Radiologic Technology

Students are trained for employment as entry-level radiologic technologists in hospitals, outpatient imaging centers, mobile imaging services, and additional medical facilities. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for Radiologic Technology administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Successful completion of this exam results in the designation of the title as a Registered Technologist in Radiography, or R.T. (R) (ARRT). The state of Texas also requires that individuals approved to sit for the national certification examination also apply for state licensure before being allowed to practice in this state.

  • Delivery: Daytime Classes
  • Start: Fall Semester
  • Application Availability: May 7, 2020 - June 26, 2020 by 5:00 pm for Fall 2020 Semester
  • Application Deadline: The Fall 2020 Application Period is Closed

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Program Information Sessions

The Radiologic Technology Program Information Sessions will be held via Microsoft Teams until further notice.

If interested please email Desiree Jones at djones5@southtexascollege.edu to receive a meeting invite. Information sessions will be held from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on the following Wednesdays:

  • Setpember 2, 2020
  • Setpember 9, 2020
  • Setpember 16, 2020
  • Setpember 23, 2020
  • Setpember 30, 2020
  • October 7, 2020
  • October 14, 2020
  • October 21, 2020
  • October 28, 2020
  • November 4, 2020
  • November 11, 2020
  • November 18, 2020
  • December 2, 2020
  • December 9, 2020
  • December 16, 2020

For additional information contact:
Nursing and Allied Health Advisor
Desiree Jones
956-872-3182
djones5@southtexascollege.edu


No Late Entry

Information Sessions will be every Wednesday at 2pm. Each session is approximately one hour in length.

We suggest you arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes early to allow time for parking.

Exam 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. Meet general admission requirements to South Texas College.
  2. Have a High School diploma or GED.
  3. Be TSI Complete or TSI Exempt via State approved exam scores.
  4. Complete the ACT exam including the writing component. Achieve an ACT composite of 19 or above and a minimum of 16 in all individual areas (English, Math, Reading, and 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. BIOL 2401 and Mathematics Elective courses must be current within the last 5 years. RADR 1309 must be current within 2 years from the application date.
  6. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all courses listed in the Radiologic Technology degree plan. This includes courses completed through South Texas College and transfer courses.
  7. Be 18 years of age or older.
  8. Participate in student advisement per program requirements. Students are required to attend advising sessions held by the Radiologic Technology Program faculty and staff at the Nursing & Allied Health Campus.
  9. Submit a completed Program application by the stated deadline.
  10. Pass a background check and drug screen through approved providers. Students with criminal histories must provide proof of certification eligibility from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) prior to application.
  11. Meet technical standards as stated by the 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 applying 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 or access the information online at http://nah.southtexascollege.edu.


Degree Plans Faculty Staff Career Exploration Resources

Faculty
Name E-mail Phone Location
Bird, Crystal - Program Chair cbird 956-872-3101 NAH-B 3-303
Alvarez, Cristina ccantu_6816 956-872-3195 NAH-B 3-310
Arteaga, Claudia carteaga_1641 956-872-3085 NAH-B 3.309
Marroquin, Mildred mmarroquin 956-872-3185 NAH-B 3-307

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Staff
Name E-mail Phone Location
Villareal, Aida - Faculty Secretary amenez1 956-872-3049 NAH-B 3-304

Work Environment

Radiographers will work in hospital settings, clinic settings.

Salary Data

  • Texas Average Wage: $27.57/hour or 57,350/year (BLS, May 2017)
  • National Average Wage: $29.00/hour or 60,320/year (BLS, May 2017)
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