Start Your Career as a Radiologic Technologist
The Radiologic Technology Certificate program at PCC prepares you to work as a Radiologic Technologist in the medical field. Upon completion of the program you will be eligible to take the the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Examination (ARRT) and pursue a Radiologic Technology License in the state of California.
- Program Length:
(after completion of required prerequisites & GE courses)
- Program Completion:
- Certificate of Achievement
- AS Degree
Joint Review Committee on Education for Radiologic Technology
Program Effectiveness Data:
View the latest program effectiveness data
Applications are available during the period of December 6 - January 6 for summer semester enrollment.Find Out How to Apply
What is a Radiologic Technologist?
Radiologic technologists are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations and administer radiation therapy treatments. To be work in the field, you need knowledge and training in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care.
“The mission of the Pasadena City College Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare students to become qualified imaging practitioners who are committed to the highest patient care, ethical standards, and technical practices while instilling the importance of professionalism”.
1. Students will be clinically competent (Clinical Courses)
a) Students will be able to perform routine radiographic images
b) Students will possess knowledge of radiographic procedures and patient care
c) Students will employ radiation protection to patients, themselves, and others
2. Students will effectively communicate (Clinical and Didactic Courses)
a) Students will demonstrate effective communication with patients, staff, and others
b) Students will be able to demonstrate good communication skills through class presentations
3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills (Clinical and Didactic Courses)
a) Students will assess patients’ condition and make appropriate modifications to the procedures based on their conditions and age group
b) Students will evaluate radiographic images and make appropriate changes when necessary
4. Students will demonstrate ethics and professionalism (Clinical and Didactic Courses)
a) Students will evaluate career opportunities and advancement for the radiographer
b) Students will demonstrate professionalism with patients, self, and others
c) Students will create a professional portfolio that illustrates growth with their careers
Program Learning Outcomes (During the Program)
a) Students will complete the program and courses with high success rates
b) Demonstrate effective communication with patients, staff, and other members in the health care field
c) Exhibit technical skills, abilities, problem solving skills and practice safety protocols during examination
d) Students will develop knowledge about professional growth, foster empathy, and the need to work toward excellence.
Program Learning Outcomes (After the Program)
a) Upon graduation students will pass the certification and/or licensing examination
b) Graduates will express overall satisfaction with the RT program
c) Graduates will obtain employment in the field of radiology
d) Employers will express overall satisfaction with the graduates’ performance.
The Radiologic Technology Program will evaluate and monitor program effectiveness through the measurement of graduate success rates, job placement rates, annual program completion rates, and graduate and employer satisfaction surveys. The annual results of the ARRT pass rate, job placement and program completion are located on the program website and posted at www.jrcert.org and www.pasadena.edu/divisions/health-sciences/radiology/
The Pasadena City College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program has an 8-year accreditation. The PCC Radiologic Technology Program will have a JRCERT site visit in 2022. Pasadena City College is regionally accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Effectiveness data is available on the Pasadena City College, Radiologic Technology Program website & JRCERT website. (www.jrcert.org)