Detailed below are the Program
Admission Requirements. Admission to Hudson County Community College does
not guarantee automatic admission to the Radiography Program.
A student entering the program must fulfill both classroom and clinical requirements. The clinical education is a competency-based system. By that, it is meant that students’ progress through the clinical education system based on demonstration of acquired skills imaging patients of various patient types with a minimum of 62 required evaluations.
Additionally, competency-based education implies that the student is introduced to new information and skills in a step-wise, planned fashion with skill verification at each level before students may progress to the next level. The following excerpt is taken from the ARRT.org website: “Clinical
The purpose of the clinical competency requirements is to verify that individuals certified and registered by the ARRT have demonstrated competency performing the clinical activities fundamental to a particular discipline. Competent performance of these fundamental activities, in conjunction with mastery of the cognitive knowledge and skills covered by the radiography examination, provides the basis for the acquisition of the full range of procedures typically required in a variety of settings. Demonstration of clinical competence means that the candidate has performed the procedure independently, consistently, and effectively during the course of his or her formal education."
An application for admission may be obtained from the Program Director upon request or online at www.hccc.edu/radiography.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: March 31,
In order to be competitive, it is very important that the applicant complete most, if not all, of the pre-requisite courses by the end of the spring semester of the application deadline year.You are encouraged to obtain the highest grades for the required courses as this is crucial in the ranking process. For any courses taken at colleges other than Hudson County Community College, you must submit your official transcripts with your application.
Graduates of home schooling are not awarded a New Jersey endorsed high school diploma; therefore, the Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners requires “An applicant who presents a home schooling high school certificate/diploma must also include the following:
Regarding a GED: The following are acceptable forms of proof of a New Jersey issued high school diploma: (1) a NJ State high school diploma (Please note that NJDOE does not issue duplicate diplomas. Therefore, if the diploma is lost, candidates must submit one of the other forms of proof); (2) NJDOE issued transcript showing that a diploma was issued; (3) passing one of the following examinations: (a) ETS-HISET (High School Equivalency Test) provided that all subtests are 9 or higher, or (b) McGraw Hill TASC (Test of Adult Secondary Completion) provided that all subtests are 9 or higher, or (c) Pearson Vue-GED provided that all subtests are 15 or higher. Important: A general statement of “Pass” on a score report is not sufficient to determine eligibility.
Applicants from other states must provide an official high school transcript or a copy of their high school diploma (see #1 regarding home schooling high school certificates).
Applicant must be of good moral character as required by the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.
Able to meet the essential functions of the technical standards necessary for the course of study in the program (see Step 2).
Please read, sign and date the attached form that states you are capable of fulfilling these requirements. Download the forms (Click Here) and return with application.
Applicants will receive notification through the mail if they are accepted, placed on the wait list or not accepted. Candidates receiving identical ranking scores will be accepted based on earliest Application date. Once the class is filled, based on clinical capacity, any additional accepted applicants will be placed on a waiting list as alternates for the current application year only. If not chosen, those alternates would need to reapply again as a new applicant for the following year.
* The admissions and educational policies of the Hudson County Community College Radiography Program are non-discriminatory and administered with respect to any legally protected status such as race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin and any other protected class.
Adopted 6/2015; Revised 9/2015; 10/2015; 6/2016; 5/2017
Catherine Sirangelo-Elbadawy, Associate DeanNursing and Health Sciences Division870 Bergen Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306