ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN RADIOLOGY
North Central Texas College offers an associate of applied science in Radiology on the Gainesville campus. The NCTC radiology faculty members are educationally qualified and come with a diversity of clinical expertise. This allows for creative learning environments to train competent, well-rounded, professional radiologic technologists with high job market demand. The Radiological Technology Program will accept a maximum of 20 students each fall semester. The clinical training begins during the second half of the first semester and the hours will be set by the clinical institution in which the student is working. This may include days, evenings, nights and/or weekend shifts. The student will attend clinical 16 hours a week for 5 weeks during the first semester increasing to 24 hours a week during the summer and during the last year (fall and spring) of the curriculum.
The Radiology program is offered on the Gainesville campus of North Central Texas College. Students attend classes on campus as well as clinical training at area hospitals. Semester breaks adhere to the regular college calendar. The curriculum consists of classroom lecture, skills lab and clinical practicum components. After successful completion of all program requirements, students may be qualified to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Those who pass the examination are issued certificates which confer the right to use the title "Registered Technologist" and its abbreviation "R.T. (ARRT)" after their names. Additionally, graduates may be eligible for certification by the state of Texas as a medical Radiologic Technologist.
The Radiological Technology Program will accept 18- 20 students every fall semester. The clinical training begins during the second half of the first semester and the hours will be set by the clinical institution in which the student is working. This may include days, evenings, nights and/or weekend shifts. The student will attend clinical 2 days a week for 5 weeks during the first semester. The clinical experience increases to 3 days a week during the summer and during the last year (Fall and Spring) of the curriculum.
Applicants to the Radiology Program should understand that clinical courses require students to travel to sites off the college campus. Clinicals are taught at hospitals and other health care facilities all over North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Students must be prepared to drive to ANY of these locations for clinicals; sites closest to your home are not always available.
Early completion of all academic support courses (Co-requisites) enhances progression in the radiology program. PRIOR to applying for entrance into the Radiology Program, applicants must also apply for admission to North Central Texas College, and Submit a Degree Audit / Transfer Evaluation form to the Admissions Office.
- BIOL2401 - A & P I,
- ENGL1301 - Grammar & Comp
- MATH1314 - College Algebra or MATH1342 - Statistics
- PSYC2301 - General Psychology
- Humanities and Fine Arts elective
Applicants are selected for acceptance according to the following ranking process:
Total admission points (HESI + Priority Points = Total Admission Points) are used to rank applicants from highest to lowest.
All applicants who have submitted a Declaration of Intent form will be notified of their enrollment status BY MAIL no later than June 20th proceeding each fall sememster.
Admission Assessment Exam Review, 2nd Edition (A2) - ISBN: 978-1-4160-5635-5
This test will give us information regarding your Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge , Grammar, Basic Math Skills, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Personality Profile, and Learning Style indicating your ability to succeed in the Radiology Program.
Candidates with the highest Total Admission Points will be considered for admission to the Radiological Technology Program.
Candidates with the next highest Total Admission Points scores will be listed as alternates.
Radiologic Technologists practice under the supervision a physician. They may perform basic radiographic duties independently or may assist physicians in more complex radiologic situations. The average alary for a newly graduated Radiologic Technologist ranges from $30,000 to $50,000 depending on hours, benefits, and location. Employment may occur in hospitals, outpatient clinics, surgery centers, doctor's offices, and other healthcare facilities where medical imaging is done. Opportunities for modality cross-training and continuing education with a Bachelor of Science degree, Radiologist Assistant Post Baccalaureate Certificate, or a Master of Science degree all exist for a Radiologic Technologist.