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 Radiologic technology (Rad Tech) is a medical specialty (within the general field of Radiologic Science) that uses ionizing and nonionizing radiation to produce images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels that comprise the human body. These images can be recorded on film or displayed on a video monitor. As opposed to radiation therapy, which is used in the treatment of disease, radiologic technology produces images that enable the physician to examine virtually any part of the human body.

The Rad Tech program is a day-time, Summer entry Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Steps to Apply to the Radiologic Technology Program

  • Sign up for Radiologic Technology information session, if available
  • Submit an HCC application for admission
  • Take placement tests, if applicable
  • Complete the required course work with appropriate minimum prerequisite and overall GPAs
  • To be considered for admission, applicants must complete all prerequisite coursework by the end January (to include winter term)
  • Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended: Complete an Official Transcript Evaluation Form and submit to the Office of Admissions and Advising (RCF-242)
  • Complete a supplemental application for admission to the Radiologic Technology Program and submit to the Office of Admissions and Advising (RCF-242). The application fee is $25.  The application cycle runs between September 15 and January 15 of each school year.  January 15, 2016  is the final deadline for Summer 2016         

A Drug Screening and Criminal Background Check will be required prior to enrollment in any nursing/allied health clinical course in order to ensure the safety of patients in the clinical setting.  Students who do not comply with the drug screening and criminal background check are ineligible for placement in clinical agencies and therefore are not able to progress in the clinical nursing/allied health program.  Students with a criminal background may be unable to progress in the clinical nursing/allied health program. It is the student’s responsibility to know whether they are eligible for licensure. If a student has a criminal background, it is the students’ responsibility to explore whether the background will prohibit them from being licensed and employed in the health care industry. HCC faculty and staff are NOT able to provide legal advice. If you have any questions about your existing criminal background, you may wish to discuss this with legal counsel.                                               

Students interested in Radiologic Technology should work closely with the Office of Admissions and Advising and select Radiologic Technology as their learning program on the HCC application.  Further information is available by visiting or contacting the office directly (RCF-242; 443-518-4230; 

Please note that all proposed costs, procedures, dates, and requirements are subject to change.  Students interested in this program are strongly encouraged to see an advisor.

Students who are admitted to the clinical portion of the program may click here for more information about orientation and health requirements.  Students who are unsuccessful in the clinical portion of the program should refer to the Rad Tech Program Student Handbook for procedures and requirements related to readmission.

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Office of Admissions and Advising
Howard Community College — RCF-242
Phone: 443-518-4230
Fax: 443-518-4589

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