Radiologic Technology AAS Program

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Radiologic technologists are the third-largest group of healthcare professionals. Their primary responsibility is to image the human body. Technologists work in hospitals, urgent care centers, medical offices, and outpatient facilities and are important members of the healthcare team. 

TMCC's Radiologic Technology AAS Program begins each Fall Semester. Admission to the program is limited to 20-24 students and requires specific admission procedures. Students are selected by means of a formal program application and the calculation of admission points.

The mission of the AAS 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 needs of the students. This is evidenced by a competency-based program employing various teaching methodologies and technologies delivered through quality instruction. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist's Examination for Radiographers and become members of the health care team. Once selected for the Program, students complete 21 months of educational experiences. As part of the curriculum, students spend 1,680 hours in clinical education experiences in cooperation with radiology departments in Reno, Sparks and Carson City.

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply to the College
    You must be at least 18 years old and a current TMCC student to apply to the Radiologic Technology Program. View TMCC's Steps to Enroll to learn more about becoming a student at TMCC.

    You will need to submit your official transcripts from any higher education institution you've attended. After you've submitted your official transcripts, you must have them evaluated by the TMCC Admissions and Records Office using the Transfer Credit Evaluation Request.

    • An official transcript includes the Registrar’s signature, the College seal, and the date it was issued. An official transcript is delivered in a sealed envelope which should not be opened by anyone except the addressee. It is a legal document. There is usually a fee for each official transcript ordered.

    • An unofficial transcript is the student’s academic record without signature, seal, date or sealed envelope. There is usually no fee. A student may obtain an unofficial transcript by following the same procedure as for requesting an official transcript.

    • Please note that students who require a Credit Evaluation for Transfer Students need to submit this well in advance of the application deadline, as this process may take up to 6 weeks. If this credit evaluation for transfer courses is not complete at the application deadline, it will not be accepted.

    It is highly recommended that prospective Radiologic Technology students meet with a TMCC Academic Advisor.

  2. Complete Course Prerequisites
    The Radiologic Technology Program has prerequisite courses which must be completed with a grade of C or better. You must have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 in all Radiologic Technology coursework. Equivalent courses from other accredited colleges are acceptable, but must be approved by TMCC prior to applying to the Radiologic Technology Program, and must be documented in your official transcripts. It is highly recommended that you complete this process through a radiologic technology academic advisor.
  3. Complete CNA Course (or Alternative)
    Documentation showing completion of a Nevada Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training within 5 years -OR- proof of previous or current certification as a CNA -OR- acceptable program director approved alternative. Acceptable alternatives are decided by the program director and requests need to be submitted before the radiologic technology application is submitted.

    Acceptable alternatives include:

    • Non-ARRT Radiologic Tech or Limited Scope Radiologic Tech.
    • Completion of a registered nursing program.
  4. Complete General Education (GE) Requirements
    GE does not need to be completed in order to apply, however, it is strongly recommended that you complete the General Education degree requirements prior to entrance into the Radiologic Technology Program. They are part of the admission point system for selection to the program. If you will be seeking financial aid while in the program, please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine the impact of this recommendation on your financial aid status.
  5. Complete Optional Program Support Courses
    Some additional courses are used as part of the admission point system for selection into the Radiologic Technology Program but do not count toward the degree and are not required to submit the Radiologic Technology Program Application. See Selection Process.
  6. Submit Program Application and Complete Pre-Admission Testing
    You must complete the online Radiologic Technology Program Application and Pre-Admission Testing. Note: Supplemental documentation may be uploaded with the online application. If accepted, you must attend a mandatory orientation held on the last Friday of the Summer Session at TMCC.