The Radiologic Technology Program is a two-year program that prepares individuals to perform imaging examinations prescribed by physician to diagnose disease processes. Radiographers utilize equipment emitting ionizing radiation to produce radiographic images and provide for personal and patient safety from radiation hazards.
As a radiologic technologist, you can be part of a healthcare team by assisting the doctor in diagnosis of patient illnesses. You can choose an advanced career specializing in computer tomography, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy. Your starting salary can be between $33,000 - $41,000 per year.
Information sessions are held at the Nursing/Allied Health Center on the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m., except holidays. These sessions will provide you with an opportunity to talk with faculty, counselors, and financial aid representatives and to tour school labs.
Radiologic Technology (Radiography), AAS
After graduation from this two-year program, the student will sit for a national registry examination. The graduate must pass this examination in order to practice as a radiologic technologist. Also, the graduate must contact and apply for state licensure Mississippi Department of Health.
This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Core Performance Standards
It is the policy of the school that each student is made aware of any possible adverse effects of radiation on the unborn fetus (see Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulatory Guide 8.13). Each student has the option of declaring or remaining private with her pregnancy. If the student does not declare a pregnancy, the program will maintain the Standards for Protection Against Radiation. If the student declares a pregnancy, in writing, she would have the option of:
- Continue with courses under the college policies - OR -
- withdraw from the program and defer to the following year.
- Continue with the program and have the option of having the clinical rotations reassigned to low-radiation areas during the first trimester and complete all phases of required clinical competencies during remainder of pregnancy - OR -
- continue with the regular scheduled clinical rotations throughout the entire pregnancy. The declared student also has the right to withdraw her declaration of pregnancy (in writing) at any time. This is in accordance with federal and state law.
This program accepts students once per year. The selection is based upon ACT scores, academic grades and personal interview.
- Complete an Hinds CC Application for Admission and submit it to the Office of Admissions and Records address located in the top right corner of the application.
- Submit a program application to the Nursing/Allied Health Center by January 31st.
- ACT composite score 19 (16 if taken prior to October 1989) completed by January 31st
- Proof of high school graduation or GED equivalent.
- Completion of the following college courses with a grade of C or higher by January 31st:
- College Algebra (3 semester hours)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (4 semester hours) (not older than 5 years from start of RGT program)
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (4 semester hours) (not older than 5 years from start of RGT program)
- 18 years of age prior to admission date.
- A minimum of four (4) hours of documented observation in a hospital radiology department completed by January 31st.
- Applicants must attend an orientation session with the application committee at which time the written communication component will be composed.
- Interview selection with admission committee will be based upon written communication skills, academic GPA and ACT Student selection for the program will be based on an interview, academic GPA and ACT composite and sub-scores.
- Submit an observation form and observation schedule from observation sites to Nursing/Allied Health Center by January 31st.
The following courses are not required pre-requisites but are recommended to be completed prior to school year with a grade of C or higher: English Composition I (3 semester hours); Humanities Elective (3 semester hours); Oral Communications (3 semester hours); Behavioral/Social Science Electives (3 semester hours); Introduction to Computers (3 semester hours); Medical Terminology (3 semester hours). All of the above courses will be required to be completed before graduation of Radiologic Technology program.
Handbook and Clinical Information
For more information about the program or assistance with the admission process, call one of our Nursing/Allied Health Center counselors at 601.376.4802 or 601.376.4803.