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Radiologic Technology Certificate Health Sciences Total Units: 93
Term Effective: Fall 2020


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 1,785 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 Public Health - Radiologic Health Branch.

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 Public Health - Radiologic 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 technologist's main duty is to provide quality patient care while applying critical thinking and knowledge of sciences, positioning, radiation protection, and radiographic technique. Effective communication with patients, other health professionals and the public is important. Additional duties may include management of images, manipulating radiologic software and hardware infrastructure, performing quality assurance procedures and providing patient education relevant to specific imaging procedures.

The employment outlook for radiologic 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.

This program of study is also available as an Associate degree.

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 and/or secure a pre-application process with the ARRT, independent to the program admission application.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Deliver high quality 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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Radiologic Technology Certificate program are:

  • Complete 93 units from
    • Radiologic Technology Prerequisites
    • Radiologic Technology Requirements

Radiologic Technology Prerequisites - complete 28.00 units
CI 54 Community Engagement Related to Health Care1.00
CS 5 Computer Literacy3.00
HLC 160 Medical Terminology3.00
RADT 100 Survey of Medical Imaging2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
ENGL 1A College Composition4.00
ESL 10 ESL College Composition4.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANAT 1 General Human Anatomy5.00
ANAT 58 Introduction to Human Anatomy3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
PHYSIO 1 Human Physiology5.00
PHYSIO 58 Introduction to Human Physiology3.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
COMM 1 and HIST 21
COMM 1 and HUMAN 6
COMM 1 and PSYCH 34
COMM 1 and SOC 30
COMM 6 and HIST 21
COMM 6 and HUMAN 6
COMM 6 and PSYCH 34
COMM 6 and SOC 30
COMM 60 and HIST 21
COMM 60 and HUMAN 6
COMM 60 and PSYCH 34
COMM 60 and SOC 30
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
MATH 101 Mathematics for the Associate Degree3.00
MATH 154 Elementary and Intermediate Algebra8.00
MATH 155 Intermediate Algebra4.00
MATH 156 Intermediate Algebra for Business and STEM Majors5.00
MATH 161 Mathematics Preparation for Statistics and Liberal Arts4.00
PSYCH 9 Introduction to Behavioral Sciences Statistics3.00
Any higher level math course will satisfy requirement
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.00
PSYCH 30 Social Psychology3.00
PSYCH 52 Interpersonal Communication3.00
Radiologic Technology Requirements - complete 65.00 units
RADT 60 Introduction to Radiologic Technology3.00
RADT 61A Radiographic Positioning 14.00
RADT 61B Radiographic Positioning 23.00
RADT 61C Radiographic Positioning 31.00
RADT 63A Radiation Physics and Medical Imaging Systems3.00
RADT 63B Radiobiology Radiation Protection, and Quality Control3.00
RADT 64 Patient Care in Radiology3.00
RADT 64L Patient Care in Radiology Laboratory2.00
RADT 65 Pathology in Radiology2.00
RADT 66 Special Modalities4.00
RADT 68 Preparation for Professional Practice3.00
RADT 71A Clinical Experience 14.50
RADT 71B Clinical Experience 26.00
RADT 71C Clinical Experience 32.50
RADT 71D Clinical Experience 48.50
RADT 71E Clinical Experience 58.50
RADT 71F Clinical Experience 64.00

Term Effective: Fall 2020

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.

Previous Versions:

Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2019
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2018
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2017
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2016
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2014
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2013
Radiologic Technology - effective Spring 2011
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2010
Radiologic Technology - effective Spring 2010
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2009
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2008
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2007
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2006
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 1981

Program Requirements Notes:

Program prerequisites are put in place by external accreditation and regulatory agencies and are not subject to catalog rights. Starting Fall 2009, only college transferable reading and composition courses (English 1A or equivalent) will be accepted to fulfill the English prerequisite requirement. Completion of all prerequisites must show on official transcripts. Listing of articulated classes are available for review: Articulation Agreements (

Starting in 2015, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists will require an Associate Degree as eligibility to sit for the licensing examination. Therefore, the SRJC Radiologic Technology Program strongly urges all applicants who do not possess an Associate Degree or higher, to complete all of the general education requirements for an Associate of Science degree prior to admission to the program in Fall 2013. The program prerequisites only fulfill the graduation requirements in areas A, B, C, D, and G for students using the Option A General Education Pattern.

Recency: applies to Anatomy and Medical Terminology only. Beginning with the application cycle for students targeting Fall 2019 and subsequent admission years, recency will no longer be required for Intermediate Algebra or Physiology

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.


Accepted students must successfully pass a criminal background check (paid by students) that will require social security numbers.

All program classes and prerequisites taken in conjunction with this program must be completed with a letter grade of 'C' or better.

For students interested in pursuing mammography we offer RADT 102 - Mammography for Radiologic Technology

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