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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.
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but within 30 days before the start of clinical rotations.TuitionDallas
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your
convenience and information and do not constitute our official
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.
If you have questions about the Radiologic Sciences program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.