Admissions Requirements

**Admissions Process Has Recently Changed. Please Read Carefully** 

Admission to the radiologic technology program is highly competitive and requires acceptance to RRCC, submission of an online application, completion of an interview, and successful completion of a screening process (which includes a background check and drug screen). More detailed information about the admissions process can be found in the Radiologic Technology Admissions Policies & Procedures.  The program accepts 15-20 students each year. Entry into the program does not guarantee national licensing or employment upon graduation. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they meet any specific eligibility requirements of the ARRT and/or potential employers.  

Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to map out their educational pathway to their chosen career. 


Timeline for Admissions Process 

  1. Application Window: Dec 1- Jan 31
  2. Notification of Interview: February
  3. Interviews: March
  4. Offer of Preliminary Acceptance: April
  5. Completion of Screening Process: June
  6. Official Acceptance into Program: Early-July
  7. Orientation: Mid-July
  8. First Day of Program: Mid-August

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

Prerequisite Courses

All prerequisites must be completed in the U.S., at 100 level course # or above, with a final grade of C or higher, and must be complete by the end of the Spring semester in which the application is submitted. *Please note that an (S) Satisfactory grade may not be acceptable for this or other medical training programs, and should be avoided if possible. Prerequisite courses may be taken at other institutions and equivalent coursework may be acceptable.   Pre-reqs may be in-progress at time of application, but must be completed by May of the application year.  Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to determine eligibility of these courses. 

Prerequisite Courses 

RTE 1001 Introduction to Radiography


HPR 1038 

Intro to Medical Terminology


HPR 1039 Medical Terminology 2
HPR 1040

Comprehensive Medical Terminology
*This 3-credit option is recommended for candidates planning to seek advanced career options in future (e.g. ultrasound)

Total Credit Hours: 3

Required General Education Courses

ENG 1021 English Composition


ENG 1031 Technical Writing 3
MAT 1340 College Algebra: MA1




MAT 1420 College Trigonometry: MA1




MAT 1440 Pre-Calculus: MA1




MAT 2410 Calculus I: GT-MA1


  or higher


BIO 2101 Human Anatomy & Phys I w/Lab: SC1


BIO 2102 Human Anatomy & Phys II w/Lab: SC1


PSY/SOC 1000 or higher


Total Credit Hours: 17

*As of Jan 1, 2023 - RTE 1001, BIO 2101 & 2102 must be competed within 7 years of the Fall start of the program. 

Not sure where to start with pre-requisites?  Visit the AAS Radiologic Technology Degree Map for help.


Candidates with the highest application scores will be selected for an interview and notified via email in May. The interview may consist of various activities and interview sessions. Top performing interviewees will earn a spot in the program, solely on their interview performance (not grades, essay, community service, etc.). Of candidates interviewed, typically 40-50% get offered a spot in the program.  

Physical & Health Requirements

Inability to meet physical and health requirements at any time during the program may result in disruption of clinical/classroom education, delayed graduation or program dismissal. Students admitted to the program are required to have current, compliant documentation of the following items on file with the program:

  • Drug Screen
  • Background Check (see Disqualifying Criminal Offenses)
  • Physical Exam Certification (see Technical Standards)
  • MMR Vaccination
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Tdap Vaccination
  • Health Insurance Card (proof of active medical insurance)
  • MRI Safety Form
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccination
  • AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Certification
  • Other physical and safety requirements as assigned by the program or clinical site (e.g. COVID-19 vaccination, etc.)

Students may be required to undergo vaccination and/or medical evaluation to be eligible to participate in the program, and these requirements are subject to change. 


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