Physical Exam and Immunization Requirements
If admitted to the program, all Rad Tech students are required to have a physical exam completed prior to beginning Rad Tech Program classes. Students must obtain approval and signature from a physician on a Lake Michigan College Health Certification form as part of this physical. It is not an annual physical exam, but rather a review and verification that students meet the programs technical standards, and are able to participate in the program safely.
As part of this physical exam, it is essential to provide proof of freedom from communicable diseases. Specific vaccinations must be completed or proof of antibody titer immunity provided for the following:
- MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
- Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
- Hepatitis B vaccination (Injection series)
- COVID-19 vaccination
- Proof of freedom from Tuberculosis (TB)**
- Flu vaccination**
*History of disease (chickenpox as a child) is NOT valid. Students must provide proof of vaccination, or titer test results showing immunity.
**Must be renewed annually
Criminal Background Requirements
All Radiologic Technology students are required to pass a criminal background check and a urine drug screen for admission into the program. Students are responsible for paying the non-refundable cost of the background search and drug screen. If a criminal record is found, the student may be asked to forfeit their seat in the Radiologic Technology program. If a positive drug test result is returned, students will be required to forfeit their seat in the Rad Tech program.
Any applicant that has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor must pre-apply to ARRT for determination of eligibility to sit for national certification examination. If you have questions about your situation, please contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, 1255 Northland Dr., St. Paul, Minnesota, 55120-1155, phone 651-687-0048 or the American Registry.
Radiologic Technology Student Handbook
The Radiologic Technology program is a highly technical program, and deals with the safety of patients admitted to local hospitals and Radiologic Technology homes. For this reason, Radiologic Technology students are subject to many rules not required of other College students. Most of these rules are listed in the Radiologic Technology Student Handbook. A printed copy of the handbook will be given to accepted students at their scheduled Radiologic Technology Program orientation. The Radiologic Technology program schedule may not necessarily follow the LMC Academic Calendar or holiday schedule. Students may be assigned clinical shifts the morning, daytime, or evening on any day of the week.
CPR certification (BLS Provider through American Heart Association) is required for all admitted Radiologic Technology students, and must be obtained before starting first semester Radiologic Technology program classes. Fully online courses, Heartsaver, and Race for Life are NOT considered valid forms of CPR certification for the Radiologic Technology program.
It is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that students complete or renew their CPR certification in the summer months AFTER acceptance to the program to ensure that their certification does not expire while in the program. Lapse of certification will result in inability to attend clinical. Details on CPR certification will be detailed in students’ acceptance letters upon admission.
CPR classes are available at Lake Michigan College.