Application Process


Computed Tomography Application Process

Before you proceed with the application process, we encourage you to read the Computed Tomography FAQ. If you need additional help, please contact us.

Applicants must be enrolled in Austin Community College. Click here for more information. Admission to Austin Community College does not guarantee admission to a Health Sciences program.

To be eligible for the Computed Tomography (CT) Advanced Technical Certificate program, the student must meet the Technical Standards required by the program as well as one of the following criteria:

  1. Must carry a primary current certification in one of these areas:
    • Radiology R.T.(R)(ARRT)
    • Nuclear Medicine R.T. (N) (ARRT or NMTCB)
    • Radiation Therapy R.T.(T)(ARRT)
    • Texas State Licensed Medical Radiologic Technologists (MRT)
  2. Must be a diagnostic medical imaging student in the final semester of an accredited Radiologic Technology, Medicine, or Radiation therapy program.
    • If you are currently enrolled in a diagnostic medical imaging program at ACC or another college or university it is possible to apply to the ACC Computed Tomography program before you graduate. For more info, see the “Special Notes” section at the bottom of this page.
  3. Must be a recent graduate from an accredited Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy program.
    • Candidates must submit a letter from their Program Director and pass their primary registry prior to the academic withdrawal date of the Fall semester or be withdrawn from the program. See the “Special Notes” section below for letter content instructions.

New students are accepted into the Computed Tomography Program in the Fall. If the deadline ends on a weekend or holiday, the due date will end on the next business day.

The application deadline for Fall admission is June 15 at 5 p.m..

CT courses can be taken for credit or through Continuing Education. Click here to view the Computed Tomography Advanced Technical Certificate Plan.

All Applicants:

  1. Obtain official transcripts for coursework taken at any schools other than ACC.
  2. Create or update resume.

For DECLARED Applicants

A declared applicant is a radiologic technologist who is not currently employed in CT, and needs both the didactic and clinical education components arranged by ACC to complete their ARRT post primary application.

  1. Complete prerequisite courses with a “C” or better:
    • RADR 2240: Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging
    • RADR 2205: Principles of Radiographic Imaging
    • RADR 2209: Radiographic Imaging Equipment
  2. Get a current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification.
  3. Go to the CastleBranch website and click the link “Place Order.”
  4. Enter UL64im in the “Package Code” field. After entering your personal information, the system will prompt you to upload your 1-page immunization form for each of the four required immunizations. The cost to set up the account is $30.
  5. Next input code UL51im in the “Package Code” field. The system will prompt you to upload the following:
    • CT Declared Major form
    • CT Declared Student Patient Care Experience form
    • Copy of current certification card: ARRT with registry in Radiography (R), Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy or letter from Program Director if a student in good standing or recent graduate eligible to take registry exam
    • Copy of current Texas Medical Board license (if applicable to discipline)
    • Updated Resume
    • Front and back copy of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Certification

Documents are approved when you receive a green check next to the requirement. All items must be approved in CastleBranch before an application will be accepted.

For UNDECLARED Applicants

An undeclared applicant is a radiologic technologist who is currently working in CT in the capacity of a CT technologist, and does not need ACC to provide the clinical component. Undeclared means that only the didactic coursework is needed.

  1. Undeclared applicants do not need to create a CastleBranch account.
  2. Complete the CT Undeclared Major form.
  3. Have employer complete the Undeclared Student CT Experience Verification form.

For DECLARED Applicants

  1. You must have clearance from CastleBranch (green checks = clearance) before submitting your application.
  2. Print and fill out the Computed Tomography application.
  3. Submit your application and official transcripts from schools other than ACC, if applicable, to one of the Health Sciences Admissions Offices by the deadline (or by the end of the next business day if it falls on a weekend or holiday):
    • Eastview Campus: 3401 Webberville Rd, Bldg. 8000, Rm 8356, Austin TX 78702
    • Round Rock Campus: 4400 College Park Dr., Bldg 3000, Rm 3105, Round Rock TX 78665

Incomplete packets will not be processed and will be returned.

For UNDECLARED Applicants

  1. Prepare the following documents with your Computed Tomography application:
    • Undeclared Major form
    • Copy of your current ARRT certification card with registry in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy
    • Copy of current Texas Medical Board license (if applicable to discipline)
    • Undeclared Student CT Experience form
    • Official transcripts from schools other than ACC
    • Resume
  2. Submit application and documents to one of the Health Sciences Admissions Offices by the deadline (or by the end of the next business day if it falls on a weekend or holiday):
    • Eastview Campus: 3401 Webberville Rd, Bldg. 8000, Rm 8356, Austin TX 78702
    • Round Rock Campus: 4400 College Park Dr., Bldg 3000, Rm 3105, Round Rock TX 78665

Incomplete packets will not be processed and will be returned.

The Computed Tomography program has a limited number of program seats based on clinical site availability. In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the number of program seats an admissions ranking process will be initiated.

  • Final ranking scores are arranged from the highest score to the lowest score and the top 10 applicants are offered a position in the program.
  • In the event someone declines a position or does not respond by the stated deadline, the program will offer the position to the applicant next in line in the ranking.

Offers of admission are emailed to the applicant immediately upon conclusion of the application review and (if applicable) the ranking process.

 

Provisional Admission Information for Declared Students

Admission to the Computed Tomography program for declared students is provisional until the following clinical requirements are met. Do not take action on these items until instructed by the department:

If you have concerns about events in your background, you may contact the Health Sciences Compliance Coordinator Lisa Enloe at (512) 223-5867 or lenloe@austincc.edu.

  • You are encouraged to view the Computed Tomography FAQ for more information on the program, eligibility, clinical hours, etc.
  • Students interested in the Computed Tomography program are advised to be diligent and proactive in routinely reviewing this website for updates to the application process and/or the degree plan and for department announcements.
  • Post primary credentialing information from the ARRT can be found here.
  • College credits can be applied to CEUs for the ARRT continuing education requirement.

Early Application for Current Diagnostic Imaging Students

If you are currently enrolled in a diagnostic medical imaging program at ACC or another college or university, it is possible to apply to the ACC Computed Tomography program before you graduate.

Instead of providing your TMB-GMRT (Texas Medical Board General Medical Radiologic Technologist) card and ARRT registry card, you will need a signed letter from the department chair of your program. The letter should indicate the following:

  • Student’s name
  • College or University name
  • Expected date of graduation
  • Contact information for the current educational program
  • State that you are in good standing and likely to graduate with your class
  • State that you are not currently on academic probation
  • State that you are not currently involved in any progressive disciplinary actions

ACC students can contact Sherry Niven at sherry.niven@austincc.edu for the letter.

Recent Graduates: Letter from Program Director Instructions

If a recent graduate from an accredited Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy program, you must submit in lieu of your license/registry a letter from your Program Director on school letterhead with the following information:

  • Student’s name
  • Program name and degree earned
  • Date of graduation
  • Eligible to take registry exam

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