2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Radiologic Technology Program
The mission of the radiologic technology program is to provide
general and basic science education, combined with a sound
foundation in the theory and art of radiologic technology to
meet the educational goals of the students. This is evidenced
by a competency-based program employing various teaching
methodologies and technologies. The graduates will have
the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully take the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination for
Radiographers and become a member of the health care team.
Once selected for the program, the students complete 24 months
of educational experiences. Students are provided with 1,952
hours of clinical education experiences conducted in cooperation
with departments of radiology in Reno, Sparks and Carson City.
Please note: Graduates from TMCC’s radiologic technology
program are eligible to apply for and take the American
Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination for
Radiographers. However, the ARRT is the only organization
granting permission to take the examination. Persons with prior
felony or misdemeanor convictions may be admitted to the
program but may be prohibited by the ARRT from taking the
examination. The ARRT will conduct a pre-application review
to determine the impact of a conviction on eligibility. Pre-
application ReviewForms may be requested from the Department
of Regulatory Services at the ARRT office, 651-687-0048.
Background Check andDrug Testing
The hospitals associatedwith the programrequire a background
check and drug testing to insure the safety of the patients treated
by program students. Students selected for the program will be
required to comply prior to starting the program (instructions
to be provided by the program coordinator after the full class is
Admission to the Radiologic Technology
The radiologic technology program begins each fall semester.
Admission to the program is limited and requires specific
admission procedures. Students are selected by means of a formal
program application and the calculation of assigned points.
Applicants must be at least 17 years old.
Complete the following:
1. Submit an application for admission to the college.
2. Have completed the following courses with a grade of “C”
MATH 105, Math for Radiologic Technicians (or MATH 120 or higher)
ENG 101, Composition I
RAD 101, Exploration in Radiology
The following must have been completed in the past five years:
BIOL 223, Anatomy and Physiology I and
BIOL 224, Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 141, Human Structure and Function I and
BIOL 142, Human Structure and Function II
NURS 130, Nursing Assistant
a) State Board of Nursing Certificate (CNA) preferred but not
b) Current CNA exempt from five-year course limit.
c) Acceptable alternative
i. completion of EMT intermediate level or higher
ii. current certification as EMT intermediate or higher.
CLS 151, Phlebotomy and CLS 152, Applied Phlebotomy (formerly LTE
110, Techniques of Venipuncture)
a) Acceptable alternative documentation:
i. completion of EMT intermediate level or higher
ii. current certification as EMT intermediate or
b) CLS 153, Phlebotomy Clinic Practicum must also be taken
to apply for license/certification.
Note: Equivalent courses from other accredited colleges are acceptable, but
must be approved by TMCC. These courses must be documented through official
transcripts on file with TMCC’s records office before application to the program.
3. Submit official transcripts of all previous college
education to records office.
4. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 in all
coursework applying to the associate of applied science
radiologic technology degree.
5. Submit an official transcript showing proof of high school
graduation or official results of high school equivalency to
admissions and records (persons with a recognized degree
6. Obtain the current radiologic technology program
application from www.tmcc.edu/x-ray.
Submit the completed application to the division of sciences
dean’s office (RDMT 324) or mail to: 7000 Dandini Blvd., Reno,
NV 89503. Application must be postmarked by June 1 of the
current year. Recommend requesting return receipt notification
if mailing the application.
Selection to the radiologic technology program will be based
on information obtained from the admission requirements and
the number of points the applicant receives. Eligible students
will be numerically ranked according to total points. Points will
be awarded for a previously completed degree, residency status,
credentialed health occupations, completion of general education
degree requirements, and support area (includes completion
of support courses and/or work experience). Admission will be
offered to the applicants on the list with the highest points. In
the event of applicants having an equal number of points, the
students’ GPAs (in all coursework applying toward an associate
of applied science degree in radiologic technology) will be used
to rank the tied group. If the GPA does not resolve the tie, lots
will be drawn to decide selection. Selection to the radiologic
technology program is done on an annual basis. Applicants not
selected must reapply for consideration the following year.
After Acceptance to the Program
After selected for admission, in response to a letter from the
program coordinator, the student will provide documentation of
the following prior to the first day of class:
1. Evidence of current major medical insurance coverage.
2. Evidence of two negative TB skin tests done within the
past year within 3 months of each other (persons with prior
positive TB test must see program coordinator).
3. Evidence of required immunization status for hepatitis B,
Varicella, MMR, TDAP, and TD.
4. Evidence of a current Health Care Provider CPR card
(preferably from the American Heart Association).
The student must also do the following prior to the first day
1. Provide the Technical Assessment Standards form signed
by a health care provider.
2. Request the required background check and drug test
(instructions to be provided by the program coordinator
after full class is confirmed).