Diagnostic Medical Imaging Intake Process

The JRCERT nationally accredited Diagnostic Medical Imaging program is a challenging and rewarding program that prepares students to become clinically competent, entry-level Radiologic Technologists.  The program curriculum includes a combination of classroom, laboratory, and supervised clinical education experiences.  Graduates of the program are proficient in the judicious use of ionizing radiation in both diagnostic radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures.

Students learn how to operate imaging equipment, communicate with patients, properly position body parts, select appropriate exposure factors, and obtain diagnostic quality images. Additionally, students will learn the ethical and legal aspects of the medical imaging field and the professional standards required for a successful career. Throughout the duration of the program, students will complete all educational and clinical requirements for Radiography certification and registration in accordance with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Course Sequence Options

The Diagnostic Medical Imaging program has ONE course sequence option. DMI courses are only offered once per year. Each accepted cohort follows the same course sequence for the duration of the program. 

DMI Course Sequence Summary

  • Students are admitted once a year in July (Late Summer Term)
  • The course sequence includes 21 DMI courses covered over 24-months
  • The 24-month program includes 8 semesters/terms (late summer, fall, spring, early summer, late summer, fall, spring, early summer)
  • Students may be first-time college students or have had previous college experience

Students must also complete 8 general education courses to qualify for the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Diagnostic Medical Imaging. These courses may be completed before entering the DMI program or along with DMI courses. Students should follow the suggested sequence on the DMI catalog page for completion of all general education courses as many are prerequisites for DMI program courses. 

Sample DMI Course Schedules

Late Summer Term (Year 1) July – August

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday
  DMI 101 11:10 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.   DMI 101 11:10 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.  

Fall Semester (Year 1) September – December

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday  Friday

DMI 105   9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

DMI 131 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

DMI 131 lab* section 002 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DMI 131 lab section 002 Clinical Objective Evaluations (simulations) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DMI 196   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)

DMI 119   9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

DMI 181 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

DMI 131 lab* section 003 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DMI 131 lab section 003 Clinical Objective Evaluations (simulations) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DMI 196   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)

DMI 105   9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 

DMI 131 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

DMI 131 lab* section 004 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DMI 131 lab section 004 Clinical Objective Evaluations (simulations) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Spring Semester (Year 1) July – August

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

DMI 106   9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

DMI 132 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

DMI 132 lab* section 002 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DMI 132 lab section 002 Clinical Objective Evaluations (simulations) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DMI 197   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)

DMI 132   9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 

DMI 182 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

DMI 132 lab* section 003 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DMI 132 lab section 003 Clinical Objective Evaluations (simulations) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DMI 197   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)

DMI 120   9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

DMI 132 lab section 004 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

DMI 132 lab* section 004 Clinical Objective Evaluations (simulations) 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Early Summer Term (Year 1) May – June

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
DMI 198   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule) DMI 198   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule) DMI 198   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule) DMI 198   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule) College Closed/No Classes

 

Late Summer Term (Year 2) July – August

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
DMI 199   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule) DMI 199   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule) DMI 199   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule) DMI 199   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule) College Closed/No Classes

 

Fall Semester (Year 2) September – December

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
DMI 297   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)

DMI 221   9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

DMI 231   11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

DMI 231 lab* section 002   2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DMI 231 lab section 002 Clinical Objective Evaluations (simulations) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DMI 297   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)

DMI 221   9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

DMI 261   11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

DMI 231 lab* section 003   2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DMI 231 lab section 003 Clinical Objective Evaluations (simulations) 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

DMI 297   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)

 

Spring Semester (Year 2) January – April

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
DMI 298   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)

DMI 232   9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

DMI 232 lab* section 002   12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

DMI 298   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)    

 

Early Summer Term (Year 2) May – June

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

DMI 299   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)

DMI 299   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)

DMI 299   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)

DMI 299   7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours max per clinical rotation schedule)

College Closed/No Classes

 

*Students only register for ONE lab section linked to the DMI 131, 132, 231, and 232 courses and only attend their scheduled lab section.

How to Apply to the Diagnostic Medical Imaging A.A.S. Program

Diagnostic Medical Imaging is one of four select degree programs in the College’s Allied Health department. The programs in this department can accept only a limited number of students each year. Students are allowed to submit one application to only ONE program in the Allied Health department at a time.

Students can apply for admission into the Diagnostic Medical Imaging program after completing all prerequisites required. Applications submitted from October 1st until January 1st will receive priority in the Allied Health pre-entrance testing and review process. Applying before or on the day of the priority deadline ensures students that their application will be given the strongest possible consideration. Applications are open until the program is full.

Students must meet the following minimum requirements before applying to the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program:

  • High School diploma or GED documentation
  • High School Biology or its equivalent (BIOL 106) with grade “C” or better in the past 10 years
  • Demonstration of readiness for ENGL 101 and MATH 118 as determined by the College’s placement tests, or by successfully completing developmental coursework
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.50

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the Diagnostic Medical Imaging clinical experience (Fall semester).

All Diagnostic Imagining program applicants must be current Community College of Philadelphia students. Applicants who are new to the College must begin the application process by first applying to the College. Transcript evaluation and completion of a placement test (or test waiver) is required.  Students can apply to the College by visiting the Admissions Process page.

After applying to the Community College of Philadelphia, you will be placed into the Health Care Studies Program. This program is designed for students interested in entering a health care profession.

Transfer Students/Advanced Placement

The Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program does not grant advanced placement status to students who transfer from another Radiography program or are seeking advanced placement to regain eligibility for ARRT certification and registration. These students must apply to the program according to the program entry requirements for all students.

Kaplan Pre-Admission Test

The Kaplan Pre-Admission exam is a timed exam which takes 1.5-3 hours to complete. The Diagnostic Medical Imaging program requires a composite score of 64. Reading, Writing and Math sections make up the composite score, however, science can be a deciding factor when applications go to the program directors. You must complete all portions of the Kaplan exam, including the tutorial questions. All sections should be taken seriously.

Applicants are not scheduled for the Kaplan pre-admission test until an application is received.  Admissions will contact applicants within 2-weeks of applying. Applicants must check their MyCCP email for testing dates. Applicants can also download the MyCCP app to get push notifications.

Please note that students applying to the DMI Program MUST complete the Kaplan Test by January 31 for priority consideration. Applicants completing the test after January 31 may be considered until the program is full. Any applicant completing the Kaplan after March 14 will not be considered for DMI.

The results you receive at the end of the test is Overall Correct, not your Kaplan Composite Score. To obtain your Kaplan Composite score, you can divide the Math, Reading and Writing score at the end of the test by the number 3. This should give you your Composite score. Students who do not meet the minimum score needed for a specific program or want to discuss options for raising their score in a future application cycle should visit the Counseling department at any campus. No appointment is needed.

Preparing for Kaplan

Buy a Kaplan study book called, “Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exams” 8th edition. ISBN-13: 978-1506234540. This is sold in the College’s bookstore, or you can buy it online. There are FREE online study options you can find by typing in “Kaplan pre-admission Nursing exam” into any search engine. YouTube also has videos about preparing for the Kaplan exam.

Admission Interview

Applicants who complete and meet the aforementioned requirements will be eligible to continue in the admissions process and will be contacted, in writing, concerning the scheduling of an admissions interview with the Program Director (or designee).  A scheduled interview does not guarantee admission.  Applicants will be asked to submit the following if they are called for an interview:

  • Resume with letter of intent
  • Two recommendation forms

Upon completion of the admissions interview, the Program Director (or designee) will review and score all applicants with particular attention to:

  1. Cumulative grade point average
  2. Strength of secondary/post-secondary academic curriculum
  3. Allied Health pre-entrance examination score (Kaplan)
  4. Extracurricular activities, community service, and work experience
  5. Personal interview

Although a minimum college grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 is required, admission to the DMI Program is highly competitive and most successful applicants have a GPA that is higher than 2.50 and a Kaplan Test score higher than 64.

Application Submission

Current Community College of Philadelphia students can begin the Diagnostic Medical Imaging program application process by completing the steps below. 

Applicants must:

  • Review the DMI Program Applicant’s Guide (link below)
  • Complete, sign, and submit an application form
    • Step one: Login to MyCCP
    • Step two: Click on the "Student" tab
    • Step three: Click on the "Allied Health/Nursing Application Forms" under "Electronic Forms" on the top, right-hand side of the page
    • Step four: Select your program of interest
    • Step five: Complete and submit the form
  • Submit official copies of supporting documents (e.g., official transcripts)
  • Complete the pre-entrance Allied Health testing program (Kaplan) with benchmark score of 64 or higher

DOWNLOAD THE DMI PROGRAM APPLICANT’S GUIDE

Not a Community College of Philadelphia student? You must apply to Community College of Philadelphia before you can apply to the Diagnostic Medical Imaging program. Please follow our Steps to Enrollment to get started.

Post Acceptance-Screenings

Students accepted into the Diagnostic Medical Imaging program will be required to complete and provide verification of the following:

  • Acknowledgement of Core Performance Standards for Health Care Career Programs and physical demand analysis
  • Completion of Criminal Background Check
  • Completion of Child Abuse Clearance
  • Completion of Drug Screening
  • Documentation of a complete physical examination, including required laboratory tests
  • Documentation of up-to-date immunizations prior to clinical assignment
  • Documentation of current health insurance coverage, which must be maintained throughout the Program
  • Attendance at scheduled Program orientation prior to entry
  • Purchase of DMI student uniform
  • Adult, child, and infant CPR certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers)

ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM WILL BE CONSIDERED CONDITIONAL UNTIL THESE ITEMS ARE COMPLETED. Students should not complete/submit any of the above requirements until requested by the Program Director.

Questions?

You can reach Allied Health admissions at selectprogram@ccp.edu.