Radiologic Technology Program FAQ’s

Should I consider radiologic technology as a career?

Yes, if you are interested in health care and helping people, are compassionate and sensitive, have good science and math aptitude, good problem-solving skills, manual dexterity, and depth perception. Your ability to follow instructions, be detail-oriented, to work independently, and to work neatly and accurately are equally important. For more information go to Bureau of Labor Statistics website. Then select ‘advanced search’ and type in your health science program of choice.

Is the program accredited?

Yes. It is accredited by:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Is certification available?

Yes. Graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination. Registered technologists may then apply for licensure to practice in Hawai‘i.

What degrees and certificates do you offer?

The associate in science (AS) degree.

Do I need to maintain a certain grade and grade point average in these courses?

Yes. For an AS, you must earn:

  • a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (“C” average) or higher for all required courses and
  • a grade of “C” or better in all required courses

When can I enter the program?

You can enter in the fall only.

Is there an age requirement in order to qualify for the Radiologic Technology Program?

The University of Hawaiʻi Radiation Safety Committee has set the age minimum at 18 years. Anyone younger than 18 years cannot handle radioactive materials or use radiation producing machines. Therefore, all students must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the Radiologic Technology Program (first instructional day of the Fall semester).

Are there any special entry requirements?

Yes. The program is a selective admission program.

Do I need to take a test?

Yes. There is an admissions assessment (HESI A2).

Is there a minimum score for the A2 in order to qualify?

Yes. You must have a minimum score of 75 for each of the five sections of the test: anatomy & physiology, math, reading, vocabulary & general knowledge, and grammar.

How long are the A2 scores valid?

Scores are only valid for the current application period.

Does the Program offer “part-time” study?

No. Students must complete all courses each semester as described in the curriculum.

Is there any other way of fulfilling the “attend a mandatory information session” requirement for admission if I am not on the island of O’ahu?

No, all prospective applicants must attend a mandatory information session prior to their application to the RAD program. The program information sessions are offered each month throughout the academic year.

Is there a “wait-list” for the Program?

No. Selection is made from the pool of applicants who submit an application for admission within the current application period.

Does the Program offer “Advanced Placement”?

No. Students must apply through the normal application process and complete the curriculum as described in the College catalog.

How does Kapiʻolani Community College handle transfer credits?

Please see the College catalog for more information regarding transfer credits and prior-learning credits (“Acceptance of Transfer Credits & Prior-learning Credits”).

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