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 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.
For students interested in a Career Certificate, a Radiologic Technology certifiicate 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.
The requirements for the Radiologic Technology (AS) program are:
Complete 86.5 units from
- Radiologic Technology Program Prerequisites
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Requirements
- Radiologic Technology Requirements
|Radiologic Technology Program Prerequisites - complete 6.00 units|
|ANAT 58||Introduction to Human Anatomy||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:|
|ANAT 51||Anatomy & Physiology||1.00-5.00|
|PHYSIO 58||Introduction to Human Physiology||3.00|
|American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Requirements - complete 13.00 units|
|CIS 5||Computer Literacy||3.00|
|HLC 60||Medical Terminology||3.00|
|PSYCH 1A||General Psychology||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:|
|ENGL 1A||Reading & Composition||4.00|
|ENGL 100||College Reading and Writing||4.00|
|Radiologic Technology Requirements - complete 67.50 units|
|RADT 60||Introduction to Medical Imaging||3.00|
|RADT 61A||Radiographic Positioning 1||4.00|
|RADT 61AL||Clinical Experience 1||2.00|
|RADT 61B||Radiographic Positioning 2||3.00|
|RADT 61BL||Clinical Experience 2||5.00|
|RADT 61C||Radiographic Positioning 3||1.00|
|RADT 61CL||Clinical Experience 3||5.00|
|RADT 62AL||Clinical Experience 4||10.00|
|RADT 62BL||Clinical Experience 5||9.00|
|RADT 66L||Clinical Experience 6||5.00|
|RADT 63A||Radiation Physics and Quality Assurance||3.00|
|RADT 63B||Radiation Physics and Protection||3.00|
|RADT 64||Patient Care in Medical Imaging||3.00|
|RADT 64L||Patient Care in Radiology /Laboratory||2.00|
|RADT 65||Pathology in Radiology||2.00|
|RADT 66||Special Modalities||4.00|
|RADT 62B||Licensing /Registry Examination Preparation||3.00|
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.
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.
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 and PHYSIO 58 must be completed within the last five years.
Students must provide documentation of a recent health examination, immunization records, and copy of a current CPR card, including adult, child and infant.
All courses taken in conjunction with this program must be completed with a letter grade of 'C' or better.