Catalog 2021-2022

Radiography

Admission Requirements

The Radiography program uses a competitive admission process to select students. Program faculty and the Admissions Office staff designed the process to ensure maximum opportunity for student success in the program. The Radiography program admits students once per year at the beginning of fall semester. Prospective students may gain admission to the college initially as Healthcare Science program students/applicants to Radiography in order to complete any learning support classes and required general education and health core classes.

Applicants must submit all required documentation to the Admissions Office by June 1 to receive consideration in the selection process. Applicants who are on academic probation or are academically dismissed from the college as of the application deadline will not be considered for admission. Applicants not selected for the program may reapply during subsequent admission intake periods. There is no waiting list between intake periods; applicants must complete the application process for each attempt for entry into the Radiography program.

Applicants must submit the following items to the Admissions Office by June 1 of the year they seek admission to the program:

  • Completed and signed application for admission and a $25 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Official high school or GED transcripts and/or official college transcripts of all colleges attended in the past (see General Admission Requirements). Applicants must have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on all college work attempted. It is the student's responsibility to confirm transferability of equivalent coursework with the ATC Director of Registration and Records before the June 1st application deadline.
  • Valid ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, or ACT test scores (see ACCUPLACER Placement Examination).
  • Proof of legal presence in the United States.
  • Scores from the Assessment Technologies Institute Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) (see Selective Admission Examinations).
  • Documentation showing the completion of mathematical modeling  (MATH 1101 or higher), medical terminology (ALHS 1090) and anatomy and physiology I and II (BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, and BIOL 2114L) or equivalent courses with final course grades of C or higher. It is the student's responsibility to confirm transferability of equivalent coursework with the ATC Director of Registration and Records before the June 1st application deadline.
  • Completed and signed Intent Form. Blank forms are available on the college website.
  • Applicants must attend a mandatory pre-application information session. The session attended must be during the current year of application. Attendance of a previous year's session will not satisfy this requirement.

After June 1, the Selection Committee will review the applicants' records and invite a list of applicants to complete the following steps: 

  • Attend a mandatory Radiography Program orientation session and hospital radiology department observation day (if selected). Failure to attend or to make alternate arrangements will result in the forfeiture of admission to the program.

Prior to beginning the clinical phase of the program, applicants must complete the following steps:

  • Meet the technical standards of the program (as provided by the Admissions Office).
  • Accept the policies of the program.
  • Provide the clinical coordinator with completed health and immunization records.
  • Submit verification of malpractice insurance (see Malpractice Insurance).
  • Submit a signed document acknowledging that the commission of a felony before or during their enrollment in this program may prevent graduates from taking the certification exam to become radiographers. Blank documents are available on the college website.

Students will be required to complete drug testing and background checks at their own expense prior to participating in internships, practicums, or clinical activities (see Drug Testing/Background Checks). Directions for contacting approved providers will be given to the student after acceptance to the program.

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Computed Tomography (CT) Specialist Certificate Admissions

The Computed Tomography (CT) Specialist Certificate program uses a competitive admission process to select students. Program faculty and the Admissions Office staff designed the process to ensure maximum opportunity for student success in the program. The Computed Tomography (CT) Specialist Certificate program admits students once per year at the beginning of fall semester.

Applicants must submit all required documentation to the Admissions Office by July 1 to receive consideration in the selection process. Applicants who are on academic probation or are academically dismissed from the college as of the application deadline will not be considered for admission. Applicants not selected for the program may reapply during subsequent admission intake periods. There is no waiting list between intake periods; applicants must complete the application process for each attempt for entry into the

Computed Tomography (CT) Specialist Certificate program.

Applicants must submit the following items to the Admissions Office by July 1 of the year they seek admission to the program:

  • Completed and signed application for admission and a $25 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Official high school or GED transcripts and/or official college transcripts of all colleges attended in the past (see General Admission Requirements). Applicants must have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on all college work attempted. It is the student's responsibility to confirm transferability of equivalent coursework with the ATC Director of Registration and Records before the June 1st application deadline.
  • Valid ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, or ACT test scores (see ACCUPLACER Placement Examination).
  • Proof of legal presence in the United States.
  • Scores from the Assessment Technologies Institute Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) (see Selective Admission Examinations).
  • Completed and signed Intent Form. Blank forms are available on the college website.

For acceptance to the online Computed Tomography (CT) Specialist Certificate program, you must meet one of the following requirements:

1. Be a registered radiologic technologist or registry eligible. Applicants with nuclear medicine and radiation therapy certification will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

or

2. Be a second-year radiography student attending an accredited radiography program and hold a radiography GPA of 2.75 or above.

Before enrolling in RADT 2250 Computed Tomography Clinical Education I and RADT 2265 Computed Tomography Clinical Education II, students in the Computed Tomography (CT) Specialist Certificate program must complete the following steps:

  • Complete RADT 2201 Introduction to Computed Tomography, RADT 2210 CT Physics & Instrumentation, RADT 2220 Computed Tomography Procedures I, and RADT 2230 Computed Tomography Procedures II.
  • Provide documentation that student has passed the ARRT examination for radiography and be in good standing. Applicants with nuclear medicine and radiation therapy certification will be reviewed on case-by-case basis.
  • Show proof of current certification in CPR at the healthcare provider level.
  • Provide documentation of immunizations.
  • Undergo a criminal background check.
  • Undergo and pass a drug screen.

Individual CT Coursework Admissions

Registered radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, and radiation therapists will be eligible to enroll in individual CT specialist courses to meet the requirements to sit for the ARRT examination at the discretion of the radiography program chair. 

Students must be enrolled in the Computed Tomography (CT) Specialist Certificate program to be eligible to enroll in RADT 2250 Computed Tomography Clinical Education I and RADT 2265 Computed Tomography Clinical Education II.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Specialist Certificate Admissions

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Specialist Certificate program uses a competitive admission process to select students. Program faculty and the Admissions Office staff designed the process to ensure maximum opportunity for student success in the program. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Specialist Certificate program admits students once per year beginning at the midterm of the fall semester.

 Applicants must submit all required documentation to the Admissions Office by July 1 to receive consideration in the selection process. Applicants who are on academic probation or are academically dismissed from the college as of the application deadline will not be considered for admission. Applicants not selected for the program may reapply during subsequent admission intake periods. There is no waiting list between intake periods; applicants must complete the application process for each attempt for entry into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Specialist Certificate program.

Applicants must submit the following items to the Admissions Office by July 1 of the year they seek admission to the program:

  •  Completed and signed application for admission and a $25 nonrefundable application fee. 
  • Official high school or GED transcripts and/or official college transcripts of all colleges attended in the past (see General Admission Requirements). Applicants must have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on all college work attempted. It is the student's responsibility to confirm transferability of equivalent coursework with the ATC Director of Registration and Records before the June 1st application deadline.
  • Valid ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, or ACT test scores (see ACCUPLACER Placement Examination).
  • Proof of legal presence in the United States.
  • Scores from the Assessment Technologies Institute Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) (see Selective Admission Examinations).
  • Completed and signed Intent Form. Blank forms are available on the college website.

For acceptance to the online Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Specialist Certificate program, you must meet one of the following requirements:

1. Be a registered radiologic technologist or registry eligible. Applicants with nuclear medicine and radiation therapy certification will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

or

2. Be a second-year radiography student attending an accredited radiography program and hold a radiography GPA of 2.75 or above.

Before enrolling in MRIM 2350 MRI Clinical Education I and MRIM 2360 MRI Clinical Education II, students in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Specialist Certificate program must complete the following steps:

  • Complete MRIM 2300 Orientation & Introduction to MRI, MRIM 2320 MRI Procedures & Cross Sectional Anatomy, MRIM 2330 MRI Physics and Instrumentation.
  • Provide documentation that student has passed the ARRT examination for radiography and be in good standing. Applicants with nuclear medicine and radiation therapy certification will be reviewed on case-by-case basis.
  • Show proof of current certification in CPR at the healthcare provider level.
  • Provide documentation of immunizations.
  • Undergo a criminal background check.
  • Undergo and pass a drug screen.

Individual MRI Coursework Admissions

Registered radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, and radiation therapists will be eligible to enroll in individual MRI specialist courses to meet the requirements to sit for the ARRT examination at the discretion of the radiography program chair. 

Students must be enrolled in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Specialist Certificate program to be eligible to enroll in MRIM 2350 MRI Clinical Education I and MRIM 2360 MRI Clinical Education II.