(Note: A criminal background clearance is required before acceptance into this program and a drug screening may be required.)
This program is based at the San Angelo campus.
Howard College offers an Associate of Applied Science program in Radiologic Technology. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination. Individuals who pass this examination are awarded the certification credential. This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT ).
Interested individuals must attend a Health Professions Orientation as the first step in the application process. The initial meeting will determine applicant options and set a time line for completing acceptance requirements. The program begins each fall with class selection made in July. All applicants must have fulfilled admissions criteria by the June 1st application deadline.
- College entrance exam passing test scores are required in order to gain entrance into academic courses.
- Successfully completed the required support courses (Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Math 1314, Math 1332, or Math 1342).
- Applicant must attend a Howard College Health Professions Orientation.
- A physical examination (completed after June 1 of the year of admission or after acceptance into the program).
- Applicant must provide proof of immunizations required by the Texas Health Department, Rule 97.64. Additional immunizations may be required by some clinical facilities.
- Successful clearance of criminal background investigation.
- An application to the Radiologic Technology Program must be submitted to the Howard College Health Professions Division by June 1.
- Results of TEAS AH test submitted.
- Completion of personal interview and observation are part of the selection process.
Preparation for Admission
BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2301 and BIOL 2101 , BIOL 2402 or BIOL 2302 and , and MATH 1314 or MATH 1332 or MATH 1342 are Prerequisites to this program. See the catalog for guidelines regarding these courses. Students may also take any non-RADR course prior to acceptance to the program.
Once accepted into the program, students must complete all required courses within three years. To progress from one term to another, students must earn a letter grade of "C" or better in all required courses. Students who do not make this progress may reapply for the next cycle of the program but will be considered as new applicants and will be subject to the current curriculum and application process. Students who do not successfully complete a course must repeat that course.
In addition, for any co-requisite classes associated with that class, the student must take the final examination and pass with a 75 or higher and successfully demonstrate all competencies associated with the classes in order to not have to repeat the co-requisite. If a 75 is not obtained, the student will be required to audit the co-requisite class to ensure he/she maintains knowledge and skills necessary for future success. Students may not attempt the program more than twice.
THE PRECEDING CRITERIA DO NOT ACT AS SUBSTITUTE TO ANY HOWARD COLLEGE ADMISSION POLICY-PROGRESS STANDARDS
Expense in Addition to Tuition, Test, and Fees/Uniforms and Supplies
Students must purchase appropriate uniforms necessary for participation in clinical activities. Uniform consists of appropriate scrubs, lab coat, shoes and a watch with a second hand. Cost of uniform varies dependent upon style, size and quality of the items.
There will be Out of Town Travel for Clinical Activities.
Clinical experiences provide detailed education, training, and work-based experience in direct patient/client care at a clinical site. All clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences that are required for program completion. Students may not be substituted for staff personnel while performing clinical program requirements. Students and faculty provided by Howard College are not and will not be acting as servant agents or employees of a medical facility during program clinical rotation.
Students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Program are required to purchase health insurance prior to the beginning of clinical experiences and to maintain such insurance for the duration of their enrollment