The Radiography Technology program prepares students to become a radiography technologist and member of a health care team. The program integrates knowledge from the biological sciences, social sciences, and math with the theory and practice of radiography technology to prepare students as entry-level technologists. Upon successful completion of this program students will graduate with an associate of applied science degree and be eligible to become certified by taking the registry examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The Radiography Technology associate of applied science degree program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Inquiries can be made by contacting JRCERT at 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182 or (312) 704-5300 or www.jrcert.org.
Contact the Health Professions office at (208) 676-7132 for further information.
- High school diploma or GED.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on required courses.
- A minimum grade of C or 2.0 must be earned in each course required for the program.
- All BIOL courses which were completed more than seven years prior to application to the program must be repeated.
- Prerequisite Courses: Transcripts for all prerequisite courses not completed at NIC must be sent to the NIC
• Algebra competency may be demonstrated by ACT, SAT, or COMPASS score taken in the two years prior to the program application deadline indicating placement above MATH-025 or completion of MATH-025 or MATH-108 or a math class meeting the A.A.S. degree math requirement as listed in the NIC catalog.
• BIOL-227 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I)
• BIOL-228 (Human Anatomy & Physiology II)
• CAOT-179 (Medical Terminology) or its approved equivalent.
- The NIC Admissions Office will determine if previous college prerequisites will be acceptable for transfer.
- A criminal background check will be required upon acceptance into the radiography technology program. Violations which appear on the criminal background check may result in denied access to clinical sites and therefore inability to complete the program.
- All applicants to the program must complete a proctored essay which will be awarded up to 10 points based on their written assessment of the radiology field.
Application Deadline: Next class begins in fall 2014.
In addition to the regular college admissions requirements, students applying for the Radiography Technology program need to complete a Radiography Technology application, which consists of:
- Radiography Technology program application. (Available in December.)
- High school and college transcripts.
- Personal statement stating reason for applying to the program.
- Three letters of recommendation submitted with application.
- A Health Professions pre-admission essay exam will be administered on the following dates and times in the Meyer Health Science Building, Room #143.
2/5/14 9–11 a.m.
2/12/14 3–5 p.m.
2/19/14 9–11 a.m.
2/26/14 3–5 p.m.
Acceptance to the Radiography Technology program is limited. Completion of all admission requirements does not ensure acceptance into the program. Candidates for admission are selected from the pool of qualified applicants using a point-based process. A personal interview will be given for the highest-ranking candidates. The number
of applicants interviewed will be narrowed to a predetermined number based on the number of students accepted. Acceptance into the program will be based on the score the applicant receives in the interview. Currently enrolled students should already have an application fee and transcripts on file. It is highly recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor as they begin planning their pre-radiography coursework.