Initial requirements include:
- Cover letter introducing yourself
- Completed application form
- High school and/or College transcripts
- $50.00 application fee which includes taking and scoring the aptitude exam
- AS/AA degree or higher before completion of the program
Upon meeting the minimum entrance exam requirements, the following must then be completed:
- 8 hours of observation at one of our clinical hospitals
- Interview with the Program Director, Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Instructor
Thank you for your interest in our Radiologic Technology program at West Boca Medical Center.
The application process starts with the completion of the school application. The process continues with a general aptitude exam which covers basic math, English natural sciences, and a personality profile section. The testing should take approximately three hours. Each individual will receive their test scores and a letter stating whether the individual met the minimu test requirements. For those that meet these requirements, they will proceed in the application process.
There is limited enrollment. Acceptance into the program will be based on all of the above and successful completion of the hospital physical. Students will have also completed a CPR training program before acceptance into the program.
The second step is to perform an eight hour observation tour. This must be performed at one of the school’s clinical sites. These eight hours are from 8:00am to 4:00pm. They can not be broken down into two shifts or performed on the weekends. This tour will expose the applicant to the same clinical setting as students of this program and they will be able to meet current students who will be able to answer your questions. During this tour, you will also have a professional interview with the clinical Instructor of that clinical site. Due to limited patient contact and exposure, professional attire is required.
The remaining application process will consist of interviewing with the Program Director and Clinical Coordinator.
The applicant’s test score and interview scores will be computed to formulate the applicants point total. The applicants with the highest point total will be selected. The remaining applicants will be placed in a ranking order. If a candidate drops out or is de-matriculated prior to two weeks before school begins, the individual listed as first alternate will be called to fill the vacancy.
There are some considerations to think about prior to making such a commitment. The equipment that a Radiologic Technologist’s uses is quite heavy at times. If you have any type of back injury or can not stand for long periods of time, you need to reconsider if this is a career for you. Students must be able to think clearly and logically, make valid judgements and act effectively in stressful situations. Students must possess the ability to perceive events realistically, think rationally and function independently in routine and emergency situations. Students must be able to communicate to others in a clear, meaningful manner, in both written and oral forms. Students must speak and interact effectively with patients and other members of the health care team in the judgement of clinical instructors.
Once accepted into the program, the student must have a health physical done which includes meeting the technical standards/physical abilities that must be performed as part of the entrance requirement.
In addition, for your convenience and explanation, our pregnancy policy is available to every female student, located in our student handbook.
Furthermore, the program does NOT accept transfer students from other radiology programs or credit courses taken at other hospital base programs or college programs.
If you have any questions concerning the program, please feel free to call me at the following number, (561) 488-8173. Office hours are from 7:30am to 4:00pm.