Admissions Information and Resources
- Health Sciences Application and Special Admissions Information
- Information Sessions
- Additional Expenses
- Completion and Success Rates
- Mission Statement
- Goals/Learning Outcomes
Students interested in applying to the Radiologic Technology program are strongly urged to attend one Radiologic Technology information session. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all information sessions are held virtually via Zoom.
- September 18, 2023: 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
- October 23, 2023: 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
- November 13, 2023: 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
- February 12, 2024: 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
- March 18, 2024: 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
- April 22, 2024: 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
- June 17, 2024: 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
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.
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.
All costs are subject to change and estimates only.
Associated Program Expenses
|Type of Expense||Cost|
|Physical Exam||$125.00 - $200.00|
|Immunizations||$420.00 - $820.00|
|Blood Titers||$300.00 - $350.00|
|Criminal Background Test and Drug Testing||$100.00 - $110.00|
|PPD||$10.00 - $40.00|
|Uniforms||$100.00 - $150.00|
|CPR||$35.00 - $60.00|
|Parking at Clinical Sites||$0.00 - $25.00 per/day|
|ESTIMATED TOTAL||$1,616.00 - $2271.00|
The State of Maryland has a shortage of professionals in certain healthcare fields. Students majoring in these designated fields, who are Maryland residents and live outside Montgomery County are eligible for in-county tuition. Eligible students must submit a Statewide & Manpower Shortage Enrollment Verification form.
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.
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.
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.
Joint Review Committee on Education of Radiologic Technologists
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
View MC's Accredited Program Detailsnew window from JRCERT.
|Year||# first time candidates/total||Credentialing Exam Rate|
|Year||Number of graduates employed/graduates actively seeking employment||Job placement rate|
The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program parallels the mission of Montgomery College’s Mission statement in that the students who enter and complete the Radiologic Technology have met their potential and found their passion. Students are empowered to transform 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.
Goal: Students will graduate as competent entry level radiographers.
- Program will maintain a 65 percent retention rate
- Graduates will pass their ARRT exam on the first attempt
- Graduates seeking employment will find employment within 12 months of graduation
- Employers will be satisfied graduates' performance as entry level radiographers
Goal: Student will demonstrate clinical competence.
- Students will properly position patients
- Student will select appropriate technical factors for producing diagnostic images
- 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.
- Students will make necessary adjustments in positioning to accommodate for trauma or incapacitated patients
- Students will demonstrate the ability to adjust technical factors based on patient condition
Goal: Students will demonstrate professionalism.
- Students will demonstrate professionalism by maintaining patient confidentiality and adhering to the ARRT code of ethics
- Students will assume ownership by demonstrating accountability for own actions
- Students will demonstrate initiative by exhibiting a willingness to learn, self-motivation and appropriate use of clinical hours
- Student will demonstrate appropriate verbal interaction with supervisors/clinical instructor
Goal: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
- Students will acquire pertinent history from the patient
- Students will respond to patient verbal and non-verbal clues and questions
Goal: Students will illustrate a strong commitment to excellent customer service.
- Students will exhibit appropriate customer service behavior as part of their clinical competency
- Students will successfully complete two mandatory customer service workshops as part of the clinical practicum