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 and ethical standards, and technical practices while instilling the importance of professionalism.

Program Length

The Radiologic Technology Program is a two year, full-time program, with some evening classes are required. The prerequisites take approximately 1-2 years to complete (completed prior to the program). In order to be successful in the program, we recommended that you work no more than 15-20 hours per week during the program.

Program Costs

Once you have been accepted into the program, you are required to pay college tuition, skills pack, health fees and any other appropriate fees. The cost of tuition, books, uniforms, insurance, professional membership, markers, and name tags is estimated to be at least $6,500.00 for two years. Non-resident and International students may pay a higher tuition fee. All fees are subject to change.

You may use your financial aid awards to help pay for the costs of the program. However, sometimes fees are due BEFORE you receive your financial aid disbursement. You will be responsible for paying the fees and then be reimbursed once you receive your financial aid disbursement. Scholarship opportunities may be available as well.

Program Goals

  1. Students will be clinically competent
    1. Students will be able to perform routine radiographic images
    2. Students will possess knowledge of radiographic procedures and patient care
    3. Students will employ radiation protection to patients, themselves and others
  2. Students will effectively communicate
    1. Students will demonstrate effective communication with patients, staff and others
    2. Students will be able to demonstrate good communication skills through class presentations
  3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
    1. Students will assess patients' condition and make appropriate modifications to the procedures based on their conditions and age group
    2. Students will evaluate radiographic images and make appropriate changes when necessary
  4. Students will demonstrate ethics and professionalism
    1. Students will evaluate career opportunities and advancement for the radiographer
    2. Students will demonstrate professionalism with patients, self and others
    3. Students will adhere to ethical behavior with patients, self and others
    4. Students will create a professional portfolio that illustrates growth with their careers

Student Learning Outcomes

Once done with the Radiologic Technology Program, you can expect the following outcomes as the products of your hard work:

  • Students will complete the program and courses with high success/retention rates
  • Graduates will pass the certification and/or licensing examination
  • Graduates will express overall satisfaction with the RT program
  • Graduates will obtain employment in the field of radiology
  • Employers will express overall satisfaction with the graduates' performance