Radiologic Technology - How to Apply - General Admission Criteria

It is Metro Technology Centers' board policy that consideration should be given to all individuals desiring to attend Metro Tech. Applicants are considered for admission according to the following criteria. The applicant must:

  1. Be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate or equivalent
  2. Be 18 prior to clinical assignment
  3. Complete pre-entrance tests
  4. Have an Associate Degree** (or lack no more than 12 hours of receiving one)
    • Official transcript documenting an Associate Degree** to include:
      • At least 15 hours of general college studies (to include college algebra  for credit, and communication)
      • Anatomy & Physiology (minimum of 4 credit hours)*
      • Medical Terminology (2-3 credit hours)*
    • Official transcript documenting progress (lacking no more than 12 college-credit hours) toward an Associate Degree**
      • This degree must be awarded prior to completion of the Radiologic Technology certificate program
      • This degree must include:
        • At least 15 hours of general college studies (to include college algebra for credit, and communication)
        • Anatomy & Physiology (minimum of 4 credit hours)* - completed prior to acceptance into the program
        • Medical Terminology (2-3 credit hours) *- completed prior to acceptance into the program

* Must have been completed within the past five (5) years. 

**Associate Degree must be awarded by an educational institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (a list of accrediting agencies recognized by the ARRT for the academic degree and professional education requirements is available at

     5.  Submit all required documentation to the Adult Career Advisor by the announced deadline. Required documentation includes:

  • Completed application for admission submitted online
  • Official copy of all transcripts - high school, college, career tech, GED scores (official equivalency interpretation required of all foreign transcripts)

     6.  Applicants are required to attend a mandatory information session. Approximately 4 sessions will be scheduled throughout the year. Check the Metro Tech website for updated schedules. 

     7. Upon acceptance into the program, the following is also required: 

  • Physical examination completed by a physician
  • Required immunizations for clinical assignments
  • Initiate background screening as instructed
  • Completion of American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider course - certification must be maintained throughout the program
  • Understand that the Health Careers Center conducts random drug screens

The background screening and drug screen are required after acceptance to the program. Incoming students must have a background screening completed prior to the first day of school. Random drug screen will be conducted after classes begin. Adverse information received from either a background screening or drug screen could result in a delay in starting clinical assignments, and inability to complete the program.

NOTE: Taking prescription medications that have not been prescribed for you will result in a non-negative (positive) drug screen report.