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About the Radiologic Sciences Program

How to Get Started

Acceptance to the Radiologic Sciences program is by a competitive selection process based on a point system and is detailed in the specific information packet for El Centro College or Brookhaven College. By submitting complete application materials, potential applicants are expected to be familiar with the application requirements and process.

Admission requirements vary slightly for the Radiologic Sciences programs at Brookhaven and El Centro colleges. The curriculum for the two programs also varies; please check each curriculum to see which plan best suits your educational needs.

Drug Testing and Criminal Background Check

All students enrolled in Health Occupation programs are required by Dallas/Ft. Worth Hospital Council member facilities to undergo drug testing and a criminal background check after admission to the program but within 30 days before the start of clinical rotations.

Tuition

Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that is $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere!

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Our catalog provides detailed information about the courses and the degrees and certificates we offer.

Brookhaven College and El Centro College both offer programs in Radiologic Sciences. The programs differ significantly, so please look at the information to see which plan is the best fit for you.

Brookhaven’s associate degree program accepts 35 students per entering class. Radiologic Sciences classes are admitted every Spring semester (January) and graduate in December two years later.

El Centro’s associate degree program accepts 25 students per entering class. Students are admitted every Fall semester (August) and graduate in July two years later.

Graduates of our associate degree programs are eligible to take the national registry examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the exam leads to licensing by the Texas Department of Health as a certified medical radiologic technologist with the right to use the designation RT(R).

The Radiological Sciences program includes these associate degrees:

and these certificates:

Both of these certificates are for graduates or students in their last semester of a radiography program or who are registered radiographers by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist licensed by the Texas Department of Health. After prerequisites are fulfilled, each of these certificates can be completed in three semesters.

Accreditation and Affiliations

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.

The Radiologic Sciences programs at both Brookhaven and El Centro colleges also are accredited by the Joint Review Committee in Radiologic Technology, the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit educational programs in radiography and radiation therapy. 

Licensure

Graduates of our associate degree programs are eligible to take the national registry examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the exam leads to licensing by the Texas Department of Health as a certified medical radiologic technologist with the right to use the designation RT(R).

Related Programs

Not sure exactly what you want to study? Check out our other nursing and health care programs, such as Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing, Echocardiology Technology, MRI and more.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

Together, the colleges of Dallas County Community College District offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of our degree plans by location or visit our credit programs home page.

Faculty Profiles

Our Radiologic Sciences faculty members not only have advanced degrees and credentials, but also have real-world experience in their profession, so they can relate to the challenges you will face on the job.

Our instructors work closely with you one-on-one, encouraging and helping you to succeed in school and at work. See profiles of some of our Radiologic Sciences faculty.

Transfer Information

The Radiologic Sciences program is designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links for More Information

Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute our official endorsement.

What Do All Those Letters Mean?

Certified technologists are known as registered technologists and may use the credentials “RT” after their names. Technologists show that they are competent to perform specialized examinations by passing additional certification tests; additional credentials are listed in parentheses after the RT designation.

RT Radiologic Technologist
(CT) Computer Tomography (CT scans)
(CV) Cardiovascular
(M) Mammography
(MR) Magnetic Resonance
(N) Nuclear Medicine
(QA) Quality Assurance
(R) Radiography (diagnostic X-rays)
(T) Radiation Therapy

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Radiologic Sciences program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.