Get Started in Radiologic Sciences

How to Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at the college you plan to attend.

Admission requirements vary slightly for the Radiologic Sciences programs at Brookhaven and El Centro colleges. The curriculum for the two programs also varies; please check each curriculum to see which plan best suits your educational needs.

Drug Testing and Criminal Background Check

All students enrolled in Health Occupation programs are required by Dallas/Ft. Worth Hospital Council member facilities to undergo drug testing and a criminal background check after admission to the program but within 30 days before the start of clinical rotations.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.
Compare that to what you'd pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

See all degrees and certificates in Radiologic Sciences.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

The Radiologic Science programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850; Chicago, Ill. 60606-3182; Phone: 312-704-5300).


Graduates of our associate degree programs are eligible to take the national registry examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the exam leads to licensing by the Texas Department of Health as a certified medical radiologic technologist with the right to use the designation RT(R).

Related Programs

Find out more about other Nursing and Health Care programs.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

See a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.

Faculty Profiles

Radiologic Sciences faculty have advanced degrees and credentials as well as field experience in their profession, so they can relate to the challenges you will face on the job.

Instructors work with you one-on-one, encouraging and helping you to succeed in school and at work. See profiles of some Radiologic Sciences faculty.

Transfer Information

The Radiologic Sciences program is designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links for More Information

Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute our official endorsement.

What Do All Those Letters Mean?

Certified technologists are known as registered technologists and may use the credentials “RT” after their names. Technologists show that they are competent to perform specialized examinations by passing additional certification tests; additional credentials are listed in parentheses after the RT designation.

RTRadiologic Technologist
(CT)Computer Tomography (CT scans)
(MR)Magnetic Resonance
(N)Nuclear Medicine
(QA)Quality Assurance
(R)Radiography (diagnostic X-rays)
(T)Radiation Therapy

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Radiologic Sciences program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.