Admission to the Program
Q: Do I need to take Anatomy and Physiology before admission in to the program?
A: Yes, Anatomy and Physiology I & II with lab must have been completed within 5 years of admission.
Q: Do I need to take Biology or Chemistry?
Q: Do we accept transfer Rad Tech courses?
A: No, as each institution lays out their individual curricula slightly differently.
Q: Can I transfer other non-Rad Tech courses?
A: Typically, yes, however the Registrar will evaluate your credits. Preference given to WCC students with 12 credits or more.
Q: Do I need to take an admissions exam?
Q: When are the applications available and where do I get one? When are they due?
A: Applications are available the first day of the Spring Semester and are with the counselors, administrative assistant of the Dean of Health Sciences and with the administrative assistant in the Health Science building.
Applications are due by March 15, 2020.
Q: Do I need a certain GPA?
A: 2.7 or higher
Q: What are the pre-requisites?
A: There are a total of 4 courses that are pre-requisites for entrance to the program: A&P 1 and 2 with lab, College Algebra and Trigonometry (Math 135) or higher level on the calculus track, and English 101.
Q: Once I have completed my pre-requisites, is admission guaranteed?
A: Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Admission to the program is highly competitive and selective.
Q: How long is the program?
A: Two (2) years, which consist of four (4) semesters (Fall and Spring) plus two (2) 11-week Summer sessions. The summer sessions are clinical rotations, Monday-Friday 8-4. Students have vacation the month of August.
Q: Do we have evening or online courses?
Q: How often do students attend clinical during the year?
A: Two or three times a week, depending on the semester. The other days they are in class.
Q: Do I get to choose where I attend clinical?
A: No, we have eight clinical sites throughout Westchester and faculty selects your rotations based upon your competency requirements. The student will rotate through five different clinical settings during the program.
Q: Is a background check and urine test necessary to get into the program?
A: This will be completed once you are accepted into the program, along with a physical.
Q: Is the program accredited?
A: Yes, the program is accredited with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Q: Where can program effectiveness data be found?
A: The program updates its effectiveness data on an annual basis on the SUNY Westchester Community College website (sunywcc.edu). This information is also available through the JRCERT website: www.jrcert.org.
Upon Completion of the Program
Q: Will there be a licensing exam upon graduation?
A: Yes; upon successful completion of the program, each student is eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam. Passing is 75 or higher.
Q: Will I be licensed upon graduation?
A: Yes, each student that has met all of the requirements for program completion receives a temporary New York State Department of Health License which is valid for 180 days OR 10 days after notification that the individual failed to pass the qualifying examination.
Q: What degree will I earn?
A: An Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences
Q: Can I get a job without a BS?
A: Yes, as long as you are licensed and registered.
Q: How do I become an MRI or CT tech, or other modalities?
A: With experience as a technologist, you may learn in the clinical setting after graduation or take a course. A certain amount of training is required before you can sit for the registry in these exams.
Q: Can I do Ultrasound and Radiation Therapy with this education?
A: No they require a different field of study
Q: How can I get more information?
A: The program’s website is updated annually on the SUNY Westchester Community College website (sunywcc.edu).
Q: May I make an appointment with someone to speak with directly about the program?
A: Yes, the numbers to call are:
Professor Sabrina Hochberg, Health Science Counselor 914-606-6572/6381 Sabrina.Hochberg@sunywcc.edu
Professor Hildy Oberstein, Curriculum Chair 914-606-7828 Hildy.Oberstein@sunywcc.edu
Professor Peter Grumm, Department Chair 914-606-6882 Peter.Grumm@sunywcc.edu.