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.
All eligible applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 in the completed prerequisite courses for consideration for acceptance into the radiologic technology program. It is highly recommended that courses be taken within a 3-year period. Selection is based on random selection after completion of the prerequisite and general education courses with an Associate's Degree that has been verified.
All applicants must have a minimum of a grade point average of 2.5 in the completed prerequisite courses, overall, 2.0 in the completed general education courses with an Associates Degree or higher. A grade of "D" or "F" in any of the prerequisite courses will not be accepted.
If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, selections will be made by random selection. Alternates will be chosen by random selection and alternate status does not guarantee admission.
Volunteer/Observation hours are not required at this time.
The applications are available only from December 6 to January 6. Applications must be completed and submitted online with all official college transcripts scanned and saved as a PDF attachment. Brochures are currently available online only. We no longer print copies of the brochures to be handed out
YES. Official transcript(s) of ALL U.S. colleges and universities attended including Pasadena City College and verification of the advanced degree must be uploaded with your online application. Transcripts must be scanned and saved in a PDF format.
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 student may receive credit for courses such as humanities, PE & Math. We do not count GPA for courses taken in another country.
Anatomy 025 + Chemistry 002A, then Physiology 001
Human Anatomy and Chemistry course with a lab component must be completed prior to taking Human Physiology.
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