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.
Radiologic Technology Admission Requirements:
Fall 2022 Admission Requirements Printable Version
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 current and previous colleges/universities are required, regardless of age of transcripts or applicability of courses taken to Radiologic Technology program. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the school or organization to the NVCC Admissions Office. All other items may be uploaded with your application or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 2017 semester or later (5 years of beginning the program):
- MATH: Minimum of having completed at least one of the following:
- MAT 136 or MAT 137 Intermediate Algebra or higher Algebra with a C or better (excludes MAT 137L and/or Statistics without successful completion of MAT 137 or equivalent as a prerequisite)
- SAT score of 570 or higher
- ACT score of 22 or higher
- an Accuplacer Placement test score placing into College Algebra (MAT172)
- passing score of credit by exam for MAT137 intermediate Algebra
- passing score on CLEP for MAT172 College Algebra
- BIOLOGY: Grade of C or better in BIO 115 or BIO 121 (or equivalent or higher). BIO 105 is acceptable as an admission requirement, but will not meet a prerequisite requirement for BIO 211 if taken prior to the Fall of 2021. High School Biology is also acceptable to meet this admission requirement provided the course included a lab. A high school transcript must be submitted along with a course description.
- SCIENCE: Completion of an additional high school or college level physical science (does not require a lab.).
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 which consists of Math GPA, Science GPA, and overall GPA for all successfully completed general education courses in the radiology curriculum. Science GPA includes ALL physical science courses taken within the 5-year timeframe (not just those listed as admission or program requirements).
PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION: All qualified applicants will be required to attend a mandatory program information session. Applicants will be sent an email to their MyCommNet email address In late February/early March. The deadline to register for, and attendance at an information session is strictly enforced.
Accepted into the program, students will also be required to complete the following requirements:
- Within 3 months of beginning the program, receive a medical examination and provide a report by a physician that describes the physical and emotional health of the applicant.
- Demonstrate ability to perform the skills needed to be a radiographer as outlined in the program’s Technical Standards.
- Successfully complete and pass a criminial background check and drug screening as required by clinical site partners.
- Provide proof of a Health Care Provider course in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association prior to beginning class.
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.
Apply to NVCC and the Radiologic Technology program