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Radiologic Technology Website | Biological and Health Sciences Division

Radiologic Technology 2019-2020


Radiologic Technology is a science combining advanced technology and human compassion. Radiologic Technologists use their knowledge of physics, human anatomy and physiology to create permanent medical images. This is a profession that requires a dependable personality with a mature and caring nature.

The Radiologic Technology Program has been in operation since 1961 and is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (, the California Department of Public Health - Radiologic Health Branch, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

After 23 consecutive months of competency based, clinical, classroom and laboratory instruction, and completion of all General Education requirements, graduates receive an Associate in Science degree in Radiologic Technology and qualify to take the California State and the ARRT National Registry Exam.

Program Learning Outcomes:

-Graduates will demonstrate entry-level competency skills in accordance with national and state regulatory agencies.
-Graduates will value and implement proper radiation safety for patients, self, and others.

Career Opportunities:

Job opportunities are available in various settings such as hospitals, health care facilities, physicians offices, mobile imaging companies, industrial plants, research centers, government agencies, commercial sales and marketing. An average salary is between $75,000 and $90,000 per year. Opportunities for advancement are in management, research, education, sonography, computed tomography, mammography, interventional radiology and magnetic resonance imaging.

Units Required

  • Major: 118.5

Degree Requirements:

-English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, or equivalent.
-Mathematics proficiency: MATH 105, 180, or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
-Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
-Core courses (118.5 units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. A GPA of 2.0 or better must be maintained in all college course work. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core courses used for the degree.

AS = Associate in Science Degree.

Additional Information:

Program Application:
Admittance to this program is through an application process. Program information, admission criteria and application to the program can be found at the Radiologic Technology website:

Program Prerequisites: (must be completed with a grade of "C" or better unless otherwise noted)
High school diploma or a valid G.E.D.
MATH 105 or equivalent.
CHEM 25 or 30A or any equivalent chemistry course that includes a laboratory.
BIOL 40A, 40B and 40C or a semester each of Anatomy and Physiology with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
AHS 52 or a medical terminology course of at least 3 quarter/2 semester units.
R T 200L or equivalent.
One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, or equivalent.
COMM 2 or equivalent.

Core Courses (118.5 units)

AHS 50A Introduction to Allied Health Programs (1.5 units)
R T 50 Orientation to Radiation Science Technologies (2 units)
R T 53 Orientation to Radiologic Technology (4 units)

R T 51A Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology I (4 units)
R T 53A Applied Radiographic Technology I (4.5 units)
R T 53AL Applied Radiographic Technology Laboratory I (1 unit)
R T 54A Basic Patient Care for Imaging Technology (2 units)
R T 55A Principles of Radiologic Technology I (3 units)

AHS 50B Interprofessional Patient Competencies (0.5 unit)
R T 51B Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology II (4 units)
R T 53B Applied Radiographic Technology II (4.5 units)
R T 53BL Applied Radiographic Technology Laboratory II (1 unit)
R T 54B Law & Ethics in Medical Imaging (2 units)
R T 55B Principles of Radiologic Technology II (3 units)

R T 51C Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology III (4 units)
R T 53C Applied Radiographic Technology III (4.5 units)
R T 53CL Applied Radiographic Technology Laboratory III (1 unit)
R T 54C Radiographic Pathology (3 units)
R T 55C Principles of Radiologic Technology III (3 units)

Summer (10 weeks)
R T 53D Applied Radiologic Technology IV (9 units)
R T 64 Fluoroscopy (4 units)
R T 72 Venipuncture (1.5 units)

R T 52D Digital Image Acquisition & Display (3 units)
R T 61A Radiology Research Project I (1 unit)
R T 62A Advanced Modalities in Imaging (3 units)
R T 63A Radiographic Clinical Practicum I (10.5 units)

R T 61B Radiology Research Project II (1 unit)
R T 62B Special Procedures & Equipment (3 units)
R T 63B Radiographic Clinical Practicum II (10.5 units)
R T 65 Mammography (3 units)

R T 62C Professional Development in Radiology (3 units)
R T 63 Advanced Radiographic Principles (3 units)
R T 63C Radiographic Clinical Practicum III (10.5 units)

Control Information:
2019-2020 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2019-05-30 11:28:58 | Dept Code: R T

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