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Selective Admission: Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the following requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our Radiologic Technology Program.

Am I eligible to apply?

Check to see that you have met the following eligibility requirements:

Grade Point Average (GPA)

You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to apply to our program.

TCC Student ID Number

You must apply to TCC, be accepted as a student and get a TCC Student ID number before you apply to the Radiologic Technology Program.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Requirements

You must meet the TSI requirements for enrolling in college credit courses.

Prerequisite Science Courses

You must have completed these courses with a grade of C or higher before applying to our program:

You are allowed only 2 total attempts at earning your desired grade in these courses to be eligible to apply to Radiologic Technology. A withdrawal or drop counts as an attempt.

Performance Requirements

During your time in our program and throughout your career, you must meet performance requirements to ensure patient safety and welfare.

Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI A2) Admission Exam

HESI A2 is the required admissions exam for the program.

You must earn a minimum score of 70 in each section of the HESI A2.

Visit HESI A2 Admission Assessment to learn more about fees, test availability and dates.

You can find study materials online or at the Trinity River Campus Bookstore.

Language Proficiency

If English was not the primary language of your high school, you must provide documentation of proof of English proficiency by submitting the results of either of the following:

  • TOEFL iBT®
    (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    You must earn a passing score of 83.

  • IELTS
    (International English Language Testing System assessment of English language proficiency)
    You must earn an IELTS Band Score of overall 6.5 with a minimum score of 6 in all areas.

Immunizations

The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Community Standards (PDF)Listen require that all students in health-related programs complete the following immunizations before applying to programs where patient contact is a component.

If you know you will be applying to our Radiologic Technology Program within the next year, you will need to start these now because some will take up to 6 months to complete the series.

In order to be eligible to apply, you will need to have proof that you have completed the following immunizations:

  • Hepatitis B
    • A full Hep-B series includes 3 injections delivered over a 6-month schedule. 
    • You must show proof of the completed series (or be able to complete the last injection in the series) prior to July 1 for consideration of acceptance into the program.
    • Please see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization schedule for more details.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDaP)
  • Rubeola / Measles, Mumps, Rubella / German Measles (MMR)
  • Varicella
  • Influenza (Flu Shot)

Note: Titers showing positive immunity to the diseases will be acceptable.

Requirement: Tuberculosis (TB) Test

You must have completed a TB skin test (with negative results) prior to beginning clinical rotations. If your TB skin test results are positive, you must undergo a chest x-ray examination that does not demonstrate evidence of TB.

COVID-19 Vaccine

TCC does not require students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

However, COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended because our Radiologic Technology Program uses clinical sites that currently require the vaccine. 

Post-Acceptance Requirements

You need to be prepared to meet the following additional requirements–before the first day of class–if you are accepted to our program:

  • Physical Exam
  • CPR Certification
    • Basic Life Support (BLS), Healthcare Provider (American Heart Association required)
  • Health Insurance

Criminal Background Check / Drug Screening

If you have a past criminal offense that would appear on a background check, please email the Radiologic Technology Program director, Brian Spence, at brian.spence@tccd.edu in order to discuss potential issues related to:

  • Program acceptance
  • Clinical site placement
  • State licensure
  • Eligibility to take the national certification examination

You will learn more about all of these requirements after acceptance.

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Cal Quigley, IV
Health Care Professions Advisor

Call 817-515-1484

Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated January 20, 2022