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Radiologic Technology Admissions

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.

This program is a daytime, summer-entry Associate of Applied Science degree.


Steps to Apply

  1. Attend one of our information sessions.
  2. If not already a current HCC student, submit an HCC application for admission. Select Radiologic Technology as their learning program on the HCC application.
  3. New to College: Take placement tests, if applicable: Students may be exempt from the placement test if they have transcripts showing completion of college-level English and/or math at another academic institution, qualifying High School GPA or SAT/ACT test scores. Please speak to an advisor to review your options.
  4. Complete the required prerequisite coursework with appropriate minimum prerequisite, grade requirements and overall GPAs. Please consult with a Nursing/Allied Health Advisor in the Office of Admissions and Advising (RCF-242) to get the most current information on prerequisites and requirements. The college reserves the right to change, without notification, any requirement, fee or program, if it is deemed necessary.
  5. To be considered for admission, applicants must complete all prerequisite coursework by the application deadline.
  6. Have Prior Credit: 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)
  7. Complete the supplemental application for admission to the Radiologic Technology program, and submit online.  The application fee is $25. The application cycle for Rad Tech runs between September 15 and January 15 of each school year, with the January date as the final deadline.
  • The Rad Tech AAS Degree Supplemental Application will be available (9/15/23-1/15/24) for the Summer 2024 program.

Learn more about the Radiologic Technology Program

Clinical Requirement

  • If admitted, a drug screening and criminal background check will be required prior to enrollment in any nursing and 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 are not able to progress in the clinical 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 background, you may wish to discuss this matter with legal counsel.
  • As of 6/17/2021 ALL students who accept a clinical seat will be required to show proof of completed COVID-19 Vaccine prior to beginning their clinical semester.
  • As of Fall 2022, I will be required to show proof of health insurance. Howard Community College does not provide or sponsor health insurance for students. In the event that I sustain an injury while on campus or in clinical, it is my responsibility to utilize my own health insurance plan to cover the cost of treatment and/or follow up care.

Rad Tech Program Documents

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