Radiologic Technology


J Suarez
B Clinebell
D Vanderlick

Jesus Suarez
Allied Health and Human 
Services Division Chair
(830) 591-7364

Bonnie Clinebell
(830) 591-7290
Denise L. Vanderlick
Clinical Coordinator
(830) 591-2912


The purpose of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide a quality education in Radiologic Technology and to prepare graduates to perform competently and ethically as entry level Radiologic Technologists.

The Radiologic Technology program at SWTJC will achieve its purpose by preparing and graduating students that can:

  • Communicate ideas and information effectively
  • Demonstrate  professional and ethical  responsibility
  • Apply knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Perform radiographic procedures correctly
  • Properly operate radiographic equipment
  • Apply radiation safety and protection practices
  • Demonstrate critical thinking abilities

Program Prerequisites

The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” prior to the start of the Radiologic Technology program. Students may be actively enrolled in prerequisite courses during the application process. 

  1. BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
  2. BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
  3. ORIE 0100 New Student Orientation or COLS 0300 College Success Skills

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher for pre-requisite courses. A grade below a “C” on prerequisite courses will not be accepted.

BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 (Anatomy & Physiology I/II) must have been completed within 5 years of the time of application to the program. Anatomy & Physiology courses taken beyond the 5 year limit must be repeated, regardless of the grade achieved. 

Application Requirements and Admission Process

Students must meet regular college admission requirements (see Admission Regulations section), meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) college-ready requirements and satisfy the following additional application requirements: 

  • Submit to the Radiologic Technology Office:      
  1. A Radiologic Technology application form by the posted deadline 
  2. Copies of any professional licenses, certifications, or registrations 
  3. Health Care Related Experience Form 
  4. Technical Standards and Essential Functions Form 
  5. Clinic Travel Acknowledgment Form  
  6. Three Statement of Recommendation Forms 
  7. Essay 

*All required forms will be found on the Radiologic Technology page of the SWTJC webpage (

Acceptance is based on a point system.  An application with incomplete records will not be considered.  The admission process is competitive and completion of minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission.  Students will be notified of acceptance in writing.  A list of alternates will be established. 

Upon notification of acceptance in the Radiologic Technology program, the following must be submitted to the Radiologic Technology office (forms will be provided):

  1. Evidence of good physical and mental health as reflected by a recent physical exam (within the past 6 months).  The exam must include the following documentation:
    1. Proof of negative TB skin test or chest x-ray results
    2. Up-to-date immunization record to include the following (see note 1 below):
        i. measles
       ii. mumps
      iii. rubella
      iv. varicella
       v. tetanus                                            
    3. The first of three injections of the Hepatitis B vaccination series (see note 2 below) 
  2. Proof of American Heart Association (AHA) CPR for Health Care Providers (adult, infant and child) prior to the first day of class
  3. Submit to urine drug screening and criminal background check as directed by a program official

Students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology program must also submit the following:

  1. Proof of annual flu immunization during the 1st fall and 2nd fall semesters
  2. Annual TB skin test completed prior to the date of the initial TB skin test when admitted to the program


  1. Proof of immunizations must be official laboratory reports (titers) or an official immunization record. All immunizations are required.
  2. Hepatitis B vaccination series must be completed within the first year of the program.

Eligibility for ARRT Certification

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is the credentialing organization for Radiologic Technologists.  In order to become nationally certified (RT(R)) and to receive a Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist (CMRT) license, graduates of the program must pass the national ARRT examination in Radiography. Completion of all program didactic and clinical requirements DOES NOT guarantee eligibility to take the ARRT examination. Eligibility is also dependent upon ethics review by the ARRT and a national criminal background check. Some issues, but not all, addressed by the ARRT are:

  • Conviction of a crime, which includes felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor, with the only     exceptions being speeding and parking violations
  • Alcohol and/or drug related violations
  • Military court-martials
  • Violations or sanctions related to the academic honor code

      For further information, please visit the following websites and

Program of Study

Radiologic Technology Program of Study - Update


Radiologic Technology Resources


Occupational Profiles

Estimated Program Costs
7 Semesters

In Distict   Out of District
Tuition & Fees   $5,532.30   Tuition & Fees   $8,565.30
Room & Board   $8,800.00   Room & Board   $8,800.00
Books   $1,200.00   Books   $1,200.00
Equipment   $250.00   Equipment   $250.00
Total   $15,782.30   Total   $18,815.30

Special Fees and Charges

Insurance Fee $13.00

RADR 1260, 2367

Testing and Remediation Fee $165.00

RADR 2335

Dosimetry Fee $25.00

RADR 1260, 1360, 2266, 2267, 2367, 2467

Lab Fee $24.00

RADR 1311, 1309, 2301, 2331, 2335

Co-op Fee $24.00

RADR 1260, 1360, 2266, 2267, 2367, 2467