- What is the Radiologic Technology Program?
- May I take the Radiologic Technology courses at any Gadsden State Campus?
- When can I start the Radiologic Technology Program?
- How do I apply to the Radiologic Technology Program?
- How many students are accepted into the Program each fall?
- If I meet the “Admission Requirements," will I be in the Radiologic Technology Program?
- How do I sign up for the ACT?
- What is the cost for the ACT?
- Is there a minimum ACT score requirement?
- Is there a limit to the number of times I can take the ACT?
- How do you determine the Admissions Ranking Score for the Program?
- Can I take Radiologic Technology courses online?
- Can I take Radiologic Technology courses in the evening?
- Do you offer a part-time option for Radiologic Technology?
- What prerequisites are required for the Radiologic Technology Program?
- The curriculum indicates I need a Humanities elective. What course(s) will count for the humanity elective?
- Do I have to complete all of the general education courses before applying to the Radiologic Technology Program?
- If I have taken all the academics (general education courses) required for the Radiologic Technology Program, can I finish the Program early?
- Are there any other requirements after I have submitted my application?
- What is the Applicant Information Session?
- Can I fax in the application or health records?
- May I deliver my official transcripts by hand?
- How long is the waiting list?
- How will I be notified about Program acceptance / admission?
- My grade point average (GPA) is 4.0 but I did not get into the Program; a friend was accepted with a 2.5 GPA. Why?
- Must I have the Essential Functions form signed by a physician when I apply for admission?
- When should my health records be submitted?
- May I register for RAD classes before health requirements are met?
- I don’t have the money to complete the health requirements. Why does Gadsden State require so many?
- Where will I attend clinical?
The Radiologic Technology Program is a five (5) semester Program that enables successful graduates to take the national certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The Program culminates in an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology.
No, courses are only offered in Gadsden on the Wallace Drive Campus. The general education courses required for the Program may be taken at most campuses and/or online.
You must apply by the deadline date and be accepted to the Program. The deadline date is June 1st of each year. Once accepted a student would start in the fall of that same year.
The Program accepts twenty-two (22) students to start the Program each fall. The number is limited due to clinical space availability.
No. Admission is competitive; all applicants are rank-ordered according to their test scores and grades. Those applicants with the highest scores will be on the top of the list. Ranking Sheet
Information will be available after November 1st ACT Information
Yes. A minimum ACT composite score of 18 is required to be eligible for the Program. Keep in mind the higher the score the better the chance of acceptance into the Program.
ACT places a testing limit of 12 attempts.
Radiologic Technology courses are not offered on-line at the present time.
Radiologic Technology classes are taught primarily during the day. Some labs may be in the late afternoon. Clinical rotations include evening hours with the possibility of weekend hours.
No, the Radiologic Technology Program is offered on a full-time basis only. If all general education courses are completed prior to admission to the Program full-time status could fall below the standard 12 hours considered as full-time enrollment.
The Radiologic Technology Program does not have any “true” prerequisites. All applicants must be eligible for MTH 100 (Note: MTH 116 is not a higher level math and will not meet this requirement), ENG 101 and BIO 201 in the fall semester of entrance into the Program.
Most courses from Area II of the Alabama General Studies Curriculum (AGSC) can be used to satisfy the humanities elective requirement. Some of the courses taught at Gadsden State that can be used for the elective are as follows:
ART 100: Art Appreciation
MUS 101: Music Appreciation
THR 120: Theater Appreciation
PHL 206: Ethics in Society
HUM 101: Introduction to Humanities
REL 151: Survey of Old Testament
REL 152: Survey of New Testament.
Please note there are additional courses that may satisfy this requirement, depending on individual interest and schedule; however, the course(s) must be at least 3 credit hours.
No. You must be eligible for MTH 100 (Note: MTH 116 is not a higher level math and will not meet this requirement), ENG 101 and BIO 201 in the fall semester of entrance into the Program. It is recommended that you have as many general education courses completed as possible, but this is not required. This will lighten the coursework and improve your chances of being selected for the Program. Ranking Sheet
No. Your course load may be lighter, but the Program cannot be completed earlier. The Program is five (5) semesters in length.
Yes. You will need to submit official high school & college (if applicable)l transcripts and ACT scores to the Admissions and Records Office by the June 1st deadline. In addition, all qualified applicants will receive notification regarding an Applicant Information Session. This session will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Attendance at this session is mandatory. If an applicant does not attend this session his/her application will not be reviewed.
The Applicant Information Session is a mandatory session at which all aspects of the Program are discussed with the applicants. Program faculty, imaging department managers, clinical instructors, and currently enrolled students provide insight into the Program for those in attendance. This session will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Attendance at this session is mandatory. If an applicant does not attend this session his/her application will not be reviewed.
No, the application is only submitted online.
Yes. Hand delivered transcripts must be sealed, stamped "OFFICIAL," and delivered to the Admissions and Records Office in the One Stop Center on the East Broad Campus in Gadsden. If the transcripts are opened, or appear tampered with, they will not be accepted.
The Radiologic Technology Program does not have a “Waiting List.” Students must apply for the Program each year. The top students are admitted and a limited number of students are placed on an alternate list should an opening be available before the Program begins.
You will be notified by U.S. mail. You will receive a letter of standing approximately 4 weeks after deadline date. You will receive one of three letters: acceptance, alternate, or not accepted. The letter is sent to the address on the application. Be sure to keep your records updated.
Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program is not based on the applicant’s cumulative GPA. The admission is based on a combination of a test score and grades in certain courses. Ranking Sheet
No. The Essential Functions form is signed by the student as recognition of the physical and mental requirements of the Program once he/she is accepted into the Program, not as part of the application process. All applicants should review this form prior to applying. Essential Functions
Your health records will need to be turned in AFTER admission to the Program. Instructions will accompany your acceptance letter.
No. You can register for any general education courses but not the RAD courses.
The clinical affiliates have certain requirements to guarantee the health and safety of their patients. Students are required to meet those stipulations so that they can attend the clinical settings for their education. These requirements will be necessary for anyone in a healthcare field while in school and later during employment.
A variety of clinical affiliates are used within the surrounding six (6) counties. The Program makes every effort to avoid excessive driving distances, but cannot guarantee a specific clinical assignment. Clinical Sites