Radiologic Technology Program Application Information

A. Minimum Standards to Apply 

  • Apply to Cypress College to obtain a Cypress College student ID#. The email address used on the Cypress College application will be used within your Health Science Application and for all email interactions between the college faculty and staff, clinical sites, and any other program related email interactions. 
  • High School graduation, or passing of the General Education Development (GED) test, or the High School Proficiency test.  
  • Minimum age of 17 years to apply. Must be 18 years old at the start of clinical training.  
  • Present evidence of good physical and mental health, as determined by medical examination upon admission to program and prior to enrollment.  
  • Overall GPA of 2.0 in all college classes taken. Official transcripts of all colleges attended are required.  
  • Must have own transportation to all affiliated hospitals.  
  • Eligibility for English 100C or ENGL 101C or ESL 110C College Writing.  
  • Students need to have completed all general education courses OR already have completed an Associate Degree or higher from a Regionally Accredited College AND program prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better.

B. Program Prerequisites and Requirements 

The following required courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course to be considered. Once a passing grade is achieved, courses cannot be repeated for a better grade. 

  • HS 145CSurvey of Medical Terminology3.0 units 
  • BIOL 210C or 231C*Anatomy and Physiology or Anatomy 5.0 units/4.0 units 
  • RADT 142CRadiologic Electronics4.0 units 
  • RADT 146CIntroduction to Radiography4.0 units 
  • MATH 40C*Intermediate Algebra (or any math meeting GE)4.0 units 

* Meets General Education Requirements 

General Education and Graduation Requirements 

The following General Education/Graduation areas are required for the Associate Degree. For options refer to the Associate Degree requirements in the catalog. All general education courses must be completed with a “C” or better. Please refer to the Cypress College Catalog for current Native General Education requirements. 

  • Language and Rationality 
  • Written Communication (4 units) 
  • Analytical Thinking (minimum 3 units) 
  • Arts and Humanities 
  • Arts (minimum 3 units) 
  • Humanities (minimum 3 units) 
  • Social Science (minimum 6 units) 
  • Physical Activity/Health (1-3 units) 
  • Graduation Requirement: 
  • Social Justice, Equity and Sustainability (formerly known as Cultural Diversity) 
  • Reading Proficiency 

C. Application Procedures 

  • Before the application opens online, review and follow the required instructions on the Checklist and Sample Application on the Radiologic Technology home page. 
  • Apply to Cypress College to obtain a Cypress College student ID#.  
  • Once a Cypress College Student ID# has been received, submit required official transcripts from other colleges to Cypress College Admissions and Records. Admission and Records will not accept transcripts opened prior to submission, PDF documents sent from a student, unofficial transcripts, or a Cypress College transcript. 

Attn: Transcripts. You can choose Cypress College if that is an option when ordering. 

  • Through mail (unofficial if opened) 

Cypress College
Admissions and Records – Transcripts
9200 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA  90630 

  • Application must be completed online during the month of February. Application deadline 
  • Notification letters are emailed out no later than May 1.  
  • Log into the online Health Science Application using MyGateway credentials. Submit needed documents following the instructions within the online Health Science application. 
  • Determination of acceptance is based upon the selection criteria.

D. Candidate Selection Criteria 

  • Applicants normally exceed capacity. 
  • Students need to have completed all program pre-requisites, with a grade of “C” or better, from a Regionally Accredited College. 
  • Students need to have completed all general education courses, with a grade of “C” or better, or already have an Associate Degree or higher from a Regionally Accredited College. 
  • Ranking will be based on the following point system: 

GPA: Based upon program prerequisites: 

4.0 = 100 POINTS 

3.5 – 3.9 = 90 POINTS 

3.0 – 3.4 = 80 POINTS 

2.5 – 2.9 = 70 POINTS 

2.0 – 2.4 = 60 POINTS 

  • Five (5) points will be given for each consecutive eligible application. 
  • Acceptance is based on a confirmation response by the deadline stated in the notification letter from the applicant selected and followed by mandatory attendance at an orientation. 
  • F-1 visa students will not be accepted for admission into any program when applications by qualified U.S. citizens exceed space available (AP 5012 1.4.). 
  • Grade point average (GPA) of all pre-requisite courses will determine who will be selected in the event there is a tie in points. Date and time of application will be used for identical GPA’s. Selection criteria subject to change.

Required Documents Needed from Students to Start the Program 

  • Clear Background Check (instructions provided by Program Director) 
  • Complete Physical and Flu shot (forms provided by Program Director) 
  • Pass Drug Screen (depending on hospital assignment) 
  • Personal liability insurance (instructions provided by Program Director) 
  • Personal health insurance

E. Radiologic Technology Program Requirements 


Semester I 

RADT 148CRadiology Imaging Techniques4.0 units 

RADT 150CRadiographic Positioning I5.0 units 

RADT 153C*Radiography Patient Care3.0 units 

HS 147C*Survey of Disease3.0 units 

Semester I Units15.0 

Semester II 

RADT 247C – Radiographic Positioning II – 5.0 units 

RADT 251C – Radiology – Externship – 7.0 units 

RADT 252C* – Radiobiology – 1.5 units 

RADT 253C* – Radiation Laws and Ethics – 1.5 units 

RADT 162C – Radiology Special Procedures – 3.0 units 

Semester II Units18.0 

Summer Intersession 

RADT 254C – Clinical Internship I – 6.5 units 

RADT 196C – Selected Topics I – 1.0 units 

Intersession Units7.5 

Semester III 

RADT 255C – Clinical Internship II – 12.0 units 

RADT 197C – Selected Topics II – 1.0 units 

RADT 260C – Fluoroscopy Permit Course – 3.0 units 

Semester III Units16.0 

Semester IV 

RADT 256C – Clinical Internship III – 12.0 units 

RADT 198C – Selected Topics III – 1.0 units 

Semester IV Units13.0  

* May be taken prior to the enrolment in program.  

NOTE: The three (3) semester internships will begin during the summer session following semester 2 of the curriculum and continue until June of the following year.  

Radiology Technology courses must be taken in a specific sequence. Students must obtain a minimum grade of “C” in all required courses to continue in the program.  

All the above courses and general education courses to satisfy the Associate Degree must be completed before the end of the internship year.  

Health Science Counselors 

Division of Health Science
Cypress College
9200 Valley View St.
Cypress, CA  90630-5897
(714) 484-7015  

Health Science Applications Office 

Health Science Building/TE3-217 
Cypress College
9200 Valley View St. 
Cypress, CA 90630-5897 

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