The following courses must be completed prior to applying for admission to the program. “In Progress” work for the prerequisites will not be considered during the selection process .

  • Intermediate Algebra or higher math course
  • Physics 010 Descriptive Introduction to Physics or equivalent
  • Physics 010L Descriptive Physics in the Laboratory or equivalent
  • Chemistry 002A General, Organic and Biochemistry (Chemistry 022 Introductory Chemistry or Chemistry 001A General Chemistry and Chemical Analysis is also acceptable). Chemistry 002A  is preferred.
  • Anatomy 025 Human Anatomy
  • Physiology 001 Human Physiology
  • Medical Terminology 115  (must be a 3 unit course)
  • All Associate Degree general education courses

Radiologic Technology Courses

Summer session Junior level: 6 wks. For RDTC 100 and 8 wks. For RDTC 101)

  • RDTC 100 Basic Radiologic Technology Practices 2 units
  • RDTC 101 Medical Procedures for Radiologic Technology 3 units

Semester 1 (Fall) Junior Level

  • RDTC 102 Radiation Protection 3 units
  • RDTC 103A Radiographic Anatomy 3.5 units
  • RDTC 110 Ethics 2 units
  • RDTC 112A Radiologic Physics 4 units
  • RDTC 117A Clinical Experience 2 units

Winter Session 1 Junior Level

  • RDTC 113A Clinical Experience 2 units

Semester 2 (Spring) Junior Level

  • RDTC 103B Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning 3.5 units
  • RDTC 104 Principles of Radiographic Exposure 3 units
  • RDTC 112B Radiographic Physics 3 units
  • RDTC 117B Clinical Experience 2 units

Summer Session 1 Senior Level

  • RDTC* 119 Clinical Experience 6.5 units

*This course includes 38 hours per week in clinical and a 2-hour evening class.

Semester 3 (Fall) Senior Level

  • RDTC 103C Anatomy & Positioning 3 units
  • RDTC 105 Special Radiologic Procedures 3 units
  • RDTC 111 Computerized Imaging 2 units
  • RDTC 117C Clinical Experience 4 units

Winter Session 1 Senior Level

  • RDTC 113B Clinical Experience 6.5 units

Semester 4 (Spring) Senior Level

  • RDTC 116 Perspectives in Radiologic Technology 2 units
  • RDTC 118 Fluoroscopy 3 units
  • RDTC 117D Clinical Experience 4 units

Electives (choose one or both)

  • RDTC 121 Mammography 3 units
  • RDTC 123 Computed Tomography 3 units

Program Completion

In order to successfully complete the Radiologic Technology Program, you must complete all required courses with a grade of C or better. Upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better, you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement. 

Completion of the Radiologic Technology Program does not guarantee state licensure or national certification. In order to be eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) Examination, you will have to earn an A.S. Degree in addition to your Certificate of Achievement. Once both your certificate and degree have been posted, you will be eligible to take the ARRT Exam. After successfully passing the ARRT exam, you will be eligible for California licensure.

This program is designed to be completed in months.

This program will cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with of debt.

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This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.