Radiologic Technology

Newest addition to the Radiology Program!

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)
Advanced Technical Certificate Program
Spring Semester 2015

For more information, please click on the following links:
DMS Admissions Application - For more information, call 872-3108.
DMS Degree Plan 2015 - 2016
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Radiologic Technology Program Info

Major Description

This two-year program will prepare students for a career as a Radiologic Technologist (Radiographer). Radiologic students are trained on the use and practice of radiology equipment, take pictures of targeted areas in a safe manner for the technologist and patient. Student is trained in the use of state-of-art specialized equipment; radiologic pharmaceuticals and contrast media; radiographic procedures/positioning for the diagnosis of broken bones, tumors, disease and malfunction of organs.

Associate Degree:

Radiologic - A.A.S. Degree: 67 hours

Work Environment

Radiographers will work in hospital settings, clinic settings.

Salary Data

  • Starting Wage: $18 - $19/hour

Exam / Application Requirements

Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for Radiologic Technology administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The State of Texas requires that individuals approved to sit for the national certification exam also apply for state licensure before being allowed to practice in this state.

Application Requirements

  1. All applicants must meet general admissionrequirements to South Texas College.
  2. Have a High School diploma or GED.
  3. Be TSI complete or TSI exempt.
  4. Complete the ACT Exam including the writing component. Achieve an ACT composite score of 19 or above and a minimum of 16 in all individual areas (English, Math, Reading & Science). ACT writing score must be a 6 or above. Scores must be current within the last 5 years. ACT exemptions are not permitted.
  5. Complete all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of “B” as listed in the Radiologic Technology Program degree plan. A&P and College Algebra courses must be completed within 5 years. A&P and College Algebra courses completed more than 5 years prior to the application date will not be accepted. Introduction to Radiography & Patient Care must be completed within 2 years from the application date.
  6. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a4.0 scale in all courses, including those completed at STC and transfer courses.
  7. Be 18 years of age or older.
  8. Submit a completed Program application by the stated deadline. For more information contact the Radiologic Technology Program at (956) 872-3049 or access the Information online at http://nah.southtexascollege.edu
  9. Participate in student advisement per program requirements. For more information contact the Radiologic Technology Program at (956) 872-3049 or access the Information online at http://nah.southtexascollege.edu
  10. Pass a background check and drug screen through approved providers. Students with criminal histories must provide proof of licensure eligibility from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). For more information contact the Radiologic Technology Program at (956) 872-3049.
  11. Meet Technical Standards as stated by Radiologic Technology Program.
  12. Satisfy healthcare agency requirements prior to clinical practice.

Students who have met the above requirements may submit their application. Applications will be evaluated through a competitive selection process. Due to program size limitations, meeting application requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Program Selection Process

Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program is based on a point system score. Selection of students is made one time a year at the end of the spring semester. The deadline for application to the Radiologic Technology Program is the last Friday in May of the current year. For specific information on the point system utilized for candidate selection, please contact the Radiologic Technology Program at 956-872-3049.