For Professionals

Admission Requirements

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1ST

The Danville Regional Medical Center Radiologic Technology Program is a 5 semester certificate program.  In order to achieve the AAS Degree from Danville Community College you must also complete the required general Education courses at DCC.  If you already have a degree, you must still complete the required general education courses in order to meet program requirements.  There are two (2) ways to complete these general education requirements.

  1. Possess a college degree and simply meet the general education requirements for the program by taking only those courses not yet completed.
  2. Enter into our AAS degree program and take all pre-requisite and co-requisite courses at Danville Community College as scheduled or prior to the professional courses beginning.  (See our Curriculum for a recommended schedule.)
    • ALL courses DO NOT have to be completed before you apply to or begin our program.  Most of these courses may be taken as scheduled in the first (1st) semester.  Pre-requisites however, MUST be completed prior to the beginning of professional coursework!
    • To earn the AAS Degree through Danville Community College, ALL general education credits must be earned at that institution.

Application Process

Prospective students must apply to the DRMC Radiologic Technology Program as well as Danville Community College.  Applicants should also apply for financial aid no later than June 1st of each year.   For information on tuition fees and other pertinent financial aid information, please use the following link!  Tuition/Fees & Financial Aid

1. Completed applications must contain the following:

A. Completed application form with the non-refundable application fee

Please make all checks payable to:

  • DRMC Radiologic Technology Program.
  • Include applicant’s name in the memo section.
  • Do NOT send cash by mail.

B. An essay using the criteria found on the application form

C. 3 letters of reference using the Recommendation Form found in the application packet.  (Teachers and employers are best).

D. Official high school transcripts are required; college transcripts if applicable (must be in sealed envelopes)

E.SAT and/or ACT Test scores if applicable.

(Each item must be placed in separate sealed envelopes, and then all information be sent in one larger envelope, marked “personal and confidential” in order to assist in maintaining confidentiality as well as reduce processing time and errors)

2. Applicants are selected in accordance with nondiscriminatory policies.

3. Permission is granted to consult previous educators, employers and agencies.

4. Tuition and fee schedules may be found on our web site.  Radiologic Technology Fees

5. Danville Regional Medical Center School of Health Professions Radiologic Technology Program will perform criminal background checks on all applicants; any false statements will be grounds for non-acceptance or dismissal.

6. Minimum Pre-Requisite Requirements: (Courses that must be completed prior to application)

A. High School diploma or equivalent with:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Two units of high school math with a grade “C” or above in:
    • Algebra I
    • Algebra II or
    • Geometry
    • Two units of high school science with a grade “C” or above in:
      • Anatomy
      • Biology
      • Chemistry or
      • Physics

7. Pre-Requisite Courses:  For all applicants that have been accepted the following pre-requisite college courses must be successfully completed, with a minimum final grade of “C”, prior to Radiologic Technology classes beginning in the Spring semester:

  • BIO 141 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 231 is also acceptable) (4 credits)
  • HLT 143 - Medical Terminology I (3 credits)

8. Co-Requisite Courses:  Additional required general education courses which MUST be completed prior to graduation. These courses should be taken before actual entry into the program, but may be taken simultaneously if needed.  See our Curriculum for a recommended schedule.   (Check with the Program Director for specific class information)

  • SDV 100 - College Success Skills  (Not required if you already have a degree) (1 credit)
  • English 111 - College Composition I (3 credits)
  • MTH 126 or higher (Math 150 and higher will be awarded more points in the application process) (3 credits)
  • HUM 165 or an approved Arts & Humanities Elective (3 credits)
  • Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 credits)

9. Applicants who already possess an Associate or Baccalaureate degree will still need to meet the overall general education requirements listed above, however many of those credits may have been achieved through your degree program.  The only courses you will need to complete in such a case will be those not identified as such on your transcripts.  If however you choose to complete the AAS Degree through DCC, you will need to take the 20 credit hours at DCC as required.

(Courses taken beyond 10 years of this application will be considered, but may not be accepted.)

Acceptance

  1. Acceptance of students is two part process based upon results of:
  2. Part 1. Completed application score and
  3. Part 2. Personal interview score.

Each candidate’s application and transcripts will be reviewed with a score being obtained from academic grades in math, science and other relative courses. (Advanced/college prep courses will carry more weight than standard course work.) Based on these scores the most qualified individuals will be granted a personal interview. The interview scores will be added to the application score in order to make our final decisions.

2. Acceptance into the DRMC School of Health Professions Radiologic Technology Program is also contingent upon potential students passing the following:

  • A pre-enrollment physical examination.
  • A pre-enrollment drug screening. 
  • A Criminal Background and Federal Exclusion Check.

 (Results of these items are confidential and are maintained by the institution.)

Criminal Background and Federal Exclusion Check

All candidates who have been accepted into the program must have a Satisfactory Criminal History and Federal Exclusion check prior to final acceptance and enrollment.  Any applicant who has been convicted of a crime, other than minor traffic violations, should seek pre-approval from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) by completing the ARRT’s Ethics Review Pre-Application by visiting the following link:  https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Ethics/Ethics-Review-Pre-Application.pdf  Persons who fail either review will not be allowed to enter the program.  For more information, please contact the Rad Tech Program Director.

3. Technical standards: Due to the nature of this profession and considering the safety of our patients and our students, applicants must be able to meet all of the following technical standards in order to be considered for enrollment.  

  • Sufficient corrected eyesight to observe patients, manipulate equipment and evaluate radiographic quality.
  • Sufficient corrected hearing to assess patient needs and communicate verbally with other healthcare providers.
  • Sufficient verbal and written skills to communicate needs promptly and effectively in English.
  • Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly, manipulate equipment, lift a minimum of 30 pounds and ensure patient safety.
  • Intellectual and emotional functions needed to exercise independent judgment and discretion in the safe technical performance of medical imaging procedures