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Things to do before applying to the TCC Radiologic Science program.


In addition to the prerequisite courses listed below, students must complete the Radiologic Science Virtual Information Session and an 8-hour hospital visitation (job shadow)

Before you apply to the Radiologic Science program, you must complete the following prerequisites:

1. Evidence of completion of the 7 specific prerequisite courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course.

2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, based on the 7 prerequisite classes. All prerequisite courses must have been successfully passed within 2 attempts of taking the course. Attempts count when a letter grade of less than a C (2.0) is recorded on a student transcript. Withdrawals (W), or (WI) do not count as an attempt.

Note: Math and Science prerequisites must have been completed within the past 5 years.

Prerequisites Credits
TMATH 100 for the Health Services (recommended)
or MATH 95 Intermediate Algebra (or higher)
CHEM& 121* Chemical Concepts w/Lab
or equivalent
ENGL& 101 English Composition I or equivalent 5
BIOL& 241** Human Anatomy and Physiology I
or 5 credits of course equivalent
BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
or 5 credits of course equivalent
HIT 130 Medical Terminology 3
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication
or CMST 110 Multicultural Communication
or CMST& 220 Public Speaking

*Chem 110 will no longer be accepted as a Radiologic Science prerequisite unless it was completed before Fall 2018.  

**There are additional prerequisites for BIOL& 241, which are CHEM& 121 and BIOL& 160 (this is a requirement for students attending Tacoma Community College only).


Wondering if prerequisites taken at another college will transfer?

Check the Common Course Equivalencies table. 

How Prerequisites are scored

Admittance to the Radiologic Science program is competitive. Each grade earned in a prerequisite class will be assigned a certain number of points. For example, an A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, etc. These points will be totaled for every applicant for use in the applicant evaluation process. For this criterion, a maximum score possible for 7 prerequisite classes would equal a total of 28 possible points. Find more information about our application process