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. Prior to acceptance, qualified candidates may be contacted to participate in a mandatory orientation and interview.

Due to the broad disbursement of clinical sites that extend from Utah County to Davis County, students are required to be able to travel to their assigned clinical site for the duration of the program.

If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your application within 7 days or 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-Medical & Health Sciences. 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 five years of the start of the program. 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 Number Course Description Credits
Any Composition (EN) Course 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

RADIOLOGY OBSERVATION

  1. Radiology observation or job shadowing is optional, but STRONGLY recommended. Opportunities to observe or job shadow will be provided in RADS 1010 (Intro to Radiologic Technology).
  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.

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT TRANSFER CREDIT

  • It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure their transfer credit has been fully transferred to SLCC prior to the program's application deadlines.
  • If a student has courses they are transferring from another school, their transcripts must be evaluated by the SLCC Transfer Evaluation Office and their grades must be posted to SLCC DegreeWorks (their MySLCC account), before the program’s application deadline (priority and final application deadlines apply). IT CAN TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS FOR TRANSCRIPTS TO BE EVALUATED.
  • Students should declare their major as Pre-Medical & Health Sciences and specify which Health Sciences program they will be applying to when they submit their transfer evaluation request. If the correct information is not submitted within the transfer evaluation request, courses applicable to the program may not be transferred to SLCC.

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 take 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.
      The required HESI Modules include:
  1. Reading
  2. Vocabulary & General Knowledge
  3. Grammar
  4. Math
  5. Biology
  6. Anatomy & Physiology

Schedule HESI Exam

 

Essay

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

  • Content Development:
    • Provide examples and descriptions of your healthcare and/or customer service experiences. 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 and its relationship to patient care in the field of radiography. 
  • 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-two page, double-spaced, 12 point font.

Each applicant must submit a copy of their essay to the Health Sciences Admissions Office in JHS 065 or email their essay to healthsciencesadmissions@slcc.edu by the program's application deadline.

 

OPTIONAL ITEMS

Applicants who submit documentation showing the following experience may be given extra consideration for the program, if they have fulfilled all of the program application requirements. 

  • Earned a Radiologic Practical Technician (RPT) License
  • Radiologic Practical Technician work experience – Applicants must submit a signed letter from your employer (on letterhead) that states your job title and the duration of your employment.

Documentation must be submitted to the Health Sciences Admissions Office within five business days of submitting your application (priority review and application deadlines still apply).You may email your documentation to healthsciencesadmissions@slcc.edu, or drop it off in person at the Jordan Campus at 3491 W Wights Fort Rd, JHS 065, West Jordan UT.

 

 

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Interview

Those who are accepted into the program may be contacted to come in for a formal interview with the program.  When the interview dates are set by the Radiologic Technology program coordinator and by affiliated clinical site leaders, they will be emailed to the applicants who have been chosen to move forward. Interviews will only be held on the dates decided by the program. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they can attend the interview at the time they are assigned.

 

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.

 

Acceptances into the Radiologic Technology program will be given on a "conditional" basis.  Students must complete the following within the allotted time in their conditional acceptance letter to receive a full acceptance:

  1. Order Complio compliance package.
  2. Order background check.
  3. Upload and enter documentation showing compliance for immunizations.
  4. Complete drug screening (directions will be provided in the conditional acceptance letter)
  5. Attend the Clinical Placement Interview (information will be provided in the conditional acceptance letter)

Once all of the above items have been completed, the student will need to contact the Admissions Office for verification of compliance.  If compliant, a full acceptance letter will be sent with additional instructions for anything else that will need to be completed before beginning the program.

Please do not initiate any of the compliance tasks unless you have received a conditional acceptance letter.

Background Check and Compliance Package

A full criminal background check is required for the Radiologic Technology Program.  Please follow the steps below 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), the Drug Screening Package ($35), you will have 48 hours to complete the test once ordered, and the Compliance (Radiologic Technology) 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.

Students who do not receive favorable background checks, may not be able to sit for national certification exams or meet the requirements for clinical placement.  Students who do not receive favorable background checks should contact the program immediately.  An unfavorable background check may prevent acceptance into the program. The School of Health Sciences strongly recommends that prospective students take measures to have criminal offenses (felonies and or misdemeanors) expunged if possible.  Information regarding how to expunge criminal records may be found here:  https://www.utcourts.gov/howto/expunge/

If you have any problems with the background check, call the Complio (American Data Bank) customer service department at 800-200-0853 or email complio@americandatabank.com. If you continue to have problems, call the Health Sciences Admissions Office at 801-957-6253.

Immunizations

Proof of immunization is required by clinical affiliates and must be completed upon acceptance into the program. Clinical affiliates mandate all students comply with program immunization requirements, as failure to immunize is not only a risk to patients but also students. Failure to immunize may result in the inability to place students at clinical sites, which would also preclude students from completing required clinical coursework.  Students that cannot comply may forfeit their placement in the program. Students claiming a religious or personal exemption for an immunization should fill out this form (link) and provide to the Associate Dean of the specific program.  Students claiming an allergy to an immunization should complete this form (link) and provide to the Admissions Coordinator in the Dean’s Office.  The School of Health Sciences does not guarantee that clinical affiliates will accept exemption requests. 

The Immunization and CPR Compliance Package must be completed with documentation submitted to the American DataBank Complio site. 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 or submit a signed declination. (You may be required by a clinical site to have the influenza vaccination)
2. Tuberculosis Blood Test: Required Annually
Proof of a negative 2-step PPD, QuantiFERON TB Gold test or T-SPOT.TB; if positive, you must submit a chest x-ray read by a radiologist with a normal result. If the chest x-ray is abnormal, you must be cleared by your physician or local health department. A one year repeat QuantiFERON test or 1- Step PPD will be due in Complio 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 three years.
3. Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) Booster:
Tdap booster is good for 10 years. TD will be given subsequent to Tdap.
4. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):
Proof of two doses or a positive titer (blood draw) on all three (measles, mumps and rubella). Equivocal results are not acceptable; you must test in the positive range if you choose to do a titer. 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):
Proof of two doses or a positive titer (blood draw). Stating you had the disease is not acceptable. Varicella immunizations are expensive, if you had the disease it is recommended to start with a less expensive titer first for proof of immunity before starting the immunizations. Once in the program if titer was negative, student must submit 2 doses of the vaccine taken 30 days apart and 30 days after the negative titer.
6. Hepatitis B vaccination series:
Must submit proof of a positive Hepatitis B titer in Complio. 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.

Changes based on CDC recommendations, see below links:

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

CPR Certification

Only the 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 until you have been instructed to complete your certification.