Radiologic Technology Certificate Health Sciences Total Units: 94.0

Term Effective: Fall 2006

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 2007

Previous Versions:

Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 1981


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.

Students interested in the order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. For students interested in an Associate Degree, a Radiologic Technology major is available.

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

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 94.0 units from
    • Radiologic Technology Program Prerequisites
    • Radiologic Technology Requirements

Radiologic Technology Program Prerequisites - complete 26.50 units
ANAT 58Introduction to Human Anatomy3.00
CI 54Community Involvement Related to Health Care2.00
CIS 5Computer Literacy3.00
COMM 7Intercultural Communication3.00
HLC 160Medical Terminology3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
ENGL 1AReading & Composition4.00
ENGL 100College Reading and Writing4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANAT 51Anatomy & Physiology3.00
PHYSIO 58Introduction to Human Physiology3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
PSYCH 30Social Psychology3.00
PSYCH 52Interpersonal Relations3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
CSKLS 100Skills for Medication Administration2.00
MATH 150AElementary Algebra 13.00
MATH 150BElementary Algebra 23.00
MATH 151Elementary Algebra5.00
MATH 155Intermediate Algebra4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 0.50 units from the following:
BGN 150.1Self-Paced Computer Keyboard Skillbuilding on the Macintosh0.50-2.00
BGN 150.2Self-Paced Computer Keyboard Skillbuilding on IBM/DOS Equip0.50-2.00
BOT 50AComputer Keyboarding1.50
Radiologic Technology Requirements - complete 67.50 units
RADT 60Introduction to Radiologic Technology3.00
RADT 61ARadiographic Positioning 14.00
RADT 61ALClinical Experience 12.00
RADT 61BRadiographic Positioning 23.00
RADT 61BLClinical Experience 25.00
RADT 61CRadiographic Positioning 31.00
RADT 61CLClinical Experience 35.00
RADT 62ALClinical Experience 410.00
RADT 62BLClinical Experience 59.00
RADT 66LClinical Experience 65.00
RADT 63ARadiation Physics and Quality Assurance3.00
RADT 63BRadiation Physics and Protection3.00
RADT 64Patient Care in Medical Imaging3.00
RADT 64LPatient Care in Radiology /Laboratory2.00
RADT 65Pathology in Radiology2.00
RADT 66Special Modalities4.00
RADT 62BLicensing /Registry Examination Preparation3.00

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, PHYSIO 58, HLC 160, CSKLS 100, MATH 150A, MATH 150B, MATH 151, and MATH 155 must be completed within five years of program application deadline.

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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