A.S. in Radiologic Technology Admission Requirements
Applicants to radiologic technology must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:
- Meet all admission requirements for Kettering College.
- Demonstrate a minimum high school GPA of 2.50 (GED score of 170) or have college minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 for at least 24 credits
- Matriculation of early admission high school students is contingent upon graduation and final transcript submission to the admissions office
- Candidates can improve their admission qualifications by demonstrating evidence of a quality academic background in mathematics and science
Ideal Radiologic Technology Candidate
The Radiologic Technology program faculty at Kettering College provides the radiography student with:
- a widely diverse and rigorous academic and laboratory education,
- in-depth instruction on human anatomy and physiology,
- the production and safe use of ionizing radiation,
- a full understanding of radiographic equipment,
- a full understanding of compassionate patient care.
- comprehensive clinical education that emphasizes hands-on use of radiographic equipment.
Ideal candidates for the Radiologic Technology program at Kettering College:
- excel academically in the classroom,
- have solid communication skills – both written and verbal,
- have a high-grade point average (GPA) with a strong background in math and science courses,
- enjoy helping people and work well with others since the main component of healthcare delivery is patient centered teamwork,
- maintained an exceptional high school or college educational record in algebra, physics, biology, and anatomy and physiology. With the program’s emphasis on human anatomy and physiology as well as the physical principles of radiographic equipment and the characteristics of ionizing radiation, students with these strengths have better prediction for success.
Program Admission Deadlines
- Early admission based on superior academic performance may occur at the end of January through March. Superior academic performance includes a strong science and math background, ACT composite score, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Additional considerations such as attendance records, patterns of withdrawal or repeated courses, and status as a current Kettering College student may influence acceptance. Application materials, including transcripts and student personal statement forms, must be received by the admissions office by January 31st. Early admission decisions will be communicated by the end of April. Applicants must maintain minimal acceptance requirements in all academic work prior to matriculation into the program.
- Upon graduation, high school students must submit final transcripts to the admissions office prior to matriculation into the program.
- Applications received by May 25 will be considered for program admission to fill any spots available after early acceptance decisions have been made. Students accepted under regular admission will receive their letters by mid-June and will have 10 days to accept or decline.
Program Pre-Enrollment Requirements
The following item must be completed and maintained in order to begin and progress in the major:
All college-required immunizations must be completed before the student can begin clinical experience. Individual clinical sites may require additional immunizations, all of which must be completed and maintained throughout that assignment. The immunization record must be submitted prior to registration for classes. Contact the admissions office for details.
Failure to document immunizations will result in the student not being allowed to continue in the clinical portion of the program until compliance is proven.
Prior conviction of a felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor may prohibit the student from taking the certification examination at the end of the program. Please contact program officials for more details.
Students accepted into the program must request and pay to have a background check performed by the College-approved service. Contact the admissions office for the approved service contact information. Background checks must be completed between June 1 and Aug. 1 prior to the year of enrollment in radiologic technology.
While acceptance into the program may not be denied by a negative background check, approval to take the end-of-program certification examination (ARRT) may be.
Students accepted into the major must provide proof of observation in a full-service radiology department before they are allowed to register for classes. The appropriate form is mailed to the student with the acceptance letter in May prior to beginning classes in August.
Personal Health Insurance
All students must be covered by health insurance. This may be done by a shared family policy or by purchasing the college’s suggested coverage or other private insurance that will cover the student in the clinical setting.
Hospitals and other medical facilities can be hazardous. Students must be prepared to be accountable for the cost of treatment made necessary by injuries or illness sustained while on clinical assignment.
Pregnancy is not a reason for being rejected or removed from the program. The student is advised, but not required, to inform program faculty in writing of her pregnancy so that measures can be initiated that will protect the fetus from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation. Please note that the pregnant student assumes all responsibility for the safety of her fetus during the gestation period.
Completion of the degree at Kettering College signifies the graduate is prepared for practice in his or her prospective field by meeting the technical standard requirements. Technical standards, as distinguished from academic standards, refer to the
physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities required for satisfactory completion of the curriculum. The essential required abilities include motor, sensory, communicative, intellectual, behavioral, and social aspects.
Several standards are common to all programs. These are listed below, followed by specific requirements of each program. The student must have the ability to:
- Think critically, with sound judgment, emotional stability, maturity, empathy, and physical and mental stamina.
- Learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings.
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, using appropriate grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.
- Immediately comprehend and respond to auditory instructions or requests.
- Think clearly and act calmly in stressful situations.
- Perform up to a 12-hour clinical experience in a single 24-hour period.
- Work cooperatively, preserving relationships with other members of the health care team.
- Perform fine and gross motor skills with both hands.
- Apply adequate pressure to stop bleeding.
- Perform CPR.
In addition to the above criteria, the following are specific to the programs listed:
Radiologic sciences and imaging students must have the ability to:
(These need to be maintained throughout the entire program)
- Push and operate portable imaging equipment.
- Perform and assist with bed/wheelchair/stretcher/x-ray table transfers.
- Reach and operate equipment up to 6 feet above the floor.
- Hear conversations, use the telephone effectively, and process and clearly communicate information in a timely manner to the patient, visitors, and other members of the health care team./li>
- Perform clinical tasks efficiently so patient safety is not compromised.
- Stand, walk, push, pull, squat.
- Lift, carry, and balance up to 50 pounds.