- Attendance at a program information session is mandatory prior to submitting a program application. Call 410-777-7310 for schedule. Detailed information regarding program, profession, admission and academic requirements and selection criteria will be discussed. For online schedule, go to www.aacc.edu/healthsciences/infosessions.
- Submit a completed program application.
- Grade of C or better in seven (7) prerequisite courses with a minimum cumulative prerequisite GPA of at least 3.0 (no rounding).
- High school graduate or equivalency or associate’s degree or higher from a nationally recognized institution. Official transcripts required.
- The Test of Essential Academic Skills version V (TEAS V) is required with the scores indicated in the program admisssions requirement booklet.
- Foreign educated students: must have their college and high school transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluators: ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) at www.ece.org or WES (World Education Services) at www.wes.org.
- Foreign educated students: must successfully pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 (213 is the equivalent computer score and 79 is the equivalent Internet based score) OR must have completed the ENG 111/ENG 112 or ENG 115/ENG 116 or ENG 121 course sequence with grades of C or better prior to applying to the Radiologic Technology program. Anne Arundel Community College’s code for TOEFL is 5019.
- Two letters of recommendation with satisfactory rating.
- Verification of 60 hours of volunteer and/or employment experience in a clinical health-related settting (within the last 7 years at the time of application).
- Satisfactory completion of criminal background check.
- Submission of completed health examination record.
- Submission of current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers certification card.
Students will be admitted to the radiography program each summer as the number of students permits. Applications received by the deadline will be assured consideration based on space availability. Late applications will not be accepted. Students will apply for the radiography program only after meeting all academic and admission criteria. Once the applicant’s admission criteria have been verified, that student receives conditional acceptance for the next available seat. Applications will be rejected if incomplete. Incomplete applications will be sent back to the student and can be resubmitted once they are complete. Students need only apply once to the program, providing their application is complete. A future seat will be slotted for them once the student meets the criteria for admission.
To be considered for conditional acceptance, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Application submitted by the December 15th deadline.
- First consideration will be given to candidates whose resident address is in Anne Arundel County for at least three months prior to the application deadline. The Address Verification form must be submitted within the application.
- Must attend a face-to-face information session.
- Must satisfactorily complete all academic and admission requirements.
- Must have a minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 at this college.
- All seven prerequisite courses must be completed by the application deadline.
- Completion of all seven prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C in each course and a cumulative prerequisite GPA of at least 3.0 (no rounding).
- Science and math prerequisites must be taken within seven years of time the application is submitted.
- Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) is required.
- Official transcripts, if applicable.
- Final acceptance in the program shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, satisfactory completion of a health examination record, and submission of a copy of the required CPR card.
Students who are conditionally accepted to this program of study will be required to submit a Health Examination Record completed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant validating that the student meets the technical standard of good physical and mental health as established by the School of Health Sciences, and verifying that the student is free of communicable diseases as evidenced by required immunizations/titers.
Students must successfully complete the American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR for Health Care Providers course by designated deadline.
Accreditation requirements and limitations of health care facilities necessitate enrollment restrictions. An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor may not be eligible to take the national certification examination. See the radiologic technology department chair for additional information. Students enrolled in the radiologic technology course sequence are required to comply with the American Society of Radiologic Technology Code of Ethics, which is within the scope of practice for the profession.
Readmission to the Radiologic Technology Course Sequence
Students who leave or are dismissed from the radiologic technology course sequence may address a written petition for readmission to the department chair. Readmission cannot be assured and is based on the criteria described in the readmission requirements available through the department chair. Requests for readmission must be received by the Radiologic Technology department by Aug. 15 for the spring term and Jan. 15 for the summer or fall terms. Prior radiologic technology courses must have been taken within the past year.
Transfer from Other Radiologic Technology Programs
Students who have successfully completed radiologic technology courses with a grade of “C” or better within the past year in a JRCERT accredited radiologic technology program may petition for transfer to the third (spring) or fourth (summer) term of the radiologic technology course sequence. Transfer cannot be assured and is based on the criteria described in the transfer requirements available in the Health Sciences office. Students seeking admission to the Radiologic Technology course sequence should contact the Department Chair of Radiology.
Transferring students must apply by Aug. 15 for admission to the spring term and Jan. 15 for the summer term. A fee covering the cost for student assessment is required.