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Program Mandatory Information Sessions 

Information sessions are held several times a semester. The application deadline for Autumn 2014 is MARCH 1, 2014




Admissions Worksheet  This sheet allows you to calculated the courses you have taken, giving you an idea of where you would be point wise on the admissions scale. Note: This sheet is subject to change for the 2015 Admissions Year.

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For more information, contact the Radiography department at or by calling (614) 287-5215.

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Admissions Overview

radiography labThis admissions process applies to the class beginning Autumn Semester 2014. Admissions information for the Autumn Semester 2014 will be available and posted no later than July 2014.Program Admissions are limited due to the availability of clinical teaching placements.The Radiography program will begin every Autumn Semester beginning 2014 and will be 5 consecutive Semesters in length.A competitive admissions process is applied when candidates meeting admission criteria exceed program capacity (21-24 students).

Step 1: Apply to Columbus State Community College

Complete the admissions process to Columbus State Community College.  ( or available at the Welcome Center (MA 104)Declare pre-radiography as your major.Application to the College is not the same as application to the Radiography program. After you have been accepted to the College, you may then apply to the Radiography program.   For more information on applying to Columbus State, contact the College Welcome Center at (614)287-5353, (800)621-6407, or go online and follow the 'Step-by-Step Guide to Enrollment.'   

Step 2: Attend a Radiography Program information session

Information sessions are held several times each semester. Program Information Sessions review the following information:

  • Overview the Imaging professions, specifically radiography, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy.
  • Discuss specific aspects and career opportunities in the radiography profession.
  • Review the Radiography program Plan-of-Study curriculum
  • Review Radiography program admissions process and application.
  • Identify additional resources at Columbus State that may assist in the student preparation.
  • Update applicants of any program changes for the upcoming admissions deadline.

Health, Human and Public Service advisors are another excellent resource for program advising.

Click Here for a list of Advisors 

Step 3: Apply to the Radiography Program

The following steps apply when applying to the Radiography program.  They are explained in detail at the program information sessions.Complete all sections of the program application (green form).
Submit transcripts for high school and college course work with the

Radiography program applicationOnly course work completed with a 'C' or better will be evaluated.
Columbus State transcripts do not need to be submitted.

COMPLETION OF CHEM1113, MULT 1030, and PHYS 0100,  Acceptable examples include:

NOTE: High School Chemistry (or equivalent such as CHEM1100) is the pre-requisite to CHEM1113 and must be taken within the past 3 years.High School Physics (or equivalent such as PHYS 0100) If completed in high school, must be taken within the past 5 years.  

Documentation of observation of a minimum of 16 hours in a radiology imaging department (white form).  Additional health care experience (employment, health care credentials, etc.) may also be considered and documented with letter from employer or resume'.  Observation forms (4 part) are included in the Radiography program information session packet.Submit a written statement of interest and intent.  One page, typed paper in your own words indicating your interest in the radiography profession.Submit Compass Placement Test results (if applicable).Submit HOBET Assessment Test results.   The results are provided at the end of the test.  Appointments are limited.  The radiography program specifically evaluates the following as part of the admissions process.  

essential math skillsreading comprehension for science textbooksContact the ACT Learning and Testing Center (614) 287-5750Payment of $45.00 payable at the Cashier's Office in Rhodes Hall. 

To register to take the HOBET

Completion of the Achievement of a minimum of an overall GPA of 2.75 (on a 4 point scale) based on completed courses at Columbus State, other recent college transcripts, or high school transcripts. Only the GPA's from college transcripts will be considered if a minimum of 24 credits have been completed 


Additional Program Information   

Applications are available at Radiography Program Information sessions.Application deadline is March 1st for the class beginning Autumn Semester, 2014. Only current completed applications submitted by the application deadline will be considered. All pre-requistes must be completed by the end of Autumn Semester.Applicants will be notified of their status in the program by mail approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline.The program utilizes a competitive admissions process whereby the most qualified applicants are considered at the time of application.Applicants for admission to the program will be evaluated based on the completion and submission of the following required admissions criteria in the admission envelope :

Application ChecklistApplicationAttend information session (indicate on application)Transcripts  (excluding CSCC)HOBET resultsObservation HoursWritten Statement of InterestCourse completion (with a 'C or better)

CHEM1113 Organic & BiochemistryMULT1030 Responding to EmergenciesPhysics 0100 (or equivalent)

Applicants who have completed additional math/science courses, obtained other allied health or other advanced degrees may receive additional consideration.  It is recommended, that you try to complete as many of these courses as possible before applying as it will make you a more competitive applicant:

General Education Courses

ENGL1100, ANTH 2202, PSY 2340, or SOC 2380; select one HIST 1112, HIST 1113, or PHIL 1130; select one

Basic Related Courses

BIO 2300 or equivalentBIO 2232 or equivalentBIO 2263 or equivalent MATH148 or equivalent


Other Math/Science Courses (unrelated to Radiography Plan of Study)Other allied Health degreeCompletion of Associate, Bachelor, or Master's degreeCharacter references (not required)

The Radiography program Admissions Committee will make the final determination of acceptance into the program.

All application materials MUST be included in the large white Columbus State envelope you will be provided with at the information session. The Radiography program Admissions Committee will not consider an application packet that is incomplete.Accepted student will be required to have a background check, and drug testing completed and turned in with the application packet.  Students who fail to complete the background check and drug testing requirements, application will not be considered.  All students are required to have personal health insurance in while attending all clinical courses. CSCC does not offer health insurance.All students are required to complete The American Registry of Radiologic Technologist, "Ethics Review Pre-Application", enclosed in the information session packet.Applicants are responsible for completion of all pre-requisite courses that pertain to the general (G) and basic related (B) courses on the program Plan-of-Study. Please consult the College Catalog .To ensure timely processing, the admission committee recommends that all testing, reviews and checks be completed by February 2013. 

Technical Standards have been established to assist students in assessing the physical nature of the technical courses and are to be used only as a guideline.

Reach 6 feet off the floor.Communicate in a clear and concise manner.Read and apply appropriate instructions in charts, records, requisitions, and computer applications.Lift a minimum of thirty pounds up and over the level of your head.Move immobile patients from carts and E.M.S. style guerney/stretchers onto x-rays tables with assistance.Must be able to utilize wheel chairs for patient transportation.Consistently understand and apply clinical instructions given by Radiology Department personnel.Utilize computer keyboard for interaction with Radiology Information Systems.Visually monitor patients in dim light. Visually monitor patients via video screens during routine fluoroscopic/surgical imaging from a 14 inch screen at a distance of up to 15 feet.Visually able to apply information from radiographic images specific to resolution, contrast, and anatomy.Able to detect audio alarms on patient monitoring equipment and devices. Hear various equipment and background sounds during routine radiographic procedures. Correctly respond to directions of health personnel in a surgical setting

Statement regarding Infectious Diseases

Students in any of the College Health programs, including the Radiography Program, perform their clinical work on real people. Columbus State does not discriminate against students, faculty, or patients in any way, or based on color, creed, national origin, gender, disability or sexual preference. The patient populations with whom we work come from all walks of life, and the students may therefore be exposed to many types of communicable diseases. These are not limited to but may include: Hepatitis (A, B, C, or D), HIV/AIDS, TB, measles, mumps, rubella, rubeola, etc.

All accepted program students are required to have appropriate immunizations after they are admitted to the program, but no later than May 15th (1st semester of program).

Additionally, although all precautions are taken to minimize exposure and risk, there is always a slight possibility that precautions may fail or that a student may accidentally expose him/herself. All students entering the Radiography Program must be aware of this slight, but real, potential. All students are recommended to have personal health insurance in effect by the first day of class.

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the ARRT national certification exam in radiography.  Note that the ARRT states that individuals who have been convicted of, or plead guilty to, or plead 'nolo contendre' to a crime may not be eligible to take the ARRT Radiography Examination according to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist's Code of Ethics, Section B.3. Rules of Ethics. For additional information, contact the ARRT  (651)687-0048 or online at

Program Accreditation

The Columbus State Community College Radiography 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. 

Columbus State Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and courses are approved for veteran's benefits.