1. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Prerequisite course requirements:
- Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (to include lab)
- College Algebra
- English Composition or Public Speaking
- Introduction to Computers
- All courses must be three or more college credits
- Applicants must have received a "C" average or higher in each course
4. Personal qualifications are also important in selecting candidates. Volunteer work and work-related experiences are given consideration.
5. Complete a personal interview with school faculty.
6. No applicant will be interviewed for the School of Radiography until all records are complete, applications are processed and the appropriate fees are submitted.
Effective January 1, 2015, The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists will require that all individuals have a minimum of an associate degree in order to sit for the national certification examination. The degree need not be in radiologic science.
It is the policy of the School of Radiography to afford equal educational opportunities to qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin.
This policy applies to the use of the facilities available in the Department of Radiology that are required for the academic and clinical aspects of the program.
Physical and Technical Considerations for Admission:
Applicants to the School of Radiography should be able to perform the following skills in order to meet the objectives of the clinical portion of the program and to perform all procedures required of an entry level radiographer.
Corrective devices are permitted to meet the minimum requirements.
- Communicate in English to converse and instruct patients, to relieve their anxiety, and to gain their cooperation during procedures.
- Hear a patient talk in a normal tone from a distance of 20 feet.
- Observe the patient to access his condition and/or needs from a distance of at least 20 feet.
- Read a patients medical chart and/or physician's orders.
- Evaluate radiographs to ensure that the radiograph contains proper identification and is of diagnostic value.
- Render assistance to all patients when moving them on and off the radiographic table, stretchers, and in and out of wheelchairs.
- Push, pull and lift at least 40 pounds.
- Push and safely maneuver portable x-ray units when turning corners, going on and off elevators, and inside a patient's room.
- Manually move and maneuver the x-ray tube within the radiographic room.
- Draw sterile contrast and other solutions without contaminating the syringe, needle and/or injecting mechanism.
- Select and set the proper exposure factors by manipulating dials, buttons, and switches on any unit.
- Place x-ray cassettes in bucky trays, vertical cassette holders, and spot film devices.
- Physically be able to administer emergency care to any patient including CPR.
- Physically able to stand for periods as long as 2 hours while wearing lead apron and to walk a distance of 2 miles during a normal 8 hour shift.
If you have any concerns about your abilities to physically perform these tasks, a demonstration assessment will be conducted at your convenience.
View the Catalog.
Applications for admission accepted beginning October 2013.
Click link for Radiography Program Admission Application.