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 Imaging Science program application
- Submit documentation of a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above on transferred credit
- 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 take the Accuplacer Examination and score minimum scores required by the program.
- Obtain a minimum grade of “C” or better in one unit of high school biological or physical science. If one unit of high school science has not been earned, a college-level course in chemistry, physics, or biology is required.
- Complete Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology I Lab, Anatomy & Physiology II, Anatomy & Physiology II Lab, College Mathematics I, Foundations of Health Care, and Essentials of Patient Care. A minimum grade of “C” or better in a maximum of two attempts is required in each.* Withdraw Pass (WP) and Withdraw Fail (WF) grades are considered attempts.
- Complete documentation of a minimum of 5 hours of clinical observation in a radiology department.
- 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.