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Radiologic Technology (AS) Health Sciences Total Units: 95
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Term Effective: Fall 2009

Description:

The Radiologic Technology major 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 quality patient care while applying critical thinking and knowledge of sciences, positioning, and 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.

Students interested in the order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. For students interested in a Certificate of Achievement, a Radiologic Technology certificate 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 offenses. 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 major, 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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Radiologic Technology (AS) program are:

  • Complete 95 units from
    • Radiologic Technology Prerequisites
    • Radiologic Technology Requirements

Radiologic Technology Prerequisites - complete 27.50 units
ANAT 58Introduction to Human Anatomy3.00
CI 54Community Involvement Related to Health Care1.00
CIS 5Computer Literacy3.00
HLC 160Medical Terminology3.00
PHYSIO 58Introduction to Human Physiology3.00
RADT 100Survey of Medical Imaging2.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CourseDescriptionUnits
COMM 7 ORIntercultural Communication3.00
COMM 66 AND
Interpersonal Communication3.00
HIST 21 ORRace, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
COMM 66 AND
Interpersonal Communication3.00
HUMAN 6 ORAmerican Cultures3.00
COMM 66 AND
Interpersonal Communication3.00
PSYCH 34 ORPsychological Principles of Racism & Sexism3.00
SPCH 1A AND
Introduction to Public Speaking3.00
HIST 21 ORRace, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
SPCH 1A AND
Introduction to Public Speaking3.00
HUMAN 6 ORAmerican Cultures3.00
SPCH 1A AND
Introduction to Public Speaking3.00
PSYCH 34 ORPsychological Principles of Racism & Sexism3.00
SPCH 60 AND
Communication Skills3.00
HIST 21 ORRace, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
SPCH 60 AND
Communication Skills3.00
HUMAN 6 ORAmerican Cultures3.00
SPCH 60 AND
Communication Skills3.00
PSYCH 34Psychological Principles of Racism & Sexism3.00
ENGL 1AReading & Composition4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
CourseDescriptionUnits
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 3.00 units from the following:
CourseDescriptionUnits
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
PSYCH 30Social Psychology3.00
PSYCH 52Interpersonal Relations3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 0.50 units from the following:
CourseDescriptionUnits
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
BOT 169.1Self-Paced Computer Keyboarding0.50
 
Radiologic Technology Requirements - complete 67.50 units
RADT 60Introduction to Medical Imaging3.00
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

Term Effective: Fall 2009

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: Spring 2010

Previous Versions:

Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2008
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2007
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2006
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2004
Radiologic Technology - effective Fall 2002

Program Requirements Notes:

Beginning with the class of 2009, only college transferable reading and composition courses (English 1A or equivalent) will be accepted to fulfill the English prerequisite requirement. English 100 and ESL 100 will no longer be accepted. This change is effective for students who apply Fall 2008 for the Fall 2009 Rad Tech program and beyond.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

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.

Notes:

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.

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

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

Contact
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Phone Email Website
(707) 527-4271
srjcmajor002008@santarosa.edu