Allied Health Programs

Radiological Sciences Admissions Requirements:

Students must be admitted to the program in accordance with the following requirements prior to registering for any radiologic sciences course:

  1. Graduation from an accredited high school or GED.
  2. High School biology and High School physics must have been completed within the last three years with a grade of "C" earned or BIO 101, Fundamentals of Biology, and SCI 141, Physical Science, must be taken.
  3. Completion of the College's Academic Skills Assessment (ASA) administered through the Office of Student Success and Enrollment Services.
  4. Completion of any remedial course work in English, reading, or math as needed.
  5. Completion of BIO 211, 212; ENG 101; COM 101 or 150; MAT 113 or MAT 115; Social Science and Arts/Humanities electives.*
  6. Grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better.
  7. Completion of the Health Occupations Basic Entrance Exam (HOBET).

*The program may be completed in a two-year accelerated track with a commitment of 40 hours per week of combined lecture and clinical course work in addition to study time. Students must be highly motivated and have a minimum of outside commitments to complete the program i n this manner. The procedure for admission would i nclude 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and a minimum composite score of 70% on the HOBET.

Application Procedures

  1. Request information and application on the Request for Information Form.
  2. Submit an application and letter of intent by March 31. The letter of intent should include a statement of career goals and an explanation of why the applicant has chosen a career in radiography.
  3. Residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties will be given first priority in selection.
  4. Selection will be competitive, based on the number of credit science, math, and general education courses completed and score achieved on the HOBET.
  5. Each credit course will be assessed as follows: A = 4 points; B = 3 points; C = 2 points.
  6. Selection will be based on the following scale:
    BIO 101 Grade Points + 1
    SCI 141Grade Points +1
    BIO 211Grade Points + 2
    BIO 212Grade Points + 2
    MAT 113 or 115Grade Points + 2
    COM 101 or 150Grade Points + 1
    ENG 101 Grade Points + 1
    MED 106Grade Points + 1
    Social Science Elective: Grade Points + 1
    Arts & Humanities Elective:Grade Points + 1
    HOBET Composite Score:
    100-75%35 Points
    50-74%25 Points
    25-49%15 Points
    0-24% 5 Points
  7. Applicants with the highest total scores will be offered placement in the Program.

Post-Admission Requirements

The following are due after admission and by August 15 of the year entering the program:

  1. The student must meet the essential physical standards (listed below) for the program and submit a health record completed by a physician. Laboratory blood test results to confirm immunity to rubella, rubeolla, varicella, pertussus, and hepatitis B must be submitted. Students must submit results of a vision test, evidence of a tetanus shot within the last seven years, test results for TB (ppd test), and a shot record.
  2. Students are required to obtain and show proof of CPR certification for healthcare providers by the American Heart Association.
  3. Students are required to complete clinical orientation testing online to meet the requirements of the clinical facilities for rotation.
  4. Physical exam, ppd, and online clinical orientation courses must be repeated in the second year. CPR certification must be maintained until the end of the program. Documentation of all second year requirements must be submitted by August 15.

Physical Requirements: The practice of radiography involves the ability to lift and move heavy equipment both at the level of the waist and above the head. It requires the physical ability to assist the patient on and off x-ray tables and to and from stretchers or wheelchairs. The radiographer must be able to see and hear the patient well enough to monitor the patient's condition. The radiographer must be able to discern sharpness, different shades of gray, black, and white on radiographs to assess them for image quality. The radiographer also must be able to:

  • stand, walk, and assist patients.
  • stand with a five pound leaded rubber apron on during fluoroscopy exams for at least four hours.
  • speak clearly enough to communicate effectively with patients.
  • hear well enough, with hearing aids, to monitor patient comfort, vital signs, and safety.
  • see well enough, with corrective lenses, to monitor the patient's comfort, modesty, vital signs, and safety.
  • see well enough, with corrective lenses, to evaluate images for quality.
  • lift or pull at least 50 pounds.

Clinical Practice: A minimum of 29 to 34 hours a week of combined course and clinical work will be required in this program, including summer sessions, exclusive of study time. Day, evening, and weekend clinical rotations will be required in all semesters.

Note: Field work, clinical placements, and Certification/licensure may involve drug testing and/or background checks performed at the student's expense.

For more information contact
Lorraine Holden, Nursing and Allied Health Advisor
lholden@chesapeake.edu
or
Mrs. Linda Blythe, Program Director
Chesapeake College Center for Allied Health
Memorial Hospital, Easton, Maryland
410-827-5917

The Radiologic Sciences Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-2901, (312) 704-5300.