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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.

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
CDPH, Radiologic Health Branch
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Bonny Wheeler, M.A., R.T. (R), Director


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About the Radiologic Technology Program
Program Mission
Program Goals & Outcomes
Technical Standards



About the Radiologic Technology Program

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.

Scope of the Radiologic Technology 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, the California Department of Public Health, Radiation Health Branch, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The program is also accredited by the state as a School of Mammography and Fluoroscopy.

The program has an excellent reputation within the community and throughout California for providing well-qualified technologists.

After completing 22 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 take the California State Licensing Exam and the ARRT Registry Exam in Radiologic Technology.

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.

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Program Mission

The Foothill College Radiologic Technology Program prepares students to function competently and effectively as radiologic technologists and provides a foundation for professionalism within healthcare communities.

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Program Goals & Outcomes
  1. Students will be clinically competent.
    Student Learning Outcomes
    • Students will apply positioning skills.
    • Students will employ radiation protection principles.
    • Student will provide appropriate patient care.
  2. Students will communicate effectively as an active member of the health care team.
    Student Learning Outcomes
    • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
    • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
  3. Students will apply critical thinking.
    Student Learning Outcomes
    • Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.
    • Students will perform non-routine procedures.
  4. Students will demonstrate professionalism.
    Student Learning Outcomes
    • Students will understand professional growth.
    • Students will demonstrate professional behavior.
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