Application Process


Mammography Technologist Application Process

Before you proceed with the application process, we encourage you to read the Mammography Technologist 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 Mammography Technologist Institutional Certificate Program, the student must meet the Technical Standards required by the program as well as one of the following criteria:

  1. Must be a Texas State Licensed Medical Radiologic Technologist
  2. Must carry a primary current certification in Radiology R.T.(R)(ARRT)
  3. Must be a diagnostic medical imaging student in the final semester of an accredited Radiologic Technology or Radiological Sciences 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 Mammography program before you graduate. For more info, see the “Special Notes” section at the bottom of this page.
  4. Must be a recent graduate from an accredited Radiologic Technology or Radiological Sciences 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their Program Director and pass their primary registry prior to the academic withdrawal date of the Fall semester or be withdrawn from the program.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.

The Mammography program applications will be accepted for the Fall 2024 semester from May 15 to July 22 (extended) at 5 p.m.

To view the Mammography Technologist Institutional Certificate plan, click here.

All Applicants:

  1. Activate your ACC email account. All correspondence regarding your application will be sent to your ACC email address. For information on how to set up your ACC email account, please see this page.
  2. Obtain official transcripts for coursework taken at any schools other than ACC.
  3. Create or update your resume.

For DECLARED Applicants

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

  1. Get a current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification.
  2. Go to the CastleBranch website and click the link “Place Order.”
  3. 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 $47. NOTE: If you have previously completed your immunizations in Castle Branch for ACC Health Sciences, you do not need to repeat this step. 
  4. Next input code YD86im in the “Package Code” field. The system will prompt you to upload the following:
    • Diagnostic Medical Imaging Work Experience and Declaration Form
    • Copy of current certification card: ARRT with registry in Radiography (R), 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
    • 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 the field and training on the job for Mammography. These students do not need ACC to provide the clinical component. Undeclared means that only the didactic coursework is needed.

Undeclared students will not receive a completion certificate at the end of the program. Students must complete both the didactic and the clinical coursework successfully to receive the program certificate.  

  1. Undeclared applicants do not need to create a CastleBranch account.
  2. Complete the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Work Experience and Declaration Form.

For DECLARED Applicants

The application cycle will open for the fall 2024 semester on May 15, 2024. 

  1. You must have clearance from CastleBranch (green checks = clearance) before submitting your application.
  2. Print and fill out the Mammography application.
  3. Applications will not be accepted in person until further notice. Follow the instructions on this page to submit your application remotely.

Incomplete packets will not be processed and will be returned.

For UNDECLARED Applicants

The application cycle will open for the fall 2024 semester on May 15, 2024. 

  1. Prepare the following documents with your Mammography Technologist application:
  2. Applications will not be accepted in person until further notice. Follow the instructions on this page to submit your application remotely.

Incomplete packets will not be processed and will be returned.

The Mammography 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. Grades earned in specific college-level courses along with work experience in medical imaging will be used to rank applicants. To see a sample ranking form, click here.

Please note that a “P” grade will not be calculated in determining the GPA for ranking purposes and could impact your total ranking score. For questions regarding choosing a “P” versus a performance grade (A, B, C) please contact [email protected].

  • Final ranking scores are arranged from the highest score to the lowest score. The top applicants are offered a position in the program.
  • If the same ranking score is achieved by more than one applicant, those applications will then be ranked by the date and time of application submission.
  • 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 Mammography Technologist 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 [email protected].

  • You are encouraged to view the Mammography Technologist FAQ for more information on the program, eligibility, clinical hours, etc.
  • Students interested in the Mammography Technologist 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.

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 Mammography Technologist 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 Department Chair Kate Verdun at [email protected] for the letter.

Recent Graduates: Letter from Program Director Instructions

If you are a recent graduate from an accredited radiologic technology 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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