Admission and Prerequisites

ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM

Admission to the program is highly selective and the number of students accepted will depend on the number of clinical education posts available. If there are more applications than available positions, a simple lottery will be used for the student selection.

PREREQUISITE COURSES

The following courses must be completed prior to acceptance to the radiologic technology program with a grade of "C".

LIFE SCIENCE:

1. Human Anatomy with laboratory (Anatomy I)
2. Human Physiology with laboratory (Physiology I)

Combined Anatomy and Physiology classes must total 8 college semester units of credit.

COMMUNICATIONS: 

1. English 101 

MATHEMATICS:

1. Mathematics 125 or higher

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY:

1. Radiologic Technology 200 (Introduction to Radiologic Technology)
2. Radiologic Technology 201 (Medical Terminology for Radiologic Technology)
3. Radiologic Technology 202 (Introduction to Electromagnetic Radiation Image Recording And Processing)

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS:

Upon acceptance into the radiologic technology program the student must have a physical examination performed by a licensed physician at the student's expense. Documentation must be submitted to prove the student is free from communicable diseases, psychological disorders or other conditions that prevent successful performance of the responsibilities and tasks required in the Program.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS:

Radiography requires proficiency in the application of technical knowledge, operation of specialized equipment in a competent and safe manner. In addition, the technologist must be able to provide physical care and emotional support to patients during the radiographic procedures. (1) Visual acuity: needed for accurate preparation of medications and observation and assessment of patient care and management. (2) Auditory perception: needed to receive verbal communication from the patient and other members of the health care team. (3) Communication skill: speech, reading and writing to interact effectively with the patient, fellow students, faculty, and hospital staff. (4) Gross and fine motor coordination to carry out diagnostic procedures including: reaching, lifting, and moving radiographic equipment. (5) Intellectual ability to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, and evaluate as required for direct patient care. The applicant must be able to comprehend three-dimensional and spacial relationships. (6) Emotional stability to enable the use of intellectual abilities, excercise good judgment, promptly complete all responsibilities attendant to care of the patients. (7) Social attributes to allow the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients, faculty, co-workers and administrators.

The "Technical Standards for Admission" have been established as a guidance tool for use in realistically informing the student of minimum standards needed to satisfactorily function in the program and ultimately in the profession.

The assessment of an applicant's compliance to these standards will be accomplished in the following manner: 1. Faculty counseling to determine the applicant's goals and expectations. 2. A physical examination performed by a licensed physician. 3. Program admissions committee meeting to identify deficiencies that may become barriers to the professional success of the student.

Applicants who may be deficient in one or more areas mentioned abovue should contact the program director. The program admissions will seriously consider applicants who are deficient in any of these categories, providing the deficiency can be remedied with reasonable accommodation.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

All students begin at the same level. There are no provisions for advanced placement in the Radiologic Technology Program. The Program does not accept transfer students from other radiologic technology programs.