Due to the lack of testing centers, students can meet the Nurse Aide requirement by either (1) having a current listing on the NC Nurse Aide registry OR (2) providing documentation of a state-approved Nurse Aide program within the past 2 years OR (3) providing documentation of being enrolled in a state-approved Nurse Aide class that began prior to July 31 and ends by September 30, 2021. Students must still submit the Nurse Aide documentation with their Radiography program application to [email protected] by the July 31, 2021 deadline.

The Radiography program prepares students to be radiographers, skilled health care professionals who use radiation to produce images of the human body. Coursework includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

Perry Health Sciences Admissions
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Radiography Admissions Checklist


PHASE I: Apply to Wake Tech. The following steps are required to be classified as a Pre-Radiography student (working toward admission to the Radiography program). 

  • Complete the NC Residency Determination Interview.  
    A residency determination will be provided within 3 business days of completion. For more information regarding residency, visit:

  • Complete the Wake Tech Community College Application for Admission.

  • Complete the MANDATORY Information Session for Radiography. Sessions are currently only offered online.

  • Request official transcript(s) from high school, or high school equivalency, and previous college(s). Transcripts may be sent electronically to [email protected]. Applications will not be processed until  transcripts have been received. Once received, your file will be reviewed for admissions and course placement. 

  • Apply for Financial Aid and Veterans benefits. Students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all supporting documents to make sure their request can be processed in time for the start of the semester. Be sure to include the Wake Tech school code: 004844.
  • Please email the Perry Health Sciences Campus Admissions and Academic advisors at [email protected] once Phase 1 is completed.

PHASE II: Apply to the clinical Radiography (RAD) classes, following the steps below. Note that entry is a competitive process; submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. 

  • Demonstrate chemistry proficiency. The chemistry proficiency requirement may be satisfied by completing ONE of the following: a college-level basic chemistry course from a U.S. regionally-accredited institution with a grade of “C” or better; or one unit of a high school chemistry course with a grade of “C” or better; or CHM 090 (Chemistry Concepts) or an equivalent CHM 090 with a grade of “C” or better; or the self-taught chemistry class, CheMOOC, with a "C” of better; or completion of BIO 163 (or a transfer equivalent class) within 5 years of the first RAD class with a grade of “C” or better.

  • Nurse Aide 1 (NA 1). This course must be completed, your certification must be current, and you must be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry ( by the Radiography application deadline and stay active until the beginning of the first Radiography (RAD) class. Please note for the July 31, 2021 program application deadline, students do not have to be listed on the NC NAR. Students can also provide either (1) verification that they have successfully passed a state approved Nurse Aide class within the past 2 years by the application deadline or (2) verification that they are enrolled in a state approved Nurse Aide class that began prior to July 31 and will end by September 30, 2021.. Please submit this documentation with your program application.

    Wake Tech’s Workforce Continuing Education Division offers a Nurse Aide class. The registration process is done online at  Please note the registration cost will not be covered by financial aid. 

  • Complete TEAS testing (Test of Essential Academic Skills). The ATI TEAS must be taken prior to submitting your program application by the appropriate application deadline: January 31st for fall and July 31st for spring. It is advisable to take the TEAS after you have completed ENG 111 and BIO 163. TEAS Retest Policy: If you need to retake the TEAS exam, you must wait a minimum of 30 days from your last exam date to retest.  Only two tests are allowed per calendar year.  Please visit the TEAS web page to view the registration instructions and policies for TEAS.  

  • Submit separate program application for the Associate Degree Radiography program. Please email your completed program application to [email protected]. All requirements above must have been met or the application will not be reviewed.

    • The Radiography program application deadline is January 31st for the fall class.

    • The Radiography program application deadline is July 31st for the spring class. 

    • Note: A new Radiography application must be submitted for every deadline.

  • Once admitted into the Radiography classes, students are required to attend a mandatory departmental orientation and complete all clinical site requirements.

Note: Wake Tech Community College is continuously evaluating admissions procedures and reserves the right to make changes as necessary.