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Admission Criteria

Selective Admission

The Radiography program utilizes a selective admission process. Applications for admission into the program must be submitted by March 15 of the year a student plans to attend. The applications are distributed during the Pre-Admission conferences. A new class begins with the fall semester of each year. The program consists of five consecutive semesters. Students enrolled in the Radiography program must achieve a minimum grade of C in each Radiography course in order to continue in the program.

KCTCS is committed to a policy of providing educational opportunities to all qualified students regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, or physical or mental ability.

Admission Requirements

  • Apply to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College with the declared major code of "Associate in Science."
  • Submit secondary school transcript or high school equivalency credentials (GED scores and the official certificate).
  • Submit transcripts of any college coursework.
  • Submit scores from the ACT or take other placement tests.
  • Attend a pre-admission conference.
  • Letter of intent to the program director.
  • 4-hour clinical observation at approved site. Contact Carla Allen at to receive scheduling arrangements and required paperwork needed to complete observation hours.
  • Submit all materials prior to March 15th.
  • The admission committee will evaluate all applicants with preference given to those who have completed all of the following:
    • Preference may be given to applicants who have an ACT composite score of 21 or above, or KCTCS accepted equivalent exam placement scores.
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher in courses applicable to the Radiography curriculum.
    • Completion of required Anatomy, Physics, and Algebra with a C or better.
    • Candidates who are registered and/or licensed in the health profession.

Admission Process

After the March 15 deadline, individual files for each applicant will be created and supplied to the Radiography admissions committee.

  • The admission committee will then review all applicants.
  • The top candidates are notified of their admission status.
  • The selected applicants are invited to an orientation session where they will determine their acceptance of the admission invitation.
  • At the orientation session applicants will receive information about the program, register for radiography courses and gain information of requirements of clinical affiliates (such as drug screening and criminal background checks).
  • If an applicant is conditionally admitted then the applicant must submit all needed documentation prior to the start of the program.

Coursework Required Prior to Entering the Program

BIO 137 Anatomy & Physiology I

BIO 139 Anatomy & Physiology II

MAT 150 College Algebra or higher math course

PHY 171 or 152 Applied Physics or Introductory Physics II

After Admission into the Program

After the student has accepted their position into the program the following must be completed prior to starting radiography course work. Deadline dates for the following will be distributed at the orientation.

  • Completion of physical.
  • Up to date immunizations and vaccinations as required by clinical sites.
  • Drug screen as required by clinical sites.
  • Criminal background check as required by clinical sites.
  • CPR certification for Healthcare Providers (this must be kept current throughout the program)

**Please note that if your drug screen or criminal background check reports any occurrences the clinical site may refuse your participation at their site. This will result in denied admission to the program.

Contact Information

Carla Allen
Administrative Assistant
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
600 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 706-8464 or Toll free: (877) 246-2322, Ext. 68464
April Thompson, MS, R.T.(R) (MR)
Radiography Program Director
(270) 706-8649 or Toll free: (877) 246-2322, Ext. 68649
Rebecca Garner
Radiography Clinical Coordinator
(270) 706-8630 or Toll free: (877) 246-2322, Ext. 68630