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Admission Information

The program begins in August of each year. Due to guidelines established by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, enrollment in the HCC program is limited.  Applications will be accepted from September 1 - May 24. 

Criteria

To be considered for acceptance into the program, the following criteria must be completed:

  • Complete the following prerequisite college courses with a minimum grade of a C:
    • College Algebra
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology (at least 5 credits AND within the last 3 years). 
          *Online anatomy and physiology is NOT recommended.
    • English Composition IA or IB or Honors English
  • Schedule and sit for a comprehensive assessment exam.  Minimum scores must be obtained to submit an application to the program.  Scores will be valid for 2 years.  Students may only sit twice each application period for the exam.  A $45.00 non-refundable fee is required at the time of each exam. Exam Dates
  • Complete an information session with a radiology faculty member after receiving a passing score on the assessment exam.
  • Complete a radiology program application during the information session.  It is permissible to apply to the program prior to completion of prerequisite courses.
  • Observe one day (6-8) hours at a hospital/clinic x-ray department.  Paperwork for the observation will be given at the information session.
  • Submit a word processed essay.  Criteria for essay will be given at the information session.
  • Submit an application for admission to HCC to the Admissions Office.
  • Submit official high school and/or college transcripts or GED records to the Records Office at HCC.
  • Submit unofficial transcripts to program director after grades for prerequisite classes have been recorded if not taken through HCC.

Scores obtained on the entrance exam will be given points.  A sample of the scoring sheet will be available to prospective students upon request.  Applicants will also have the opportunity to receive points on their observation and essay which is scored by a rubric.  Applicants will be rank ordered based upon the total points received.  Completed checklist given at information session must be submitted by May 24th to be considered for admission.  Students on the waiting list must continue to meet all admission criteria to be able to fill vacancies if they become available. Following program acceptance all students will be required to complete a background check prior to scheduling first year observations.

Application check lists, observation forms, and essay information will be given to students during the information session. The faculty of the program asks that you send no information to the HCC Radiology Department until you have completed the assessment test, the information session and have completed all items on the checklist. To schedule the assessment test and information session, please contact a member of the Hutchinson Community College Radiologic Technology Faculty.


Assessment Test and Information Session Dates

The following dates are available for taking the assessment test. Testing begins at 8:30. Please make sure that you arrive at the testing site (Davis Hall, room 21) at least 15 minutes prior to testing time.  For those individuals who receive at or above the minimum passing score the information session will follow and last until 1:00.

Fall 2014 Test Dates:

Spring 2015 Test Dates:

November 12th February 11th
March 18th
April 8th
April 22nd

 


 

Assessment testing will take place in Davis Hall room 21. Testing begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.. Individuals arriving after 8:30 will not be permitted to sit for the assessment.  Only persons who have scheduled a time will be allowed sit for the exam. All test rescheduling is the responsibility of the student, and is subject to availability.