Getting Started

GETTING STARTED

Interested students are highly encouraged to start the process by taking the RADT 99 (formally 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 Engagement

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

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 60 hours of volunteer in a Radiology Department (RADT 99 formally CI 54). All coursework must be completed with a letter grade "C" or higher. Courses taken as a "Pass/No Pass" will not be accepted.

In addition to these prerequisites, a "recency" requirement is imposed on Anatomy 58 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 for the 2022 class, the recency prerequisite coursework shall have been completed no earlier than the spring of 2017 (5 years).

Please be aware that the RADT 100, Survey of Medical Imaging course will only be offered in the Spring and Summer semesters. It is not offered in the Fall semester. Please bear this in mind as you prepare your educational plan.

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists requires 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. 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

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 mid 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.

 

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