Applying to the Program

3-Step Application Process:

Step 1: Apply to Red Rocks Community College

Step 2: Before applying to the program, transfer all completed pre-req credits to your RRCC transcript

Step 3: Submit the online program application with pdf file attachments during the application window of January 1st-March 31st

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED OUTSIDE OF THE JAN. 1- MAR 31 WINDOW WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

As of 2019, applicants can apply to multiple medical imaging programs at the same time.  Candidates who are deemed eligible to interview for multiple programs can only interview for one program per year and will be asked to choose which program they wish to interview for.

Online application PDF attachments:

1.  Red Rocks Community College Transcript (official or unofficial acceptable):

  • All completed pre-reqs MUST appear on your RRCC transcript at the time of application.  It may take 4-6 weeks for processing, so we recommend that all transfer credit transcripts, credit for prior learning (CLEP), and advanced placement testing be submitted by February to RRCC Student Records, Lakewood Campus.  Include a note with your transcript or send an email to student records stating which program you are applying for and what courses you are transferring.  Applicants submitting pre-req documentation after February are advised to request a rush evaluation from student records.
  • In-progress pre-reqs must be complete by May.  No transcripts are required – instead you will report these in-progress pre-reqs in your application.  
  • If any pre-reqs are missing from the RRCC transcript or not reported in-progress, the application will not be considered.

2. Resume, to include:

  • Paid Patient Care Experience (optional): paid employment in patient care within the last 10 years, providing face to face medical services to people as a member of a team of professional healthcare providers, in a medical or in-home environment.  Experience in specific patient care fields listed here will result in higher points. 
  • Community Service (optional): any amount of volunteer experience in the last 5 years will earn points. 

3. Two letters of reference, dated within the last 2 years, with a signature and phone contact information. Letters are scored based on quality of content. Letters from supervisors and/or healthcare professionals will receive more points. 

4. Essay to include:  

  • A title page
  • Your background, goals, interests, achievements
  • Motivation for attending the program and career plans
  • Description of a challenging situation you have experienced and description of how you used problem-solving and critical thinking skills to find a solution
  • Format: 2-3 pages (not including title page), double-spaced, 12 pt font
  • Essay score is based on quality of essay content. The RRCC Writing Center can provide support to students needing assistance with writing skills.

5. Job Shadowing Forms (optional)

Job Shadowing is optional, but strongly recommended.  Shadowing hours must be done with a licensed radiologic technologist and the completed RRCC Radiologic Technologist job shadowing form must be submitted with the application to receive credit. The school does not arrange or recommend sites. Points are awarded based on hours reported on job shadowing form(s). 1 point is awarded for every hour of shadowing, up to a maximum of 10 hours.

To view a timeline regarding what happens after you apply, please see the Admissions Timeline.

How the Applications are Scored

Nearly 75% of score is based on essay, GPA, and 101 grade.  

Item

Rank

Essay

1

GPA in prerequisite coursework only

2

RTE 101 Grade

3

Letters of Reference 

4

Paid Patient Care Experience

5

Job Shadowing

6

Community Service

7

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution which prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and/or 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical and/or mental disability or any other category protected by applicable law in its employment practices or education programs. Red Rocks Community College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and/or participation in vocational education programs.

RRCC has designated Arnie Oudenhoven as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. Report all concerns or complaints relating to discrimination or harassment to the Title IX/EO Coordinator(s). For information, contact Arnie Oudenhoven Executive Director, HR, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, Co 80228. 303.914.6298, Go here for more info on our sexual misconduct policies.