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Radiologic Technology

Program Entrance Requirements

The Aims Radiologic Technology Associate Degree Program Process

This five-semester, two-year radiology associate degree program at Aims follows a specific pathway, with prerequisites and other requirements you’ll need to fulfill before applying. 

After completing Anatomy and Physiology, Interpersonal Communication, English Composition, Career Math, Human Growth and Development and a 3-credit Comprehensive Medical Terminology course, students will apply to take RTE 1001 at Aims Community College.

After applying to RTE 1001 and being accepted, students will take a degree-specific course called Introduction to Radiologic Technology. Upon passing RTE 1001, students will begin the five-semester program (including one summer term) studying radiology and applying skills in a series of internships.

During your final semester, you’ll take a capstone course that trains you for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam to become a certified radiologist. After completing your degree program, take an exam to become certified in radiography.

Apply to RTE 1001 Spring 2024!

To apply to RTE 1001, start by reading the Mandatory Informational PowerPoint.  This mandatory orientation includes important information, including a program overview and what to expect.  Students will need to have the authorization codes for their application to RTE 1001.

  • When you have completed all pre-application coursework and/or the testing documentation, please review the Apply to RTE 1001 PowerPoint.  Students will also need to know the authorization code from this PowerPoint for their application to RTE 1001.
  • In order to complete a course challenge, you must be enrolled in coursework at Aims during the semester you pass the exam for it to be applied to your record.
    • If you are not enrolled during the semester in which you course challenge, please keep your paperwork stating that you passed your challenge course and submit it with your application to RTE 1001. Once accepted into the program, you will submit your challenge course paperwork to records to have your challenge course applied to your record.  Remember, many faculty are not on campus during the summer semester, or have deadlines which need to be met to take course challenge exams.  (Example: the last day to let the Chair know that you'd like to take the Medical Terminology course challenge is May 5, 2023.)  Once you pass the deadline to request a test, you may have to wait another year to apply.

Students will be required to upload the following information into the application for RTE 1001.  Please have the information readily available at the time of application submission.  Direct patient care is optional but must be uploaded if student would like credit on their application score.

  • RTE 1001 critical thinking assignment 
  • Proof of a Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Unofficial transcripts from every school attended, including Aims

Students will be required to have an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for HealthCare Providers CPR class prior to entering the program.  Visit this link to sign up for a class. 

When you are ready to apply, follow this link to complete your application for admission consideration: Rad Tech Application

If you have questions about the Aims rad tech program or how to apply, contact Erin Miyoshi at

Good luck!

Ready to Get Started? Find Answers to Your Questions

Click the section below that best describes you as a student to get information about next steps or answers to your questions.

  • If You're New to Aims

    If you're not yet registered as a student, your first step is to apply to Aims Community College.

    After that, you can ask to schedule an appointment with an Aims allied health advisor familiar with the radiological tech and other healthcare degree program requirements and prerequisites. You can schedule this appointment by calling (970) 339-6443.
  • Current Rad Tech Student?

    Email radiologic technology program coordinator Erin Miyoshi with any questions about the rad tech degree program.