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Radiologic Technology Admission Requirements

Admissions Requirements
Enrollment in the Radiologic Technology program is based on a select admissions process.
Students applying to the program must be at least 18 years of age or older within six months after entry into the program.

Additional admissions requirements include the following:

High School Requirements
Completion of the following with a “C” or better OR successful completion of the GED Test:

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of social sciences
  • 2 units of mathematics (one of which is Algebra)
  • 2 units of science (one of Biology and one of Chemistry or Physics) with a related laboratory or the equivalent
  • 1 computer science course

Persons out of high school for five or more years:
Unless college level courses in Chemistry, Biology or Physics have been completed with a grade of “C” or better within the five years prior to admission to the program, such courses will be required for acceptance.

Entry Requirements

  • Radiology pre-admission examination at 55 percent or greater; applicants will be ranked for interviews based upon the examination score
  • Grades of “C” or greater in all courses required in the radiology program
  • Q.P.A. of 2.O or greater in all courses required in the radiology program

Full Admission Status
Full admission is contingent upon completion of the following:

  • Any required placement testing and development coursework
  • Professional CPR certification course
  • Physical examination which indicates that the applicant can undertake the program in radiologic technology
  • Criminal record, fingerprinting, drug screenings, and child abuse clearances, which allow the student to participate in clinical experiences in health care facilities and clinics.
  • Complete an observation period prior to finalizing acceptance into the program.
  • Attainment of a Q.P.A. of 2.0 or greater in radiology core courses, which are taken at CCBC (transfer courses are not included in the computation of the CCBC quality point average)
  • Grades of “C” or greater in all courses required in the radiology program

Healthcare Insurance is recommended for all persons accepted into the radiology program. Applicants assume the costs of the above examinations, criminal record, fingerprinting, drug screenings, and child abuse clearances, and healthcare insurance.

Selected students are granted admission to the program on the basis of past academic record, pre-entrance examination and evaluation at time of the personal interview.

Physical Requirements
All applicants must be in good physical condition. Those accepted must have a physical examination as well as complete a Physical Requirements Form before entering the program.

All applicants should:

  • Have sufficient sight to observe condition of patients from behind a control panel and to evaluate films (either naturally or through correction)
  • Be able to stand and walk for 80% of the clinical day
  • Have verbal and written skills in English sufficient to communicate with patients, co-workers, and physicians
  • Have verbal skills sufficient for instructing patients
  • Have hearing sufficient to respond to patient needs, interact with patients, and respond to audible sounds from equipment
  • Have motor skills sufficient to manipulate equipment and respond to emergencies.
  • Be able to work with both hands and fingers to perform movements such as seizing, holding, grasping, and turning
  • Be able to perform frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects weighing more than 30 pounds
  • Be able to lift and transfer patients safely to and from the radiographic table
  • Have sufficient intellectual and emotional skills to exercise discretion

ARRT Code of Ethics
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has established a Code of Ethics, which all students must follow. Any individual who has been involved in a criminal proceeding or who has been charged or convicted of a crime may file a pre-application with the ARRT in order to obtain a ruling on the impact of the situation on their eligibility for registration. A charge or conviction of, a plea of guilty to, or a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) to an offense, which is classified as a misdemeanor or felony, constitutes a conviction for ARRT purposes.

A student accepted to the program, who has not yet begun their studies, may file a Pre-Application Review of Eligibility with the ARRT.

Any student enrolled in the program must submit the Application for Certification along with required documentation to the ARRT at the following address:

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120-1155
Phone: 651-687-0048