Become a Radiologic Technologist
What is Radiologic Technology?
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 for the diagnosis of disease.
In the past ten years the Radiologic Technology profession has advanced and expanded into the specialized areas of computerized and magnetic imaging. The profession continues to grow as does the demand for qualified Radiologic Technologists. Radiology is an exciting and challenging profession for the 21st century.
About Our Program
The Radiologic Technology Program at Foothill College has been in existence since 1961 and is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and the California Department of Public Health, Radiation Health Branch (RHB). The program is also accredited by the state of California as a School of Mammography. The Radiologic Technology Program was awarded the maximum accreditation award by JRCERT of 8 years in 2015.
The radiography program is accredited by the:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
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Chicago, IL 60606-3182
The program has an excellent reputation within the community and throughout California for providing well-qualified technologists.
After completing 23 consecutive months of instruction-with lectures, experiments in the on-campus lab, and supervised hands-on experience in an affiliated clinical facility-students receive an Associate in Science Degree in Radiologic Technology and qualify to apply to take the California State Licensing Exam and the ARRT Registry Exam in Radiologic Technology.
The Radiologic Technology program has an articulation agreement with the Radiologic
Sciences Program at California State University, Northridge. Graduates from the program
can transfer to California State University, Northridge to attain a Bachelors Degree
in Radiologic Sciences.
As a Radiologic Technologist, you will:
- Work with doctors to provide quality images in the radiology department, surgery, emergency room, hospital room, outpatient clinic or imaging centers,
- Deliver the least amount of radiation dose,
- Provide physical and mental comfort, and
- Work with state-of-the-art imaging equipment.
Training in radiologic technology provides a broad range of career choices, with employment opportunities nationwide. Jobs include flexible work situations to accommodate various lifestyles and needs.
Radiologic Technologists are employed by hospitals, health care facilities, imaging centers, physicians offices, mobile imaging companies, industrial plants, research centers, government agencies, commercial sales and marketing.
Career Advancement for Radiologic Technologists
- Computed tomography
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Vascular radiography
- Education and management
Degree & Program Types
View list below for programs offered at Foothill. Then select program map for a possible schedule that fulfills program and college requirements.
For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.
Associate in Science
|Program: Radiologic Technology
Length: 23 months
Number Accepted: 22–24
Application Window: Oct 1–March 1
Application Deadline: March 1 each year.
Approx. Cost of Program Tuition: $5,200
National Lic./Cert.: Yes
State Lic.Cert.: Yes
Est. Annual Salary: $75,000-$90,000
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