The Radiologic Technology Certificate of Achievement 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.
The requirements listed below are for students entering the Radiologic Technology program in Fall 2007 and beyond. 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.
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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 Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
1. Deliver high quality patient care services in Radiology;
2. observe a high level of medical ethics;
3. perform radiographic job duties with professionalism;
4. use effective communication skills;
5. use critical thinking skills to analyze and resolve imaging issues; and
6. demonstrate clinical competency of an entry-level technologist.