College
 

 

Meet the Faculty


Matt Dunn, MEd, RT (R) (CT) (ARRT)

Radiologic Technology Clinical Coordinator/ Computed Tomography Instructor

Office: Rm 921
Health Science North Bldg.
912.688.6915
mdunn@ogeecheetech.edu

Matthew Dunn is a native of Georgia. He graduated from Ogeechee Technical College in 1999 with a diploma in Radiologic Technology. After completing his diploma and passing the certification examinations in Radiography and Computed Tomography, he worked at various hospitals and imaging centers throughout Georgia. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Medical Science Degree in Radiography Education from the Emory University School of Medicine and a Master of Education Degree from The University of Georgia.

Matthew has taught Medical Imaging and Computed Tomography courses at both Emory University and Ogeechee Technical College. His current teaching focuses on Radiographic Physics and Technique, Radiation Biology and Protection, Radiographic Pathology, and Computed Tomography. He also serves as the clinical coordinator for the Radiologic Technology program and supervises all student clinical education rotations.

Matthew is an active member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, and the Georgia Educators Association of Radiation and Medical Imaging Society.


Jan Martin, MA, RT (R) (AART)

Radiologic Technology Program Director/Instructor & Health Care Science Advisor

Office: Rm 920
Health Science North Bldg.
912.871.1647
jmartin@ogeecheetech.edu

Jan is the Program Director for the Radiologic Technology program at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, GA. She graduated from Memorial Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology. Jan has held positions as staff radiographer in hospital and orthopedic office settings.

Jan has a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management from Ottawa University in Overland Park, KS. She recently completed her Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa.

She has been a volunteer for Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Center in Statesboro for the past 10 years. She received a Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award in April 2011 and was chosen as Ogeechee Technical College’s Instructor of the Year in 2011.

Jan enjoys having fun wherever she goes. Jan states that her greatest accomplishments are her students. “I love watching them evolve from student radiographer to registered radiographer. As an educator, I love seeing the light bulb turn on when the student gets it!”

Accreditation

The Program is accredited on by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The minimum standards, by which a Radiography Program is evaluated by JRCERT, are published in the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Science. Copies of The Standards are kept on file in the Programs Director’s office and may be inspected at any time: http://www.jrcert.org/acc_standards.html

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312. 704.5300.
Email: mail@jrcert.orgWebpage:
www.jrcert.org

Clinical Eligibility

Prior to beginning clinical rotations, students must complete a background and drug screening. See program faculty for specific details regarding the process of completing the background check and drug screening.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility requirements for ARRT certification in Radiography, effective January 1, 2015 has mandated that all candidates must earn an associate (or more advanced) degree from an accrediting agency recognized by the ARRT.

Beginning fall semester 2012, all students entering the Radiologic Technology program must meet the degree core requirements outlined in the
Health Care Science Certificate.

Click here to view the Competitive Admission Process.

PSB Exam: www.psbtests.com

Schedule your exam: Students can schedule themselves for the exam by going online to this link and clicking on the “Schedule Now” button. They just need to make sure that they sign up for the one that says PSB Health Occupations (not PSB LPN).

Licensure/Certification

Graduates are eligible to sit for the certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and must pass to become Registered Technologists. However, the ARRT has a policy of not allowing persons who are convicted of a felony or gross misdemeanor to take the national certifying examination. Because of this policy, there may be an inability of those with such a conviction to work in the profession.

Ogeechee Technical College's RAD Tech program has surpassed the National Pass Rate since 2005. Click here to view the National Comparison Report.

Information regarding this policy can be found on the ARRT webpage: http://www.arrt.org
Click here to download the Ethics Review Pre-Application.

Program Goals

GOAL 1: Students will be clinically competent.

  • Students will apply positioning skills
  • Students will produce high quality images
  • Students will apply proper radiation safety principles

Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively.

  • Students will use effective oral communication skills with clinical staff.
  • Students will practice written communication skills
  • Students will present their ideas in a clear, concise, and effective manner

Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Students will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations
  • Students will properly evaluate radiographic images

Goal 4: Students will promote professionalism.

  • Students will demonstrate professional and ethical behavior.
  • Students will summarize their professional obligations upon gaining their ARRT certification

Goal 5: The program will graduate entry-level technologists.

  • Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt
  • Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within 12 months post-graduation
  • Students will complete the program within 17 months
  • Students will be satisfied with their education
 
 
   

Programs of Study

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Radiologic Technology AAS Degree*/**
Computed Tomography Specialist Certificate*
Health Care Science Certificate

*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).
**Denotes a competitive admission program.
View the OTC Catalog and Student Handbook
for details.

 

Program Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide educational opportunities to individuals that will enable them to obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to succeed as Radiographers.

Radiologic Technology Degree
The mission of the Radiologic Technology Degree program is to provide educational opportunities to individuals that will enable them to obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to succeed as Radiologic Technologists.

Computed Tomography Specialist Certificate
The mission of the Computed Tomography Specialist Program is to provide educational opportunities to individuals that will enable them to obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to succeed as Computed Tomographers

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is the Radiologic Technology Program?

A: The Radiologic Technology associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for positions in radiology departments and related businesses and industries. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of didactic and clinical instruction necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an associate of applied science degree, have the qualifications of a radiographer, and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination for radiographers.

Q: What are the prerequisites for the Radiologic Technology Program?

A: Students must complete nine (9) courses in the Health Care Science Technical Certificate of Credit.

Click here to view the Competitive Admission Process.

Q: I have a Bachelor’s degree, will any of these courses transfer for the Radiologic Technology Program?

A: Official transcripts are reviewed for transfer in the Registrar’s office in Student Affairs. Transfer courses are evaluated with courses taken at OTC for GPA calculation. Although many courses may be transferred to satisfy requirements, most prospective students have not completed all of the required courses. For example, RADT 1010 – Introduction to Radiography is not a course that is typically transferred and must still be completed to satisfy the entrance requirements.

Q: When does the program start?

A: The curriculum for the Radiologic Technology Degree program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program in spring semester.

Q: How do I apply to the college?

A: For information on how to apply, click here.

Q: How many students are accepted into the program?

A: The program accepts twelve (12) students every spring semester. Due to clinical site availability the number of seats are limited.

Q: What is the PSB-Health Occupations Aptitude Exam?

A: This exam is composed of a battery of tests that measure abilities, skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for a student to complete a chosen program successfully.

The components of the aptitude examination are:

  • Academic Aptitude (Verbal, Numerical, Nonverbal)

  • Spelling

  • Information in the Natural Sciences

  • Judgment and Comprehension

  • Vocational Adjustment Index

  • The exam is given several times during the semester. A student will be allowed up to four testing attempts for the PSB – HOAE.  A student is required to wait a minimum of 30 days between the first and second attempts. PSB scores from other schools will not be accepted. A student will be required to pay a $25 retest fee for the 2nd attempt.

  • If a student requests a 3rd or 4th attempt, the student must wait 6 months following the last attempt and pay a $25 retest fee for each additional attempt.

 

Program Courses


RADT 1010 - Introduction to Radiology
RADT 1030 - Radiographic Procedures I
RADT 1060 - Radiographic Procedures II
RADT 1065 - Radiologic Science
RADT 1075 - Radiographic Imaging
RADT 1085 - Radiologic Equipment
RADT 1200 - Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection
RADT 1320 - Clinical Procedures I
RADT 1330 - Clinical Procedures II
RADT 2090 - Radiographic Procedures III
RADT 2260 - Radiologic Technology Review
RADT 2340 - Clinical Procedures III
RADT 2360 - Clinical Radiography IV

 

Gainful Employment Disclosures


Computed Tomography Specialist Certificate* † (CT91) 510911
Health Care Science Certificate (HS21) 510000

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