Admission Information/Physical Requirements

For application or program information contact:

Michelle Wright, JWCC Admissions Advisor
1301 South 48th Street
Quincy, IL  62305
217-641-4362 | mwright@jwcc.edu

 

This program is a 24 - month course of study including academic and clinical education. View an informational video about the School of Radiologic Technology.

Admission into the program is competitive with acceptance offered to the most qualified applicants. Applications are judged using a point system in order to determine who is selected for an interview. The point system considers the following items (if applicable):  work experience, high school class rank, ACT scores, college GPA, certain college math and science courses, and grades from the completed prerequisite courses. 

Technical Performance Standards

All students enrolled in the program are required to possess the following technical performance standards:

  • The ability to walk, bend, squat and move about in congested areas.
  • The ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • The ability to move 25 pounds.
  • The ability to push a wheelchair, stretcher or mobile equipment.
  • The ability to work several hours without a break.
  • Good hand - eye coordination.
  • The ability to communicate both verbally and in written form.
  • Normal or corrected vision, hearing and touch.
  • The ability to read and comprehend textbooks written at the college level.
  • The ability to listen, follow directions, and work with both speed and accuracy.

Applications and Applications Deadline and Selection Process

Applications and all other items listed below are due by October 1of each calendar year to be considered for the class that will begin in July. We reserve the right to fill classes before the application deadline.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all items have been received prior to the deadline date in order for their application to be considered complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered in the selection process. It is important that interested students have updated transcripts sent in at the end of each semester so that point totals can be updated.

To apply:

  • Complete all required prerequisite courses

Submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official high school transcripts or proof of GED
  • ACT Scores
  • Official college transcripts
  • Three letters of reference from former instructors and/or employers
  • $25 application fee (makes checks payable to Blessing Hospital)

High school transcripts will typically have ACT scores and class rank printed on them.

Transcripts are considered official if they arrive in a sealed envelope from the institution. If an envelope has been opened, the transcripts are no longer considered official.

The above items should be sent to:

Amanda Feeney, Program Director,
Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
Broadway at 14th Street
PO Box 7005
Quincy, IL 62305-7005
217.223.8400 ext. 6163

 

Applications Selection Process

Up to 25 applicants who meet the requirements for admission will be scheduled for an interview.

The interview includes behavioral based questions with points assigned to the applicant responses. After the interviews, up to 11 applicants with the highest point total from the interview will be the individuals offered a position for the class starting in July.

Those not selected to interview or those who are interviewed but were not considered one of the top 11 applicants after the interview process was completed will be notified that they did not have enough points to be accepted into the program and will be required to sign a statement indicating if they are still interested in the program and would like to have their application reviewed again in the next selection process. Failure to return the statement expressing a continued interest will result in the application being removed from the program files.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all items have been received prior to the deadline date in order for their application to be considered complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered in the selection process. Any changes in address or phone number should also be communicated to ensure applicants are able to be contacted.

Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon the following:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or student visa if from another country.
  • Following the Code of Ethics published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists accessible at www.asrt.org.
  • Complying with all hospital program policies and regulations.
  • Passing all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of a "C".
  • Being eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists registry examination. Eligibility requirements are accessible at www.arrt.org.
    • Certain circumstances may prohibit a student from becoming registered.
    • Effective January 1, 2015, all candidates must have earned, at minimum, an associate degree from and accrediting agency recognized by the ARRT.
  • Proof of immunizations.
  • Passing a physical examination.
  • Passing a drug screening test.
  • Passing a criminal background check.

Students are not accepted on a part time basis. The program does not accept transfer/advanced placement students.

For more information on the School of Radiologic Technology call (217) 223-8400 ext. 6163 or email Amanda Feeney, Program Director at Amanda.Feeney@blessinghealthsystem.org.

Non -Discrimination Policy

The Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not practice or condone discrimination in any form against students, employees or applicants on the grounds of ;race, color, national or ethnic background, religion, sex, age, marital status, immunocompromised or those who have a blood borne pathogen, such as Hepatitis B, or disability to the extent required by law.

Accommodations under the American With Disability Act (ADA)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 define reasonable accommodation as an academic adjustment, modification to the environment, auxiliary aid, or service that ensures students with a disability who are otherwise qualified have an equal opportunity to participate. Please note that an accommodation is not reasonable when it poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, lowers academic standards, alters the nature of the program, results in substantial change in an essential element of the curriculum, and/or fundamentally alters an academic requirement essential to meeting licensing or registry requirements. All students are expected, with or without reasonable accommodation, to meet competencies and performance standards that are required to safely perform the normal roles of a Radiologic Technologist. Look under the section titled Technical Performance Standards to see these requirements.

The Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, in compliance with ADA, does not provide attendants individually prescribed devices, readers for personal use or study, or other devices of a personal nature. The program, also in compliance with ADA, provides tutoring to students with disabilities in the same manner it provides tutoring for non-disabled students.

The Student Handbook, accessible on the program's homepage, contains more information regarding the request for reasonable accommodations.