The Radiologic Technology program follows and enforces the Oakland Community College
and the clinical affiliated agencies’ policy for maintaining a drug-free campus and
work place. Therefore, 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 have a urine drug screen test at their own expense and must be drug free in order
to be eligible for admission. More details about the process of drug testing (where
to be tested, the cost of the test, and how the results of the testing are reported
to the Health Professions Department) will be sent to the selected students in the
information packet and can be obtained from the Health Professions Department.
Health Insurance is strongly encouraged. The college, the health care facilities
and workman’s compensation do not cover the students against accidents or illness.
Students are responsible for the cost of any medical or emergency care.
A current health history and physical examination are required within three months
prior to starting the first clinical radiologic technology course of the program are
required. The Medical History and Health Examination forms are available through
the Health Professions Department. All required immunization and tuberculin (TB)
test or chest x-ray (if TB is positive) must be done as a part of the initial examination.
Tuberculosis screening must be repeated and submitted annually (either Tuberculin
skin test (TB test) or TB Screening Questionnaire). Students who drop out of the Radiologic
Technology Program for more than one year must have another physical examination and
have the appropriate forms on file prior to resuming clinical experiences.
All radiologic technology students must provide documentation for measles, mumps,
rubella, varicella (chickenpox), Tdap, Hepatitis B, and influenza (annually, during
flu season). For Hepatitis B, either proof of immunity or a signed declination of
immunization must be submitted.
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.
OTHER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Student membership to the ASRT is required.
Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS-HCP) through the American Heart
Association or the American Red Cross: Prior to the first clinical RAL course at
OCC, students are required to show evidence of current BLS Healthcare Provider Certification.
Certifications must be renewed prior to the card expiration.
All required information must be submitted to the Health Professions Office by the
specified dates. Furthermore, other requirements may be added at any time if necessary,
to meet the needs of the external agencies.
Students who do not pay tuition by the deadline will be deregistered and will not
be registered again in the same semester. Students who have been deregistered and
have not yet started the program may lose their seat in the program. Students who
have been deregistered and have already begun the program will be registered when
space is available.
Second year radiologic technology students are required to maintain current health,
a CPR certificate, and results of TB test (or chest x-ray) in the Department of Health
Professions Office. Any second year radiology student who is not in compliance with
these regulations, prior to Fall instruction, will be denied entrance to the clinical
This is merely an overview of program policies, if you require a more detailed description
of all program policies, contact the program director.