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. Admission to WCJC:
Student must apply and be accepted to Wharton County Junior College. Please provide the e-mail acceptance letter to the Radiology Program if you are a new WCJC student.
2. Texas Success Initiative (TSI):
Must have all components of Texas Success Initiative satisfied before application. If you are unsure if you are TSI satisfied contact WCJC registrar's office.
3. Application to Radiologic Technology Program:
Potential students must complete application for admission to the Radiologic Technology Program.
A transcript from each college attended including WCJC must be turned in with the Radiology Program application.** Must have unofficial transcripts from each college attended even if other colleges are on WCJC transcripts.
- Registrar's Office (official copy)
- Radiologic Technology Program (unofficial copy)
5. Transcript Evaluation Form:
If you have attended a college other than WCJC, then a transcript evaluation MUST be done. This request needs to be submitted prior to the program application. It is highly suggested that you send the request one semester prior to application deadline (fall semester). The form is located at www.wcjc.edu , Admissions, under Office of Admissions and Registration, Student forms, Request for degree/certificate evaluation. Fill the form out in ink and either mail or hand deliver to any Registrar's Office. When the evaluation is complete it will be emailed to you and a copy forwarded to the Radiologic Technology program. It is the student's responsibility to make sure the program received the evaluation prior to the application deadline.
6. Prerequisite Courses and GPA:Prerequisite courses required prior to applying:
BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 (Anatomy and Physiology I and II)
- Applicant must submit proof of completion with the application packet due the last Thursday in May. The course grade must be a "C" or better. There is no time frame on the prerequisite courses.
7. ACT Requirement:
A copy of your 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. The written portion is not a requirement.
8. Work History:
Turn in a brief summary of work experience. Admissions points are given to those who have at least 6 months of medical experience including volunteering.
9. Age Requirement:
Applicant must be 18 years old by the first day of school (late August).
10. Observation Requirement:
Completion of 16 hours of observation in a WCJC approved Radiology department of a hospital or clinic, observing a licensed radiographer. Other sites will not count unless pre-approved by the program director (an approved list can be found in the application packet). 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. All information pertaining to patients must be kept confidential. An appointment must be made with the contact person listed on the observation form found in the application. Please wear professional attire such as: 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.
11. Observation Evaluation Forms:
The radiologic technologists at the clinical site where the clinical observation was completed will fill out the Observation Form and send it directly to the program director. The prospective student should give the form to the clinical staff and should follow up with the program to make sure the completed form was sent in and added to their application prior to the application deadline.
12. Written Summary of Observation Experience:
Prepare a one-page typed summary of what you learned during your observation at the hospital during the 16 hour observation period.
13. Form signed:
Forms found in application packet
- Essential Abilities of a Radiography (Technical Standards)
- Confidentiality Form
- ARRT Eligibility Form
14. Hepatitis B Requirement:
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.
- If you have never had the Hepatitis B series it will take six months to complete. You must start the first shot no later than February 1st and the entire series must be complete prior to the first day of class (late August). The student will be required to get a titer (antibody titer not antigen) to show proof of immunity.
- If you had the Hepatitis B series as a child it is recommended that you have the Hepatitis B titer (antibody not antigen) drawn to check the status of immunity. If the titer comes back negative the applicant must re-start the series and have another titer drawn 2 months after the last immunization.
15. Information Session:
Attend one information session prior to May deadline. These sessions will be by appointment only beginning in January of each year. Please 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 NON-RADIOLOGY COURSES:
MATH 1314 (College Algebra)
ENGLISH 1301 (English Composition)
PSYCHOLOGY 2301 (Introduction to Psychology)
Language, Philosophy, & Culture, /OR Creative Arts (Refer to college catalog for recommended courses)
A student may gain entrance without completing all courses, but due to time constraints within the radiology program schedule it is highly recommended that all courses be completed prior to entrance into the program. Example: If a student is lacking a non-radiology course for instance, MATH 1314, the student may have to take a night course or winter/ may- mini course to complete. The radiology program is a full-time program and students must attend class M-F from 8am-5pm which will limit their access to day courses.
Please see the Admissions Data Form on the criteria for which applicants are selected into the program.