Admissions Information and Resources

Information Sessions

Students interested in applying to the Radiologic Technology program are strongly urged to attend one Radiologic Technology Information session. All information sessions are held in the Health Science Building at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, 977 Georgia Ave, HC 423, Silver Spring, Md. 20910. You do not need to sign up to attend any of these sessions.

Fall 2019 Information Sessions 

TP/SS Campus

  • September 16, 4:00 p.m., HC 423
  • October 14, 4:00 p.m., HC 423
  • November 11, 4:00 p.m., HC 423

Rockville Campus

  • October 10       3:00 p.m, SC 125

 

Germantown Campus
October, Date and time TBA

Spring 2020 Information Sessions 

TP/SS Campus

  • February 10, 4:00 p.m., HC 423
  • March 9, 4:00 p.m., HC 423
  • April 13, 4:00 p.m., HC 423

Rockville Campus

 

Germantown Campus

Special Admissions Information

Admission to Montgomery College is open to all; however, the Radiologic Technology program is a selective application-based program—only 27 students are accepted each year. Visit the Health Sciences Admissions page  for complete details, including special admissions requirements and the health sciences application.

Expenses

Health Sciences Financial Aid Workshop

Every effort is made to keep  overall expenses low for the Radiologic Technology program but the inherent nature of health science programs, with contractual requirements of physical examinations, criminal background checks, drug testing, two step PPDs, travel costs to medical facilities and other expenses, overall expenses can begin to add up.  Students are encouraged to attend information sessions to receive as much information as to the expense of this program before applying.

Drug screening and Background checks currently cost approximately $98.50 total for year one and 73.50 total for year two.  Physical examinations, two step PPDs, flu shot costs may vary.  Students should contact program coordinator if there is a financial hardship for any of the costs associated with the program. All costs are subject to change. Costs are estimates only.  Read more about radiologic technology program current expenses (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) (Jan. 2019).

Find out more about MC tuition and financial aid

FAQs

The Radiologic Technology program can seat 27 students.

The new class for the RT program starts in the third week of May of every year. All applications for consideration into this program must be received by March 1 for consideration of acceptance into the May class of that same year.

This is a two year program. Students begin in the summer for 10 weeks (summer session) Students complete a Fall (15 weeks) and Spring (15 weeks) semesters for their first year.  Students attend a 2nd10 week summer session as they transition to their second year. They complete the program with a Fall (15 week) and a Spring ( 15 week) semester and graduate in May  

Please note that there general education credits required for the AAS degree awarded for completion of this program. This may require additional time prior to entering this program and many students complete the majority of the general education required for this program. Please see the next section regarding application procedures and the description of priority placement.

You will need to fill out a Health Science Application form which can be sent to you or you may pickup at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. This is a separate application from the general application to the college. There is NO application fee. You can apply throughout the year but the deadline for admittance into the program (which starts May of each year) is March 1. You must also meet the program requirements necessary to be eligible for this program
At this time interest in this program is high so applications received after March will not be considered for the upcoming class.
All students must have taken ENGL 101 and MATH Foundation (110) or higher. All students must have successfully completed BIOL 150 and BIOL 212 (or the equivalent at another college.) Minimum GPA for consideration is 2.5.
Students who complete by the Fall semester preceding the year of desired acceptance should have completed, BIOL 213 and HINM 115 are placed in the first priority consideration pool.

Yes. All applicants who have the minimum requirements to apply to the program MUST take the TEAS placement test. Students who have completed some or all of the priority classes must also take the TEAS test. Candidates are ranked in the following manner:

1st tier priority consideration
TEAS scores (ranked highest to lowest) and completion  Biology 213 and HINM 125,

2nd tier consideration
TEAS scores (ranked highest to lowest) and completion of one out of the two priority classes noted above

3rd tier consideration
TEAS scores (ranked highest to lowest and the minimum requirements noted in number 5 above  with a  minimum GPA of 2.5.

Students who score a 550 or higher in English will be placed at college level English (EN 101) Students who score a 550 or higher in Math will be placed at college level math (MATH 110). An AP score of 3 or higher satisfies the 4 credit biology prerequisite. (AP Score of 4 = BIOL150)
When you submit your Health Science Application, attach the OFFICIAL transcript to this application. DO NOT OPEN THE ENVELOPE that the official transcript comes in. Simply attach the envelope to the application.
Please contact the counseling department at the college(240-567-1480) to get a list of companies that evaluate these transcripts.
The mandatory clinical rotations are as follows: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-4:00 for first year students (Fall and Spring semester for first year students) followed by nine weeks 7:30-4:00 Monday through Friday in the summer. In the second year students enroll in clinical Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30-4:00 during the Fall and Spring semesters of the second year.
THERE IS NO WAITING LIST TO GET INTO THE RT PROGRAM AT MONTGOMERY COLLEGE!!!
The job market has become more lucrative in the past two years so more jobs are still available as long time radiographers begin to retire or diagnostic imaging departments cross train radiographers in to other modalities, leaving openings in day, evening or night shifts.
You receive a Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS). In addition, you are considered "registry eligible" which means you can take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national certification test.
Registered radiographers can continue on and become cross trained and certified in the following: MRI, CT, Mammography, Quality Control, Administrative/supervisory positions, Angiography, Sonography*, Nuclear Medicine*, Radiation Therapy* (Those modalities noted with an asterisk indicate required further formal education.)
Graduates of this program will find that most, if not all of their credits will transfer to most 4 year universities across the United States. Please see the transfer link on this web page
No classes are currently being offered in the evening or weekend. Clinical rotations MUST be day rotations.
Yes. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee of the Education of Radiologic Technologists (JRCERT) and has been reaccredited for eight years—the highest accreditation award possible for a Radiologic Technology Program.

Completion and Success Rates

American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) First Time Pass Rates
American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) First Time Pass Rates
Year # first time candidates/total % of passing first-time candidates
2018 19/19 100%
2017   13/13 100% 
2016  18/18  100% 
2015  17/17  100% 
2014 16/16 100%
5 year first time ARRT pass rate:  100%
 
All students who graduated from the traditional two year program passed on the first attempt which equals a 100% first time pass rate for the traditional program. However, for these years the program offered a very selective re-graduation course for those graduates of other programs who could not pass the ARRT registry and were past their window of opportunity to take this exam under their graduating program.  This re-graduation course allowed these students, who were deemed ready to retake the ARRT examination, to take the ARRT examination under the MC's Radiologic Technology's program number and their ARRT results impacted the program's pass rates.  This opportunity is no longer being offered. 

Job Placement Rate for 2012-2016
Job Placement Rate for 2012-2016
Year Number of graduates employed/graduates actively seeking employment %
2018 19/19 100%
2017  13/13  100% 
2016  17/17  100% 
2015  15/15  100% 
2014 14/15 93%
5 year ( average) 98.6%

Program Completion Rate
Program Completion Rate
Year #grads/#accepted/*nonacademic withdraw #
2018/2020 17/22/3*  
2017/2019  15/24/3* 63% 
2016/2018  19 /27/5*  73% 
2015/2017  14/26/7* 53% 
2014/2016 18/25/4* 72%
2013/2015 17/25/5* 68%
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program parallels the mission of Montgomery College. Students who enter and complete the Radiologic Technology program are empowered to change their own lives as well as enrich the life of the local and global community as skilled, critically thinking, competent radiographers who possess integrity, accountability, empathy, a strong commitment to excellent customer service, and patient care skills while serving a diverse community

Goals/Learning Outcomes

Goal: Students will graduate as competent entry level radiographers. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Program will maintain a 65 percent retention rate
  2. Graduates will pass their ARRT exam on the first attempt
  3. Graduates seeking employment will find employment within 12 months of graduation
  4. Employers will be satisfied graduates' performance as entry level radiographers 

Goal: Student will demonstrate clinical competence. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Students will properly position patients
  2. Student will select appropriate technical factors for producing diagnostic images
  3. Students will practice ALARA and other radiation safety principles to ensure proper radiation protection 

Goal:  Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills through their performance  in their competency in radiographic and patient care skills.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Students will make necessary adjustments in positioning to accommodate for trauma or incapacitated patients
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to adjust technical factors based on patient condition

Goal: Students will demonstrate professionalism. 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate professionalism by maintaining patient confidentiality and adhering to the ARRT code of ethics 
  2. Students will assume ownership by demonstrating accountability for own actions 
  3. Students will demonstrate initiative by exhibiting a willingness to learn, self-motivation and appropriate use of clinical hours 
  4. Student will demonstrate appropriate verbal interaction with supervisors/clinical instructor

Goal: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Students will acquire pertinent history from the patient
  2. Students will respond to patient verbal and non-verbal clues and questions

Goal: Students will illustrate a strong commitment to excellent customer service. 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will exhibit appropriate customer service behavior as part of their clinical competency
  2. Students will successfully complete two mandatory customer service workshops as part of the clinical practicum
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