General admission to South College does not guarantee admission to the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Radiologic Technology.
Applicants interested in this program are required to visit the college and meet individually with an admissions representative and program faculty to ascertain if their goals can be met by the college. Prospective students declaring Radiologic Technology as their major must be generally admitted to South College and meet the following requirements in order to be considered for full admission to the program:
- Complete the South College Asheville Learning Site Imaging Science program application.
- Meet minimum score requirements on the college entrance examination, OR present documentation of a score of 19 or higher on the ACT Assessment examination, OR present documentation of a 900 combined score or higher on the SAT I examination, OR meet the South College requirements for admission as a transfer student.
- Obtain a minimum grade of “C” or better in one unit of high school chemistry or physical science. If one unit of high school chemistry or physical science has not been earned, an Approved Science Elective is required.
- Complete BIO 1110 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 1120Anatomy & Physiology I Lab, BIO 1130 Anatomy & Physiology II, BIO 1140 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab, MAT 1500 College Mathematics I, an approved English or Communications course, RT 1010 Foundations of Health Care, and RT 1110 Essentials of Patient Care. A minimum grade of “C” or better in a maximum of two attempts is required in each with a minimal cumulative GPA of 2.50 in these courses.
- Complete documentation of a minimum of 5 hours of clinical observation in a radiology department.
- Submit (3) three letters of recommendation from appropriate sources to the Department Chair of the Imaging Science Department using the forms provided.
- Meet specific health and/or essential functions pertinent to the responsibilities performed by the Radiologic Technologist. Drug and background screenings are required by clinical affiliates. Failure to pass the screenings may disqualify a student as a candidate for admission.
- Be able to commit to full attendance and participation in a rigorous educational program which requires class attendance, significant out-of-class preparation time, and clinical education assignments off-campus.
*Each of these areas is used to rank applicants for full program admission. If minimum standards are met by more applying students than clinical seats, these rankings determine program admission.