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Radiologic Technology

Admission Criteria

  1. Applicants to the Radiologic Technology Program must meet all admission criteria for Danville Area Community College and must have an official high school transcript or GED on file at DACC.

  2. Before being considered for admission into the Radiologic Technology program, applicants must meet these criteria:

    1. Placement tested into college algebra (MATH 111) or higher algebra- based math course or have successfully completed (Grade “C” or better) MATH 105 or higher math course within the last five years.
    2. Successfully completed (grade “C” or better) BIOL 136 and 137 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II within the last five years.
    3. Successfully completed (grade “C” or better) PHYS 141 Physical Science I within the last five years.
    4. Performed a 2-3 hour observation session in the diagnostic imaging department of Provena Medical Center in Danville IL, complete the observation session form and submit it to the Medical Imaging Director at DACC
    5. Submitted transcripts from all other colleges attended and a DACC application if transferring to DACC.
    6. Applications must be submitted by May 15 of the year the applicant wishes to enter the program.

     Residency

    1. Applicants who are legal residents of Community College District 507 will be given priority for admission provided all admission criteria are met. This is contingent upon the completion of the pre-requisite courses as stated above.
    2. Official definition of residence and description of District 507 boundaries are available in the Registration and Student Services offices.
    3. Applicants who have completed pre-requisite courses at DACC will be given priority for admission over transfer students.
  3. Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the Program, and must therefore, meet the Technical Requirements of the Radiologic Technology Program. Students will rotate through all of the program’s clinical sites. Depending on the student’s home location, for some sites, this may require a commute time of at least 1 hour each way.
  4. Drug screening and current immunization status must be completed prior to the first day of classes. A medical history form and a physician’s exam must also be completed indicating the applicant meets the technical requirements of the Radiologic Technology program regarding physical, emotional, and mental skills and abilities or that reasonable accommodations will be requested.
  5. Students must adhere to DACC’s drug free policy and must meet the criteria of each clinical site utilized by the Program. Criminal background checks will be conducted on all students prior to entering clinical education.
  6. Applicants must possess the ability to use the English language to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with individuals of all professional and social levels.
  7. Typically, 15 students are accepted into the program. If qualified applicants exceed seat availability, the applicants will be rank-ordered according to their grades in the pre-requisite courses; then according to their grades in the other general education courses. Students transferring from other radiologic technology programs will not be given advanced placement. Only the successfully completed credits from the appropriate general education classes will be considered in their selection process.
  8. Applicants accepted into the Program must respond with an acceptance or declination letter by the date specified on the acceptance letter. No response or a late response will be considered a declination, and the seat will be offered to the next qualified applicant.
  9. If all seats are filled for the current year, remaining qualified applicants must submit another application the following year. Applications and waiting lists of qualified applicants will not be maintained from year to year.
  10. Observation Sessions are conducted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the DACC Fall and Spring semesters at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center. Sessions typically last 2 hours (from 8 - 10 AM or 9 - 11 AM). Schedule your session well in advance of the application deadline of May 15th. Do not wait until the last minute as all days/times may be filled by that point. An application will be considered incomplete if an observation session was not performed.

    Contact 217-443-5245 between 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday to schedule a session. Leave your name and call back number if the person that schedules the sessions is not available at that moment to take the call.

    When you arrive at Presence Health for your session, please check-in at the Human Resources Department. Remember to dress professionally (that includes no blue jeans).

    After completing your session, type a brief summary of your observation experience and submit it to the Medical Imaging Director at DACC along with the Observation Form and Program Application.

    Radiologic Technology Program Application

    Observation Session Form