Welcome to Radiologic Technology

3/19/21 Update

 

RADT application period is closed for Fall 2021.

Please do not contact our office for confirmation of receipt of applications or status. Application status letters will be emailed sometime mid June 2021.

 


 

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020 Staff and Faculty are working remotely to serve our students and faculty. 

If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to do one of the following:

*Please note that Voicemail messages and this email account are accessed at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday - Thursday.*

1.) Join us for our virtual office hours via Zoom!  You can connect face-to-face with an Administrative Assistant, Monday - Thursday,  10:00a - 12:00p and 2:00p - 4:00p.  We will be happy to help you in the order we receive questions.  The information to join is below:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://santarosa-edu.zoom.us/j/99906383110

 

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16699006833,906339696#  or +13462487799,906339696#

 

Or Telephone:

Dial:

    +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)

    +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)

    +1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)

    +1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)

    +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)

    +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 906 339 696

    International numbers available: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/u/abeQcprQVZ

 

*If you don't have Zoom access or are unsure how to use the program, please go to the following website for step-by-step help and instruction: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

 

2.) Contact Health Sciences via phone at 707-527-4272, and leave your name, phone number, program about which you're inquiring and/or faculty member you're trying to reach.  We will call you back with information or forward your question to the appropriate staff/faculty.

 

3.) Send an email to this address (guser58@santarosa.edu) with your name, preferred email address, program with which you're inquiring and/or faculty member you're trying to reach.  We will then respond to your email or route it to the appropriate staff/faculty.

 

If you need assistance with learning how to navigate your classes remotely, please visit the "Welcome & Connect Center" via the following link https://welcome.santarosa.edu/online-services.

The Health Sciences Team is here to support you during this time so please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Be well,

Your Health Sciences Administrative Team

 


 

Are you interested in a career as a RADIOLOGIC Technologist?

Radiologic Technology is the health profession concerned with medical imaging for diagnosis and assessment of disease. Radiologic Technology is known by other names including x-ray technology, radiologic technology, radiography, and diagnostic imaging. The radiologic technologist provides a unique blend of direct patient contact with the study of human anatomy and rigorous medical technical expertise. Graduates with a degree in this field are referred to as registered radiologic technologists or radiographers. The career opportunities are numerous and diverse.

The radiologic technologist's main duty is to provide quality patient care and high quality medical images while applying knowledge of anatomy, physiology, positioning, radiographic technique, and precise scientific knowledge. Effective communication with patients, other health professionals, and the public is important. Additional duties may include management of images, evaluating radiologic and computer equipment, performing quality assurance procedures, and providing patient education relevant to specific imaging procedures.

Radiologic Technology at SRJC

The Radiologic Technology Program at SRJC was established in 1971. Both a certificate and a major AS degree in Radiologic Technology is available. The program includes instruction in the operation of x-ray and digital imaging equipment, positioning for radiologic procedures, creating and processing images, patient care, radiologic physics, radiation protection and observational experience in other advanced imaging modalities.

The radiologic technology program at SRJC spans 23 consecutive months including 2 fall, 2 spring and 2 summer semesters.  Students are required to commit themselves for  full time participation for that entire duration.  In addition to the didactic coursework, a minimum of 1785 clinical hours are required in hospitals and radiology departments affiliated with Santa Rosa Junior College. Elective clinical experience in Mammography and MRI is available.  Fundamental knowledge of CT and cross sectional anatomy is included in our core curriculum.

The Radiologic Technology program at Santa Rosa Junior College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The most recent site visit from JRCERT was in December of 2014.  As a result, the program was awarded accreditation for a period of five years. The next scheduled JRCERT site visit is May of 2021.

ACCREDITATION:

The SRJC Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Dr. Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-2901
(312) 704 5300

E-mail: mail@jrcert.org  /  Website: http://www.jrcert.org/

APPROVAL: The SRJC Radiologic Technology Program is approved by the California Department of Public Health Radiologic Health Branch as an educational program for radiologic technology.

MS 7610
P.O. Box 997414
Sacramento, CA 95899-7414

Program Mission

Based on the major missions of the college, the faculty of the Radiologic Technology Program at Santa Rosa Junior College is dedicated to facilitating the growth and development of enrolled students in becoming competent entry-level radiologic technologists to function within the healthcare community they serve.

Program Objectives

Program Objectives; The major goals of the Santa Rosa Junior College Radiologic Technology Program are to assist the enrolled students:

  • in performing positioning skills with accuracy, utilizing skills in radiation protection, and demonstrating proper equipment handling.
  • in utilizing critical thinking in recognizing image quality and adapting to non-routine patients and procedures.
  • in demonstrating good communication in clinical environment, as well as demonstrating good oral and written communication.
  • in demonstrating professionalism and understanding of ethical decision making.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Deliver high quality patient care service in radiology;
  2. Observe a high level of medical ethics;
  3. Perform radiographic job duties with professionalism;
  4. Use effective communication skills;
  5. Use critical thinking skills to analyze and resolve imaging issues;
  6. Demonstrate clinical competency of an entry-level technologist.

 

Program Effectiveness Data

This data is also posted at the Joint Review on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) website:

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

 

Credentialing Examination Rate

number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation

Year

Results

                     Year 1 - 2015

14 of 16 - 87.5%

                     Year 2 - 2016

17 of 17 - 100%

                     Year 3 - 2017

20 of 20 - 100%

                     Year 4 - 2018

16 of 18 - 89%

                     Year 5 - 2019

16 of 18 - 89%

Program 5-Year Average

83 of 89  - 93.1%

 

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

 

Job Placement Rate

number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation

Year

Results

Year 1 - 2015

9 of 9 - 100%

Year 2 - 2016

               11 of 11 - 100%

Year 3 - 2017

7 of 7 - 100%

Year 4 - 2018

16 of 17 - 94%

Year 5 - 2019

17 of 18 - 94%

Program 5-Year Average

60 of 63  - 95.3%

 

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 80%.

 

Program Completion Rate

number graduated divided by number started the program

Year

Results

Year 1 - 2015

                   16 of 20

Annual Completion Rate

80.0%

 

A Snapshot of the Program's Semester Schedules

First Fall Semester Class Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-4
Intro to Radiologic Technology, Radiographic Positioning 1 (with lab), Patient Care (with lab). 
+ Two days of clinical experience
First Spring Semester Class Wednesday and Friday 8-4
Radiation Physics and Medical Imaging Systems (with lab), Radiographic Positioning 2 (with lab).
+Two days of clinical experience 
First Summer Session Class Wednesday 8-4
Radiographic Positioning 3 (with lab)
+ Two days of clinical experience
Second Fall Semester Class Thursday 8-4 
Radiobiology, Radiation Protection and Quality Control (with lab), Pathology in Radiology 
{Elective Mammography or MRI}
+ Three days of clinical experience
Second Spring Semester Class Thursday 8-4
Special Modalities (with lab)
{Elective Mammography or MRI}
+ Three days of clinical experience
Second Summer Session Class Tuesday 8-4
Preparation for Professional Practice
+ Three days of clinical experience