General admission to South College does not guarantee admission to the Associate of Science degree program in Radiography. 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 Radiography 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 Radiography program application.
- Submit documentation of a minimum high school and/or college cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.*
- 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, CHM 1010 General Chemistry I is required.
- Complete BIO 1110 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 1120 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab, BIO 1130 Anatomy & Physiology II, BIO 1140 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab, and/or BIO1030 Anatomy & Physiology for Imaging Science, MAT 1500 College Mathematics I, RAD 1125 Imaging Science and Patient Care, and AHS1010 Medical Terminology. A minimum grade of “C” or better in a maximum of two attempts is (including withdrawal) required in each.*
- Complete and submit documentation of a minimum of 5 clock hours of observation in a radiology department.
- Participate in an interview conducted by the faculty in the South College Department of Imaging Sciences and achieve a minimum score of 25 out of a possible 40.*
- Meet specific health and/or essential functions pertinent to the responsibilities performed by the Radiographer.
- 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.
Imaging Sciences students have potential access to the MRI environment. As such, students must be appropriately screened for magnetic wave or radiofrequency hazards. Students are provided with MRI Hazards/Risks and Safety Practices information and required to complete a South College MRI Screening Questionnaire prior to entering the clinical setting. Students may be required to undergo additional safety education/training and screening procedures per clinical affiliate policies and procedures.
Mammography Participation Opportunities
All students, male and female, will be offered the opportunity to participate in mammography clinical rotations. The program will make every effort to place a male student in a mammography clinical rotation if requested; however, the program is not in a position to override clinical setting policies that restrict clinical experiences in mammography to female students. Male students are advised that placement in a mammography rotation is not guaranteed and is subject to the availability of a clinical setting that allows males to participate in mammographic imaging procedures. The program will not deny female students the opportunity to participate in mammography rotations if clinical settings are not available to provide the same opportunity to male students.