Radiographic Science (AS)
Located on our main campus in Lewiston, Idaho, this JRCERT accredited degree is a two-year program with a competitive application process.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the ARRT® Exam to become Registered Radiologic Technologists.
How to Apply
- Apply and be admitted to Lewis-Clark State College. Apply Now!
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in all college coursework.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in the courses below. Calculate your GPA
- Anatomy & Physiology + lab (full series, 8 semester credits)
- Chemistry + lab (General, Organic & Biochemistry preferred)
- College Math (equivalent of Math 123 or higher)
- Complete the HESI Health Professions Admission Assessment (A2) Register Here
Must be passed with a C (2.0) or better. Transfer courses must meet LCSC equivalency to be eligible. For transfer equivalencies, please visit TES:College Source.
For a preliminary evaluation of transfer credits, you may email unofficial transcripts to NHS Program Advisor, Tiffany Pilon ([email protected]).
- College Math (equivalent of Math 123 or higher)
- Anatomy & Physiology I (or 1 semester of Anatomy)
- Anatomy & Physiology II (or 1 semester of Physiology)
- English 101 and 102
- Please include a cover letter-- Explain why you are interested in Radiographic Science. Provide information regarding prior healthcare-related experience if applicable.
- Transfer students must submit with their application unofficial transcripts from every college attended.
Applications should be submitted electronically to Trena Lawen, in the NHS office: [email protected]. Please have your pre-RS advisor look it over first. If you do not have an advisor listed in your Warrior Web account and have not been working with an advisor, email your application to Tiffany Pilon: [email protected]
- There is a $35 application fee due at the time of submission. Payment for application is handled by the Controller's Office. This can be done by paying with a debit/credit card over the phone (208) 792-2351.
Applications will be reviewed at the end of the semester and you will be notified of your admission via LCMail. To ensure timely notification, keep the NHS office informed of any change in name and/or email address.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered. Check your LCMail account frequently during the admission process as important messages are communicated to you through this means.
Provisionally admitted students must meet minimum admission standards at the semester’s end. Failure to meet admission criteria will result in forfeiture of provisional admission status.
This information is intended for fully or provisionally admitted students.
COVID-19 (Updated 2/11/2022)
As the health care environment continues to evolve, we work with our clinical agency partners to provide the best learning opportunities for Nursing & Health Sciences students. Our health care partner agencies have specific health and background check requirements for all students that engage in practicum experiences at their facilities. It is important to understand that clinical agencies may update health requirements at any time and as of this date, all clinical agencies to which first semester nursing program students are assigned require COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of engaging in clinical activities at their facilities. Additionally, at this time, clinical agencies are not accepting medical or religious exemptions.
Applications accepted March 1-27, 2022 for Fall 2022 program entrance. Entrance testing (HESI A2) should be completed prior to application.
Frequently Asked Questions
A radiologic technologist performs a variety of duties throughout a normal workday. The duties vary from providing patient care, performing diagnostic images, or assisting a radiologist with a special procedure. Rad tech work can span throughout a hospital or clinic. The daily duties may lead a tech into the Emergency Room, the Surgery Suite, the Intensive Care Unit, or to the normal X-ray room within the Radiology Department. Where ever an image is needed is where a tech may be found.
For an in-depth description, please review the information found at https://www.arrt.org
A Radiologist is a medical doctor specializing in interpretation of diagnostic images (requiring approximately 12 years of college, including medical school, and internship). LC State offers majors in pre-med if you are interested in this career path.
A Radiologic Technologist is the individual who performs the x-ray. Typically a rad-tech has graduated from approximately 3 years of college with an Associate or Bachelor degree and passed the National Registry exam provided by the ARRT®.
Currently, the answer is both "Yes" and "No." In order to become a Sonographer (or Ultrasound Tech,) you must complete a sonography program. We do not offer a sonography focused program...yet.
However, if this is your career goal, we recommend you first complete our Radiographic Science program, allowing you to earn an R.T. credential and have the knowledge and capability to perform a wide variety of imaging procedures before moving on to ultrasound. You will be much more competitive in the job market with each modality you learn.