Radiologic Technologist - How to Apply - FAQ

What are the requirements to apply to the Radiologic Technology Program?

  • High school graduate or equivalent.  Applicants must hold (or be within 12 hours of obtaining) an Associate Degree to include at least 15 hours of general college studies (to include college algebra for credit, and communication). Applicants must also have 4 or more hours of college-level Anatomy and Physiology, and 2-3 hours of Medical Terminology (both of these courses must be completed prior to, but no longer than 5 years before, acceptance into the program).
  • Attend a mandatory information session. Check the Metro Tech website for updated schedules. 
  • Complete assessment exams (ACCUPLACER/ESL ACCUPLACER exam AND ACT Engage exam).
  • Complete and submit the Metro Technology Centers Adult Application for Admission online. 
  • Submit required documents as a packet to Adult Career Advisor at Metro Technology Centers, Business Conference Center, 1900 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73111

I have college credit why do I need to have proof that I completed high school?

  • High school GPAs are considered in our selection point system.  Therefore, an applicant is required to submit an official high school transcript, not a diploma.

Should I make an appointment to take the assessment tests?

  • The assessments must be scheduled in advance. The ACCUPLACER is untimed; the ACT Engage is a 30-minute assessment. 
  • Assessments are available at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. Mon-Fri (with photo I.D.) Sample questions are available at the North/South campuses or online.
  • Please call or e-mail to schedule an appointment time. Ph: 405-595-4678 or email: Enrollment.ACD@metrotech.edu 

Do I have to take the ACCUPLACER and the ACT Engage assessments at Metro Tech?

  • Accuplacer and ACT Engage assessments may be taken at other educational facilities, but official copies of the results must be submitted.

Can I take the assessment tests more than once?

  • The ACCUPLACER/ESL ACCUPLACER may be taken twice per calendar year with two weeks in between each attempt. The highest scores will be recognized.
  • The ACT Engage is allowed once per calendar year. 

Is a TOEFL score required for International/English second language students?

  • Metro Tech does not require a TOEFL score for admission into health programs, but administers the ESL ACCUPLACER exam as an alternative.

Is there a minimum ESL ACCUPLACER score required?

  • While Metro Tech does NOT require a minimum ESL ACCUPLACER score for admission, state regulations related to licensure in health professions require participants to be able to read, write and understand spoken English at an appropriate level.  Therefore, candidates who are selected for enrollment, but who did not learn English as their first language, and who score below certain levels, will be required to improve their scores through ESL instruction prior to beginning classes.  This instruction is available at Metro Tech.

Is there a fee to apply to the program or to take an assessment exam?

  • A non-refundable application of $20 must be remitted to the Bursar's office at the time of application. 
  • The application fee includes all assessments and one retake during the same calendar year. Payment can be made at the Bursar's office in the Business Conference Center

Can I go ahead and submit an application even though I am still enrolled in some of the pre-requisite courses?

  • Yes.  However, you would need to submit documentation that you are enrolled, and you must successfully complete all courses needed to obtain an Associate Degree prior to the first day of class (or lack no more than 12 hours toward that degree).

Do I need to have completed Medical Terminology before I start the Radiologic Technology Program?

  • Yes.  College-level Medical Terminology (2-3 credit hours) must be completed prior to acceptance into the program.

Is there any special requirement for the Medical Terminology course?

  • The Medical Terminology course must have been completed within the past 5 years, with a grade of no lower than a “C”.  You must have received at least 2-3 college credit hours.

Do I need to have completed Anatomy and Physiology before I start the program?

  • Yes.  College-level Anatomy and Physiology (4 or more credit hours) must be completed prior to acceptance into the program.

Is there any special requirement for the Anatomy and Physiology course?

  • College-level Anatomy and Physiology totaling 4 or more college credit hours must have been completed within the past 5 years, with a grade of no lower than a “C”.

Do I need to have my CPR certification and immunizations completed to apply to the program?

  • No, you will be given a list of immunizations that must be completed once accepted into the Radiologic Technology Program.
  • Additional requirements include: BLS for Healthcare Provider (American Heart Association), a background screening, and a random drug screen prior to beginning clinical rotations.

Does Metro Tech offer CPR?

  • Yes, please click here or call (405) 595-4678 for more information.

How are applicants selected for the Radiologic Technology Program?

  • Applicants are selected on a point system. 
  • Criteria include highest college degree received, college GPA.  
  • Applicants are ranked according to total points received. 
  • Eligible applicants will be scheduled for an interview.
  • Applicants will be accepted into the Radiologic Technology program according to rank. 

How many students are accepted into the Radiologic Technology Program?

  • The Radiologic Technology Program accepts 15 students each year.

 Do you offer an evening Radiologic Technology class?

  • Metro Tech does not have an evening option at this time.

What is the deadline for submitting an application to the program?

  • For the class beginning August 2019:
    • Applications will be accepted beginning November 2018 
    • Application deadline is May 26, 2019

When can I expect to receive an answer as to acceptance into the Radiologic Technology Program?

  • For the class beginning August 2019:
    • Applicants are notified of status by June 30, 2019
    • Applicants will be notified by e-mail or U.S. mail, so it is very important that correct addresses are provided on the application.

If I am not accepted, will I be placed on a waiting list?

  • There is no waiting list for the program; however, each year several applicants are selected as alternates should an opening become available.

How can I increase my over-all points?

  • Applicants may take additional educational classes and/or improve assessment scores.  For information or assistance, please call (405) 595-4678.
  • Provide a verifiable employment/military history indicated on the "Adult Program Validation of Paid Work Experience" form. It is not mandatory for an applicant to provide verification of employment/military history, but to receive additional points the current or previous employer(s) must return the form by the stated deadline. 

What is the start date and end date for the program?

  • Classes will begin in August of 2019
  • This is a 2-year, full-time program, so the end date will be in May of 2021.

When should I apply for financial aid?

  • Applicants should contact the Financial Aid office at (405) 595-4437 for information regarding the types of financial aid available.  This process may take several months to finalize. It is recommended that applicants apply for financial aid early (even before notification of acceptance into the program).

Is there a payment plan for self-paying customers?

  • Yes, there is a plan for self-paying customers. Contact the Bursar's office at (405) 595-4453 for more information.

What is included in the cost of the program?

  • Tuition, fees, supplies, Chromebook (or comparable tablet), ebooks/books, uniforms, radiation monitoring badges, and memberships

Are there additional costs that are not included in the program cost?

  • Yes, there are other costs/fees that students will be responsible for such as immunizations; CPR certification; notebooks/pens; shoes; certification exam fees, etc. (See Tuition and Total Career Major Costs)

What are class and/or clinical hours for the program?

  • Full-time day Radiologic Technology students complete the program in approximately 22 months.  Classroom hours will be from 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Clinical hours will vary depending upon the location, but will include 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Can I apply to the Radiologic Technology Program if I’ve been arrested or have a felony on my record?

  • Yes, you can apply to the program, but clinical facilities may not allow you to do clinical assignments at their facility (background screenings are required and reported to the clinical agency). Students must be able to attend clinicals in order to successfully meet clinical requirements. Failure to meet clinical requirements will result in dismissal from the program. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists has additional requirements related to history of arrest and/or approval for applicants to take the certification exam. If you have questions, contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), or visit the web site for more information.

May I contact the Radiologic Technology Coordinator if I have additional questions?

  • Yes, the Radiologic Technology Coordinator may be contacted by email.
  • Questions may be addressed by calling (405) 595-4432

Is the Radiologic Technology Program accredited?

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by: