Admission, Selection & Retention
Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program
To begin courses at Oakland Community College:
Apply for admission to the college.
- Declare RAL (Radiologic Technology) as your designated curriculum
on the college application or complete a "change of data" form if you
are a current OCC student.
- Have official transcript of course work from other colleges and/or
universities sent to the Registrar's office (2480 Opdyke Rd. Bloomfield
Hills, MI 48304-2266) for evaluation.
- Make an appointment in the Academic Support Center (ASC) at any
OCC campus for admissions testing followed by an appointment with a
counselor to design a plan of course work. Appointments can be scheduled
by calling 248-341-2000.
- Begin required supportive and general education course work, as
listed in the College Catalog, by registering for desired courses via
OCC registration procedures.
Selection Process for the Professional Component in Radiologic
Each year approximately 20-25 students are accepted into the professional
component of the Radiologic Technology Program. This segment begins in
September. In addition, this component
requires full time participation. There are NO provisions for part-time
student status. Students who wish to be considered for acceptance into the
professional component for a specific year must complete all prerequisite
courses by the end of the Winter semester of that year. Once all completion
requirements are confirmed students are ranked in order based upon the following
- The date of completion of all supportive and general education requirements
as listed in the college catalog.
- The date "RAL" was formally declared as the designated curriculum
- *Grade Point Average (GPA) * The GPA is used when the date of declaration
between two or more students has been declared during the same period
Drug Screening and Background Check
Any Radiography student who does not comply with these requirements, prior to the start of instruction will be denied entrance to the program.
Criminal Background Check:
All selected radiography students must undergo a
criminal history check at the student’s expense, including
fingerprinting, to verify that they are eligible for admission to the
Either of the following will
preclude eligibility for admission:
A felony or any
attempt to commit a felony within the fifteen (15) years immediately
preceding the date of the criminal history check; or
within ten (10) years immediately preceding the criminal history check.
Moreover, any enrolled student in the program
who is arrested for any felony or misdemeanor
(including, but not limited to,
misdemeanor or felony traffic violations i.e. Operating Under the
Influence of Alcohol – OUIL, Operating While Impaired – OWI, etc.) must contact the Program Director at (248) 233.2918 within
72 hours of the arrest.
Pending verification of the violation, the Program Director, in
consultation with the Dean of Nursing and Health Professions,
will then decide further subsequent needed actions related to continued
status. A felony or misdemeanor conviction will preclude continued
enrollment in the Radiologic Technology Program.
The Radiologic Technology program follows and enforces
the Oakland Community College and the clinical affiliate’s policy for
maintaining a drug-free campus and work place.
Therefore, a negative result for a urine drug screen test (no
drugs found) is a requirement for admission into the program. All
students selected for admission must submit to a urine test (at their
own expense) and must be drug free in
order to be eligible for admission.
If the result of the drug test comes back indicating
that the urine sample is too dilute to measure, not completed by the
deadline or otherwise unreadable, the student must submit a hair sample
for testing at the student’s expense.
A “positive” drug screen result will preclude
eligibility for admission to the program.