Admissions Requirements

**As of January 1, 2023**

  • RTE 1001, BIO 2101 & 2102 must be completed within 7 years of the Fall start of the program

  • Only HPR 1040 will be accepted for the Medical Terminology pre-requisite

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 and/or potential employers.  

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

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION/REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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 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.  Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to determine eligibility of these courses. 

Prerequisite Courses 

RTE 1001 Introduction to Radiography

2

HPR 1040 Comprehensive Medical Terminol

3

Total Credit Hours: 5

Required General Education Courses

ENG/COM 1000 or higher

3

MAT 1340 College Algebra: MA1

4

  or

 

MAT 1420 College Trigonometry: MA1

3

  or

 

MAT 1440 Pre-Calculus: MA1

5

  or

 

MAT 2410 Calculus I: GT-MA1

5

  or higher

 

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

4

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

4

PSY/SOC 1000 or higher

3

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 and only HPR 1040 will be accepted for the Medical Terminology pre-requisite. 

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

Interview

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. 

Accessibility

Accessibility Services exists to ensure Red Rocks Community College’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, wherein qualified students with disabilities are provided accommodations upon request, to assist in their academic success. If you have questions about accessibility or accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services.