Our program accepts students each Summer session. The number of applicants usually exceeds the spaces available. To be eligible for admission, a prospective student must have completed the mandatory requirements listed below. Completion of the recommended items below will enhance your chance of being accepted into the program. Please see Selection Criteria for a complete explanation of the student selection process.
Radiologic Technology Program Articulation (List of Approved Prerequisite Course Substitutions). Updated Mar 2012
(Each course must be passed with a grade of "C" or better)
A. Graduation from high school, G.E.D. (or equivalent) or completion of a degree from a community college or university.
B. * Intermediate algebra - MATH 120 or higher level math course or the appropriate score on the SMCCCD Math Placement Test.
C. * Chemistry - CHEM 192 or CHEM 410 or one year of high school chemistry with a lab.
D. Human Anatomy - BIOL 250 (Completed within the last three years)
E. Reading and Composition - English 100
F. Interpersonal Communication – COMM 130
G. Human Physiology - BIOL 260 (Completed within the last three years)
* It is strongly recommended that these courses be taken within the past 3 yrs.
Note. For applicants with prerequisite courses in progress, acceptance into the program will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of the courses prior to the commencement of the first semester of the program.
Applicants will be asked to submit an essay (no more than 2 typed pages, Times New Roman font, 12pt., 1" margins and 1.5 line spacing) detailing:
One letter must be from an instructor of a science course taken within the last three (3) years detailing: attendance, punctuality, dependability, student's application to his/her studies, skills in the field, relationship with other students and faculty, initiative, communication skills.
The second letter must be written by an adult not related to you, who has know you for at least one year and who can attest to your character and state why they think you are appropriate for a health care profession. The letters must be typed, dated not more than six months prior to the time of application, and signed.
Completion of as many of these courses as possible will increase your chances of acceptance into the program (see Selection Criteria). Courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better in order to be eligible for the Associate in Science Degree and for eligibility to sit for certification examinations as required by our accreditation.
*See requirements for the associate in science degree in the CATALOG. Students who wish assistance with course selection or who have questions about the program should make an appointment with a general counselor by calling 306-3452.
Completion of a CPR course for Health Care Provider and approved by the American Heart Association.
CPR online courses are not acceptable.
Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.
The following statements identify the physical capabilities appropriate to the profession of Radiologic Technology. Please read this page to determine whether or not you are able to perform the tasks necessary to be employed as a Radiologic Technologist upon completion of this program.
A. The prospective Radiologic Technologic student must possess sufficient strength, motor coordination and manual dexterity to be able to:
B. Additionally, the student must be able to communicate verbally in an effective manner in order to explain radiographic procedures and direct patients during those procedures.
C. At the end of the training program, the Radiologic Technologist must be able to: