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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: Health Sciences

Program Description:
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 apply 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 certificate courses with a grade of C or better; an Associate of 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:
Physics 10 and 10L,
Anatomy 25, Physiology 1,
Chemistry 2A or higher level of Chemistry,
Intermediate Algebra or higher level of Math
Medical Terminology (3 unit class)

(Physiology 2A and 2B can be substituted for Anatomy 25 and Physiology 1.)

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.

Effective Academic Year: 2012-2013

Required Units in the Major:    70.5

Required Courses
  Summer Session I (5 units)
RDTC 100 - BASIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PRACTICES (2.0 units)
  RDTC 101 - MEDICAL PROCEDURES FOR THE TECHNOLOGIST (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester I (13.5 units)
RDTC 102 - RADIATION PROTECTION (3.0 units)
  RDTC 103A - RADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY AND POSITIONING (3.5 units)
  RDTC 110 - PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (2.0 units)
  RDTC 112A - RADIOLOGIC PHYSICS (3.0 units)
  RDTC 117A - CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (2.0 units)
  &
  Winter Intersession I (2 units)
RDTC 113A - CLINICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE (2.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (13.5 units)
RDTC 103B - RADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY AND POSITIONING (3.5 units)
  RDTC 104 - PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHIC EXPOSURE (3.0 units)
  RDTC 112B - RADIOLOGIC PHYSICS (3.0 units)
  RDTC 114 - VENIPUNCTURE FOR TECHNOLOGISTS (2.0 units)
  RDTC 117B - CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (2.0 units)
  &
  Summer Session II (6.5 units)
RDTC 119 - CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (6.5 units)
  &
  Semester III (12 units)
RDTC 103C - RADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY AND POSITIONING (3.0 units)
  RDTC 105 - SPECIAL RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES (3.0 units)
  RDTC 111 - COMPUTERIZED IMAGING (2.0 units)
  RDTC 117C - CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (4.0 units)
  &
  Winter Intersession II (6 units)
RDTC 113B - CLINICAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE (6.0 units)
  &
  Semester IV (12 units)
RDTC 116 - PERSPECTIVES IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (2.0 units)
  RDTC 118 - FLUOROSCOPY (3.0 units)
  RDTC 117D - CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (4.0 units)
  RDTC 121 - MAMMOGRAPHIC PROCEDURES (3.0 units)
  OR
  RDTC 123 - COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None