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Faculty and Staff

J Suarez
Jesus Suarez
Allied Health and Human 
Services Division Chair

jrsuarez@swtjc.edu
(830) 591-7364
B Clinebell
Bonnie S. Clinebell Esquivel
Coordinator/Instructor
bsclinebell@swtjc.edu
(830) 591-7290
D Vanderlick
Denise L. Vanderlick
Clinical Coordinator
dlvanderlick@swtjc.edu
(830) 591-2912

Purpose

The purpose of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide a quality education in Radiologic Technology and to prepare graduates to perform competently and ethically as entry level Radiologic Technologists. 

The Radiologic Technology program at SWTJC will achieve its purpose by preparing and graduating students that can:

  • Communicate ideas and information effectively
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility
  • Apply knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Perform radiographic procedures correctly
  • Properly operate radiographic equipment
  • Apply radiation safety and protection practices
  • Demonstrate critical thinking abilities

Program Prerequisites

The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” prior to the start of the Radiologic Technology program.  Students may be actively enrolled in prerequisite courses during the application process.

  1. BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 sem. hrs.)
  2. BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 sem. hrs.)
  3. EDUC 1100 Learning Framework (1 sem. hr.)

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher for pre-requisite courses.  A grade below a “C” on prerequisite courses will not be accepted.

BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 must have been completed within 5 years of the time of application to the program.  BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 courses taken beyond the 5 year limit must be repeated regardless of the grade achieved.


Application Requirements and Admission Process

Students must meet regular college admission requirements (see Admission Regulations section), meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) college-ready requirements and satisfy the following additional application requirements:

Submit to the Radiologic Technology Office:      

  1. A Radiologic Technology application by the posted deadline 
  2. Copies of any professional licenses, certifications, or registrations 
  3. Health Care Related Experience Form 
  4. Technical Standards and Essential Functions Form 
  5. Clinic Travel Acknowledgment Form  
  6. Three Statement of Recommendation Forms 
  7. Essay 

All required forms will be found on the Radiologic Technology page of the SWTJC website (www.swtjc.edu).

Acceptance is based on a point system.  An application with incomplete records will not be considered for admission.  The admission process is competitive and completion of minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission.  Students will be notified of acceptance in writing.  A list of alternates will be established. 

Upon notification of acceptance in the Radiologic Technology program, the following must be submitted to the Radiologic Technology office:

  1. Evidence of good physical and mental health as reflected by a recent physical exam (within the past 6 months).  The exam must include the following documentation:
    1. Proof of negative TB skin test or chest x-ray results.
    2. Up-to-date immunization record to include the following:2
        i. Measles
       ii. Mumps
      iii. Rubella
      iv. Varicella
       v. Tetanus                                            
    3. The first of three injections of the Hepatitis B vaccination series.3
  2. Proof of American Heart Association (AHA) CPR for Health Care Providers (adult, infant and child) prior to the first day of class.
  3. Submit to urine drug screening and criminal background check as directed by a program official.
  4. Proof of Health Insurance

Students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology program must also submit the following:

1. Proof of annual flu immunization during the 1st fall and 2nd fall semesters.
2. Annual TB skin test completed prior to the date of the initial TB skin test when admitted to the program.

Eligibility for ARRT Certification

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is the credentialing organization for Radiologic Technologists.In order to become nationally certified (RT(R)) and to receive a Texas Medical Board (TMB) General Medical Radiologic Technologist license, graduates of the program must pass the national ARRT examination in Radiography. Completion of all program didactic and clinical requirements DOES NOT guarantee eligibility to take the ARRT examination. Eligibility is also dependent upon ethics review by the ARRT and a national criminal background check. Some issues, but not all, addressed by the ARRT are:

  • Conviction of a crime, which includes felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor, with the only exceptions being speeding and parking violations
  • Alcohol and/or drug related violations
  • Military court-martials
  • Violations or sanctions related to the academic honor code

      For further information, please visit the following websites www.arrt.org and www.dshs.state.tx.us/mrt or speak to a program official.


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Radiologic Technology Program Costs

$5,646 for in-state tuition and fees

$11,722 for out-of-state tuition and fees

$700 for books and supplies

$6,248 for off-campus room and board

$12,323 for on-campus room and board