Radiography Courseworks Columbia

Radiologic technology (rad tech) is a medical specialty within the general field of radiologic science that uses ionizing and nonionizing radiation to produce images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels that comprise the human body. These images can be recorded on film or displayed on a video monitor. As opposed to radiation therapy, which is used in the treatment of disease, radiologic technology produces images that enable the physician to examine virtually any part of the human body.

This program is a daytime, summer-entry Associate of Applied Science degree.

Steps to Apply

  1. Attend one of our information sessions.
  2. Submit an HCC application for admission. Select Radiologic Technology as their learning program on the HCC application.
  3. Take placement tests, if applicable: Students may be exempt from the placement test if they have transcripts showing completion of college-level English and/or math at another institution OR have standardized test scores, such as SAT math and verbal scores above 500 within the last two years.
  4. Complete the required course work with appropriate minimum prerequisite, grade requirements and overall GPAs. Please consult with a Nursing/Allied Health Advisor in the Office of Admissions and Advising (RCF-242) to get the most current information on prerequisites and requirements. The college reserves the right to change, without notification, any requirement, fee or program, if it is deemed necessary.
  5. To be considered for admission, applicants must complete all prerequisite coursework by the application deadline.
  6. Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended: Complete an Official Transcript Evaluation Form and submit to the Office of Admissions and Advising (RCF-242)
  7. Complete the supplemental application for admission to the Radiologic Technology program, and submit to the Office of Admissions and Advising (RCF-242).  
  • Rad Tech AAS Degree Supplemental Application (PDF)

​The application fee is $25. The application cycle for Rad Tech runs between September 15 and January 15 of each school year, with the January date as the final deadline.

Learn more about the Radiologic Technology Program

Clinical Requirement

If admitted, a drug screening and criminal background check will be required prior to enrollment in any nursing and allied health clinical course in order to ensure the safety of patients in the clinical setting. Students who do not comply with the drug screening and criminal background check are ineligible for placement in clinical agencies and are not able to progress in the clinical program. It is the student’s responsibility to know whether they are eligible for licensure. If a student has a criminal background, it is the students’ responsibility to explore whether the background will prohibit them from being licensed and employed in the health care industry. HCC faculty and staff are not able to provide legal advice. If you have any questions about your background, you may wish to discuss this matter with legal counsel.

Rad Tech Program Documents

Additional Information

CourseWorks is Columbia University's Learning Management System (LMS), providing comprehensive course management for faculty and students, including tools for posting a course syllabus, collaboration and discussion boards, online assignments and tests. The Academic Services team is has recently transitioned CourseWorks to use a new LMS with additional functionality, called Canvas.

If you are interested in using CourseWorks, or learning more about Canvas, please contact us at

CourseWorks provides state-of-the-art online learning and information sharing tools, while creating a highly interactive educational experience. This robust system offers user-friendly information sharing between instructors and students through collaboration tools, such as direct and group messaging, discussion boards and video conferences; online assignment and test creation; an online grade book; calendaring; and other tools.

Service is available 24x7 at except during pre-announced maintenance periods.

Instructors may:

  • Upload textbook information, syllabus, lecture content, and assignments as text or files
  • Conduct online tests, quizzes and discussions
  • Communicate with students via email and announcements
  • Grade student assignments and upload student grades
  • Conduct group work

Students may:

  • View and download content posted by instructors
  • Participate in online discussions, tests and quizzes
  • Submit assignments and participate in group work
  • View their grades and submit online evaluations

Accessing Course Sites

Course sites are created and populated with instructors and students based on data from the Columbia Registrar. When an instructor or student is listed by the Registrar as being in the course, they will be automatically added to the course site in CourseWorks.


Support documentation for students.
Support documentation for instructors.

Service is available 24x7 at except during pre-announced maintenance periods.

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