Admission to El Centro College
To get started in the Radiologic Sciences program, complete the admissions process at El Centro College. When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Radiologic Sciences program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take. If you are planning to earn an associate degree, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.
Program Admission Requirements
Applicants should contact the El Centro College Assessment Center to sign up for the assessment tests.
Applicants are ranked for acceptance selection via a point award system. In the event that two or more applicants have the same point total, the cumulative score on all four sections of the HESI A2 will be used to break the tie. Point award totals for applicants may range from a minimum of 3 points to a maximum of 19 points on the designated criteria below:
- HESI A2 (with a minimum score of 75 on each of the four required sections)
- Support Courses completed with a minimum grade of “C”
- Support Course Cumulative GPA (2.0 minimum required)
- Previous Patient Care Experience — maximum 2 points
Requires certificate of completion indicating a formal training program and clinical experience, but not necessarily a licensure or certification in the particular field. Examples include:
- Certified nurse aide
- Home health aide
- Certified medical assistant
- Medication aide
- Patient care technician or patient care assistant
- Emergency medical technician or paramedic
- Psychiatric technician
- Completion of a least one semester of a nursing or registered nursing program with a grade of at least “C” in all nursing courses.
Application Filing Period
Entering classes begin in the Fall semester (late August) and graduate in mid-July two years later.
The official application filing period is Jan. 1–May 31, with acceptance letters mailed June 15.
Courses Offered (Curriculum)
Our online catalog provides detailed information about the courses we offer and the courses required for the Radiologic Sciences Associate in Applied Sciences degree - El Centro.
Clinical Training Experience
The clinical training experience, or practicum, is 32 hours per week in Semester III, 20 hours per week in Semesters IV and V, and 30 hours per week in Semester VI. Clinical hours include daytime and evening hours and are taught at:
- Children’s Medical Center
- Doctors Hospital of Dallas
- North Texas Imaging Center
- North Texas Veterans’ Affairs Healthcare System
- Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale
- Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
- UT Southwestern University Hospital - St. Paul
- UT Southwestern Medical Center University Hospital - Zale Lipshy
- VA (Veterans’ Affairs) North Texas Health Care System