Radiologic Technology Certificate Health Sciences Total Units: 86.5

Term Effective: Fall 1981

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2006


The Radiologic Technology Career Certificate provides training in the operation of X-ray and computer equipment, performance of radiological procedures, creating and processing radiographs, experience in other advanced imaging modalities, and radiation protection. A minimum of 1,850 clinical hours is required in hospitals and radiology departments affiliated with Santa Rosa Junior College. Elective clinical experience in other modalities is available. The SRJC program, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, is approved by the California State Department of Health Services.

Upon successful program completion, eligible graduates (contact individual health care agencies for specific criteria and pre-application review process) will be allowed to sit for examinations administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the California State Department of Health Services-Radiological Health Branch.

The radiologic technologist provides patient services using imaging equipment, and assists radiologists or other physicians qualified to order and or perform radiologic procedures. The radiologic technologists' main duty is to provide equality patient care while applying knowledge of anatomy, physiology, positioning, and radiographic technique. Effective communication with patients, other health professionals and the public is important. Additional duties may include management of film, evaluating radiologic and computer equipment, performing quality assurance procedures and providing patient education relevant to specific imaging procedures. The radiologic technologist displays personal attributes of compassion, competence, and concern in meeting the special needs of the patient.

The employment outlook for Radiation Technologists is very good. The growth in job opportunities is a result of the growth in healthcare industries and new uses of diagnostic imaging and therapeutic technology. Also, more treatment of cancer is anticipated due to the aging population, efforts toward early detection, and improved ability to detect cancer through radiological procedures.

For students interested in an Associate Degree, a Radiologic Technology major is available.

Click here for supplemental information about the program, and contact the Health Sciences Department for more information.

Licensure Note:
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists may deny licensure for felony or misdemeanor offences. It is the responsibility of the student to present sufficient evidence of rehabilitation prior to licensure.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Radiologic Technology program are:

  • Complete 86.5 units from
    • Radiologic Technology Program Prerequisites
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Requirements
    • Radiologic Technology Requirements

Radiologic Technology Program Prerequisites - complete 6.00 units
ANAT 58Introduction to Human Anatomy3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANAT 51Anatomy & Physiology1.00-5.00
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Requirements - complete 13.00 units
HLC 60Medical Terminology1.00-3.00
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
ENGL 1AReading & Composition4.00
ENGL 100Reading & Writing Improvement3.00
Radiologic Technology Requirements - complete 67.50 units
RADT 60Introduction to Radiologic Technology3.00
RADT 61ARadiographic Positioning1.00-4.00
RADT 61BRadiographic Positioning3.00
RADT 61BLClinical Experience1.00-5.00
RADT 61CRadiographic Positioning1.00
RADT 61CLClinical Experience5.00
RADT 62AClinical Experience10.00
RADT 62BLClinical Experience9.00
RADT 66LClinical Experience5.00
RADT 63ARadiographic Principles3.00
RADT 63BRadiographic Principles3.00
RADT 64Fundamentals of Patient Care2.00
RADT 64LFundamentals of Patient Care/Lab1.00
RADT 65Pathology2.00
RADT 66Special Procedures3.00
RADT 62BRegistry Review3.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


ANAT 51, ANAT 58 and PHYSIO 58 must be completed within the last five years.

Students must provide documentation of a recent health examination, immunization records, and copy of a current CPR card, including adult, child and infant.

The Radiologic Technology Career Certificate will be awarded upon fulfillment of all course requirements with a grade of "C" or better.

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