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Radiologic Technology Program

Chaffey College reserves the right to revise degree requirements. RT Program graduates are eligible for the registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606

RT website information is revised on an annual basis. Last update: July 27, 2017.


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Prerequisite and Selection Process

Individuals applying to the Radiologic Technology Program shall be considered for admission based on the established admission standards. Consideration for admission shall be non-discriminatory with respect to race, color, creed, gender, age, disability, or national origin.

Applications are accepted only during the month of February for the program beginning the following Fall term. Interested individuals can download an application by clicking on the link at left.

Applicants to the Radiologic Technology program must meet the following criteria:
  1. Eligibility for admission to Chaffey College.
  2. International students' transcripts must have AERC, IERF or approved agency evaluation.
  3. Minimum age of 18 years (per California Code of Regulations, Title 17 Public Health, and Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10).
  4. Completion of the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or courses in progress at the time of application:
    1. MATH 425 or higher level math, or STAT 10, or SCSCI 10, or as required for graduation.*
    2. CHEM 9; 10; or 24A; or PHYS 5 or higher; or high school chemistry or physics. (If high school courses are used to meet these requirements, high school transcripts must be submitted for evaluation.)
    3. BIOL 20 (or BIOL 424 and 424L)
    4. BIOL 30
  1. Students are admitted to the Radiologic Technology program on a point system.
  2. Required courses listed under number four above and general education courses are assigned points. Only courses completed prior to the application period will be included for full point calculation.
  3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 is required to apply to the Radiologic Technology program. In addition, all general education and required prerequisite courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or higher, or be in progress at the time of application.
  4. Applicants will be notified by the end of May if they are accepted into the program.
  5. Prior to admission to the RT program, evidence of satisfactory physical and emotional health is required as determined by a health examination. A background clearance and drug screening are also required. Applicants with a record of any felony are subject to review by the ARRT before an examination or license will be granted. Contact the ARRT at, and submit a pre-application to determine eligibility for ARRT licensing. Applicants must obtain and submit a satisfactory background check certificate from using a shared password. Refer to the RT website at for details.
  6. In order to continue in the RT program, students must earn a minimum grade of C (78%) in all Radiologic Technology courses.

Application Timeline

The following timeline should be used as a guide to understanding the application process:

February   Applications accepted

March   Top 50 applicant emails will be sent by the end of March
April   Top 50 applicants attend a mandatory RT Program Information Session on campus Acceptance / Alternates letters will be notified by the end of April Accepted and Alternate students make appointment for required health exam Top 28 & 15 Alternates must complete background check certificate with a pass status Accepted and Alternate applicants must satisfactorily pass a 10 panel + ethanol drug screening within the time period specified in the Top 28 or 15 Alternates acceptance letter.

May   Top 28 & 15 Alternates must ensure that background check results are available on website.
June   Accepted and Alternate applicants MUST enroll in required American Heart Association – BLS Provider CPR course after June 1st of acceptance year Hep B, MMR & Varicella documentation proving immunity or titers due. All forms must be submitted to the program on a designated day. Health exam and CPR course must be completed.
July   Accepted and Alternate applicants attend a mandatory RT Orientation. All IP courses must be completed and a new/updated Transcript Evaluation must be presented prior to the Mandatory RT Orientation.

August   Fall semester begins

Background Check and Health Requirements

A successful background check will be required of applicants ranking in the Top 28 and 15 Alternates for potential admission into the RT Program. Approx. cost of background check: $45. A successful health exam with related drug screening, lab work and immunizations is required of applicants ranking in the Top 28 and 15 Alternates for potential admission into the RT Program. Approx. cost of health exam/drug screen/lab work/immunizations: $420. Failure to conduct and satisfactorily meet these requirements by the stated deadlines will result in loss of consideration for program admission. Applicant is responsible for all related costs.

Rev. 7/27/17

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