When and where are the Radiography Program Information Sessions?
The program information sessions are now online. When the information session is available, there will be a link on the left hand side of this page, and it will take you to the video. Watch the entire video, and there will be further instructions at the end. As always, if you have further questions after viewing the video, consult the program information packet or visit with one of the program faculty or advisors.
How do I apply to the Radiography Program?
First, watch the online information session. Then follow the instructions at the end of the video to get to the application. You must have completed the five prerequisite courses to apply to the program: English Composition I, College Algebra, Anatomy and Physiology I, Introduction to Radiography and Radiographic Imaging Equipment.
Do you offer evening classes for the Radiography Program?
No, all of our didactic (lecture/lab courses) are offered during the day and afternoon. Once in the program, you will spend half of your clinical time during a traditional day shift and half of your clinical time on an evening shift.
How do I apply for the CT or Vascular Interventional Programs?
First, you must be registered by the ARRT or NMTCB to enter the CT program, and you must be ARRT registered to enter the Vascular Interventional Program. If you are registered by one of these agencies, then take a look at the information packet found on the CT and Vascular Certificate page. Within the information packet is a link that you can click on to start the application process.
How often do you start a new class?
Radiography classes start once per year in the summer semester, and the CT and Vascular Interventional programs start once per year in the fall semester.
Do I have to have all of the prerequisite courses completed by the program application deadline?
Yes, all program prerequisites must be completed before the application deadline for each program. For the radiography program, some classes end within a few days of the application deadline and an exception can be made. You must contact the program office to verify that the course end date will be acceptable.
Do I have to take the HESI exam at Brookhaven or can I take it at another location?
Yes, you must take the HESI exam, and the HESI exam must be taken at Brookhaven College with the Radiologic Science Program if you are applying to the Radiography Program. We offer the HESI exam once per year in April. More information will be available to you once you begin the application process. Please refer to the program information packet and the program information session for additional information. The HESI exam is not required for the CT or Vascular Programs.
Do I have to be a student at Brookhaven College to apply to the program?
You must be a student at one of the Dallas County Community Colleges to apply. If you are not a current student, simply complete the online college application for admission. After you have applied, you will be assigned a student ID. You will need this ID during the program application process.
Does community service count towards the application points for the radiography program?
General community service does not count towards the application. However, volunteering in a healthcare setting will award you points towards your radiography program application. You must have a minimum of 100 hours in the past year to qualify for points. Please refer to the program information packet and the program information session for additional information.
What settings are acceptable for documenting healthcare volunteer experience?
The Brookhaven Radiologic Sciences program will accept documentation for healthcare volunteer experience from healthcare facilities that have volunteer organizations in place that provide orientation to the healthcare setting and have a volunteer coordinator that can provide documentation verifying volunteer hours.
What settings are acceptable for documenting healthcare work experience?
The Brookhaven Radiologic Sciences program will accept documentation for healthcare work experience from the following: hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, Doctor's offices or clinics, urgent care clinics, physical therapy centers, or imaging centers.
How many people apply and how many do you take in each class?
We typically have between 80-100 qualified applicants and we take the top 30 students and ties, since our application process is points based. Please refer to the program information packet and the program information session for additional information.
Do I have to have all of my immunizations completed before I apply?
No, you do not have to have all of the immunizations completed prior to applying. You will however have to have those completed prior to going to the hospital for your first clinical rotation. This occurs in the spring semester of your second year. If you do not have the Hepatitis B series of injections, you may want to start those prior to applying since it takes six months to complete the series. Also, you may want to begin gathering all of your shot records so that you will have those available when needed. You will not need to provide those until you have been accepted to the program.
How much does the program cost?
The program estimated costs can be found in detail in the program information packet. The costs are subject to change but this will give you a rough estimate. Always consult the college website for the most up to date tuition rates.