Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a waiting list?
Should I take my general education (i.e., liberal education) courses first and try to get them "out of the way"?
I am not a St. Cloud State student and I am interested in majoring in Radiologic Technology at St. Cloud State. What should I do?
I am currently a St. Cloud State student and I would like to be in the Radiologic Technology Program. What should I do?
The first step is to change your major to Radiologic Technology, if you have not already done so. The second step is to see a radiologic technology academic adviser. If you don’t have one already, please see Advising & Student Transitions and ask them to assign you an academic adviser. The academic adviser will help you decide what classes to take. Then, continue taking classes at St. Cloud State and complete the requirements for the program. Being in the program does not guarantee admission to a clinical internship (which is required for the major).
If I am a student at St. Cloud Technical and Community College, does that change anything about the admissions process?
Does admission into the program guarantee admission into a clinical internship?
Can I do my clinical internship at any hospital?
What if I don't get a clinical internship?
What is job shadowing and is it required?
In Radiologic Technology, job shadowing is the process of spending time with Radiologic Technologists during their working day as they do their work and image patients. For the St. Cloud State Radiologic Technology program we require 21 hours of job shadowing (done as a college student), which should be done as soon as possible. Do not wait to do the job shadowing. You may do the shadowing at any hospital or clinic that does x-ray imaging. Record your job shadowing hours using the Radiologic Technology job shadowing report form. The form requires the signature of a supervisor in the department where the job shadowing was done. If you need a new copy of the form, always obtain the latest version here using the link provided.
Where can I do job shadowing in St. Cloud?
You can do the job shadowing at any hospital or clinic that does x-ray imaging. If you are interested in doing this at St. Cloud Hospital, please contact:
CentraCare Health Education and Professional Development Department
*Effective August 1, 2016, St. Cloud Hospital only allows eight (8) hours of job shadowing so you won't be able to do all of the job shadowing there.
Where can I do job shadowing outside of St. Cloud?
You can do the job shadowing at any hospital or clinic that does x-ray imaging. The traditional way to do this is to contact the diagnostic imaging departments of hospitals close to where you live and ask them if you can do the job shadowing there.
This is not an exhaustive list, but in the past students have done job shadowing at many hospitals outside of St. Cloud, including St. Gabriel's Hospital (Little Falls), Methodist Hospital (St. Louis Park and also Park Nicollet), North Memorial Hospital (Robbinsdale), Fairview Ridges Hospital and Clinic (Burnsville), Woodwinds Health Campus (Woodbury) and Regions Hospital (St. Paul).
Do I really need PHIL212 and can I take it somewhere else?
PHIL212 is used to satisfy a medical ethics requirement at one of the hospitals. Yes, it is required as part of the courses you need to take at St. Cloud State. It is best to take PHIL212 at St. Cloud State.
If you cannot take it here, then acceptable substitutes are: PHIL 1440 at Alexandria Technical and Community College; PHIL1112 at Inver Hills Community College; PHIL1130 at Lake Superior College; PHIL1110 at Anoka Ramsey Community College; PHIL 1320 at St. Cloud Technical and Community College; and PHIL 252 at the University of Jamestown (Jamestown, ND). Always ask before substituting a course not listed here. Send questions about this to firstname.lastname@example.org.