All applicants must apply and be accepted to Northland Community and Technical College. The NCTC college application can be completed at anytime.
All applicants must download, complete, and return the Radiology program application to the mailing address noted on the application. All program applications must be received on or before February 1st.
The selection process begins in February of each year. Applicants will be notified by mail early March as to their status. It is the applicant's responsibility to assure their mailing address is current and listed correctly on the program application.
All applicants will be assessed using the following criteria:
Academics: (GPA calculated for required general education courses only)
3.50 - 4.00 = 15 pts
3.00 - 3.49 = 10 pts
2.50 - 2.99 = 5 pts
Prerequisite General Education Completions -- A = 6 pts B = 4 pts C = 2 pts
1. Anatomy & Physiology I
2. College Algebra
3. Composition I
4. Introductory Chemisty
5. Medical Terminology
Additional General Education Course Completions -- A = 6 pts B = 4 pts C = 2 pts
1. Anatomy & Physiology II
2. Intro to Psychology
3. Morals and Medicine or Intro to Ethics
4. Intro to Radiologic Technology/Patient Care (Offered fall semester only). This course is open to any NCTC student considering Radiologic Technology as their career choice.
Previous Degrees Awarded:
Master's or higher = 3 pts
Bachelors = 2 pts
Associate = 1 pt
In the event there is a tie in points, the date of earliest declared major of Radiologic Technology will be considered.
All students who apply are afforded the opportunity to take the general education requirements of the program at any time. However, they must have an understanding that enrollment in the Radiologic Technology Program is limited. Proving ability through good academic standing will be a considerable help, there is no guarantee that an applicant will be accepted into the program by enrolling and/or completing coursework.
Although it is not an application requirement to shadow/observe a radiology department, we strongly encourage applicants to do so in order to have a strong foundation of knowledge of the daily responsibilities of a Radiologic Technologist as well as future career opportunities in the field. Points during the selection process will not be awarded for shadow/observation experiences.
Upon successful completion of the program requirements, the graduate will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program requirements for graduation are as follows:
1. The student must achieve a grade of 2.0 (C) or above in each course comprising the curriculum of the program.
2. The student must obtain a satisfactory rating (C or above) on all final weekly clinical evaluations.
3. The student must complete all required clinical competencies as outlined by the ARRT.
4. The student must complete all required clinical hours.
The competencies required of each graduate of the Radiologic Technology Program are designed to comply with the Clinical Competency Requirements Adopted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Upon completion of the Program, graduates are eligible for the National Registry Exam sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologiest. Passing this exam allows the graduate to perform as a Registered Radiologic Technologist.
Students must complete the program within 150% of the published six semesters. If the program is not completed in this published length of time, the student surrenders their position in the program.
For a detailed description of program policies and procedures, please access the program handbook.