Online Steps Sessions

Radiologic Technology STEPS Session

The Radiologic Technology Program is a 6 semester program that begins every Summer Semester on the Grand Strand Campus. Admission is based on weighted criteria.

Application deadline:

  • January 15 for the next available summer semester.


To apply to the program students must:

1.) Complete the following prerequisites* with a 2.5 GPA or higher and C’s or above:

  • BIO 210
  • ENG 101
  • MAT 110 or 120
  • CPT 101 (5 yr. time limit)

General Education courses you may take while waiting:

  • BIO 211
  • SPC 205
  • PSY 201
  • Humanities of your choice**

*Prerequisites for the above courses may include: BIO 112 or 101, ENG 100, and MAT 101 with the possibility of other developmental courses being required depending on placement test scores. Enrollment advisors will discuss placement with you after admission to the college

**Humanities: ART 101, ART 105, ART 108, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 208, ENG 209, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 201, HIS 202, MUS 105, PHI 101, PHI 110, REL 103, THE 101.

2.) Attend an Information Session with the Department Chair

3.) Sign and submit the Medical Imaging Technical Standards Form

4.) Complete 4 hours of observations in a hospital setting. You must also take your Rad Tech Liability Form to the hospital for your observations.

Weighted Values for the selection process

CRITERIA Points Earned

Previous Allied Health Experience Involving Patient Care: Documentation must accompany Radiologic Technology Application - Certification Required

  • 1 year or more of full-time work (32hrs/wk equivalency) in a clinical/hospital setting requiring patient care within 2 years.

    OR Recent graduates of an AS degree or higher in Allied Health/Nursing within 2 years.
  • 1 year of part time or volunteer work (10 minimum wk/ equivalency) in a clinical/hospital setting requiring patient care.

    OR Recent graduates of certificates/diplomas in Allied Health/Nursing within 2 years.

5 points




3 points

Established HGTC student with at least 12 or more semester hours (excluding developmental courses)   10 Points
Education and Academic Rigor: (maximum 20 points)
BIO210 _____ CPT101 _____ ENG101 _____ MAT120/110 _____ 
A=5 points B-3 points C=1 point
Academic Rigor: (maximum 6 points) Number of Radiologic Technology general education courses completed

GPA

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

2.50-2.99

1.5 pts.

2.0 pts.

2.5 pts.

3.0 pts.

3.5 pts.

4.0 pts.

4.5 pts.

5.0 pts.

3.00-3.50

2.0 pts.

2.5 pts.

3.0 pts.

3.5 pts.

4.0 pts.

4.5 pts.

5.0 pts.

5.5 pts.

3.51-4.00

2.5 pts.

3.0 pts.

3.5 pts.

4.0 pts.

4.5 pts.

5.0 pts.

5.5 pts.

6.0 pts.

Placement Test Scores or Degree  

COMPASS; ≥Reading-87; Writing-80; Algebra-60
OR
SAT≥ Critical Reading-480; Math-480
OR
ACT≥Reading-19; English-19; Albegra-25 OR Bachelors degree or higher

 3

 

 

Residency (as established by the College) Horry-Georgetown County In-State/Out-of-County
Horry-Georgetown County

In-State/Out-of-County
 

2

1


Additional Requirements:

  • Be sure to complete steps 1 –4 on the Health Science page.College acceptance and receipt of all official transcripts is mandatory.
  • Applications must be submitted to the Admissions office on any campus by the application deadline to be considered. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • If you have not already done so read and sign the Additional Admission/Placement Requirements Affidavit The following requirements must be completed AFTER being accepted into the Radiologic Technology program. We will provide you with the instructions to complete the requirements AFTER we notify you of acceptance into the program but PLAN AHEAD to cover the costs of these items. Without completion of these requirements you will not be allowed to begin the program. 


Miscellaneous Information

  • Acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program is limited and competitive. There is no guarantee of acceptance. Your grades are very important. Even though the minimum GPA requirement is 2.50 you should strive for a much higher GPA to be competitive.
  • Expenses for which you are responsible may include, but are not limited to: purchasing scrubs and shoes, gas and transportation to clinical sites, Licensing Exam fees of $200+.
  • Classes and clinicals associated with this program are during the day. Once accepted you will begin in the Summer and attend 6 semesters, year round, including summer. Please plan ahead financially as you may not receive financial aid for the summer.
  • Clinicals will vary by semester but may require 1-2 days a week. Students may have to travel up to a 50 mile radius to fulfill clinical requirements.
  • Completion of a CNA or Phlebotomy certificate in the last two years will give you 3 extra points on your Rad Tech application. CNA may be obtained through HGTC’s Workforce Development DepartmentPhlebotomy is a 2 semester certificate which includes some of your prereqs for Rad Tech.
  • Any documentation showing proof of experience in patient care or completion of CNA or Phlebotomy must be submitted with your application to the Admissions office on any campus.
  • Placement test scores are an option for increasing points. If you do not have a degree the scores must be within the last 5 years. You may want to take the COMPASS test to meet the required scores to increase your points. Visit Wavenet Central for information on Compass skills workshops. Retest fee of $30 is waived if you attend a workshop.

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