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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

Enrollment packets for the radiologic technology program will be accepted from February 11, 2019, through February 28, 2019, for the program beginning in June 2019. At the conclusion of the enrollment period, a lottery will be conducted and students will be notified of their admission status in April. A waiting list will be maintained for summer 2019 admission only.

Students may request the enrollment form be mailed, or it can be picked up from the Health and Safety Sciences Division office, located in Room 198, first floor, Uhazy Hall (formerly the Health and Sciences Building). The forms will be available beginning December 3, 2018.

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

     November 14, 2018 - 11:30 a.m.

     November 28, 2018 - 6 p.m.

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.

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).

Suggested Course Sequence

Note: All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Radiologic Technology (RADT) courses must be completed in the sequence listed. MATH 102 must be completed before RADT 109 is taken as it is a prerequisite for RADT 109.

Required Prerequisite Courses UnitsUnits
BIOL 201 General Human Anatomy (GE requirement Area A)*4
BIOL 202 General Human Physiology4
ENGL 101 Academic Composition (GE requirement Area D-1)3
Units11
 
First SummerUnits
RADT 101 Introduction to Radiologic Technology2
RADT 102 Patient Care in Radiology2
PSY 101 General Psychology (GE requirement Area B)3
Units7
 
First Fall SemesterUnits
RADT 103/103CL Radiographic Positioning and Procedures I
         10
RADT 104 Radiographic Principles I
           3
MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra (GE requirement Area D-2)
           4
Units17
 
First IntersessionUnits
RADT 106 Radiographic Clinical Practicum IA2
Course from GE requirement Area C3
Units5
 
First Spring SemesterUnits
COMM 103Process of Communication (GE requirement Area E)3
RADT 107/107CLRadiographic Positioning and Procedures II10
RADT 108Advanced Principles of Exposure3
RADT 109Radiation Physics3
Units19
 
Second SummerUnits
RADT 201Radiographic Clinical Practicum III5
Units5
 
Second Fall SemesterUnits
RADT 202/202CLRadiographic Pathology11
RADT 203Fluoroscopic Imaging & Radiation Protection3
RADT 204Principles and Applications of Cross-Sectional Anatomy in Imaging2
RADT 210 Principles of Venipuncture for Radiology1
Units17
 
Second IntersessionUnits
RADT 205Radiographic Clinical Practicum IV2
Units2
 
Second Spring SemesterUnits
RADT 207/207CLAdvanced Radiographic Procedures11
RADT 208 Radiographic Certification Preparation4
Course from GE requirement Area F3
Units18
 
Degree Total101

*“GE” means “General Education.” The GE courses meet the college requirements for graduation with an Associate in Science degree.

Last updated: July 31, 2018