Radiologic Technology Application Process:
All applications and supporting documents must be submitted to NVCC's Admissions Office by the application period deadline.
- Apply to NVCC.
- Submit your Radiologic Technology Program application.
Please be sure to thoroughly read the admissions requirements prior to applying.Apply to NVCC and the Radiologic Technology program
Radiologic Technology Admission Requirements:
All must be completed/received by the application deadline of January 15.
PREREQUISITES: Proof of having met or exceeded the following prerequisites with a "C" or better prior to the application deadline of January 15. If applicable, copy of high school transcript and/or official college transcripts for credits earned outside NVCC must be provided by the deadline. Official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities are required, regardless of age of transcripts or applicability to the Radiologic Technology program.
- ENGLISH: Eligibility to take ENG 101 Composition (or completion of) as determined by prior course work or sufficient score on Accuplacer placement test, SAT’s or ACT’s.
The following must have been completed in the Fall 2016 semester or later (5 years of beginning the program):
- MATH: Minimum of having completed Intermediate Algebra (MAT 136 or MAT 137) or higher level Algebra; an Accuplacer Placement test score placing into College Algebra (MAT172); SAT score of 570 or higher; or ACT score of 22 or higher
- BIOLOGY: BIO 105, 115 or 121 (or equivalent or higher.) High School science courses are acceptable to meet this admission requirement provided the science included a lab. An official transcript from the high school must be submitted along with a course description.
- SCIENCE: Completion of an additional high school or college level physical science.
- TRANSCRIPTS (if applicable): Official final college transcripts from all previous colleges attended regardless of age, grades received, or applicability to the program. This includes courses taken in high school that also earned college credits. Must be received by January 15. Transcripts that include “in-progress” grades will need to be re-submitted with final grades once coursework is completed, and by the application deadline.
- GPA: Minimum 2.5 Radiologic Technology GPA.
- INFORMATION SESSION: All qualified applicants must attend a mandatory program information session. In late February/early March, applicants will be contacted via their college assigned email address to schedule attendance at a session. The deadline to register for, and attendance at an information session is strictly enforced.
- MEDICAL EXAMINATION: If accepted to the program, a report by a physician (within 3 months of beginning the program) that describes the physical and emotional health of the applicant.
- TECHNICAL STANDARDS: Demonstrated ability to perform the skills needed to be a radiographer as outlined in the program’s Technical Standards (provided during the mandatory information session noted above).
NOTE: Applicants who are enrolled in and plan to complete prerequisites during the winter may apply. Applicants who are enrolled in and successfully complete prerequisites during the spring semester may also apply, but will only be considered after all other eligible candidates have accepted or declined their position.
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.