Admissions Reqirements

Information Pertaining to Admission

Consideration for acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program is  based upon the submission of the following items directly to the Radiologic Program:

  1. Meet WCJC College requirements for admission. Applicants should be college ready. Please visit the Registrar’s Admission Procedures website for information and steps on how to apply to the college. Turn in proof of acceptance (letter of acceptance, etc).

  2. Complete Radiologic Technology Program application.

  3. A transcript from each college you have attended sent to:

    a.    Registrar’s Office (Official Copy)
    b.    Radiologic Technology Program (Unofficial Copy)

  4. Transcript Evaluation Form if you have attended institutions other than WCJC. The transcript(s) should be evaluated by a transcript analyst in the Registrar’s office and a copy of the evaluation turned into the Radiology program with your completed application. See Registrar’s information page within this application.

  5. Copy of ACT scores with a composite of at least 18 Enhanced taken within the last five years. Preference is given to those who score 20 or higher.

  6. Brief summary of work experience. Admissions points are given to those who have at least 6 months of medical experience including volunteering.

  7. Must be 18 years old. Include documentation (copy of id).

  8. Completion of 16 hours of observation in a Radiology department of a hospital or clinic, observing a licensed radiographer. The prospective student must complete 8 of the 16 hours starting at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.  Prospective students are expected to adhere to the hospital or clinic's rules and ethical conduct codes.  An appointment must be made with the contact person listed on the observation form found in the application. Please wear slacks and a nice shirt or blouse.  Jeans, T-shirts and open-toed shoes are not acceptable. If you are not dressed appropriately the clinic personnel will send you home.

  9. Observation Evaluation Form verifying observation hours (form included in this packet).This evaluation form will be completed by the technologist.  The evaluation will be based on the prospective student's interest and involvement in the department.

  10. Prepare a one-page typed summary of what you learned during your observation at the hospital during the 16 hour observation period.

  11. Technical Standards Form signed.

  12. Confidentiality Statement signed.

  13. Signed ARRT Eligibility Notification Form.

  14. Applicants must show proof of completion of the Hepatitis B vaccine series or serologic confirmation of immunity to Hepatitis B virus as a condition of full acceptance to the program.
    Applicants must have begun the vaccine series by February 1st in order meet this requirement. The entire series must be complete by the first day of class.

  15. Attend one information session prior to the application deadline. These sessions are by appointment only. Call 979-532-6491 and speak to the program secretary for details.

Due to the number of applicants and a limited number of spaces available, admission to the program is very competitive and meeting all of the criteria does not guarantee anyone admission to the program. Applicants should submit all necessary information on or before the last Thursday in May.

Prior to the stated deadline, applicants are encouraged to follow-up with the Radiology Program’s secretary to determine if their application is complete.

Preference will be given to applicants who have college credit in the following courses:

BIOLOGY 2401 (Anatomy & Physiology I)**

BIOLOGY 2402 (Anatomy & Physiology II)**

MATH 1314 (College Algebra) 

ENGLISH 1301 (English Composition)

PSYCHOLOGY 2301 (Introduction to Psychology)

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (Refer to college catalog for recommended courses)

** Courses must be taken within five years of admission to the Radiologic Technology Program.

*** It is not necessary to complete all of the above courses to gain entrance into the program, but the more courses you have completed the more entrance points you will gain towards admission. Please see Admissions Data Form on the criteria for which applicants are selected into the program.

Registrar’s Information: 

Students applying to Allied Health Programs with selective admission criteria are required to submit data such as test scores and transcripts by deadlines set by the individual programs. These deadlines are published at the program web sites and contained in the application.

IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO REQUEST AND SECURE FROM THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE INFORMATION SUCH AS TEST SCORES AND TRANSCRIPTS WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE STATED DEADLINE. IT IS PREFERRED THAT APPLICANTS SECURE THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AT ONE TIME AND IN PERSON.

The Registrar’s office will not fax or send via interoffice mail test scores or transcripts to the individual Allied Health Programs.

All applicants are notified by letter of their status on or before June 20th. Students selected for the August class will receive a Letter of Agreement with instructions to complete the entrance process.

All communication should be addressed to:

Wharton County Junior College
Radiologic Technology Program
Attention:  Sharla Walker J-230
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX, 77488. 

For questions regarding program information you may call Sharla Walker at 979-532-6379 or Barbara Lee at 979-532-6491.

Wharton County Junior College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, marital status, national origin, religion, sex, or disability.

The following Data form is used to determine the eighteen students and 5 alternates selected for admission into the program. The form is for informational use only.

Radiologic Technology Department

EXAMPLE ADMISSIONS DATA FORM

This form does not need to be filled out. This is only an example of the criteria used to choose prospective students.

Support Course Information

 

 

 

COURSE

 

SEMESTER COMPLETED

 

 

GRADE

 

 

CREDIT

ADMISSION POINTS AWARDED

 

GRADE

POINTS

 

BIOL 2401

 

 

 

 

 

BIOL 2402

 

 

 

 

 

ENGL 1301

 

 

 

 

 

PSYC 2301

 

 

 

 

 

MATH 1314

 

 

 

 

 

HUMANITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*
A = 4 Points
B = 3 Points
C = 2 Points

 

 

College GPA (Overall)

               

                4.0 - 3.5……….. 5 Points
                3.4 - 3.0……….. 4 Points                     GPA:___________________ Admission Points Awarded:
                2.9 - 2.5……….. 3 Points
                2.4 - 2.0……….. 2 Points

 

 

Degree Completion Data

               

                Certificate …….   0.5 Points
                Associate ……..   1.0 Points                    Degree:________________ Admission Points Awarded:
                Baccalaureate    2.0 Points
                Masters……….     3.0 Points
                Doctoral ………     4.0 Points

 

                                                                                                                            

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ACT Data

 

Date Taken:_____________________                          Admission Points Awarded: ________

 

18 – 19………          1 Point                   Score:    ______  (Composite)
20 - 22 ……..          2 Points                  English: ______
23 - 25 ……..          3 Points                  Math:     ______
26 - 28 ……..          4 Points                  Reading:______
29 - 31 ……..          5 Points                  Nat. Sci.:______
32 & above…         6 Points

 

If cumulative GPA > 3.0 and ACT composite > 20 add 10 admission points:         ________

 

                                            Course Completion Data

 

            1 course………… 0 Points
            2 courses………..1 Points
            3 courses………..2 Points
            4 courses………..3 Points
            5 courses………. 4 Points
            6 courses………. 5 Points                                    

                                                                                    Admission Points Awarded: _________

 

                                                                     Other Data

 

Related Work Experience, min. 6 mo.                       Admission Points Awarded: ________
       (2 Points if applicable)
Observation Evaluation (0 – 5 points)                      Admission Points Awarded: ________
Observation Essay (0-5 points)                                 Admission Points Awarded: ________

                                                         

                                                                                           Total Admission Points:  ________

 

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