Welcome to Radiologic Technology

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 other modalities is available.

ACCREDITATION: The SRJC Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  Our program received the maximum 8-year accreditation award effective 2015.
20 North Wacker Dr. Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-2901
(312) 704 5300

              E-mail: mail@jrcert.org    JRCERT 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 radiography and fluoroscopy.

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


               CDPH/RHB website https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CEH/DRSEM/Pages/RHB.aspx

 

 

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:

 

 

ARRT National Board Certifying Exam Pass Rate

 

 Graduation year

 % passing on first attempt

 Total number of graduates 

 2017

 100%

 20/20

 2016

 100%

 17/17

 2015

 87.5%

 14/16

 2014

 No graduating class

 

 2013

 87.5%

 14/16

 2012

 100%

 14/14

 5 year average

 95%

 79/83

 

 

Graduate Employment Rate measured at 12 months post-graduation

 

Graduate class year

 % graduates employed

 Population

 2016

 88%

17 (15 employed - 17 responses)

 2015

 100%

 16 (9 employed - 9 responses)

 2014

 No graduating class

 

 2013

 69%

 16 (9 employed - 13 responses)

 2012

 92%

 16 (12 employed - 13 responses) 

 2011

 77%

 16 (10 employed - 13 responses)

 5 year Average

 85%

 55 employed / 65 responses

 

Total number of Graduates

 2017

 100%

 20/20

 2016

 85%

 17/20

 2015

 80%

 16/20

 2014

 No graduating class

 

 2013

 100%

 16/16

 2012

 112%

 18/16

 5 year average

 92.4%

 85/92

 

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) 
{Elective Mammography or MRI} 
+ Three days of clinical experience 

 Second Spring Semester

Class Thursday 8-4 
Special Modalities (with lab), Pathology in Radiology 
{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