Applying to the Program

3-Step Application Process:

Step 1: Apply to Red Rocks Community College

Step 2: Submit official transcripts to Student Records for all completed pre-reqs by January 31st

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


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.


We will determine if you are eligible for the program by reviewing your Red Rocks Community College transcript, so any outside credits will need to be transferred into RRCC Lakewood Student Records. Submit all outside transcripts documenting completed pre-reqs to RRCC Student Records, Lakewood Campus by January 31st. If you are using credit for prior learning (CLEP), advanced placement testing, etc. to fulfill any pre-reqs, you must complete this process by January 31st as well.  

Include a note/message with your transcript or send an email to student records notifying them which program you are applying for.  In February, be sure to review your RRCC transcript for accuracy and call RRCC student records at 303.914.6355 if anything is missing/incorrect.  

Completed pre-reqs must appear on your Red Rocks Community College Transcript by March 31st to be considered in your application.  You do not need to submit a RRCC transcript.  

In-progress pre-reqs must be complete by May 15th.  No transcripts are required – instead you will report these in-progress pre-reqs when filling out your online program application.  You will also be contacted the first week of May to report current grades to be used in the scoring of your application.

Online application PDF attachments:

1. 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. 

2. Two signed letters of reference, dated within the last 2 years. Letters are scored based on quality of content and must be signed and dated. Letters from supervisors and/or healthcare professionals will receive more points. 

3. 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.

4. 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 4 hours of shadowing, up to a maximum of 40 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.  





GPA in prerequisite coursework only


RTE 101 Grade


Paid Patient Care Experience


Letters of Reference


Job Shadowing


Community Service



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.