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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. Do you have a waitlist?
  11. Can I be enrolled part time while in the program?
  12. 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 took classes at Aims you will need to reapply to the college.

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

No, previous experience is not required.

What is the selection process based upon?

GPA in general education coursework.

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

Please visit http://www.bls.gov/oco/ 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 general education and prerequisite courses 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 full acceptance. If granted full acceptance, students will start the RTE program in the fall of the same year they take RTE 101.

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 in Greeley, Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins (includes rotations at the Medical Center of the Rockies), McKee Medical Center in Loveland, and Longmont United Hospital in Longmont.

Do you have a waitlist?

No. As of May of 2010, we moved to an application process.

Can I be enrolled part time while in the program?

No. Once a student is granted full acceptance and begin taking classes, they are required to be full time.

If I have more questions, who should I contact?

Due to high volume, please allow a minimum of 24 hours for a response. For more information contact: Call: (970) 339-6251 Email: Kellie Richardson kellie.richardson@aims.edu