The Radiography curriculum ( Fall or Spring ) prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.
For more information concerning the curriculum or the Radiography academic department, please visit Radiography web site.
Pre-Radiography Admissions Requirements:
|PHASE I –
||Application to Wake Technical Community College: The following steps are required to be classified as a Pre-Radiography student (working towards the Radiography program):
||Attend a MANDATORY Information Session for Radiography. Information sessions are held on the Health Science Campus.
||Complete an on-line Wake
Technical Community College application .
||Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits. Students
applying for financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and
submit all supporting documents to ensure we can process
your request in time for the start of the semester. Be sure
to include the Wake Technical Community College school
||Provide official transcripts (transcripts in a sealed envelope) of ALL previous
education, including high school and/or GED scores and all college transcripts
(if college has already been attended). Applications will NOT be processed until ALL transcripts have been
received. Applicants can send a "Request for High
School or Prior College Transcript" form to the schools they have
attended to have their transcripts sent to Wake Tech. FAXed or open
transcripts are not considered official and will not be accepted. High
school transcripts must be complete, showing the date of graduation.
||Take the COMPASS placement test. Schedule and prepare for your
placement test at the Testing Center website. Students can be exempted from placement testing if they meet certain requirements .
||Meet with a Health Sciences advisor once Steps 1 through 5 have been completed.
|PHASE 2 –
||Application to the clinical Radiography (RAD) classes: The following steps are required to apply to the RAD classes. Please note that entry into the RAD classes is a COMPETITIVE PROCESS. and submitting a clinical application does not guarantee acceptance.
||Meet a chemistry proficiency — chemistry proficiency may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following: a college level basic chemistry course from a U.S. regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade of “C” OR one unit of a high school chemistry course with a minimum grade of “C” OR CHM 090 (Chemistry concepts) or an equivalent CHM 090 with a minimum grade of “C” OR the self-taught chemistry Tutorial unit in the Individualized Learning Center with a minimum grade of “85”.
||Certified Nursing Assistant 1 (CNA1) – The course must be completed, your certification must be current, and you must be listed on the North Carolina CNA1 Registry by the Radiography Clinical Application deadline. This course is offered through the Continuing Education Division of the College. You can call 919-866-6100 for more information. The estimated expenses for this course will be $500 - $550 (Please be aware that this will not be covered by Financial Aid.) NOTE: Effective Spring 2013 (Radiography application date of July 1, 2012), you will be required to provide written proof of having completed a CNA1 course which provides 40 hours of clinical with direct patient care .....OR provide proof of having at least 40 hours of work experience also with direct patient care. Required hours of patient care must be within 5 years of entering the Radiography program. Forms will be attached to the Radiography application beginning with the July 1, 2012 application for the verification of the 40 hours of clinical or work experience.
||Completion of TEAS Testing - (Test of Essential Academic Skills).The TEAS V must be taken prior to submitting your application for the pool/clinical courses by the appropriate deadline - January 31 for fall and July 1 for spring.
||Submit a separate application for the Associate Degree Radiography Program (clinical). All the above minimum requirements must have been met or the application will not be reviewed for the pool. The radiography application/pool deadline for the fall class is January 31, and for the spring class is July 1.
NOTE: a new Radiography application must be submitted for every deadline.
Please note that Wake Technical Community College is constantly evaluating the admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as the need arises.