Radiologic Technology

Health and Safety Sciences Division: Radiologic Technology

Accreditation

The Associate in Science Degree in Radiologic Technology at Antelope Valley College is fully accredited, having met the requirements of both the:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, and
  • Radiologic Health Branch of the California Department of Health Services. 

National Accreditation

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-704-5300
Fax: 312-704-5304
mail@jrcert.org

The Standards for Accreditation in Radiography can be accessed at www.jrcert.org.

State Accreditation

California Department of Public Health - Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB)
P.O. Box 997377, MS 0500
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Phone: 916-558-1784

The pass rates for California radiography schools can be accessed at www.cdph.ca.gov.

Enrollment

Applications are currently available for the summer 2023 RADT program.

Prerequisites for the Radiologic Technology Program are: Completion of BIOL 101 (General Biology – 4 units), BIOL 201 (General Human Anatomy – 4 units), BIOL 202 (General Human Physiology – 4 units) CHEM 101 (Introductory Chemistry – 5 units), MATH 102 or higher and ENGL 101 (Academic Composition - 3 units) at Antelope Valley College or the equivalent at another accredited college. All science courses require a lab. Students are also required to meet the following prerequisites: minimum GPA of 2.0 for all college courses taken; minimum GPA of 2.0 for BIOL 101, BIOL 201, BIOL 202, CHEM 101, English 101, and Math 102 or higher 

Enrollment packets for the radiologic technology program will be accepted from January 9, 2023, through January 23, 2023, for the program beginning in May 2023 and will be available for students to pick up starting December 1,  2022.  At the conclusion of the application period, applications will be screened based on a multi-screening point system. Students will be notified of their admission status via email. 

Applications will be available to students starting December 1, 2022.

Program information sessions will be held in APL 119 on the following dates: TBD  

***Applications must be received by the Health and Safety Sciences Division office no sooner than January 9, 2023 and no later than January 23, 2023. ***                                

Program Description

The Antelope Valley College radiologic technology program provides concurrent didactic and clinical education. The program length is 24 months. Students should expect to attend class/clinic/laboratory 4 to 5 days per week, up to 40 hours per week, and therefore should be able to make a full time commitment. Courses are scheduled in the fall, intersession, spring and summer sessions. Weekend and/or evening hours may be required. The clinical education sites affiliated with the program are located in Lancaster, Palmdale and Ridgecrest, California. Students may be assigned to any clinical education site during the length of the program.

The course of study leads to an Associate in Science Degree in Radiologic Technology.

Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in all required core courses and the specific courses listed as program electives in order to qualify for the degree. Program policies and information concerning estimated program costs are available upon request.

Radiologic Tech

 

Program Mission

The mission of the Antelope Valley College radiologic technology program is to serve the community by providing an educational setting for the development of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors essential for a foundation and career advancement in radiologic technology sciences.

Program Goals/Student Learning Outcomes

Goal:  Students will be clinically component.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Students will apply positioning skills.

Students will select technical factors.

Students will utilize radiation protection.

Goal:  Students will demonstrate communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Students will demonstrate written communication skills.

Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.

Goal:  Students will develop critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.

Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.

Goal:  Students will model professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Students will demonstrate work ethics.

Students will summarize the value of life-long learning.

Role of the Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

Radiologic Technologists are educated to perform diagnostic imaging. They learn to position patients for x-ray exams, provide radiation safety for patients and others, and produce a quality diagnostic image. With additional training, Radiologic Technologists can specialize in various procedures and exam modalities.

Radiologic Technologists must pass a national certification exam and receive a certificate from the State of California in order to practice. To maintain their certificates, Radiologic Technologists must complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years.

For more information about radiologic technology as a career, see the American Society of Radiologic Technologists® website (www.asrt.org).For information about the certification exam for Radiologic Technologists, see the American Registry of Radiologic Technology® website (www.arrt.org).

Program Information

Last updated: December 5, 2022