Radiologic Technology Program
The Radiologic Technology Program begins once a year at the beginning of the fall semester. The radiography curriculum is two years (24 continuous months) in length and graduates are awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S). Many radiography students choose to complete their general education credits prior to beginning the program courses.
We will accept applications for the Fall 2015 Radiologic Technology program until December 19, 2014. All applications submitted after this deadline will be considered for the following academic year.
Complete the online Minnesota West Application for Admission, including the required non-refundable one time application fee. Indicate Radiologic Technology as program major.
Transcripts: Official high school and college transcripts must be sent directly to the Luverne Campus. If you previously attended an institution that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, you may not need to request a transcript. If you apply online, you will be notified immediately if you need to request your own transcript manually. The Registrar will evaluate transcripts for course currency upon admission to the program.
Optional supplemental assessment material: This includes submitting the completed Job Shadow Observation Form and submitting official ACT results. For more information about job shadowing see our Job Shadow Observation information sheet.
Assessment Testing: Minnesota West has mandatory placement in courses based on the Accuplacer. Test information and sample questions are available for your review purposes. This test can be scheduled through the Luverne Center by calling 507-449-2772.
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All application materials should be submitted to:
Minnesota West – Luverne Center
311 N Spring Ave
Luverne, MN 56156
All prerequisite courses are available at any Minnesota West campus or center and online. All prerequisites must be completed prior to starting the program.
Successful completion of BIOL 2245, Medical Terminology, or equivalent transfer course.
Successful completion of BIOL 1115, Human Biology, or BIOL 1110, Principles of Biology.
Successful completion of BIOL 2201, Anatomy, or equivalent transfer course.
Admission to the Radiologic Technology program is competitive. Applicants who have met the minimum admission requirements by the dealine will be reviewed for admission to the program.
Admission to the program is determined by a screening committee based on the following criteria:
Applicants will be scored and ranked by number.
Applicants will be given points for each prerequisite and general education course completed and will also be granted points for their respective GPAs.
Students who have previously applied to the program and/or who have completed observation in a radiology department will also be granted points.
Students have the option of submitting job shadow experience forms and to submit their official ACT scores. Students will be awarded points if they choose to submit these materials. These are not required. However, points will be awarded for these materials.
Students with the highest number of points will be accepted into the program.
Written notification will be sent in March to all applicants. The accepted students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation in April in order to maintain their position in the program.
All accepted students will be required to pass two background studies in order to be placed into clinicals and to sit for the national ARRT board exam upon completion of the program. Details will be discussed at the orientation. See below for information on the required background studies.
State of Minnesota Background Study
Minnesota Law requires any person who provides a service that involves direct contact with patients and residents in health care facilities licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health to have a background study conducted by the state. An individual who is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of a background study, and whose disqualification is not set aside by the Commissioner of Health, will not be permitted to participate in a clinical placement in a Minnesota-licensed health care facility. Failure to participate in a clinical placement required by the academic program will result in ineligibility to qualify for a degree in the program.
ARRT Background Study
When determining eligibility for examination, the ARRT requires that the applicant be of good moral character. Conviction of a crime, including a felony or a gross misdemeanor, with the sole exception of speeding and parking violations is considered to be a violation of the Standards of Ethics. Such violations must be cleared by the ARRT before the applicant can be assigned to an examination. The ARRT Ethics Pre-Application Review is reserved for those who:
are not enrolled in an ARRT-recognized education program, or
are more than six months away from graduating from an ARRT-recognized education program.
For more information,