Radiologic Technology – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 1225.00

The curriculum prepares students to work as a Radiologic Technologist in the medical field. Employment opportunities are in offices, clinics and hospitals, education, sales, and management.

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), in coordination with the California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB). Upon successful completion of the program the student is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Examination (ARRT). Upon successfully passing the examination a student then would need to apply to the State of California for their Radiologic Technology License.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better; an Associate in Science degree is awarded upon attainment of a Certificate of Achievement and completion of all general education requirements for the AS degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in these general education courses.

Prerequisite Course Requirements are: All of the General Education courses that lead to an Associate Degree be completed prior to admission to the program.

These are the required prerequisites for the program:

PHYS 010 and PHYS 010L
ANAT 025, PYSO 001
CHEM 002A or higher level of Chemistry,
Intermediate Algebra or higher level of Math
Medical Terminology (3 unit class)
(Physiology 002A and 002B can be substituted for Anatomy 025 and Physiology 001.)

For the selection criteria for admission to the program refer to the Radiologic Technology Brochure or see a PCC Counselor.

Effective January 2015, an applicant must have an Associate or higher degree for eligibility for ARRT Certification.

Program Outcomes

  1. Maintain clinical competency and ability to produce radiographic images of acceptable quality.
  2. Demonstrate problem-solving skills and effective communication skills.
  3. Demonstrate pursuit of lifelong professional growth and development.
  4. Assume leadership roles in the Radiologic Technology professional community.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

First Summer Session First Year Students
RDTC 100BASIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PRACTICES2
RDTC 101MEDICAL PROCEDURES FOR THE TECHNOLOGIST3
First Fall Semester First Year Students
RDTC 102RADIATION PROTECTION3
RDTC 103ARADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY AND POSITIONING3.5
RDTC 110PROFESSIONAL ETHICS2
RDTC 112ARADIOLOGIC PHYSICS3
RDTC 117ACLINICAL EXPERIENCE2
First Spring Semester First Year Students
RDTC 103BRADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY AND POSITIONING3.5
RDTC 104PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC EXPOSURE3
RDTC 112BRADIOLOGIC PHYSICS3
RDTC 117BCLINICAL EXPERIENCE2
Second Summer Session
RDTC 113ACLINICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE2
RDTC 119CLINICAL EXPERIENCE6.5
Second Fall Semester Second Year Students
RDTC 103CRADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY AND POSITIONING3
RDTC 105SPECIAL RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES3
RDTC 111COMPUTERIZED IMAGING2
RDTC 117CCLINICAL EXPERIENCE4
Second Spring Semester Second Year Students
RDTC 116PERSPECTIVES IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY2
RDTC 117DCLINICAL EXPERIENCE4
RDTC 118FLUOROSCOPY3
Second Spring Semester
Select one or both of the following:3-6
MAMMOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES
COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY
Third Summer Session
RDTC 113BCLINICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE6
Total Units68.5-71.5

Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree