Background and Drug Screen Requirement

Once accepted to the McLennan Community College Radiologic Technology program, you will be required to have a criminal background check performed before attending clinical rotations at area healthcare facilities. If you have any criminal convictions within the past five (5) years, you are advised to contact the program director for further advising.

If you have a criminal conviction in your past, you are also advised to complete a pre-application ethics review with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The required information is available at You may also contact the program director for further information on the pre-applications ethics review.

It is the sincere desire of the faculty that you are able to enter the program and have a satisfying experience as a student, as well as enjoy a rewarding career in Radiologic Technology. Criminal background checks are performed for the safety of the patients, visitors, and workers in the hospitals. Pre-applications ethics reviews may be helpful to determine if you will be eligible for certification once you complete the Radiologic Technology program at McLennan Community College.

Please do not hesitate to contact the program director or program faculty if you have any questions regarding criminal background checks or the pre-application ethics review.

Meredith R. Brown, MS, R.T. (R)
Program Director, Radiologic Technology