Admissions

Applications for admission to the Radiologic Technology program are only accepted during open submission periods. Please see the School of Health Sciences Application Submission Dates for current submission dates.

The Radiologic Technology program uses a merit-based, competitive 2-step independent admission process. We accept one cohort of (day) students every Fall semester in odd years and two cohorts every Fall semester in even years (these will be a day and a night cohort). The number of available seats varies from year to year depending on clinical sites.

You assume the risk if your criminal background check is not clear. If you do not pass the background check, you may not be accepted into the program, which may result in withdrawal from the program after the tuition refund deadline has passed.

It is strongly recommended that prospective Radiologic Technology students take measures to have criminal offenses (felonies and or misdemeanors) expunged or sealed from your record if possible.

If you have any questions about the application process, please call the Health Sciences Admissions Office at 801-957-6253.

All communication will be through your Bruinmail. If you are not checking it (or haven't forwarded it to your personal email) you may miss important information. If you are accepted to a program a confirmation email will be required, please read all emails carefully and thoroughly to make sure you don't miss any information.

Radiologic Technology Admissions Checklist


Apply for admission at SLCC as a matriculated student (if you have not attended SLCC within the last three years). Declare your major as Pre-Health Science. Meet early with a program Academic Advisor to make sure you’re on track to complete all program prerequisites and submission requirements before applying to the Radiologic Technology program.

Courses

All prerequisites must be completed before applying to the Radiologic Technology program. You must earn a grade of B- or better in BIOL 2320/2325, and it may be taken only twice and must have been completed within the last five years. The other prerequisites must be completed with a C grade or better. All prerequisites have a limit of two attempts every 5 years. Repeated courses may decrease your possibility of acceptance.

Please note that the SLCC Radiologic Technology program does not accept transfer credit from any other Radiologic Technology program.

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits
ENGL 1010* Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1010, 1040 or higher Integrated Algebra 4
BIOL 2320 & 2325 Human Anatomy and Anatomy Lab 4
RADS 1010

Intro to Radiologic Technology

2

*APA Referencing section highly suggested.

Radiology Observation

  1. Observation is an optional requirement in RADS 1010 (Intro to Radiologic Technology) but, highly recommended!
  2. Allows the student to observe various radiologic procedures
  3. The student will obtain a better understanding of the field as a career choice
  4. Helps the student see a typical workday in a Radiology department
  5. The student will be able to understand the various responsibilities of a Radiologic Technologist

HESI Health Sciences Pre-Admission Exam

Tests must be scheduled at least one week in advance.
You must pass with a minimum benchmark score of 75%. You may retake the test twice in a two year period. We will take the highest overall score, the two scores will not be averaged.
To raise your score, you may retake the exam after a two week remediation period.
HESI scores will be valid for two years.

Schedule HESI Exam


Background Check and Compliance Package

To order a Criminal Background Check Package and a Compliance Package (which includes immunization and CPR tracking):

  1. Go to Complio
  2. Follow the instructions to set up an account.
  3. Order the Criminal Background Check Package ($29.00) and the Compliance Package ($15.00). The compliance package is a 12 month subscription that will need to be renewed every 12 months while you are in the program at a cost of $15.00.

Drug Screening

Do not order the Drug Screening Package ($35.00) at this time. We will notify you at a later date to purchase a Drug Screening Package. If you go ahead and order it at this time, SLCC will not reimburse you and you will have to order and pay for it again at a later date.

The Immunization and CPR Compliance Package must be completed with documentation submitted to the American DataBank Complio site within the deadline dates indicated in the package.

You assume the risk if your criminal background check is not clear. If you do not pass the background check, you may not be accepted into the program, which may result in withdrawal from the program after the tuition refund deadline has passed.

It is strongly recommended that prospective Radiologic Technology students take measures to have criminal offenses (felonies and or misdemeanors) expunged or sealed from your record if possible.

Immunizations

In your Compliance Package, you must provide proof of the following immunizations:

  1. Annual Influenza Vaccination:
    Generally given September-February. Students must provide proof of the Influenza vaccination by October 31.
  2. Tuberculosis Blood Test: Required Annually.
    Proof of a negative QuantiFERON TB Gold test or T-SPOT.TB; if positive, student must submit a chest x-ray read by a radiologist with a normal result. If the chest x-ray is abnormal, the student must be clared by their physician or local health department. This is due in Complio by Jan 31. A one year repeat Quantiferon will be due in Complio by Jan. 31 of the year following admission to the program. This requirement also includes international students who have had the BCG immunization. X-ray results are good for one year.
  3. Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) Booster:
    A Tdap within the last 10 years must be submitted in Complio by the application due date of Jan 31.
  4. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):
    Must submit a titer (positive or negative) on all three for admissions by the application deadline of January 31. If the titer is negative or equivocal then they must submit two doses of MMR at least 30 days apart and the first dose must be at least 30 days after the titer. A repeat positive titer must be submitted after the repeat doses. Equivocal results are not acceptable; students must test in the positive range. Documentation of the repeat doses and titer are due in Complio by June 30th. NOTE: If given to adult females, since this is a live virus, you cannot be pregnant at the time you receive the immunization and you must avoid pregnancy for 3 months after administration.
  5. Varicella (Chicken Pox):
    Must submit a titer (positive or negative) for admissions in Complio by the application deadline of January 31. Stating you had the disease is not acceptable. If the titer is negative or equivocal, then they must submit 2 doses of the vaccine taken 30 days apart and 30 days after the negative titer. Must also have a repeat positive titer. Documentation of the repeat doses and the titer are due in Complio by June 30th.
  6. Hepatitis B vaccination series:
    Must submit a titer (positive) in Complio by the application due date of January 31. It is possible that you will have to repeat the three dose series if your titer is negative. Please plan ahead so this does not delay or jeopardize your admissions and clinical placement.
  7. Hepatitis A vaccination series: Highly recommended but not required.
    Two dose series or a positive titer. If a student starts the series, they must complete it.

The SLCC Center for Health and Counseling offers immunizations at a discounted rate for students who are low income. For a discounted rate, take your previous income tax return or your last 30 days pay stubs.

Some clinical facilities may require additional immunizations.

All immunization information is subject to change. Please contact us at 801-957-6253 if you have questions.

CPR Certification

Only American Heart Association Two-Year BLS Providers will be accepted. CPR certification is not required for admission but will need to be completed after you are admitted to the program so that it does not expire during the program. Please wait to do your certification until fall of the year you are accepted to the program.

BLS Provider

The new BLS Course replaces the BLS for Healthcare Providers (BLS HCP) and BLS for Prehospital Providers (BLS PHP) courses. The BLS Course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in- and out-of-hospital settings. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. It includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques. Provider cards are available exclusively to authorized TCs for issuance in accordance with the AKA policy.

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Quality Control Checkpoints

  • issue date beginning February 16, 2016
  • Valid until further notice
  • Renewal date 2 years from month of issue

BLS Healthcare Provider

The BLS for Healthcare providers and BLS for Prehospital Providers Courses have been replaced by the 2016 BLS Course.

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Quality Control Checkpoints

  • Issue date beginning March 23, 2011
  • Valid until April 16, 2018
  • Not valid for issue after April 16, 2016, and is superseded by card 15-1805
  • Renewal date 2 years from month of issue

Essay

Write a one-page, typed essay documenting your healthcare and customer service interactions. Your essay will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Content Development:
    • Use of pertinent content to demonstrate a credible understanding of the topic. The ideas should flow smoothly from one to another and should be clearly linked and easy to follow.
  • Analysis Connections:
    • Connects experiences and skills learned from your healthcare and/or customer service interactions.
  • Healthcare/Customer Service Interactions:
    • Type and length of job experiences with duties performed. You may include volunteer/observation experience in healthcare, customer service interaction, and work in healthcare with either direct or indirect patient contact.
  • Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation:
    • Demonstrate proper use and understanding of grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Format:
    • One page, double-spaced, 12 point font.

Submit essay to the Health Sciences Admissions Office in JHS 065 or email essay to healthsciencesadmissions@slcc.edu.

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Interview

After verification of completion of your prerequisites and program requirements, you may be contacted to come in for a formal interview before you are accepted into the program. This interview will be held at the end of March. When the dates are set by the clinical sites and the Radiologic Technology program coordinator they will be emailed to those applicants that are moving forward. Interviews will only be held on those dates and applicants will need to make sure they can arrange their schedule to attend the interview time they are assigned. Those unable to come in for an interview will forfeit the opportunity and it will be extended to the next eligible applicant.

Notification of Acceptance

You will be notified of your acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program via your Bruinmail account. If you are accepted to a program a confirmation email will be required, please read all emails carefully and thoroughly to make sure you don't miss any information. You will receive further instructions regarding your student orientation as well as a random drug screening.

Do not order the Drug Screening Package at this time. We will notify you at a later date to purchase a Drug Screening Package. If you go ahead and order it at this time, SLCC will not reimburse you and you will have to order and pay for it again at a later date.

If you do not receive a confirmation email receipt of your application within 7 days please contact HS Admission Office at 801-957-6253.