RadTech FAQ | Kent State University

RadTech FAQ

What are the minimum requirements for admission into the program?

The minimum requirements are Algebra, Biology and Chemistry from high school or college with  a grade of “C” or above and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 from the most  recent education record. It is strongly recommended that a perspective student make an  advising appointment with the program director to discuss recommended courses.

What general courses are required for the program? 

  • Any prescribed developmental courses that a student tests into during COMPASS testing (such  as Basic Algebra I or II, Study Strategies, Intro to College Writing, etc)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience, College Writing I and II, Intro to Computers,  General Psychology, Modeling Algebra, Fundamentals of Chemistry, and Medical Terminology.
  • Recommended courses include Human Biology, Chemistry in Our World, and 7 Ideas That  Shook the Universe.   See the application packet for more information concerning these courses.

When are classes held?

The Radiologic Technology program courses on campus are held during daytime hours. The hours vary each semester but begin early in the morning and extend throughout the day.

How long is the program?

Once the student is accepted into the program, it is two years in length including summers. The majority of students take most of the general education courses prior to program entry. 

Can I attend part time? No. Students must be able to attend five days a week from 8:00 am-5:00 pm for class and clinical hours. There are also some afternoon and midnight shifts during clinical rotations.

Is there a waiting list?

We do not have a waiting list. If students are not accepted the first year, they must reapply  each year. It is beneficial to the student to seek advisement from the program director.

How are students selected?

Students are selected based on the number of points received from the most recent cumulative  grade point average; grades in biology, chemistry, math, and physics; job shadowing; work experience, and attendance at one of the radiology information sessions offered four times per year. The top 48 candidates will be granted an interview. From there 24 students are selected.

Where are the clinical education sites associated with the program?

Alliance Community Hospital, East Liverpool City Hospital, Robinson Memorial Hospital  (Ravenna), Salem Community Hospital, St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman and Youngstown, St. Joseph Health Center (Warren), and Trumbull Memorial Hospital (Warren) Students mainly attend one clinical site for the duration of the program. The program attempts  to place students close to home however this may not always be possible.

Transfer courses

For students transferring in courses from other universities or colleges, please go to this website to look for course transfer information:   https://www.transfer.org/uselect/login.htm

Important Dates: 

  • Application Submission Deadline:  February 1
  • Interviews: February-March
  • Selection  of students:  late April
  • Program start date: June
  • Graduation two years later: May