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.

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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.

  • Attend a MANDATORY Information Session for Radiography on the Perry Health Sciences Campus.

  • 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.

  • Provide official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) of ALL previous education, including high school or GED scores and  college transcripts if applicable. Applications will not be processed until ALL transcripts have been received. Applicants can send a Request for High School or Prior College Transcript form to schools they have attended and have their transcripts sent directly to Wake Tech. Faxed or opened transcripts are not official and will not be accepted. High school transcripts must be complete and must show date of graduation.

  • Take the placement test. Schedule and prepare for the test at the Testing Center website. Students who meet certain requirements may be exempt from testing.

  • Meet with a Health Sciences advisor once Phase I has been 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.

  • Certified Nurse Aide 1 (CNA 1) This course must be completed, your certification must be current, and you must be listed on the North Carolina registry by the Radiography application deadline. This course is offered through Wake Tech’s Workforce Continuing Education Division, information sessions and the registration process are done online at The registration and cost for this course is $250. Note that this expense will not be covered by financial aid. You must provide proof of having completed a 40-hour clinical with direct patient care in the CNA program you attended, or provide proof of having at least 40 hours of work experience with direct patient care within five years of entering the Radiography program. Forms will be attached to the Radiography application.

  • Complete TEAS testing (Test of Essential Academic Skills). The ATI TEAS must be taken prior to submitting your application for the pool/clinical courses by the appropriate deadline: January 31st for fall and July 31st for spring. It is advisable to take the TEAS after you have completed ENG 111, ENG 112, BIO 163. Please visit the TEAS web page to view the registration instructions and policies for TEAS.

  • Submit separate application (Form 1487) for the Associate Degree Radiography program (clinical). All requirements above must have been met or the application will not be reviewed for the pool. The Radiography application/pool deadline is January 31st for the fall class and 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.