Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about the Radiologic Technology Program? You're probably not alone! Review the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
Currently we use random selection of those students qualified with pre-requisites, degree, & volunteer hours. Effective 2017, 36 hours of observation or volunteer are needed. The Program does not place potential students in the clinical facilities to satisfy the observation or volunteer requirements. It is up to each individual student to find their own place of observation. etc. (RECOMMENDATION). Apply at a clinical facility and continue to volunteer after the required hours are met. The reason for observation/volunteering is because we had previous students who have been accepted into the program and do not have any idea what a RT does or what their responsibilities are. If an applicant is working in the health care field (radiology) that would be acceptable. All documentation needs to be completed and submitted with the application. The volunteer/observation form is available online on radiology website.
The applications are available only from mid-January to mid-February (dates vary from year to year). Brochures are currently available online only. We no longer print copies of the brochures to be handed out
· Priority 1: GPA of 2.0 in the completed prerequisite courses, 2.0 in the completed general education courses with an Associate Degree or higher and 36 volunteer/observation hours or more.
· Priority 2: GPA of 2.0 in the completed prerequisite courses, 2.0 in the completed general education courses, and 36 volunteer/observation hours.
· Priority 3: GPA of 2.0 in the completed prerequisite courses, and 2.0 in the completed general education courses.
YES. We do not have the means to look up each student’s transcripts. Once we receive the applications, all information is sent to the evaluation office. We do not keep a yearly file of transcripts from applicants.
Anywhere from $30.00 to $40.00 per hour depending in the area. Generally there is no pay difference for AA or BS degrees unless the individual wants to go into management, PACS Administration or Education. Some facilities pay more for advanced licenses such as CT, MRI, Mammography, Fluoroscopy, and Interventional Radiology.
The comprehensive evaluation is required. PCC accepts only the following agencies: International Education & Research, Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute & American Education Research Corporation. The students might be able to receive credits for courses such as humanities, PE & Math. We do not count GPA for courses taken in another country.
Biology 011(Only as a recommended prerequisite to Anat 025, no longer a requirement), then Anatomy 025 + Chemistry 0021, then Physiology 001+Physics 010+010L
Chemistry 022 or Chem 001A or a College Chemistry course will meet the requirement. Students do not need to fill out a “Course Substitution” form.
Class of 2011 all passed their boards within one month after June 2011 graduation.
Class of 2012 all passed their boards within one month after June 2012 graduation.
Class of 2013 all passed their boards with one month after June 2013 graduation.
Class of 2014 all passed their boards within three weeks after June 2014 gradation
Class of 2015 all passed their boards within two weeks after June 2015 graduation
Class of 2016 all passed their boards within 30 days after June 2016 graduation.
Class of 2017 all passed their boards within 60 days after June 2017 graduation
Class of 2018 all passed their boards within 60 days after June 2017 graduation
Information is also posted online under Program Effectiveness Data on the RT home page