Important announcement for current (2020/2021) applicants to the AWC Rad Tech program.
Contact the Radiologic Technology Office at (928) 344-7552 and ask to be placed on the Prospective Students List. Read the Prospective Student Information Packet below.
Prospective Student Information Packet (Sections 1 - 8 below)
- Section 1: Program Information
- Section 2: Application Process
- Section 3: Health & Safety Requirements
- Section 4: Sequence of Courses & Advanced Placement (PRT)
- Section 5: Clinical Information
- Section 6: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Section 7: Approved Arts & Humanities Courses
- Section 8: Estimated Program Costs
Read the current Student Guide and view the video(s) about the profession below.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of Radiologic Technologists is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Videos highlighting the profession
Employment outlook information in the Radiologic Technology field:
Earn a Next Generation Reading score of 237 or higher and complete all Prerequisite Courses with a 2.50 or higher by the fall semester prior to the application period.
The Program is an intense and comprehensive program of study; it is a combination of academic course work and clinical training for two years. A strong background in mathematics and science courses is recommended in order to be eligible to apply to the AWC Radiologic Technology program. The GPA of the prerequisites is used as part of the student ranking process; all prerequisites must be completed before the student applies to the Program.
Applicant's GPA for the below mentioned courses must be a minimum of 2.50 in order to be eligible to apply to the Program.
Students must attain a minimum grade of “C” or above in all prerequisite courses before applying to the Program. Prerequisites may not be repeated more than once. Students are not permitted to repeat more than 2 prerequisite courses.
The student should submit transcripts of courses not taken at AWC to the Transfer Services Office to be evaluated.
Course Title Credit CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3 MAT 142 College Math with Applications ( or higher )** 3 ENG 100 Intro. to Composition ( or higher )
ENG 101 Freshman Composition ( or higher ) 3 PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 AHE 101 Medical Terminology 3 BIO 160 Anatomy & Physiology ( BIO 201 AND 202 may be substituted ) 4 Approved Arts & Humanities Course 3 Total Credits 25
**NOTE: Only 3 credits of math will be used to calculate a student’s prerequisite GPA. If a student has taken a higher level math course (e.g, MAT 151) excluding MAT 183, the math course will be calculated based on a 3-credit scale. This does not affect a student’s Official Transcripts; the conversion is used solely for ranking purposes. The same applies to BIO 201 & 202 (8 credits), will be calculated as 4 credits solely for ranking purposes.
- Submit transcripts for evaluation for courses not taken at AWC.
- A Request for Evaluation/Re-Evaluation of Credits must be submitted along with an official (sealed) transcript. Please contact Transfer Services by phone (928) 344-7638 or visit them in the 3C Building on Main Campus, or by mail: Arizona Western College, Attn: Transfer Services Office, PO Box 929, Yuma, AZ 85366.
- An Application for Admission must be completed if (a) You are a new student to Arizona Western College or (b) You are a former AWC student and have not taken classes in the past 12 months. There is a separate application form that is required to apply for the Radiologic Technology Program (See #7 below).
- Order a Fingerprint Clearance Card (If you do not have a current* card, order Fall semester prior to applying).
- If you have a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card, the original card must be submitted along with a completed Program application. Copies will be made by the Radiologic Technology Office.
- If you do not have a Fingerprint Clearance Card, you will have to apply for one.
- Fingerprint Clearance Card instructions are available OUTSIDE the Radiologic Technology Office (LR 224). Please note it will cost approximately $73 to order.
Be advised that it can take anywhere from 4 – 8 weeks to receive your card from The Department of Public Safety. We will NOT accept Program applications without the card.
* A current card is one that will not expire before the end of the 2 year Program enrollment period
- Submit a completed Program application to the Radiologic Technology Office.
- Program applications are ONLY available at the Radiologic Technology Office (LR 224). Applications will be available mid January to the last Thursday in February.
- Next Generation Reading score, unofficial transcripts, and a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card must be submitted with Program application.
- Next Generation Reading score must be obtained from the Testing Services Office.
- Unofficial transcripts must be obtained from the Admissions and Registration Office; printouts from Web Advisor will NOT be accepted.
A testing permit to take the TEAS Exam will be issued by the Radiologic Technology Office after Next Generation Reading and Pre-requisite GPA scores are verified. TEAS testing will be available mid January to the last Thursday in February. A study guide is available in the AWC Library Reserves Section or for purchase here.
ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam
A testing permit for the ATI TEAS exam will be issued by the Radiologic Technology office upon verification of acceptable prerequisite GPA and CPT-R Test score.
The ATI TEAS Exam is the computerized Test of Essential Academic Skills V for Allied Health and is taken at AWC Testing Center (located in the 3C Building). The ATI TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The Program requires the student to take this exam to measure their academic preparation for the medical field. All students are required to take the exam and pass with a minimum score of 50% or above to continue with the application process.
The ATI TEAS exam is comprised of 150 questions with four subject areas including: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. There is a copy of the Study Guide available in the AWC Library Reserves Section. This copy is available for a 2-hour period and can only be viewed in the library. If you would like to purchase a copy of the study manual and/or practice assessments, they are available at http://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/TEAS-Products.aspx or direct link to study manual only is at http://www.atitesting.com/2/teas-prep/study-guide.aspx for an estimated cost of $50.00.
The ATI TEAS exam is administered by the AWC Testing Center between mid January to the last Thursday in February. Test scores must be turned in to the Radiologic Technology Office by the due date; no exceptions will be made. A testing permit must be issued first prior to taking the ATI TEAS exam. The ATI TEAS exam can only be taken one time and the student must attain a score of 50% or higher on their first attempt. A student cannot retake the exam to improve their score.
If a student’s score is above the minimum 50%, that score will be recorded in the ranking process. Students will only be allowed to retake the ATI TEAS one time if their score is below a 50%. A student who has a score below 50% has to request a retake exam permit from the Program. There will be a 7-day waiting period before a student can retake the exam. A student can only retake the exam once per application period. The initial exam is free to the student. If a student must retake the exam because they did not pass the first time, then a retake fee of $55.00 will need to be paid to the AWC Business Office / Cashier (payable to 10-0000-13746-5210).
- Attend a 4-Hour observation at Yuma Regional Medical Center. Observations will be scheduled by the Radiologic Technology Office in March.
- Presentation to be given to the Program Faculty and Staff. Presentations will be scheduled by the Radiologic Technology Office in March.
Student Selection Process. Notifications of acceptance or declination will be mailed by the Radiologic Technology Office in April.
Note: Please do not call with inquiries about selection.