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Selective Admission: Vascular Interventional Radiography (VIR)

Vascular Interventional Radiography (VIR)is a selective admission program. Applying to TCC does not mean you have applied to our VIR Program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the following requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our VIR 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 from your radiography program to apply to our VIR program.

TCC Student ID Number

First, you must apply to TCC.

You will get a TCC Student ID number once you are accepted as a student at TCC.

You need a TCC Student ID number for your application to our VIR Program.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

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

Questions? See TSI Assessment.

Education Background

You must be a graduate of a health science technology school with a certificate or A.A.S. in radiologic technology.

Professional Registration & Licenses

You must currently be registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT) and be in good standing with no violations.

You must currently hold an active license as a registered radiographer.

CPR Certification

We require that you submit a copy of your current CPR card with your application to the program.

Basic Life Support (BLS) is required before the first day of class.

Performance Requirements

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

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 Scoreof overall 6.5with 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)Listenrequire 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 VIR 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 A and B
  • 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.

You will also need to complete a Tuberculosis Skin Test or Chest X-Ray.

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
  • Health Insurance
  • Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening
  • BLS

You will learn more about these requirements after acceptance.

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus East

Denise Glenn, BSRS R.T. (R)(CI)(VI) ARRT
Program Director

Call 817-515-2413

Email denise.glenn@tccd.edu

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 July 25, 2022