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Frequently Asked Questions

If I have been a student at RRCC in the past, do I need to reapply?

If it has been more than 1 year since you took classes at RRCC you will need to reapply to the college.

What are the physical/health requirements of the program?

The technical standards for the medical imaging programs may be found here.

Where do I go for Job Shadowing?

Prospective applicants should seek job shadowing opportunities at any of the area hospitals and imaging centers. The school does not arrange or recommend sites.

Is Job Shadowing required?

Job Shadowing is not required for application or admission to any of the Medical Imaging programs. It is encouraged, as it allows the prospective applicants to learn more ab out the career field.

Do I need to have health care or patient care experience?

No, previous experience is not required.

What is the selection process based upon?

Several factors are considered in the selection process: GPA, coursework, job shadowing, work experience, applicant essay, and letters of reference/recommendation.

How hard is it to find a job?

While RRCC does not offer formal placement services, historically our graduates have a better than 90% employment rate within 6 months.

When do interviews occur?

Interviews for the Radiologic Technology program are held during the second and third week of June.

What is the salary for new graduates?

Radiologic Technologists $18-24 per hour

How recent do the letters of reference/recommendation need to be?

Letters should be no more than 12 months old.

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How many graduates pass the certification examinations?

RRCC is proud to have a better than 90% first time pass rate for the ARRT exam (Radiologic Technology).

Who can apply for the program?

Anyone who has completed the required general education and prerequisite courses may apply. For more information please click here to see the Admissions Process.

When can I apply for the program?

The application window is from May 1st to May 31st for the class which will start that August

How do I apply?

Visit the RRCC Radiologic Technology website and print the RTE Application.

Complete and submit the application, with all the required documents.

What happens after I apply?

The applications are evaluated and scored. Interviews are then scheduled for those applicants who meet certain scoring criteria. After the interviews, the final selection for the class is made. All those interviewed will be notified by mail of the outcome.

How many credits are required for Medical Terminology?

1 - 3 credits are acceptable. There is no preference.

When may I take RTE 101, Introduction to Radiology?

RTE 101 is offered every semester and may be taken at anytime prior to application to the program.

Can I take RTE 101 somewhere else?

Yes, RTE 101 may be taken at any regionally accredited college or university.

Should I retake any of the general education or prerequisite classes?

Since GPA is a significant factor in the selection process, students may wish to retake classes in order to improve their GPA.

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Do I get more points for higher level math courses?

There are no additional points given for higher level math courses.

What happens if I am selected?

Those selected for the program will receive and information packet with complete instructions regarding the things that must be accomplished prior to the start of the program.

What type of time commitment is required for the RT program?

The RT program is nearly a FULL TIME commitment.  Classes are held Tuesday through Friday from 9 AM until 5 PM during the first two semesters.  In addition, students should expect to spend 10 to 20 hours each week studying and preparing.  During the clinical phase of training (semesters 3, 4, and 5), students will be scheduled for 30 to 34 hours per week of clinical education which may be any combination of days, nights, or weekends.

Where are the clinical sites?

Clinical sites for the RT program are located at a number of hospitals, imaging centers, and physician offices throughout the Denver metropolitan area.

Is the Radiologic Technology program accredited?

Red Rocks Community College is regionally accredited by The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and its programs are approved by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education and Colorado Community College System.

The program is also accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

If I have more questions, who should I contact?

For more information, contact the program office at 303.914.6032.

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