Applicants to the program must provide proof of the following and meet general admission policies:
- high school graduate or equivalency
- completion of the following high school or college courses, within the last 5 years, with a minimum grade of "C":
- two semesters of math, one of which is an algebra (NVCC Math 137- Intermediate Algebra)
- two semesters of science, one of which must be biology with a lab
- general biology is a prerequisite for Bio 211
- if you completed a general biology within the last 8 years you may request an examination to meet this prerequisite; contact the math/science division
- qualified achievement on college placement tests along with completion of all necessary remedial courses
- completion of mandatory program information session; you will receive a schedule in the mail to select a date/time
- medical examination report by a physician (within 3 months) that describes the physical and emotional health of the applicant; completion and verification of all required immunizations before beginning classes
- ability to perform the radiography skills as outlined in the program’s technical standards
- submission of application materials, including high school transcripts, college records, and radiology program records when applicable
- proof of a BLS Health Care Provider course in CPR (HPC-C) from the American Heart Association prior to beginning class.
The final selection of candidates for admission is based on academic performance: overall GPA, math GPA, science GPA and courses completed.
Review the Radiologic Technology program fact sheet to view the required courses.
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requirements
A previous criminal conviction may eliminate a student from sitting for the certification examination. A previous criminal record includes, but may not be restricted to misdemeanor drug possession charges, DUI, felony convictions, military court martia and proceedings where a plea of nolo contender was entered. Individuals may contact the ARRT at (615) 687-0048 privately for clarification of their eligibility status. ARRT. certification is required to obtain a radiographer’s license in Connecticut and many other states.
Additionally, a clinical affiliate may/will perform a criminal background check prior to attending assignments in their facility. Any student that is not allowed to attend a clinical assignment as a result of a criminal background check is no longer eligible for admission into the Radiologic Technology Program.