Upon program completion career opportunities are available in hospitals, imaging centers, medical clinics, and mobile units. With additional education or training, radiographers can pursue employment in specialty areas including Computerized Tomography (CT), Cardiovascular Interventional Technology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, PACS Administrator, Medical Informatics, Medical Dosimetry, Medical Physicist, and Mammography. Graduates may also pursue advanced careers in education and management.
Accreditation & Licensure
The Radiologic Technology Career Certificate Program/Major is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-2901, (312) 704-5300, e-mail: email@example.com
. The program is to adhere to the JRCERT Standards
under which it is approved for accreditation purposes. The program is also approved by the State of California, Department of Health Services – Radiologic Health Branch. Upon successful program completion, if eligible (contact these agencies for specific eligibility criteria and pre-application review process), the graduate will be allowed to sit for examinations administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
and the State of California, Department of Health Services – Radiologic Health Branch
Effective January 1, 2015, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) will require individuals to earn the minimum of an associate degree before they are eligible to take a certification examination in radiography.
The requirement also stipulates that:
The degree will not have to be in the radiologic sciences.
The degree can be earned before entering the radiologic science educational program or upon graduation from the program.
Individuals who apply for ARRT certification in radiography before January 1, 2015, will not be required to have an associate degree.
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.
Eligibility for ARRT Certification
In accordance with ARRT’s “Equation for Excellence”, candidates for ARRT certification must meet basic requirements in three components of the equation:
Every candidate for certification and every applicant for renewal of registration must, according to the governing documents, “Be a person of good moral character and must not have engaged in conduct that is inconsistent with the ARRT Rules of Ethics,” and they must “agree to comply with the ARRT Rules and Regulations and the AART Standards of Ethics.”
One issue addressed by the Rules of Ethics is the conviction of a crime, including a felony, a gross misdemeanor or a misdemeanor, with the sole exception of speeding and parking violations. All alcohol and/or drug related violations must be reported. “Conviction” as used in this provision includes:
* a criminal proceeding where a finding or verdict of guilt is made or returned by the adjudication of guilt is either withheld or deferred,
* a proceeding in which the sentence is suspended or stayed,
* a criminal proceeding where the individual enters a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest), or
* a proceeding resulting in a military court-martial.
Eligibility for certification also specifies the satisfaction of certificate/degree educational requirements.
Finally, eligibility requires candidates for certification, after having met all other qualifications, to pass an examination developed and administered by the ARRT. The exams assess the knowledge and cognitive skills underlying the intelligent performance of the tasks typically required of staff technologists practicing within the respective disciplines.
For additional information regarding certification visit the website: ARRT Website