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Rad Tech Program FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for: Radiologic Technology

  1. If I have been a student at Aims in the past, do I need to reapply?
  2. Do I need to have health care or patient care experience?
  3. What is the selection process based upon?
  4. Where can I get more information about the profession, salary, job outlook, etc.?
  5. How many graduates pass the certification examinations?
  6. Who can apply for the program and when can I apply?
  7. When may I take RTE 101, Introduction to Radiology?
  8. Can I take RTE 101 somewhere else?
  9. Where are the clinical sites?
  10. Can I be enrolled part time while in the program?
  11. If I have more questions, who should I contact?

If I have been a student at Aims in the past, do I need to reapply?

If it has been more than 1 year since you've taken classes at Aims you will need to reapply to the college either online, or in person at Admissions and Records.

Do I need to have health care or patient care experience?

No, previous experience is not required to apply, however it is suggested that you have previous patient care experience.

What is the selection process based upon?

A critical thinking assignment, GPA in general education coursework and whether you have an Allied Health degree or certificate with at least 8 hours of clinical experience.

Where can I get more information about the profession, salary, job outlook, etc.?

Please visit http://www.bls.gov for training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions, and other helpful information.

How many graduates pass the certification examinations?

1st time test takers have never scored below the national average and consistently rank well above.

Who can apply for the program and when can I apply?

Anyone who has completed the required pre-admission requirements may apply. Please see the Admissions Process for more information.

When may I take RTE 101, Introduction to Radiology?

RTE 101 is offered only in the spring and is by invitation only. Students must pass RTE 101 in order to be eligible for acceptance into the Radiography Program. If granted acceptance, students will start the Radiography program in the fall of the same year they take RTE 101 or the subsequent year.

Can I take RTE 101 somewhere else?

No. Students are required to take RTE 101 at Aims Community College.

Where are the clinical sites?

Currently, RTE students do clinical rotations at Northern Colorado Medical Center, The Greeley Medical Clinic and Summitview Medical Commons in Greeley, Poudre Valley Hospital, Harmony Imaging Clinic and Banner Fort Collins Medical Center in Fort Collins, McKee Medical Center, Skyline Orthopedics, and Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Longmont United Hospital and Longmont Clinic in Longmont and Kaiser Rock Creek in Lafayette.

Can I be enrolled part time while in the program?

No. Once a student is granted acceptance into the Radiography Program and begins taking classes, they are required to be full time.

If I have more questions, who should I contact?

Erin Miyoshi, Program Coordinator; (970) 339-6500; erin.miyoshi@aims.edu