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.

  • Start: A new class begins every Fall Semester
  • Applications Available for Radiology:  March 18, 2019-May 31, 2019 by 5:00p.m. for fall semester.
  • Delivery: Daytime, full-time classes
  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2019 by 5:00p.m.
  • Location: NAH B-3.304

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Program Information Sessions

  • December 4, 2019
  • December 11, 2019

The RADT Program Information Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 2pm to 3pm at NAH Campus Building B 3.519, 1901 S. McColl, McAllen TX 78503

Spring semester information session dates will be updated the first week in February. If you have any questions please contact the department at 956-872-3049


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

Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
Pre-requisite Semester Credit Hours
RADR 1309 Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care 2 3
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
Math Elective 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
  Credit Hours 13
First Semester
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
RADR 1311 Basic Radiographic Procedures 3
RADR 1213 Principles of Radiographic Imaging I 2
RADR 1360 Clinical 3
  Credit Hours 12
Second Semester
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3
RADR 2301 Intermediate Radiographic Procedures 3
RADR 2205 Principles of Radiographic Imaging II 2
RADR 1366 Practicum I 3
  Credit Hours 11
Third Semester
RADR 1267 Practicum II 2
  Credit Hours 2
Fourth Semester
RADR 2431 Advanced Radiographic Procedures 4
RADR 2309 Radiographic Imaging Equipment 3
RADR 2366 Practicum III 3
  Credit Hours 10
Fifth Semester
Humanities Elective 1 3
RADR 2117 Radiographic Pathology 1
RADR 2213 Radiation Biology and Protection 2
RADR 2367 Practicum IV 3
  Credit Hours 9
Sixth Semester
RADR 2235 CAPSTONE: Radiologic Technology Seminar 2
RADR 2166 Capstone: Practicum V 1
  Credit Hours 3
  Total Credit Hours 60
Faculty
Name E-mail Phone Location
Bird, Crystal - Program Chair cbird 956-872-3101 NAHC West 3-303
Alvarez, Cristina ccantu_6816 956-872-3195 NAHC West 3-310
Arteaga, Claudia carteaga_1641 956-872-3085 NAHC West 3-309
Marroquin, Mildred mmarroquin 956-872-3185 NAHC West 3-307

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Staff
Name E-mail Phone Location
Sepulveda,  Cecilia csepul10 956-872-3049 NAHC West 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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