Radiologic Technology     (2009-2010)

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 Radiation Health Branch of the State of California, 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
  1. Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology Program graduates will demonstrate entry-level competency skills in accordance with national and state regulatory agencies.
  2. Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology Program 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, ultrasonography, computerized tomography, mammography, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Units required for Major: 100

Associate Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, ESL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 105 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units required to include:
All General Education requirements
Required courses (100 Units)
Electives & other graduation requirements as appropriate.

NOTE: Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better in all college course work and a letter grade of "C" or better in each Radiology Core course.

Program Type(s):

AS = Associate in Science Degree.
PREREQUISITES:
High School graduation 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 on the Foothill College placement test. Note: MATH 105 or higher does not need to be within three years.
High School Chemistry or CHEM 30A, CHEM 25, CHEM 10 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.
RT 200L or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
Eligibility for ESL 26 or ENGL 1A.
Prerequisites must be completed by the end of Winter Quarter of the year of application.

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 applications are available on the Radiologic Technology website at www.foothill.edu/bio/programs/radtech and are due on the third Thursday of April. Admission policies and procedures are clearly defined with the application. Students are notified of acceptance by July 1.

Counseling: Prior to submitting an application to the Radiologic Technology Program, the applicant must schedule an appointment with Isaac Escoto, Program Counselor, at (650) 949-7423.

NOTE: A computer competency course or equivalency is required for all Radiologic Technology students.

Core Courses: (100 units)
All courses must be completed in sequence with a grade of C or better.

FIRST YEAR
Summer Session

R T 50 Orientation to Radiation Science Technologies (2 Units)
R T 53 Orientation to Radiologic Technology (1 Unit)

Fall Quarter
R T 54A Basic Patient Care for Imaging Technology(2 Units)
R T 51A Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology (3 Units)
R T 52A Principles of Radiologic Technology (3 Units)
R T 53A Applied Radiographic Technology (3 Units)
R T 53AL Applied Radiographic Technology Laboratory (1 Unit)

Winter Quarter
R T 54B Law & Ethics in Medical Imaging (2 Units)
R T 51B Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology (3 Units)
R T 52B Principles of Radiologic Technology (3 Units)
R T 53B Applied Radiologic Technology (3 Units)
R T 53BL Applied Radiologic Technology Laboratory (1 Unit)

Spring Quarter
R T 51C Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology (3 Units)
R T 52C Principles of Radiologic Technology (3 Units)
R T 53C Applied Radiologic Technology (3 Units)
R T 53CL Applied Radiologic Technology Laboratory (1 Unit)
R T 54C Principles of Radiologic Technology (3 Units)
PSYC 1 General Psychology (5 Units)

Summer Quarter (8 weeks)
R T 72 Venipuncture (2 Units)
R T 64 Fluoroscopy (4.5 Units)
R T 53D Radiographic Clinical Practicum (8 Units )

SECOND YEAR
Fall Quarter

R T 62A Radiographic Positioning (3 Units)
R T 63A Radiographic Clinical Practicum (7.5 Units)
R T 52D Principles of Radiologic Technology (2 Units)

Winter Quarter
R T 61B Radiology Research Project (1 Unit)
R T 62B Special Procedures & Equipment (3 Units)
R T 63B Radiographic Clinical Practicum (7.5 Units)
R T 65 Mammography (3 Units)

Spring Quarter
R T 62C Advanced Radiographic Positioning (3 Units)
R T 63 Advanced Radiographic Principles (3 Units)
R T 63C Radiographic Clinical Practicum (7.5 Units)

General Certificate information

Academic Year: 2009-2010

Status: Approved
Date Modified: 2009-05-29 14:05:29

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