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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Radiologic Technology Program at Central Arizona College accredited?
Answer: The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. The program is also accredited with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), www.jrcert.org and listed with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) www.arrt.org as an approved school.
When do you accept applications for the Radiologic Technology Program? When is the deadline to apply?
Answer: Those wishing to apply for the Radiologic Technology program should attend an information session prior to rendering an admissions application. A certificate of attendance is given to all information session attendees. If a certificate of attendance is included with the application the student will receive an additional 2 points (see point value system in the information and admission packet). Applications are accepted May 1st through June 30th each year for the program that starts in January each year. The competitive admission process is conducted in July. Acceptance letters are mailed to the successful candidates on August 1st.
Applications may be hand-delivered or mailed to :
Radiologic Technology Program
805 S Idaho Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Applications must be post marked by the deadline date in order to be considered.
Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted
What documents must be included in an application for admission?
Answer: Applications for Admission must include the following:
A. Optional attendance to a radiologic technology information session evidenced by attendance certificate
B. Application for Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program
D. All relevant unofficial transcripts of completed general education requirements (must include all grades)
E. Two letters of Recommendation
All forms must be complete and legible. Incomplete requests will not be considered. No documents will be returned.
What general education requirements are recommended for application to the program?
Answer: For Students seeking admission to the program starting in January 2013
There are 24 credits of general education required for the A.A.S degree in Radiologic Technology. It is recommended that students complete as many general education requirements as possible to improve their performance in the competative process.
General Education Requirements – Prerequisites (taken prior to Admission)
Written Communications (3)
Mathematics (3) -MAT121 Intermediate Algebra, Standard or higher course
BIO201 Human Anatomy-Physiology I (4)
BIO202 Human Anatomy-Physiology II (4)
Oral Communications (3)
Physical Education Activity (1), excluding varsity sports
Social and Behavioral Science (3)
Arts and Humanities (3)
Prerequisite Course (may be taken prior to or after Admission to Program)
Medical Terminology (3) (No longer required to be taken at Central Arizona College, credit may be transferred)
HCC111 Health Care Law and Ethics (2) and HCC100 Introduction to Health (3) are no longer required prerequisites
How long is the waiting list for the program?
Answer: CAC Radiologic Technology Program does not keep a waiting list. Entrance into the program is highly competitive and selection is based on point value system. Students who are not accepted may re-apply for the following year. We do not keep copies of applications. If you choose to re-apply, you will need to attend a current information session and re-submit a complete application packet.
Do I have to complete the General Education courses before I apply to the program?
Answer: Although it is highly recommended that the specified General Education courses be completed prior to starting the radiologic technology program, completion is not required in order to apply to the program. However, applicants receive consideration in the application scoring process for each completed General Education course.
I've taken General Education courses somewhere else, will CAC accept them?
Answer: Transfer course must have been acquired through an accredited college or university. Military courses and experiences in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services may be transferred if the credits are applicable to this degree program. The Registrar's Office will determine transferability of coursework. Courses in which a grade of less than "C" was earned will not be accepted.
I live outside of Pinal County; can I apply to the program?
Answer: Yes. However, Pinal County residents receive additional points in the application scoring process.
Are radiologic technology courses offered online, nights, and/or weekends?
Answer: Selected major core courses are offered in a hybrid format, all other courses are offered on designated weekdays during daytime hours.
How long does the program take and does the program run through the summer?
Answer: Students enter the program in a cohort that progresses through 6 consecutive trimesters taking 2 academic years. Courses are offered annually in three (3) equal trimesters that run through the summer.
How many days are spent in class and how many days are spent in clinical every week?
Answer: Classroom hours (Lecture/Lab) are 6-8 hours per day on Mondays and Wednesdays for first year students and Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2nd year students. Clinical rotations begin in the 2nd trimester and run 2-3 days/week. A student can expect to dedicate 32 hours/week to class and clinical assignments during the first year and 40 hours/week to class and clinical assignments during the second year.
At which campus is Radiologic Technology Program located?
Answer: Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction. The address is 273 Old West Highway, Apache Junction, AZ 85119.
I am licensed as a Limited Practical Technologist in Arizona. Do you offer a transitional course from limited scope to RT?