Apr 11, 2021  
2016-17 College Catalog 
    
2016-17 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Admission Requirements


All programs housed within the Medical Imaging Technologies Department are selective admissions programs. Students who desire to be considered for any program(s) housed within the Medical Imaging Technologies (MIT) Department must first be accepted into the department (Step One), and then additional requirements are necessary to be awarded a seat in their program of interest (Step Two).  Applicants must meet established minimum criteria to be considered for the programs within the department. Only applicants who meet the minimum criteria by the review deadline will be awarded points. The applicant needs to be aware that meeting minimum standards does not ensure admission to the department or the program of their choice. Enrollment in all programs is limited by clinical availability.  Following acceptance into the program, students must meet health and background check requirements prior to and throughout enrollment.

Medical Imaging Technologies Programs:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiography & Diagnostic Medical Sonography: General and Vascular Concentrations 

Step One:

Application to all programs housed within the MIT Department requires a complete file which includes: an application, high school/GED transcript, college transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, and evidence of high school algebra and chemistry with a “C” grade or better.  

An applicant is evaluated by high school GPA, Math/Science GPA, and ACT scores.  An applicant who has completed 12 credit hours of college coursework in the program with a minimum of four hours in math/or science will be evaluated on college credit hours completed, college GPA, college math/science GPA and ACT scores. Any individual who is categorized as a college applicant, but has graduated from high school within two years of their review date, will be evaluated using both the high school and college criteria with the higher point calculation being used for selective admissions purposes.

Note:  One math grade is used in the calculation of points for admittance to a program.  If a student has taken more than one college level math course, points are awarded based on “priority” courses and not the highest grade.  MTH 170  is given priority over MTH 110  or MTH 213 . Contact your academic advisor to understand which of your math courses will be used to meet program curriculum requirements and which courses will be used for point calculation.

Upon evaluation of a file, if a high school or college applicant does not meet the criteria for acceptance into the MIT department, the applicant is encouraged to meet with a Health Admissions advisor to complete specific Arts and Science courses as published in the Owens College on-line Catalog. 

Evaluations are completed at the end of each semester.  Students who meet the admission requirements for acceptance to the MIT department are sent an e-mail to their Owens Community College e-mail account that requires them to call the MIT Department office to schedule an appointment with the chair. 

Step Two:

After meeting with the chair, students are required to complete visits to local health care agencies to observe the various imaging modalities in which they have interest. The visits must be a minimum of 8 hours total and can be completed as a full day or 2 - 4 hour visits. Visits must be completed in each imaging modality for which they wish to be evaluated. For example, students interested in Radiography and Vascular Sonography must have 8 hours of observation in Radiography and must have 8 hours observation in Vascular Sonography for a total of 16 hours. Following the observations, students must return a response card and observation form requesting to be evaluated for the specific MIT program(s) of their choice.  Students may request to be evaluated for as many MIT programs as they desire. Admission to all programs is competitive.  Students are ranked by the points obtained by the evaluation.  Students earning the highest number of points are invited to accept a position in the program of their choice. All other students are listed as alternates. After completion of the evaluations, students are sent an e-mail to their Owens Community College e-mail account that requires them accept a seat in the program of their choice.  Students have 14 days to respond to this email.                                             

The number of students accepted is limited by clinical availability.  Radiography accepts 35 students for the class that begins in June. Magnetic Resonance accepts 15 students, General Sonography accepts 14 students and Vascular Sonography accepts 9 students; these programs begin only once per year in June.

Evaluations for all programs are completed in March.  Students accepting a seat in Magnetic Resonance, Sonography - General, and Sonography - Vascular will begin the program in June.  Students accepting a seat in March in Radiography will begin the program the following January.  It is highly recommended that Radiography students complete PHY 211 - Radiologic Physics  the fall semester prior to their January start date.

An additional evaluation for Radiography is completed in October.  Students accepting a seat in September in Radiography will begin the program the following June.  It is highly recommended that Radiography students complete PHY 211 - Radiologic Physics   the spring semester prior to their June start date.

Minimum Criteria to be considered for the program: 

Graduation from high school or successful completion of the G. E. D. (General Education Development) test is required.  High school students may apply, but acceptance into the program is contingent upon successful completion of high school and program prerequisites.  Completed applications are evaluated at the end of each semester.

Step One:

The following criteria must be submitted and on file in the Records Office by review deadline to the MIT department:

  1. Application and admission to Owens Community College
  2. Official high school transcript or GED.
  3. Official college transcripts (if applicable).
  4. High School Algebra and Chemistry with a “C” or better or college equivalent.  Other recommended subjects include Physics, Algebra II, Geometry, Biology and Physiology.
  5. American College Test (ACT) scores or the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT).  Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT should contact their high school counselors or the Owens Community College Academic Advising Office to obtain registration materials.

Step Two:

The following criteria must be submitted and on file in the Records Office by review deadline to the students program of choice:

  1. Meeting with Department Chair.
  2. Completion of 8 observation hours by deadline date.
  3. Complete and return the Response Card.

Applicants who have been dismissed through disciplinary action/s from any other health program at Owens Community College are not eligible to apply.