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Radiologic Technology Certificate Health Sciences Total Units: 96
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Term Effective: Spring 2011


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 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.

The requirements listed below are for students applying in Spring 2011 and entering the Radiologic Technology program in Fall 2011 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.

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 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 certificate, 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 96 units from
    • Radiologic Technology Prerequisites
    • Radiologic Technology Requirements

Radiologic Technology Prerequisites - complete 28.50 units
ANAT 58Introduction to Human Anatomy3.00
CI 54Community Involvement Related to Health Care1.00
CS 5Computer Literacy3.00
HLC 160Medical Terminology3.00
PHYSIO 58Introduction to Human Physiology3.00
RADT 100Survey of Medical Imaging2.00
ENGL 1AReading & Composition4.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
COMM 7 ORIntercultural Communication3.00
Interpersonal Communication3.00
HIST 21 ORRace, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
Interpersonal Communication3.00
HUMAN 6 ORAmerican Cultures3.00
Interpersonal Communication3.00
PSYCH 34 ORThe Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination3.00
Introduction to Public Speaking3.00
HIST 21 ORRace, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
Introduction to Public Speaking3.00
HUMAN 6 ORAmerican Cultures3.00
Introduction to Public Speaking3.00
PSYCH 34 ORThe Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination3.00
Communication Skills3.00
HIST 21 ORRace, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
Communication Skills3.00
HUMAN 6 ORAmerican Cultures3.00
Communication Skills3.00
PSYCH 34The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
MATH 101Mathematics for the Associate Degree3.00
MATH 155Intermediate Algebra4.00
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 0.50 units from the following:
BGN 101Typing1.50
BOT 169.1Self-Paced Computer Keyboarding0.50
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 35.50
RADT 62ALClinical Experience 410.00
RADT 62BLClinical Experience 59.00
RADT 62CLClinical Experience 65.00
RADT 63ARadiation Physics and Medical Imaging Systems3.00
RADT 63BRadiobiology Radiation Protection, and Quality Control3.00
RADT 64Patient Care in Radiology3.00
RADT 64LPatient Care in Radiology Laboratory2.00
RADT 65Pathology in Radiology2.00
RADT 66Special Modalities4.00
RADT 68Registry Exam Review3.00

Term Effective: Spring 2011

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 2013

Previous Versions:

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: The equivalent to (or higher) ANAT 58, PHYSIO 58, HLC 160,and MATH 101,or MATH 155 must be completed within five years preceding the program application deadline. deadline.

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.

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