MTECH Radiography Technology Application

Fall 2024 Application

RADIOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
How to Apply:
  1. Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee to MTECH Student Services.
  2. Completely fill out this application including all the required supporting documentation.
PLEASE NOTE:
  1. The non-refundable $30 application fee must be paid BEFORE you submit this application.
  2. The $40 student registration fee will be paid AFTER you are admitted into the program. If you are accepted, you will be notified by email of the due dates for the remaining fees.
  3. You will be required to pay for your drug screen and background check AFTER being admitted to the program. The estimated cost for the drug screen and background check is between $90-$110.00.

The mission of the Radiography Technology Program is to prepare students with both the academic education and the technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to gain employment after graduation. MTECH students will know how to produce high quality imaging, understand radiation safety practices, deliver exceptional patient care to the patient and understand their role as a health care team member by providing the rest of the healthcare team with the necessary information they need.

The primary mission of the Radiography Technology program is to prepare students for a career as a Registered Radiologic Technologist. The primary responsibility of a radiologic technologist is to create images of patients’ bodies using medical imaging equipment. Imaging exams help medical providers diagnose and treat injuries and diseases. Students in this program will be instructed in classroom and laboratory settings to learn on-the-job skills and then apply their knowledge in a clinical setting. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience in many healthcare settings including but not limited to hospitals, urgent care facilities, and family practice clinics.

  1. Applications must be completed in full; incomplete applications will not be considered.
  2. Applying does not guarantee admission to the program.
  3. A competitive, point-based process determines admittance into the Radiography Technology Program. Registration is not first-come, first-serve.
  4. Up to 16 students will be admitted to the program.
  5. Applicants will need to apply to become an MTECH student and pay a $30 application fee at the time they submit their applications.
  6. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.
  7. Applicants must have an Associate’s Degree and have passed Human Anatomy w/Lab (4 credits) and Physiology w/Lab (4 credits) with a B- or higher.
    OR
    Applicants must have completed the prerequisites and graduation requirements for the AAS Healthcare Services degree (See below) including Human Anatomy w/Lab (4 credits) and Physiology w/Lab (4 credits) with a B- or higher.
  8. A background check and drug screen must be completed once accepted into the Radiography Technology program. Results must be received by MTECH three (3) weeks before the start of the program. Results may determine your acceptance into the program.
  9. If you are applying for Federal Financial Aid, please go to https://mtec.edu/financial-aid for more information. It is recommended that you apply at least six weeks prior to the first day of class to ensure processing before you start the program.
  10. This is a 1600-clock hour (42 credit) program, which includes 935 clinical hours.
  11. Attendance is mandatory, and students are expected to pass all tests with an 80% or higher.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Mountainland Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

Lynn Adams
Mountainland Technical College
2301 West Ashton Blvd
Lehi, UT 84043
Phone: 801-753-4245
ladams@mtec.edu
Inquiries may also be sent to:
Office for civil Rights, Denver Office U.S.
Department of Education
Cesar E Chavez Memorial Building
1244 Speer Blvd, Suite 310
Denver, CO 80204-3582
Phone: 303-844-5695 (TTD: 800-877-8339)
Fax: 303-844-4303
Email: OCR.Denver@ed.gov
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  1. Students must satisfy the entrance requirements with the MTECH testing center
  2. Students must have a high school diploma or GED
  3. Students must complete ONE of the following options regarding prerequisites:
    1. Option 1
      1. Complete your Associate's degree (or higher) at any college or university of your choice **Private college degree(s) will need to be verified. Prospective students can look at this list to make sure their college degree accreditation meets the ARRT national registry requirements: https://www.arrt.org/pages/partners/schools-educators/accreditation
      2. Take Human Anatomy with Lab (4 credits) and Human Physiology with Lab (4 credits) and earn a B- or higher in each class. These classes must be taken within 5 years of applying to the program.
    2. Option 2
      1. Apply/Transfer/Attend Utah Valley University
      2. Complete the AAS Healthcare Services degree prerequisites. You will need to take 34 college credits from the AAS Healthcare Services degree list.
      3. Take Human Anatomy with Lab (4 credits) and Human Physiology with Lab (4 credits) and earn a B- or higher in each class 
      4. After completing an MTECH program, you will be awarded 30 credits that will go toward your UVU Associate's degree. You can reach out to Emily Hill for any questions you may have about this degree. She is the counselor for the Pre- Radiography Technology Program for MTECH/UVU. You can find her webpage and contact info here: https://www.uvu.edu/ppac/preradiologictechnology/index.html
      5. If you are transferring to UVU, you may be subject to completing 20 "residential" credits. This means 20 of your credits must be taken from UVU.
  4. Students WITHOUT an Associate's Degree or higher:
    ○ Students may complete their degree at their current college/university. Students must also take and pass Anatomy with Lab (4 Credits) and Human Physiology with Lab (4 credits) with a B- or higher. Classes must be taken within 5 years of applying to the program
OR
    ○ Students must take all the required and elective credits to fulfill Utah Valley University’s AAS Healthcare Services degree requirement. Students will receive 30 credits once they complete the Radiography Technology program. Students will need 19 credits of general studies and 15 credits of elective courses. Students transferring from another college may also have to complete 20 resident credits at UVU. Students are required to take Human Anatomy with Lab (ZOOL 2320 and ZOOL 2325) and Human Physiology with Lab (ZOOL 2420, and ZOOL 2425) as part of their elective credits. All courses must be passed with a B- or higher.
  • All classes must be completed with a C or better except for Human Anatomy and Human Physiology that requires a B- or higher.
  • We recommend the prerequisite classes to be taken from a regionally accredited college or i.e. Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, Salt Lake Community College, Weber State University, etc. Courses must transfer equally to Utah Valley University. If you have questions about your prerequisite classes, please email the Radiography Technology Program Coordinator, Katie Hong (katie.hong@mtec.edu).
  • After completion of the Radiography Technology Program at MTECH, students will be awarded 30 credits towards the AAS Healthcare Services degree at UVU.
  • Students that completed the prerequisites and the Radiography Technology program will be awarded an AAS Healthcare Services Degree from Utah Valley University.
  • Students that already have their associate’s degree or higher will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from MTECH in Radiography
  • Students must have an Associate’s Degree or higher in order to sit for the (ARRT) National Registry
Utah Valley University Course ListCREDITS REQUIRED
ENGLISH - Complete ONE of the following:3 Credits
ENGL 1010 Intro to Academic Writing** (HIGHLY SUGGESTED) 
ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 
MATH – Complete one of the following:3 Credits
MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra 
MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning QL 
MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra QL 
MATH 1050 College Algebra QL 
MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries QL 
STAT 1040 Intro to Statistics QL 
STAT 1045 Intro to Statistics with Algebra QL 
Any HUMANITIES or FINE ARTS DISTRIBUTION Course3 Credits
Any SOCIAL SCIENCE DISTRIBUTION Course3 Credits
BIOLOGY – Complete ONE of the following:3 Credits
BIOL 1010 General Biology BB* 
BIOL 1610 & 1615 College Biology & Lab** (HIGHLY SUGGESTED)5 Credits
HEALTH - Complete ONE of the following2 Credits
HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness TE 
PES 1097 Fitness for Life TE 
The following course are REQUIRED 
HLTH 2200 Intro to Health Professions2 Credits
ZOOL 1090 Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology BB*3 Credits
SUBTOTAL19 Credits
HEALTHCARE SERVICES ELECTIVES15 Credits
Complete 12 Credits from the following list 
ACC 2010 Financial Accounting3 Credits
ACC 2020 Managerial Accounting3 Credits
BIOL 1610 College Biology 1 BB **4 Credits
BIOL 1615 College Biology 1 Lab**1 Credit
CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences PP4 Credits
ESEC 1013 Emergency Medical Response3 Credits
ESEC 1140 Emergency Medical Technician Basic (can be taken at MTECH)9 Credits
HLTH 2400 Concepts of Stress Management3 Credits
HLTH 2600 Drugs Behavior and Society SS3 Credits
IM 1010 Basic Computer Applications3 Credits
IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency3 Credits
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition3 Credits
PSY 1010 General Psychology SS3 Credits
PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span SS3 Credits
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology SS3 Credits
ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy BB         (REQUIRED ELECTIVE)3 Credits
ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab        (REQUIRED ELECTIVE)1 Credit
ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology           (REQUIRED ELECTIVE)3 Credits
ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab      (REQUIRED ELECTIVE)1 Credit
MTECH Radiography Technology Program30 Credits
TOTAL CREDITS64 Credits

* - Courses will be counted toward credit total but are not a prerequisite or requirement for entry into the program. Students that take ZOOL 2320 will satisfy the ZOOL 1090 requirement.

** - Courses are HIGHLY SUGGESTED because they are prerequisites for other required courses. ENG 1010 is a prerequisite for many courses you will need. BIOL 1610 and BIOL 1615 will be counted as 3 General Biology credits and 2 elective credits. Courses are prerequisites for Human Anatomy w/Lab and Physiology w/Lab.

*** - If you are transferring to UVU, you will be subject to completing 20 "residential" credits. This means 20 of your total credits must be taken at UVU.

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In their Verified Credentials account, the student will follow the directions to upload their official documents of the following required immunizations. Verified Credentials will be created after you have been accepted into the program.

All of the following immunization records are required for entrance into the program. Immunization records will be verified and completed by the students that are accepted into the program. More information will be given to the students that are accepted into the program. Failure to provide a complete record will result in a forfeit of your spot in the program. Please make sure all of the following immunizations are up to date prior to applying to the program.

  1. Tuberculosis screening requirements. One of the following is required:
    1. 2-step TST (two separate Tuberculin Skin Tests, aka PPD tests) is placed no sooner than seven (7) days apart and no longer than twelve (12) months a part. The last TST should be completed at the time the student begins their clinical site.
    2. One (1) QuantiFERON Gold blood test with negative
    3. One (1) T-SPOT blood test with negative ***If previously positive to any TB test, student must complete a symptom questionnaire and have a chest x-ray read by a radiologist with abnormal result. Chest x-ray must have been taken within the previous 6 months. If chest x-ray is abnormal, the student needs to be cleared by their physician or local health department before beginning their training at an Intermountain Healthcare Facility.
  2. Measles (Rubeola), Mumps and Rubella requirement. One of the following is required:
    1. Proof of two (2) MMR vaccination
    2. Proof of immunity to Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, Rubella through a blood test prior to
  3. Tdap requirement:
    1. Proof of one (1) Tdap vaccination after age
  4. Varicella (Chicken Pox) requirement. One of the following is required:
    1. Proof of two (2) Varicella
    2. Proof of immunity to Varicella through a blood test prior to immunization.
  5. Flu Vaccination requirement:
    1. Proof of current, annual influenza vaccination.
  6. COVID-19 Vaccination requirement. One of the following is required:
    1. If vaccine requires: proof of two (2) COVID-19
    2. If vaccine requires: proof of one (1) COVID-19
  7. Hepatitis B requirement. One of the following is required:
    1. Documentation of three (3) Recombivax HB or Engerix-B Hepatitis B vaccinations (dose 2 given at least one month after dose 1, and dose 3 given at least five months after dose 2) and HBsAb blood test with “Positive” or “Reactive” result.
    2. Documentation of three (3) Recombivax HB or Engerix-B Hepatitis B vaccinations (dose 2 given at least one month after dose 1, and dose 3 given at least five months after dose 2) given more than 8 weeks prior to start date with no documented blood test results (no blood test is required, but a baseline titer should be run immediately if the person has a significant exposure to blood or body fluids).
    3. HBsAb blood test with “Positive” or “Reactive”
    4. Documentation of six (6) Hepatitis B Vaccinations with HBsAb blood test result of “Negative” or “Not Reactive” (this person is considered a “Non-Responder”).
    5. Documentation of two (2) Heplisav B vaccinations given at least 4 weeks apart and HBsAb blood test with “Positive” or “Reactive” result. Documentation of two (2) Heplisav B vaccinations given at least 4 weeks apart with no documented blood test results (no blood test is required, but a baseline titer should be run immediately if the person has a significant exposure to blood or body fluids).
*Pregnant students need to consult their physician before beginning the vaccinations and tests.
**Please note: It is the right of MTECH’s participating clinical facilities to deny the student entry into their facility if the student is not completely vaccinated.
Students applying to be a Radiographic Technologist must be in good physical and mental health to withstand the rigors of the job. Requirements may include:
  1. Manual dexterity. Pushing/Pulling of beds, wheelchairs, etc
  2. Good vision and hearing
  3. Great communication (hearing, listening, writing, and speaking)
  4. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. (some patients may be required to be pulled up, repositioned, or transferred from bed/wheelchair to the imaging tables)
  5. Chest compressions if needed for CPR
  • Drug screens will be performed for students that are accepted into the program.
  • Failure to preform drug screen will forfeit your spot in the Radiography Technology program.
  • Further test(s) may be required by the medical review officer physician to determine safe level(s) of a controlled substance, if detected. 
  • If at any time during the program it is suspected that a student is under the influence of a controlled substance to take a drug test. If a student declines the request, or tests positive for misuse of any substance, they may be dismissed from the program. 
  • MTECH is not responsible for the cost of any drug screens and students should be prepared to pay for them.
     
  • Students that are accepted into the program will need to complete a background check through Verified Credentials.
  • Failure to complete background check will forfeit your spot in the Radiography Technology program.
  • MTECH is not responsible for the cost of the background check and students should be prepared to pay for them.
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Students will start their clinical internship during the second week of the Radiography Technology program. Students must pay all of their college costs and fees before they can start at their clinical site.

The Radiography Technology Program Coordinator arranges internship placements for all students to an appropriate facility. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their clinical sites.

Students can rank their preferences of clinical sites but this does not guarantee they will be placed there.

Students may have to travel up to 100 miles away from the student’s home to their clinical internship facility.

The Radiography Technology clinical experience is a period of learning, observing, and practicing the skills learned in the student’s program. Upon completion of each term, the clinical internship supervisor will complete an evaluation report of the student’s performance. Failure to perform professionally while on a clinical rotation, including speech or demeanor, which reflects poorly on the college or affiliated clinical externship site, may result in dismissal from the clinical site and/or college. Students are expected to complete their full clinical experience within the period of the program. Students are discouraged from scheduling breaks, vacations, or major life events during their program course and clinical externship.

Each Radiography Technology student is required to fulfill the American Registry of Radiographic Technologist (ARRT) clinical internship requirements. The requirements include clinical experience with 51 required competency procedures passed off and 935 hours clocked. Students must pass off each x-ray competency in the Lab before they can pass it off at their clinical site. X-ray competencies must be passed off with an RT or the clinical supervisor at their clinical site.

Students in the Radiography Technology program must have an Associate’s Degree or higher to be eligible to take the national registry exam. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Exams must be taken at one of the required Pearson Vue testing sites. The testing site will forfeit the exam attempt and fee if the student is late or absent for the date and time of the exam.

All questions about the national registry, testing sites, fees, etc will be addressed throughout the program and in the student’s last term of the program. If you want to know more, please visit the ARRT website. https://www.arrt.org/pages/earn-arrt-credentials/initial-requirements/exam/examination- requirement

All participating Radiography facilities and hospitals require that each student be BLS Healthcare Provider certified. It is mandatory that ALL students attend the on-campus BLS Healthcare Provider course as part of the Radiography Technology Program.

Students must stay current with program requirements and maintain an 80% (B grade) or better. 

Due to the hands-on nature of the program, attendance is very important. It is very difficult to make up for missed training and as a result, a minimum of 95% attendance is required.

CLASSROOM DRESS CODE

Students are required to wear clothes and shoes approved by the MTECH dress code. Program specific scrubs may be required.

CLINICAL SITE DRESS CODE

Radiography Technology students are required to wear program specific scrubs at their clinical site. The scrub uniform for all clinical sites is a black scrub top and black scrub pants.

Students are required to purchase their own scrubs through the Radiography Technology All Heart online scrub store. More information will be given to those students who have been accepted into the program.

Closed toe shoes, in good repair, are to be worn at all times during your clinical shift. Open-toe shoes, canvas shoes, flip-flops, slippers, and sandals are not allowed for the safety of the student.

Students will wear their uniform scrubs upon entrance to and upon exit from all clinical internship facilities.

Students dressed inappropriately for their clinical internship site will be directed to leave the site. If a student fails to comply with the dress standards after counseling by the Program Coordinator or instructor, the student will meet with the Academic and Career Counselor. The student will improve or the student’s dismissal will be required.

Hanging jewelry (long necklaces, hoop earrings, etc) is prohibited at all clinical sites, according to the policy of the assigned facility. Visible piercings are determined by your clinical site. During a rotation in MRI, please remember to remove all metal you’re wearing before entering the room. I.e. jewelry, watches, badges, etc.

Fingernails are required to be short and free of polish. Artificial, acrylic, gel, or dipped nails are prohibited, as they harbor copious amounts of microbes. Failure to adhere to this college and industry standards may result in a student's dismissal from the program. Good hygiene and grooming are essential. The college and all Radiography site facilities are smoking and vaping free campuses.

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Students should expect to be in class from 8:00am - 2:30pm on classroom days twice a week. Students will be at clinicals twice a week on non-classroom days. Students will attend clinicals on a schedule provided by the clinical site.

A 30-minute lunch break will be provided every day, regardless of location.

The advertised cost of the program and required materials are subject to change at any time and without advanced notice. Please refer to the website for the most current information.
Please Note:

  1. The non-refundable $30 RT Program Application Fee must be paid to Student Services before submitting this online application.
  2. The $40 MTECH Student Registration Fee will be paid once admitted to the Radiography Technology program.

  3. Students are required to pay the fees for the drug screen, background check, and immunization record. Results must be in 3 weeks before the start of the program. Failure to complete these steps will forfeit your spot in the program and an alternate will be chosen.

  4. Textbooks are bought each semester depending on the class you are taking. Required Textbooks can be found on the program syllabus of each class.

  5. Once you are admitted to the Radiography Technology Program, you will need to register and pay for the program IN FULL at least two weeks before the program start date to Student Services. Tuition rates generally change annually on July 1st, and may increase from current rates.

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  • Once the application period is closed, the Radiography Technology Program Coordinator and Faculty will review all submissions. Up to 25 applicants will be invited for an interview with the Radiography Technology department.
  • Incomplete application packets, and application packets not submitted by the deadline, will not be processed.
  • Application evaluations use a point system with a standard rubric to select candidates based on the written essay, interview with the program faculty, and complete application packet requirements.
  • Applicants with the highest overall scores following the interviews will be offered seats in the program.
  • The Radiography Technology Program Coordinator and faculty reserve the right to interview additional qualified applicants if the initial interviewees do not meet minimum standards.
ComponentsPoint Value
Interview45
Interview Preparation and Impression15
Personal History Essay/Statement20
Medical Experience - Employment (2 points per year up to 5 years)10
Medical Experience - (2 points per class up to 5 classes)10
Radiology Department Job Shadow Experience - (1 point per hour you shadowed up to 10 hours)10
Radiology Department Job Shadow Experience - (1 point per facility you shadowed at up to 5 facilities. Must have shadowed at least 1 hour.)5
Documentation of required and current immunizations and willingness to perform the background check and drug screen once offered a spot in the program.5
Previous Applicant5
Total125

Applications are only good for one application period. If you apply, but are not accepted, you may reapply at another time. Admission to the Radiography Technology program and interviews are not guaranteed. Previous application packets are not retained. However, we do consider previous applications.

Radiography Technology Program acceptance notices will be sent within two weeks after interviews are completed.

NOTE: Admission to the program is contingent on the following items:

  • Full payment of tuition, fees, and registration with Student Services, two weeks prior to class start date. 
  • Course grades and degrees that are being completed during the application period must met the program requirements and proof be shown prior to enrolling in the Rad Tech program 
  • Background check must be complete and clear according to the facility standards 
  • Drug screens must be completed and clear according to the facility standards
  • Immunization records must be completed and approved according to the facility standards
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