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2022-2023 Catalog

Medical Radiologic Technology, AAS


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Purpose

The Radiography Program is designed to provide the instruction and clinical opportunities needed to prepare the student for employment and advancement in the field of Radiologic Technology.

Program Description

Radiographers perform imaging examinations and accompanying responsibilities at the request of physicians qualified to prescribe and/or perform radiologic procedures. They utilize equipment emitting ionizing radiation to produce radiographic images of the internal structures of human anatomy. These radiographic images are utilized by the physician for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The radiographer is responsible for all functions in the Radiology Department to insure consistent radiographic images and provide for personal and patient safety from ionizing radiation. In addition to producing diagnostic images and primary patient care, other responsibilities may include administrative and educational functions. Graduates of this two-year program will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology and are eligible to make application to the American Registry of Radiologic Technology in order to become a Registered Radiographer.

The program is accredited by:

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRC/ERT)
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 606062901
Telephone: 3127045300
mail@jrcert.org

Program Length

Two Years (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters)

Degree(s) Offered

Associate in Applied Science

Application Requirements

The applicant must:

  1. Meet all general admission requirements. (See the College Affairs Section)
  2. Submit a completed radiography program application.
  3. Be at least 18 years of age prior to program start date.
  4. Have a minimum composite score of 17 on the American College Test (ACT)
  5. Have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5
  6. Have completed each prerequisite course, with at least a C average, prior to application deadline, February 1st
  7. Be able to perform the following functions:
    • Reach and manipulate equipment at a height of six feet.
    • Lift or move objects weighing a minimum of fifty (50) pounds.
    • Stand for lengthy periods (approximately 6 hours a day).
    • Walk long distances in reasonable time (approximately 1/4 mile in 5 minutes).
    • Display good manual dexterity.
  8. Complete and submit the first page of the medical examination as part of the application procedure.
  9. Individuals seeking admission or students enrolled in any Jones College designated education program are subject to entrance, random, periodic, and/or probable-cause substance testing.

Application Procedure

Applications will be accepted through March 1st each year. Only complete application packets will be considered.

On or before March 1st:

  • Submit the complete application packet to include:
    1. The applicant information form
    2. A.C.T. scores
    3. College transcript(s)
    4. Report of Medical Examination (1st page only)
    5. Reference forms (2), (Preferably one personal and one employer)
  • Application packets will be accepted at any time through March 1st for the upcoming class.
  • The application materials must be submitted as a complete packet. No individual forms or incomplete information will be accepted. The application packet must include: the application form, the information form, two reference forms, the report of medical  examination, and all transcripts including A.C.T. results.
  • Only completed application packets submitted on or before March 1st will be considered.

Application for Advance Standing or Readmission

Application for advanced standing, transfer of credit, or readmission may be submitted at any time. Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing, transfer of credit, or readmission into the program must submit a written request, meet all application requirements, and complete the application process. The request, application, and all required materials should be submitted to the Radiography Program Director.

Applications for advanced standing, transfer of credit, or readmission are considered based on available clinical positions, grades, course work, and references. Completed applications are presented to the Dean of Career and Technical Education and the Academic Dean for consideration. The applicant is then notified of the decision.

Applicants applying for advance standing or readmission into the Radiography Program must:

  1. Meet all general admission requirements of the college (See the College Affairs Section)
  2. Submit a completed radiography application including a written explanation describing the reason and type of admission being requested.
  3. Be at least 18 years of age.
  4. Have a composite score of 17, or equivalent on the Enhanced A.C.T.
  5. Have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5.
  6. Have course work equivalent to the level for which he/she is making application.
  7. Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
  8. Submit midterm grades if applicable.
  9. Submit a reference from the previous Radiography Program attended.
  10. Make a minimum grade of seventy five (75) on an examination for each radiography class grade submitted for transfer credit and/or readmission into the program.
  11. Demonstrate competency commensurate to the requested transfer credit and/ or readmission into the program by scoring a minimum of 85% on each clinical competency evaluation deemed appropriate by program officials.
  12. Be able to perform the following functions:
    • Reach and manipulate equipment at a height of six feet.
    • Lift or move objects weighing a minimum of fifty (50) pounds.
    • Stand for lengthy periods (approximately 6 hours a day).
    • Walk long distances in reasonable time (approximately 1/4 mile in 5 minutes).
    • Display good manual dexterity.
  13. Undergo a physical examination and submit an acceptable report of medical examination.
  14. Provide evidence of a criminal background check or submit to finger printing for a background check.
  15. Individuals seeking admission or students enrolled in any Jones College designated education program are subject to entrance, random, periodic, and/or probable-cause substance testing.

Student Selection

The Radiography Program is currently accredited for fourteen first year students. Each application is screened to insure that the applicant meets all minimum requirements. Thirty six applicants will be selected to interview for the program. Selection of the applicants for interview will be based on academic achievement and employment history. Applicants selected for interview will be notified of the date, time, and location of the admission interview by mail and/or email provided on application.

The Admissions Committee will select fourteen applicants to become students of the radiographer program. In addition to the fourteen applicants selected, the committee will also select three alternates. In the event that an applicant cannot accept their position, an alternate will be notified and offered the position.

Selection criteria are based on academic records such as G.P.A., A.C.T. scores, completed college coursework, work experience, and a personal interview by the Admissions Committee. Selection criteria in each category are weighted as follows:

  • Academic 70%
  • Work Experience 10%
  • Interview 20%

All applicants will be notified of the interview results by mail and/or email provided on application.

Admission to the Program

The newly selected student will attend an orientation meeting. The date, time, and location of this meeting will be announced in the acceptance letter. Prior to beginning the program, the student must:

  1. Undergo a physical examination and submit an acceptable report of medical examination.
  2. Begin hepatitis vaccinations or sign a declination form.
  3. Have the Tuberculin Skin Test and Varicella Titer IGG and submit results to the Program Director.
  4. Complete twenty four hours of orientation at one or more assigned sites before the first day of class.
  5. Obtain American Heart C.P.R. Certification.
  6. Submit to finger printing resulting in a clear criminal background check. This will be scheduled by the program after students acceptance into the program. (All related charges for these services are the responsibility of the student.)
  7. Students are subject to substance abuse testing at anytime.
  8. A wireless electronic note pad or laptop is required. (All related charges for these services are the responsibility of the student.)

Contact and Application Information

Please contact the Jones College Enrollment Services at 601.477.4257 or the Radiography Program Office at 601.477.2416 or at mandy.pearson@jcjc.edu or brittany.barron@jcjc.edu. Application information and forms may also be accessed by visiting our web page at: www.jcjc.edu/programs/healthcare/medicalradiologictechnology.

Program Requirements


The following advisement plan is a recommended course of study. An academic advisor may alter course sequence to meet individual student needs. In addition, an academic advisor may recommend additional or different courses depending upon student career plans and/or requirements of the college or university to which the student plans to transfer.

Prerequisite Courses


Total Hours: 12


Freshman Year


Summer Semester


(First Four Weeks)

Total Hours: 7

(Second Four Weeks)

Total Hours: 7

First Semester


Total Hours: 18

Second Semester


Total Hours: 16

Sophomore Year


Summer Semester


First Semester


Total Hours: 15

Second Semester


Total Hours: 14

Note(s):


The curriculum for Medical Radiologic Technology (Radiography) is only for those students who have completed the radiography program application process and have been formally accepted for entrance into the program. Students preparing to make application to the radiography program and graduates of a radiography program who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree should refer to the Health Professions curriculum and contact their advisor for guidance.

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