Prerequisites

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
  • Human Anatomy with a lab component
  • Chemistry - General, Organic or Biochemistry
  • Human Physiology with a lab component
  • Medical Terminology (must be a 3-unit semester course or 4 quarter unit course)
  •  Additionally, all Associate Degree general education coursescompleted with a 2.0 grade point average. See a counselor for detailed course information.
  • Physics - Descriptive Introduction to Physics*
  • Physics -  Descriptive Physics in the Laboratory*

*Note: Beginning with the 2022 application cycle:

  • Physics 10 and Physics 10L will no longer be required.
  • The prerequisite courses must be completed with a Grade Point Average of 2.5 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Radiologic Technology Courses

Course Sequence-Beginning in the First Summer Session

  • RDTC 100 Introduction to Radiology Technology 2 units Summer 1A Year 1
  • RDTC 101 Medical Procedures for the Technologist 3 units Summer 1A Year 1
  • RDTC 102 Radiation Protection and Radiology 3 units Fall Year 1
  • RDTC 103A Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning 3.5 units Fall Year 1
  • RDTC 110 Professional Ethics 2 units Fall Year 1
  • RDTC 112A Radiologic Physics A 3 units Fall Year 1
  • RDTC 117A Clinical Practicum 1 4.5 units Fall Year 1
  • RDTC 103B Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning B 3.5 units Spring Year 1
  • RDTC 104 Principles of Radiographic Imaging 3 units Spring Year 1
  • RDTC 112B Radiographic Physics B 3 units Spring Year 1
  • RDTC 117B Clinical Practicum 2 4.5 units Spring Year 1
  • RDTC 113 Clinical Practicum 3 2 units Summer 1B Year 1
  • RDTC 119 Clinical Practicum 4 7.5 units Summer 2 Year 2
  • RDTC 103C Cross Sectional Anatomy 3 units Fall Year 2
  • RDTC 105 Special Procedures 3 units Fall Year 2
  • RDTC 111 Digital Radiography 2 units Fall Year 2
  • RDTC 117C Clinical Practicum 5 9 units Fall Year 2
  • RDTC 116 Radiologic Technology Review 2 units Spring Year 2
  • RDTC 117D Clinical Practicum 6 7.5 units Spring Year 2
  • RDTC 118 Fluoroscopy 3 units

Electives (must choose one or both below)

  • RDTC 121 Mammographic Procedures 3 units Spring Year 2
  • RDTC 123 Computerized Tomography 3 units Spring Year 2

Sequence of Courses and Units

  • Year 1, Summer 1A, 5 units
  • Year 1, Fall, 16 units
  • Year 1, Spring, 16 units
  • Year 1, Summer 1B, 2 units
  • Year 2, Summer 2, 7.5 units
  • Year 2, Fall, 17 units
  • Year 2, Spring 12.5 or 15.5 (depending on which elective you choose)
  • Total Units: 74.5-77 units

Program Completion

Upon successful complete of the program students are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Examination.  After successfully passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) Examination students are eligibile for California licensure. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.  Effective January 1, 2015 an applicant must have an Associate or higher degree for eligibility for ARRT certification.  The associate degree must be posted prior to taking the ARRT National Certification Exam.  Completion of the Radiologic Technology Program does not guarantee state licensure or national certification.


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.

License requirements:

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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.