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Radiologic Technology Program

Admission Information

Admission Information

Admissions Non-Discrimination Policy Statement (As printed in the Mitchell Tech catalog):

MTC does not discriminate in its employment of policies and practices, or in its educational programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.
Inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 may be referred to:

US Dept of Education, Office for Civil Rights
10220 N Executive Hills Blvd. 8th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64153-1367
Phone: (816) 880-4202
Fax: (816) 891-0644

Essential Requirements for Radiologic Technology
Essential requirements are performance-related and provide criteria so that the applicant can independently evaluate their own ability to fulfill the requirements of a radiologic technologist. These requirements are aligned with the expectations of the industry and are made available to facilitate a valid career choice by the applicant.

  1. Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
    Heavy work requiring pushing, pulling, carrying, holding, lifting, and exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up-to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up-to 20 lbs. of force constantly in order to move objects like the human body and portable equipment. Good manual dexterity is necessary for dialing, filing, grasping, holding, turning, typing, reaching, sorting, and writing. Up to 80% of the schedule involves standing or walking. Due to the hazard of ionizing radiation exposure in x-ray, particular standards and procedures must be followed as outlined in the Radiologic Sciences Program Handbook.
  2. Communication requirements:
    Fluency in written and spoken English is essential to ensure patient safety.
  3. Environmental risks:
    Individuals may be exposed to infectious disease, bloodborne pathogens, radiation exposure, physical hazards such as needle sticks or injuries sustained by moving or lifting patients, equipment, or materials. Radiation exposure is monitored throughout clinical training.
  4. Sensory requirements:
    Visual acuity to review diagnostic images and read exam requests and reports. Applicant must be able to hear sufficiently in order to receive and comprehend orders/direction without visual cues. Certain environments disallow face-to-face communication (ie, surgical procedures).
  5. Dress Code/Personal Hygiene requirements:
    Students must adhere to dress code/personal hygiene policies. (See Policy Below)
  6. Ethical Standard Requirements:
    Mitchell Technical College observes the ARRT Standards of Ethics. Students are eligible to apply for the ARRT certification after graduation from the program. Charges or convictions of a misdemeanor or a felony must be reported to the ARRT Ethics Committee for review.

    The Mitchell Tech Department of Radiologic Sciences uniform is representative of Mitchell Technical College and of the Radiologic Science Professions. Students are required to meet these standards in order to project a professional image to patients, faculty, and clinical staff. These guidelines apply whether the student is wearing the scrub uniform or casual clothing.


    • Clean and neat appearance, not offensive and properly fitted
    • Conservative use of cosmetics, colognes, perfumes
    • Fingernails must be well-trimmed. Polished nails must be subdued/neutral in color and free of chips or cracks. Artificial nails are prohibited.
    • Conservative hair color and style; Hair that touches the student’s shoulders must be pulled back, neutral headbands no wider than 1 inch may be worn.
    • Limited accessories
    • Visible body piercings and gauges are unacceptable
    • Existing tattoos must be concealed or approved by faculty if not concealable
    • Men must be well-groomed and facial hair must be well-trimmed

    Radiologic Technology students are required to wear scrubs that are black in color. Mitchell Tech faculty recommends Cherokee brand scrubs. The MTC Department of Radiologic Sciences Patch, available in the bookstore, must be sewn onto all scrub tops and lab jackets. The patch must be centered 1 inch below the shoulder seam on the left sleeve. Scrub pants must not drag on the floor or have a split seam greater than 1 inch. Low-rise scrub pants are discouraged due to the nature of our job requirements (bending, reaching, kneeling, lifting, etc). Scrubs WILL NOT be worn in conjunction with casual clothes (i.e. sweatshirt over the top).

    • Clean & unwrinkled
    • Socks required
    • Colored shoes are authorized but must be subdued in nature (no neon, etc.). Shoes must be in good condition. Faculty reserves the right to require students to replace uniforms/footwear if they feel that it is inappropriate for reasons outside those covered in this handbook.
    • Short or long sleeve shirts worn under scrubs must be tucked in with no visible print and must be solid color white, grey, or black.

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