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: March 22, 2021 – May 28, 2021
  • Application Deadline: The Fall 2021 Application deadline is May 28, 2021 by 5:00 pm.

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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:

  • June 9, 2021
  • June 16, 2021
  • June 23, 2021
  • June 30, 2021
  • July 7, 2021
  • July 28, 2021
  • August 4, 2021
  • August 11, 2021
  • August 18, 2021
  • August 25, 2021
  • September 1, 2021
  • September 8, 2021
  • September 15, 2021
  • September 22, 2021
  • September 29, 2021
  • October 6, 2021
  • October 13, 2021
  • October 20, 2021
  • October 27, 2021
  • November 3, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • November 17, 2021
  • December 1, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
  • December 15, 2021

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

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

All applicants must:

  1. Participate in the required Radiologic Technology Program Student Information Session at the Nursing & Allied Health Campus. For the session schedule, access the information online at  https://nah.southtexascollege.edu/rad or contact the NAH Program Advisor at 956-872-3182.
  2. Meet general admission requirements to South Texas College.
  3. Be admitted to the college as a high school graduate or GED equivalent.
  4. Meet TSI College Readiness Standards, or meet TSI exemption standards.
  5. Complete the HESI A2 (Admissions Assessment) Exam as follows: Achieve an English Language Composite Score of 75% or higher, a Science (Anatomy & Physiology) Score of 75% or higher, and a Math Score of 75% or higher. Scores must be current within the last 2 years. HESI A2 exemptions are not permitted.
  6. Complete all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of “B” as listed in the Radiologic Technology Program degree plan. BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I must be current within the last 5 years. RADR 1309 Introduction to Radiography and Patient Care must be current within 2 years from the application date. HESI A2 English Language Composite, Science, and Math test scores are required prior to registration to RADR 1309. No minimum scores are required for entry in this course.
  7. 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.
  8. Be 18 years of age or older.
  9. Pass a criminal background check, 10-panel drug screen through approved providers, and complete all required immunizations including Hepatitis B series. Students with criminal histories must provide proof of certification eligibility from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) prior to application. For more information contact the NAH Clinical Affairs Specialist at 956-872-3022.
  10. Meet Technical Standards as stated by the Radiologic Technology Program.
  11. Satisfy healthcare agency requirements prior to clinical practice.
  12. Submit a completed Program application by stated deadline. For more information access the information online at https://nah.southtexascollege.edu/rad or contact the NAH Program Advisor at 956-872-3182.

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.

Competitive Entry Selection Process

Admission to the Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science degree is based on a point system score comprised of GPA of RADT Program prerequisite and general education courses, HESI A2 Exam scores, and optional points which may be obtained from items listed on the Application Form (for example, completion of CSFH 0101 College Success for Healthcare and HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I courses with a B or better). Qualified applicants are numerically ranked from highest to lowest total application points. Due to program size limitations, a number of applicants who meet the program admission requirements may not be admitted to the program. Selection of students is made one time a year during the summer. 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 NAH Program Advisor at 956-872-3182 or access the information online at  https://nah.southtexascollege.edu/rad.

A new applicant pool is established for each admission period. Applicants who were not admitted for the current application period must re-apply to be considered for a later application period.  The number of students accepted into the program annually is dependent upon available resources. Should any of the accepted applicants decline admission, an alternate will be offered acceptance to the program. In the case of tied applicants, finalists will be chosen based on the date of application.


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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