General Program Information
The Radiologic Technology Program at Westchester Community College is a twenty-four month (four semesters and two 11 week summer clinical semesters) course of study leading to an associate degree. This is a selective program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and licensed by New York State Department of Health (NYSDH).
Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination and be eligible for New York State license. Opportunities for employment are available in hospitals, medical centers, imaging centers, physicians’ offices, sales and marketing, education, research and administration.
The program begins in the fall semester each year. Students will only be admitted in September of each year, with a limited number of available spaces.
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Admission into the Westchester Community College Radiologic Technology Program requires the candidate to:
- Be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of the program in the fall semester
- Be in good physical and mental health
- Be a high school graduate or a GED
- Be maintaining a 2.75 G.P.A.
- New students must have completed a Westchester Community College application for admission to the Contact the Admissions Office at: (914) 606-6735 to obtain an application.
- Currently enrolled or returning WCC students who wish to discuss entrance to the program should call the counseling office at (914) 606-6381 for an appointme
- Transfer students should be aware that preference may be given to students who have earned credits at WCC-exclusive of credits transferred in from another institution.
- A & P Expiration – The accepted time limit for Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2 for acceptance into the program is 5 years from the application year. (WCC or transfer)
Selection Process Considerations:
Initial Acceptance Screening is completed and students are notified by mail whether or not they have been conditionally accepted.
Conditional Acceptance: Students who are notified by mail that they have passed the initial acceptance screening must:
- Demonstrate that they have given full consideration to a medical career in Radiologic Technology, by submitting a two page essay on “What attracts me to the Radiologic Technology ” The essay should include research and reflections from (1) hospital observation and (2) research on radiologic technology as a profession.
- Perform a mandatory observation at an approved clinical education facility or an acceptable facility approved by the Program for a minimum of six hours. The observation form and list of hospitals will be mailed to only those applicants who are successful at the initial screening phase.
Admission to the program is very competitive and a privilege. Clinical constraints determine the maximum number of students admitted to provide a comprehensive clinical experience. Because of this, candidates are selected based on who appears to have the greatest chance of success in the program based upon prior academic records, averaged interview scores. Those who have met, and exceeded, the minimum requirements are most likely to succeed. The number of candidates selected annually is approximately 28. Selected candidates are required to attend information and interview sessions. All candidates will receive written notification of their admissions status.
Qualified candidates who are not selected because of space constraints will be placed on a wait list. In the event the class is not filled, applicants who qualified but were not accepted because of space restraints will be given first opportunity to fill the vacated space/s. Acceptance or wait listing is only in effect for that specific year. An annual application is required.
Medical clearance by the College Health office is required prior to final acceptance.
All candidates must provide the following medical information to the College Health Office located in the Student Center Building by August 1.
- Completed medical form; make 2 copies – keep one for yourself, one must be given to the program office in a sealed envelope and the original is handed to the College Health
- Provide documentation of current immunization for:
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, PPD, Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, SMA-7, CBC and Urinalysis
- Provide documentation of current health insurance. (Copy of insurance card)
CPR Certification Requirement
All students must have CPR certification done by September 1 of current year.
Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening
- Complete a background check and drug screening, required by the clinical sites, at the students expense upon acceptance to the Program
- New students must complete before the 2nd week of September
- Continuing (Second year) students must complete before the last week in August
Based on the results, a clinical site could deny a student admission to their facility.
The process has a firm application deadline of March 15 (of the current application year). All applications must be received by that date. Any applications received after March 15 will only be considered for the following year.