Radiologic Technology FAQ

    1. How do I apply for the Spartanburg Community College Radiologic Technology Program?

      General information about the RAD TECH application process:

      • ALL Radiologic Technology program announcements are advertised on the SCC Radiologic Technology main webpage

      • Applications are available on-line at the beginning of each academic year. The link is available until the last day of application packet return. NO packets will be distributed in hard copy format. NO packets are mailed out.
      • All information documented must be completed in ink, legibly and carefully.

      • All packets must have a SCC unofficial college transcript included within the packet with all posted actual grades highlighted to be considered for application review. If transfer credit has been awarded, a Transfer Equivalency report must be included to show the grades earned in the transfer courses. Packets without “graded courses” are considered incomplete packets. Once packets are returned, no additional information may be added.
      • High school transcripts are not required to be included in the application packet. However, if you are documenting points from high school courses, be sure a copy of the transcript is on file in Admissions. (Program faculty can access the high school transcript through Admissions to verify points.)
      • Only course grades of C or higher are accepted – this is for both college and high school courses, listed on the score sheet. (The one exception is for COL 101 or 103 – students may pass with a grade of D.)
      • Packets are returned at a designated time, date and location. NO packets are accepted via postal mail.
      • Faculty will verify total submitted points and assign a ranking to each student based on the calculated scores from completed applications.
    2. How many students are accepted each year to start the program?

      The Radiologic Technology Program accepts 20 - 22 students each year. This number is determined by the Program’s accrediting agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. It is based on the number of clinical sites affiliated with the Program.
    3. I heard Spartanburg Community College has a waiting list to enter the Radiologic Technology program. Is this true and how long is the waiting list?

      Spartanburg Community College’s Radiologic Technology Program DOES NOT have a waiting list for admission into the program. The application packets for non-accepted students are kept on file until the first day of the Fall Term in the event that one of the originally accepted students declines his or her slot. Once the first day of Fall Term arrives, all packets are destroyed. Interested students are encouraged to re-apply the following year.
    4. What GPA score is required for admission into the Radiologic Technology program?

      The student must have a minimum of a 2.50 GPA or higher on the required courses for the program to be eligible to apply. Check your GPA using the GPA calculator located in this website under the Application Process link.
    5. When can I apply for the Radiologic Technology program?

      • The application packet return for the Radiologic Technology Program occurs once per year, in May, following the end of the spring term.
      • The student must have completed at least one unit of High School Biology, Chemistry or Physics, AND one unit of High School Algebra, AND have completed the following courses in order to be eligible to apply for the Radiologic Technology program:


      Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
      COL 101 College Orientation 1
      MAT 110, 111, or 130
      (choose one)
      Mathematics General Education Course 3
      ENG 101 English Composition I 3
      BIO 112 Basic Human Anatomy/Physiology 4
      SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
    6. How many points do I need to be accepted into the program?

      There is no "magic" number of points for acceptance into the program. The applicant pool changes yearly, and therefore the high and low points change also. The student should work toward having as many points allowed for his or her situation.

    7. What can be used as an Elective?

      The required elective must be a humanities course that is at least three credit hours. Refer to the course catalog for the choices available for the Radiologic Technology Program. 

    8. How long is the Radiologic Technology Program?

      The Radiologic Technology Program’s professional curriculum is twenty-four consecutive months. Students begin in August of one year, and complete the program two years later. Students attend Fall, Spring and Summer terms each year.

    9. Do all students have to go to all clinical sites during the Program?

      Yes, all students spend equal time at all clinical sites throughout the two years. Each clinical site offers a unique learning atmosphere. Clinical sites used include;

      • Spartanburg Medical Center
      • Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus
      • Pelham Medical Center
      • Immediate Care Center – Reidville Road
      • NorthGrove Imaging
      • Cherokee Medical Center

      Travel to these sites is the responsibility of the student.

    10. Am I required to undergo a criminal background check and a drug screening to enter the Program?

      Yes, all students undergo both a criminal background check and a drug screening prior to entering the Radiologic Technology Program. Specific information is given to the student at the program orientation.

    11. Are clinical hours during the daytime only?

      No, at the beginning of each semester a student will receive a clinical schedule specific to that course. Students may have Monday – Friday second-shift hours as well as weekend (Saturday and Sunday) hours in addition to the Monday – Friday daytime hours. The total number of clinical hours completed during second-shift weekday or weekends is less than 25% of the total number of clinical hours required by the program.

    12. Will it be possible to work fulltime and attend school?

      Many of our students have families, work and attend school. The students are apprised in orientation of the number of hours required for the curriculum so they may adjust work hours each semester to accommodate their school schedules. Neither class nor clinical schedules will be adjusted for a work schedule. Many students can “multi-task” and experience no problems balancing school, family and work. We advise students to remain disciplined and practice good time management skills during the 6 semesters of school.

    13. Is it expensive to take the Radiologic Technology courses?

      Spartanburg Community College’s tuition fees are very affordable. Our Financial Aid office will be glad to counsel with any student who needs advice to apply for grants, lottery or scholarships.

      There are additional fees associated with the Radiologic Technology program such as uniforms/lab jackets, criminal background investigation and drug testing, CPR certification, testing fees, etc. 

      An estimate of expenses for the program can be found on the Rad Tech expenses web page.