Getting Started

GETTING STARTED

Interested students are highly encouraged to start the process by taking the CI 54 class in order to put in the required volunteer hours. This volunteer experience will help in the affirmation of this career choice, before taking any other prerequisites.  >Community Involvement<

Students must be eligible to enroll at Santa Rosa Junior College and should consult a health sciences counselor 707-527-4451 to plan for an educational plan of program prerequisites. Counseling Department

 

General Qualifications

  1. Minimum age requirement is 18 years.

  2. Students on academic probation or progress probation are not eligible, contact a Counselor or the Program Director if you have questions.

  3. If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, please contact the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist for the pre-application process (651) 687-0048 http://www.arrt.org.

  4. Physical and psychosocial status: Sound physical and mental health. Clean and sober.

  5. Ability to speak, read, write, communicate and test in the English language fluently and proficiently at a college level. English 1A is required by the program's licensing agency.

  6. Other recommended skills include note taking, study skills, test taking skills, diligence, focus and initiative prior to entry into the program.

Complete Prerequisites

Starting with the application due in March 2011, in order to be eligible for admission, students are required to complete these prerequisites: English 1A, CS 5, Anatomy 58, Physiology 58, HLC 160, Psychology 1A or 30 or 52, Communications 7, or approved speech and ethnic studies courses, Math 101 or 155 (or higher), RADT 100, and 50 hours of volunteer in a Radiology Department (CI 54).  In addition to these prerequisites, a "recency" requirement is imposed on Anatomy and Physiology 58, Math 101/155 and HLC 160 to have been completed within the 5 year period prior to the close of the current year application period.  For the incoming applications of the 2018 class, the recency  prerequisite coursework shall have been completed no earlier than the spring of 2013 (5 years).

Starting in 2015, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists will require an Associate Degree as an eligibility to sit for the licensing examination. Therefore, the SRJC Radiologic Technology Program strongly urges all applicants who do not possess an Associate Degree or higher, to complete all of the general education requirements for an Associate of Science degree prior to admission to the program in Fall 2013. The program prerequisites only fulfill the graduation requirements in areas A, B, C, D, and G for students using the Option A General Education Pattern. 

See General Education for details.

See Certificate or Majors for details.

The Articulation Agreements with other colleges are listed here.

 

Counseling

An advising session with a health sciences counselor is highly recommended to all prospective students. The latest Radiologic Technology Student Handbook is available for review.  

Students may make an appointment with a health sciences counselor by calling (707) 527-4451. If you are returning to the college after several years, you may also call the Reentry Office at (707) 527-4375 to access information and support services.

 

Transcripts

The Radiologic Technology Program will only accept official transcripts in sealed envelopes.  If your transcript is already posted on Student Information Systems here at the college, then we do not need another official transcript unless you have subsequent coursework that you want considered. If all of your coursework was taken here at SRJC, we need only an unofficial transcript of it.

 

Selection Process

The selection process for students applying to enter the Radiologic Technology Program in the fall 2006 and beyond is different from previous years. Students who meet the prerequisite coursework requirements and the academic standards set by the program will be placed into a common group. Students admitted to the program will be randomly selected from the group by lottery and notified. All selection results will be e-mailed out in early June of the application year. Do not call for results.

 

Clinical Site Requirements

Health care experience: Applicants/volunteers are advised that universal and other precautions must be observed within the health-care setting. After reading our Essential Functions description, please make certain that you verify with the hospitals/agencies if your personal health and physical limitations are compatible with the industry's physical requirements. Follow the agency's radiation protection, CPR, current immunizations, and background check protocol.

 

Accepted Students

ONCE ACCEPTED, students are expected to complete the following:  
-Complete physical examination form. Must use and submit SRJC form below. Physical must be completed within one year prior to entering the program and signed off by a physician only. 
-Positive rubella and rubeola titer or positive antibody screen or MMR vaccine. (*)  
-Second measles vaccine or MMR (minimum 4-6 weeks after initial MMR) for students born after 1957, or proof of immunity. (*)  
-Proof of negative PPD (TB test) within the last year. (*) The two-step TB test will be required. After first PPD is read, you must make an appointment for a second PPD one to three weeks from the first one. NOTE: If positive PPD, documentation of a baseline chest x-ray (radiology report) taken within the last year must be produced. A symptom-free form completed by an MD or FNP will need to be filled out one year after the chest x-ray. 
-Hepatitis B vaccine series in progress - must have second vaccine by first day of school. (*)  
-Tetanus documented within the last 10 years. (*)  
-Current CPR card, healthcare provider level with AED (adult, child, and infant). American Heart Association certification preferred. 
-Evidence of immunity to varicella (see chickenpox status statement). (*)
>>The most current Q&A Information from Health Services for Students<<

 

The SRJC Health Evaluation Form

>>Health Eval Form 2017<<

Rad Tech Program Background Check

The following information was provided by Kaiser Hospitals of Northern California. These restrictions prevent a student from being at any of their facilities. Other hospitals evaluate background checks on a case by case basis and may exclude convictions not listed here. Students who are restricted from one institution that the Rad Tech program uses are restricted from attending clinical rotations, since we rotate students to different facilities throughout the program. Therefore, accepted students who have any of the following convictions are not able to participate in the Radiologic Technology Program due to clinical facilities restrictions.  

Currently, the program is using the >>Castle Branch<< Company for this purpose - telephone number (888-666-7788).  
A student with a background check that indicates any of the following misdemeanor convictions within the last 7 years is not eligible for a clinical placement.  A student with any felony convictions will not be admitted unless he/she can produce documentation from the ARRT indicating that their past will not preclude them from becoming a radiologic technologist.  Please contact the program director for further information.

- Violent crimes such as murder, rape, sexual assault, kidnapping, attempted murder, assault with deadly weapons.  
- Crimes involving theft, embezzlement, burglary, forgery, fraud, arson, identity theft.  
- Sex crimes including sexual molestation, and sex crimes against children, or any conviction for which a candidate is required to register as a sex offender with a state or federal agency.  
- Drug related crimes such as drug theft, sales, distribution, manufacturing and possession of controlled substances.  
- Multiple convictions (more than one conviction for same or different crime).  
- Name posted on any government sanctioned or debarred list.  
 

Mandatory Drug Screening Requirement for Students

The Joint Commission requires that all staff members, students, instructors and volunteers meet new standards relating to criminal background and freedom from drugs. Clinical agencies hold students to the same standards as they use for their employees; therefore, in order to be placed in clinical students will be required to clear a urine drug screen test.  
Any student with a positive result will not be allowed to participate in clinical training at contracted facilities that require drug testing. Since all students rotate through these facilities and clinical is a required element of each semester in the program, students will not be allowed to continue in the program.  
Refusal to participate in the drug-screen portion of the requirement shall be interpreted as the student's unwillingness to complete the checklist of requirements and therefore that student will not be allowed to participate in clinical courses and will be dismissed from the program.

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