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.
During the spring semester before the program begins, you’ll take degree-specific prerequisites in medical terminology and an introduction to radiography. You’ll also take general education courses in subjects including anatomy and physiology, interpersonal communication, writing, math, and human growth and development.
Upon passing the introductory radiography course, you can apply to enter the degree program. If you’re accepted, starting that fall you’ll spend the next five semesters (including one summer term) studying radiology and applying your 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 the Aims Radiologic Technology Degree Program
To apply to the Aims rad tech degree program, start by reading the Mandatory Orientation PowerPoint.
This mandatory orientation includes important information, including a program overview and what to expect:
- Read and fill out the Radiologic technology orientation certificate of completion
- When you have completed all pre-application coursework and/or the testing documentation, please review the 'Apply to RTE 101' PowerPoint.
Please fill out and submit the following as part of the documentation for your application:
- Radiologic technology RTE 101 application checklist
- RTE 101 critical thinking assignment
- Grade verification worksheet
- Background check acknowledgement form
- Background and disqualifying offenses form
- Drug screening (NOTE: While marijuana is legal in Colorado, it is not allowable in a clinical setting.)
- Proof of a Hepatitis B vaccination
- Unofficial transcripts from every school attended, including Aims
If you have questions about the Aims rad tech program or how to apply, contact Erin Miyoshi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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) 339-6431.
Whether you're interested in studying rad tech or another healthcare career, if you're an Aims student, you'll want to talk to academic advisors familiar with the specific program paths for these degree and certificate programs. You can call the Aims allied health advisors' office at (970) 339-6431.
Email radiologic technology program coordinator Erin Miyoshi with any questions about the rad tech degree program.
Degree at a Glance
Degree TypeAssociate of Applied Science
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