Radiologic Technology Program Q & A
- Can I increase my chances to be chosen for acceptance into the program?
Yes, you can! There are many ways that students can look more impressive on paper.
On Paper: Your letter of intent should include some of the previously suggestions. It should also demonstrate good writing skills. It should be typed and after you have typed it have someone look it over for correct spelling and punctuation.
While you are waiting to be accepted into a class for the next September semester, take all of the prerequisites needed for Radiology. If you have completed all prerequisites, take more Liberal Arts classes that may be beneficial to your application. For example (language, sciences).
If you have done poorly in a math or any of the science courses, you might want to consider retaking the course. A poor grade (C or lower) may not be your academic norm and personal reasons could have played havoc on your grade. Math and the science courses are areas in which applicants must be strong to be considered for the program.
Take a look at the Rubric the Admissions is using to accept.
- I’ve NOT Been Accepted! Now What?
You are welcome to reapply to the program the following year. Look at your grades and see if you can improve the overall score.
- I’ve Been Accepted! Now What?
Students are required to complete a health evaluation, including the Hepatitis B immunization series and all immunizations. MUST provide proof. Students are responsible for the cost of the physical exam and the Hepatitis immunization series.
Students accepted into the program will receive a packet from the program director that contains material that must be completed and /or returned by July 1st for the September date of the beginning of classes:
- CPR certification
- Physical examination by their physician
- The Allied Health Division’s Health Form
- Verification of Hepatitis B Immunization series or positive testing for Hepatitis B antibodies
- Technical Standards:
Radiography involves the provision of direct care for individuals and is characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of radiological technical functions. Therefore, all applicants should possess:
- Sufficient visual acuity, such as is needed in the accurate preparation and administration of contrast media and for the observation necessary for patient assessment and nursing care;
- Sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the health team and to assess health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices such as cardiac monitors, stethoscopes, intravenous infusion pumps, fire alarms, etc;
- Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of heavy motorized equipment, positioning and lifting patients required in meeting health needs related to radiologic technology.
- Sufficient communication skills (speech, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively, as may be necessary in the patient’s/client’s interest;
- Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for individuals
Students are required to be CPR Certified at the Health Care Provider/ Professional Rescuer level prior to the start of clinical courses.
Students interested in participation in this academic program may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and is performed through the Criminal Systems History Board according to EEOH guidelines. With some sites may implementing drug screening.