TMCC

Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology Application Information for 2014

Requirements for admission to the Radiologic Technology Program are changing for 2015, including Admission Point changes.

Information on this page has been approved by the department and is current as of January 2014.

Application Process

(for students applying for the 2014 class)

The TMCC Radiologic Technology Program begins each fall semester. Admission to the program is limited to 16 students 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.

In order to apply to the Radiologic Technology Program you must:

  1. Be a current student at TMCC.
  2. Complete all the prerequisites of the program with a grade of C or better (please refer to the TMCC College Catalog for complete and current curriculum information):
    • MATH 105 (Math for Radiologic Technologists)
      or Math 120 or higher
    • ENG 101 (Composition)
    • RAD 101 (Exploration in Radiology)
    Note: The following courses must have been completed in the past five years. 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 Admissions and Records office before application to the program.
    • BIOL 223 and BIOL 224 (Anatomy and Physiology I and II)
      -- OR --
    • BIOL 141 and BIOL 142 (Human Structure and Function I and II)
    • NURS 130 (Nursing Assistant)
      Acceptable alternative documentation:
      • Current certification as a CNA
      • Completion of EMT Intermediate Level or higher course
      • Current certification as EMT Intermediate or higher
    • CLS 151 & 152 (Phlebotomy & Applied Phlebotomy)
      Acceptable alternative documentation:
      • Completion of EMT Intermediate Level or higher course
      • Current certification as EMT Intermediate or higher
  3. Submit official transcripts of all previous college education to admissions and records.
  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 exempt).
  6. Download the current Radiologic Technology Program application (available March 1 - June 1 only).

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Submit the completed application by June 1 of the current year to the TMCC Science Division Dean's Office (Dandini Campus, Red Mountain Building, Room 324) or by mail (return receipt requested recommended) to:

TMCC Science Division
Radiologic Technology Program
7000 Dandini Blvd., RDMT 324
Reno NV 89512

Application Selection Process

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 or good neighbor status
  • credentialed health occupations
  • completion of general education degree requirements
  • and support area.

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 student's GPA in the AAS degree requirements for Radiologic Technology will be the tie breaker. If the GPA does not resolve the tie, lots will be drawn to decide selection.

Selection to the Radiologic Technology Program is on an annual basis. Applicants not selected must reapply for consideration the following year.

Please note that the entrance criteria for 2015 will change.

After being selected for admission, in response to a letter from the program coordinator, the student will submit the following pertinent documentation prior to the first day of class:

  1. Evidence of current major medical insurance coverage;
  2. Evidence of two negative TB skin tests done in 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, TDaP or TD, Varicella, and MMR
  4. Evidence of a current American Heart Association health care provider CPR card
  5. Complete an Essentials Function form for Clinical Education
  6. A background check (instructions to be provided by the program coordinator)
  7. A drug test (instructions to be provided by the program coordinator)

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Progression in the program is contingent upon maintaining a grade of C (75%) or better in all Radiologic Technology courses. All Radiologic Technology courses (except RAD 101) must be taken in the sequence outlined in the Radiologic Technology curriculum.

General Education degree requirements must be completed before graduation from the program in order to earn the AAS degree in Radiologic Technology. Since classes may be schedule during both day and evening hours, the faculty recommends completion of as many General Education requirements as possible prior to selection to the program.

IS 101 must be completed prior to the spring semester of the first year in the program.

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Student Radiologic Technologists must be able to perform the essential functions of the unit/department in which they are rotating. These can include any of the following:

  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Walking (to and from patient areas, assisting patients to walk, etc.)
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Hand/finger dexterity (i.e., Grasping/Handling medications/medical equipment, etc.)
  • Pushing/Pulling (i.e., Carts, Wheelchairs, Gurneys, etc.)
  • Kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling
  • Reaching with both arms: up, down, side to side
  • Ability to accomplish duties requiring repetitive motions/actions
  • Assisting patients to sit up, turn, get out of bed, etc.
  • Ability to see within 20 inches for as far as 20 feet or more (corrective lenses acceptable)
  • Ability to distinguish colors
  • Possess adequate hearing (i.e., ability to hear alarms, patients/patients families, instructions from physicians/department staff, etc.)
  • Adequate sense of smell

If the student is unable to perform any of the above functions, they should notify the program coordinator upon acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program.

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The hospitals associated with the program require 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 acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program).

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Students completing the Associate of Applied Science Radiologic Technology Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate clinical competence in diagnostic radiographic examinations
  2. Be prepared to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination for radiographers.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image acquisition and evaluation, imaging procedures, and patient care and education.

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Listed below are the estimated student costs for an Associate in Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology at TMCC. Please see the TMCC College Catalog for the most current information and other applicable fees.

Estimated TMCC Costs

Tuition and Fees
Note: does not include out-of-state fees, which may be applicable. Subject to change by the Board of Regents without notice.
In-state Fall and Spring semester $84.50 per credit
Summer Session $87.50 per credit
Tuition
77.5 credits @ $84.50 per credit $6,548.75
3 credits @ $87.50 per credit (Summer Session) $262.50
Application Fee
(one time fee for new students)
$10.00
Approximate Costs $6,821.25

Estimated Program-Related Costs

There may be some additional costs besides those that are listed.

Uniforms

$500.00

Background check with precheck.com
(cost will vary depending on student)

$48.50

Drug testing
(one time through CertifiedBackground.com)

$35.00

Lab & Special fees $303.50
Immunization Tracker
(with CertifiedBackground.com -- for 2 years)
$24.00
Immunizations
(Hepatitis B, MMR, TDaP, DP, Varicella)
$230.00
Inital two-step TB skin test $30.00
Annual one-step TB skin test $15.00
Health Care Provider CPR Card
(must remain current)
$100.00
Books (estimated) $1100.00
Graduation pin $66.00
Miscellaneous
(Patches, Lead Markers, 6 semester ID Badges, etc.)
$70.00
Sub Total $2,522.00
Estimated Overall Costs, without Insurance $9,343.25