Admissions Requirements

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 Medical Imaging Application & 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/ARDMS 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. Applications received January-March
  2. Notification of Interview: Mid May
  3. Interviews: One week before the last full week of May
  4. Offer of acceptance: Late May/Early June
  5. Completion of screening process: June
  6. Official acceptance into program: Early July
  7. Orientation: Mid/Late July
  8. First Day of Semester: Mid August

Admissions Requirements:

Currently, no degree is required for the Radiologic Technology program. 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.  Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to determine eligibility of these courses. 

RTE 101 Introduction to Radiologic Technology (2 credits)
HPR 144 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
ENGLISH or COMMUNICATIONS (100 or higher, 3 credits)
MAT 121 College Algebra (3 credits)
OR MAT 122 College Trigonometry (3 credits) OR MAT 166 Pre-Calculus (5 credits) of MAT 201 Calculus I (5 credits) OR higher
BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
PSYCHOLOGY or SOCIOLOGY (100 or higher, 3 credits)

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.

Background/Drug Screen

Applicants are required to complete a background/drug screen after they are offered a spot in the program and may be subject to additional screenings while in the program. Students with a failed background check/drug screen are ineligible for participation in the program. To see what criminal offenses disqualify applicants for admission, please see the list of Disqualifying Criminal OffensesEntry into the program does not guarantee national licensing or employment upon graduation. Students with criminal backgrounds should find out if they meet the specific eligibility requirements of licensing bodies and/or potential employers prior to pursuing a healthcare career. 

Technical Standards

In keeping with the accreditation standard of a curriculum that reflects assessment of affective, cognitive, and psychomotor domains, the Medical Imaging Program has adopted technical standards which outline the health and physical requirements for students enrolled in the program. These standards apply to all candidates for admission and to all students at all times during training. For detailed information, please see Technical Standards.


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