2017 Radiologic Technology Application Process
Your program prerequisite courses must be completed before you can make an application to the clinical part of the program.
Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 and a grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for program eligibility.
To make application to this program you must also be registered as a student with City College. You may apply for admission to the college online or by calling City College at (406) 247-3000.
This program is a fall start program which means the clinical part of the program will start at the beginning of the fall semester, and those students will graduate at the end of their second spring semester. If you have any questions concerning the program prerequisite courses or registration, contact the City College advising department at (406) 247-3019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City College at MSU Billings Radiologic Technology Program is a competitive program and the following selection process will be used to select those students who will continue into the clinical courses in Radiologic Technology starting Fall semester.
Admission into this program involves two phases:
Phase One is a point system that will be used to select the 20 to 24 applicants that will progress to Phase Two of the selection process. Details of the point system used for this process are included in the Radiologic Technology Application on this website.
Phase Two involves a personal interview with the six member Radiologic Technology Selection Committee. Interviews are tentatively scheduled to occur June. Those students selected from Phase Two will become the new Radiologic Technology class of 2017-2019. The decision of the selection committee is final.
Site Visit Requirement
It is very important that applicants to this program have a good understanding of the job responsibilities and what is involved in being a radiologic technologist. In order to assure this understanding, as part of the application process you are required to perform a site visit at a radiology department. You will need to schedule a site visit at one of the Billings hospital radiology departments and spend at least four (4) hours "job shadowing" a radiologic technologist. If you do not live in Billings, you may conduct your site visit at a radiology department at a hospital in your area. At the end of your site visit, be sure to have the radiologic technologist sign yoursite visit form. It is recommended that you do your site visit at a larger hospital as you will have a more complete understanding of the radiology profession. If you are re-applying to the program you should plan to make another site visit or discuss this issue with the program director.
See also: Procedure for Scheduling a Site Visit.
Patient Care Experience
It is also very important that you understand what is involved in providing quality patient care. Patient care, and how you treat your patient, is just as important as the quality of the x-ray images you produce. Therefore, it is important that you have experience in patient care. This patient care experience can include nursing home or CNA patient care, working with patients in a hospital or clinical setting or a significant amount of volunteer work. This experience should involve direct contact with patients. Not everyone is suited for work with ill patients and you need to have some idea if this is really something you want to do.
If you have not taken a physics class in high school or college, it is strongly recommended that you complete a 3-credit college course in physics. For those attending MSU Billings, I recommend PHXS 103 Our Physical World. This physics course is not a required prerequisite course, but the knowledge obtained from this course will be very helpful when taking the two physics courses, AHXR 108 and AHXR 225, which are part of the program curriculum. It is also recommended that you take Anatomy and Physiology II before you make application to the program. Completing either of these two course can earn you 1/4 point each in the Phase I point system.
If you have decided to apply to this program, you should register with the MSU Billings City College so that we have your contact information should there be any changes in the program. If either your permanent or current contact information changes, please contact City College Admissions at email@example.com to update your information. In most cases this site will contain the most complete and up to date information about the application process.
Application must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 12.
Radiologic Technology applications can be turned in to Victor White at the City College campus, Health Sciences Building room 200; Janet Drinkwalter, Health Science Building, room 226; or Jacket Student Central in the City College Tech Building. Applications may be sent by mail:
City College at MSU Billings
3803 Central Avenue,
Billings, Montana 59102
The application is a PDF version that can be filled out on line and printed. You may not be able to save this PDF so be sure to print each page as you complete it.
If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, or the program, please contact the City College advising center.
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