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Radiologic Technology 2012-2013

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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 - Radiation Health Branch, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The program has an excellent reputation within the community and throughout California for providing well-qualified Radiologic Technologists. After 22 consecutive months of competency based, clinical, classroom and laboratory instruction, students receive an Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology and qualify to take the California State and 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. Starting salaries are approximately $65,000 per year. An average salary is between $75,000 and $90,000 per year. Opportunities for advancement are in management, research, education, sonography, computerized tomography, mammography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Units required for Major: 124.5

Degree Requirements:

• English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
• Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
• A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
• All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
• Core courses (94.5 Units)

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

NOTE: A GPA of 2.0 or better must be maintained in all college course work. All courses must be completed in sequence with a grade of "C" or better.

AS = Associate in Science Degree.

Additional Information:

• High school diploma or a valid G.E.D.
• Grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
• High school Algebra or MATH 220, or equivalent college level course with a grade of "C" or better within the past three years, or completion of a higher math, or placement into MATH 105, MATH 108 or higher on the Foothill College placement test. Note: MATH 105, MATH 108 or higher does not need to be within three years.
CHEM 10, 25 or 30A or any equivalent college chemistry that includes a lab with a grade of "C" or better.
BIOL 40A, 40B & 40C or a semester of Anatomy and a semester of Physiology. Anatomy and Physiology studied in a language other than English will not be considered.
AHS 200 or Medical Terminology of 2 units or more with a grade of "C" or better.
R T 200L or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
• Eligibility for ESLL 26 or ENGL 1A.

NOTE: Physical examinations and immunizations are required for clinical internships. Background screening and drug testing may be required by clinical facilities. Positive results could impact a student's chances of attending clinics, completing the program requirements or gaining a license to practice upon graduation. The cost of required physical examinations, background screenings and drug tests will be paid by the student. Students accepted into the program will be provided with specific details.

Program information, technical standards and the application are available on the Radiologic Technology website at Admission policies and procedures are clearly defined with the application. For current deadline, refer to the program application. Students are notified of acceptance by July 1.

Counseling: It is strongly recommended that each applicant schedule a consultation with a Foothill College counselor prior to submitting an application to the Radiologic Technology Program.

Core Courses (94.5 units)


R T 50 Orientation to Radiation Science Technologies (2 units)
R T 53 Orientation to Radiologic Technology (1 unit)

R T 51A Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology I (3 units)
R T 52A Principles of Radiologic Technology I (3 units)
R T 53A Applied Radiographic Technology I (3 units)
R T 53AL Applied Radiographic Technology Laboratory I (1 unit)
R T 54A Basic Patient Care for Imaging Technology (2 units)

R T 51B Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology II (3 units)
R T 52B Principles of Radiologic Technology II (3 units)
R T 53B Applied Radiologic Technology II (3 units)
R T 53BL Applied Radiologic Technology Laboratory II (1 unit)
R T 54B Law & Ethics in Medical Imaging (2 units)

R T 51C Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology III (3 units)
R T 52C Principles of Radiologic Technology III (3 units)
R T 53C Applied Radiologic Technology III (3 units)
R T 53CL Applied Radiologic Technology Laboratory III (1 unit)
R T 54C Radiographic Pathology (3 units)
PSYC 1 General Psychology (5 units)
or equivalent

Summer (8 weeks)
R T 53D Applied Radiologic Technology IV (5.5 units)
R T 64 Fluoroscopy (4.5 units)
R T 72 Venipuncture (1.5 units)


R T 52D Digital Image Acquisition & Display (2.5 units)
R T 62A Advanced Modalities in Imaging (3 units)
R T 63A Radiographic Clinical Practicum I (6.5 units)

R T 61B Radiology Research Project (1 unit)
R T 62B Special Procedures & Equipment (3 units)
R T 63B Radiographic Clinical Practicum II (6.5 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 (6.5 units)

Control Information:
2012-2013 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2012-04-25 12:46:54 | Dept Code: R T