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Radiologic Science

Application for Admission to the
Radiologic Science Program

Students seeking admission to the Darton State College Radiologic Science Program must complete the program application for admission and return it along with any additional documentation to be evaluated for competitive admission to the Health Sciences Division or to the program director. Be sure to read all information carefully before completing the application. All documents must be submitted on or before November 1st to be considered for acceptance into the class beginning the following January.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Meet all of Darton State College’s acceptance requirements.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale or a minimum of 19 on the ACT.
  3. All required Learning Support courses must be satisfied/completed successfully.
  4. Complete the Radiologic Science program application provided in this packet.
  5. Submit all documentation to be evaluated for points prior to application deadline – November 1st. (Ex. Health form, 3 letters of recommendation, volunteer documentation, immunization record, etc.).
  6. The following courses will be evaluated for points based on the grade obtained:
    1. College Algebra (MATH 1111)
    2. English Composition I (ENGL 1101)
    3. Fundamentals of Computer Applications (CISM 2201)
    4. Anatomy and Physiology (EITHER BIOL 1100K OR BIOL 2111K)
    **Be aware that BIOL 1100K may not transfer. BIOL 2111K (A&P I) and BIOL 2112K (A&P II) may be taken in lieu of BIOL 1100K: Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Care Provider.
  7. To progress successfully through the curriculum and function as a practicing radiologic technologist after graduation, the individual must have:
    1. Visual acuity with or without corrective lenses to view radiographic images, physicians’ orders, patients’ charts, identifying markers on patients, equipment manuals, to identify respirations of patients, etc.;
    2. Hearing with or without auditory aids to obtain patients’ history by interview, to hear audible signals produced by imaging equipment, etc.;
    3. Physical ability to operate equipment (portable and stationary x-ray equipment, stretchers, wheelchairs, patients, immobilization devices, etc.), to sufficiently (minimal impairment of upper and lower extremities) perform CPR, etc.;
    4. Manual dexterity to lift patient while placing imaging device, etc.;
    5. Speech sufficient to communicate with staff and patients in a timely, effective manner.

Application and Document Submission:

Health Sciences Division
Radiologic Science Program
Attention: Application Coordinator
2400 Gillionville Road
Albany, GA 31707
Radiologic Science Program telephone is (229) 317-6724.
Radiologic Science Program office is in Building J Room 130.
Health Sciences Division telephone is (229) 317-6900.

Selection Process:

Due to limited clinical placements, the program can only accept a certain number of applicants each year. Admission into the program is competitive based on the points system described in the next section. Admission into the program is non-discriminatory in regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, or any other protected class.

Points in the selection process will be awarded as follows:
  1. Up to three (3) letters of recommendation (enclosed in this packet) from a non-relative can be submitted. Each can count up to 50 points
     
  2. Applicant’s grade in each of the following courses: MATH 1111; ENGL 1101; CISM 2201; BIOL 1100K OR 2111K.
    A = 50 points; B = 30 points; C = 10 points
     
  3. Provided documentation of 40 hours of volunteer service in a radiology department. This documentation can count up to 1 point per hour volunteered with a limit of 40 hours/points.
    *Documentation of volunteer service must:
    1. be on company letterhead.
    2. provide a description of duties performed.
    3. be signed by supervisory personnel of that facility.

     
  4. All of the following clinical forms/documents (all inclusive) are worth 60 points (partial points will not be given):
    1. Certification of Medical Examination form
    2. Certificate of Immunization form
    3. PPD (tuberculosis skin test or Chest x-ray)
    4. Hepatitis B Vaccination

Selection Notification:

Letters of selection or non-acceptance will be sent out following the selection process. The selection process takes place in November (after the document submission deadline of November 1st) each year. Students are notified by December 1st each year of selection status. Selected students must confirm their intent to enroll in writing within 10 days after the post marked date of their acceptance letter. A student that fails to respond in the appropriate time frame will forfeit their position in the program.

Responsible Department: Health Sciences - Radiologic Science
Program Contact: Kelley Castro
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