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2016-17 Catalog 
2016-17 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Technology, AAS

Program Code: AASRD

This associate degree program prepares the student to become a radiologic technologist by combining imaging technology with patient care skills to create quality radiography images. This program has a 24-month, competency-based curriculum that includes practical experiences in hospitals and imaging centers. Upon completion of the program the student will receive an associate degree in applied arts and science in radiologic technology and is eligible to take the national registry exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The program begins in the summer session and requires a full-time commitment including course and clinical days. Hours for clinical days will vary with some afternoon and weekend rotations. Travel to clinical sites is required. Transportation to and from the clinical facility is the sole responsibility of the student.

Program Outcomes/Objectives:

When students complete this program, they will be able to:

  1. To perform radiologic duties of a competent entry level radiographer.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills with people of all ages.
  3. Develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  4. Display ethics, affective behavior, and professional development.


  • Overall college GPA of 2.8.
  • All prerequisites and general education requirements must have been completed with a “C” or better if student wishes to be considered in the applicant pool. Prerequisites of BIO 271 , MTH 102 , ENG 101  and HE 102  need to be completed by Feb. 15.
  • Assessment tests are required if the student has not previously attended college. Arrangements for assessments can be made by calling the Testing Center at (810) 989-5555.
  • Obtain a two-hour job shadow in a hospital radiology department or imaging center. (Documentation is required. See website for form.)
  • Attend a radiologic technology information session. Signature is required on sign in sheet at the session. See website for information session schedule.

Fulfillment of these criteria does not guarantee admission to the radiologic technology program.

Applicants planning to pursue a career in radiography who have a criminal record of felony or misdemeanor convictions should contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to determine employment restrictions based upon convictions. Note: Conviction or charges may preclude eligibility to take the ARRT examination once the program is completed (visit or call (651) 687-0048 for clarification and pre-application information).


Persons seeking admission to the radiologic technology program must:

  • Submit to the SC4 Enrollment Services office:
    • A completed Application for Admission to SC4, indicating Anticipated Allied Health (ANTAH) as the program of study.
    • An allied health application, indicating Radiologic Technology (AASRD) as the intended program of study.
    • Official college transcripts no later than March 15 if you have previously attended a college or university other than SC4.
  • Submit to Radiologic Technology program director:
    • A completed Radiologic Program Application by Feb. 15 of application year.
    • Make arrangements to take the HESI admission assessment test by Feb. 15 deadline. Applications need to be submitted before taking the HESI exam.


Qualified applications will be reviewed by the radiologic technology director in the winter semester (program starts in July). Notification of applicant finalists, acceptances and rejections will be mailed. Acceptance into the program is competitive. Ranking criteria includes but is not limited to GPA, HESI results, recommended courses and health care experience. A panel will interview final candidates.

Upon admission and before classes begin in fall session, students will need to submit a completed Physical Examination Form, 10-panel drug screen and evidence of current CPR for the Health Care Provider certification from the American Heart Association (forms will be provided at orientation). Additional health screenings are required.

Prerequisites to program admission - 14/15 Credit/Contact Hours *

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year

1st Semester - Summer - 5.25 Credit/Contact Hours

2nd Semester - Fall - 13.5/26.5 Credit/Contact Hours

Second Year

Third Year

1st Semester - Summer - 6/12.75 Credit/Contact Hours

Total Credit Hours/Total Contact Hours = 88.5/175

* Prerequisites need to be completed at the time of the application deadline (Feb. 15).
** or BIO 160  and BIO 272 .


It is strongly recommended that ENG 102  and PS 101  be taken before the start of the radiography program (summer semester). A student planning to transfer to another college in the future should check with the transfer institution about transferability of RAD 201 ; Students may need to take BIO 272  prior to transferring. Upon successful completion of the required courses, all graduation competencies will be satisfied.