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Next Application Period will be Spring 2015

Please see APPLICATION PROCEDURE  link on left for more information

RT Course Evaluation form - List of the courses needed to apply to the program

Please note that as of 1/3/13  the Radiologic Technology Program & Faculty has moved into the new MBA building - south east corner of campus, just south of  the administration building.

 

DIVISION OF HEALTH, SCIENCES & ATHLETICS

El Camino College - Radiologic Technology Program

Mission, Goals & Student Learning Outcome Assessment

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Download information for print in PDF: RT Program Information rev. 7/2011

Radiologic Technology (Medical X-ray)

The Radiologic Technology Program at El Camino College is a diagnostic medical radiography program leading to an A.S. Degree and eligibility to take licensing examinations for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) R.T. (R), and certification by the State of California, Radiologic Health Branch for Radiography (C.R.T) and Fluoroscopy (F).

This program does not offer separate courses in only fluoroscopy for state certification.  The fluoroscopy courses are integrated within the Program Courses. This program does not offer courses for certification in Mammography, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, MRI or Computed Tomography (CT). 

The Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree Radiologic Technology program is a minimum of twenty-five months in length. The Program begins a new class of students each FALL semester. The program consists of four regular semesters (Fall and Spring), two eight week Summer sessions, and one Fall semester post session.

The clinical (hospital) internship parallels the academic courses. Satisfactory completion of all academic and clinical competencies for the degree and certification requirements qualifies students for State and National Certification examinations.

The Radiologic Technology Program is fully accredited, having met requirements of The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and the California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB).

Radiologic Technology Program Courses must be taken in sequence, and each course must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" to continue into the next semester and remain in the program.

TRANSFER CREDIT:

Students wishing to transfer from another Radiologic Technology program must contact the Program Director for assessment. Advanced standing will be determined following the submission and evaluation of course descriptions, official transcripts, and verification of clinical experience. Applicants with prior training or experience in Radiologic Technology may petition for credit by examination for RTEC A, RTEC 106, RTEC 107, and RTEC 111. Each applicant will be evaluated on an individual basis.

ADMISSION INTO THE PROGRAM:

Students are admitted into the program by an application process. Applications are available online on this websote

A limited number of students are admitted into the program annually. Class size is determined by the availability of clinical space, approximately 24 students per year. There is no longer a waiting list for the program. Admission is based on a multi-criteria point system. The application filing period is every year during the Spring semester for Fall entrance into the program. In order to apply it is expected that all prerequisites and general education courses are complete. No prerequisite or general education course requirements may be in progress at the time of application. Please see the Radiologic Technology Program worksheet for counseling/advisement on page 3 for detailed information. After being admitted to the program students will be notified by email about their program start date and also information about the mandatory orientation classes held in the summer prior to start the program in the Fall.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & ADMISSION into the Program

Students are admitted into the program by an application process. Please see APPLICATION link on left side

List of Classes You Need: RT Course Evaluation form f

  • Radiologic Technology A (3 units) , Anatomy #32 or 34A  (4 units) , Physiology #31 or 34B (4 units) -                            Must be completed with a minimum grade of "C").  (Recommended: Anatomy taken within 5 years of application date)
  • All Courses on the Course Evaluation /Application Worksheet must be completed  with a minimum 2.25 GPA prior to filing an application to be eligible to receive the maximum amount of points, and entry into the program for that Fall Semester
  • The applicants must complete all General Education and Program Majors courses prior to starting the program. (See PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION
  • Refer to the CURRENT El Camino College Catalog: See (Section 1) for college admission procedures. Questions concerning appropriate forms, dates, fees and College registration procedures should be directed to the office of admissions and records.
  • Students accepted into the program each year will be notified by e-mail by June of each year
  • There is a mandatory orientation class in the summer prior to starting the program in the Fall  - you will be notified of the time and day.

DEGREE & CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

Students must have been accepted into the Radologic Technology Program prior to enrollement in Radiologic Technolgoy courses (except RT A). The students are expected to complete the program in twenty five months from the time of starting.

FIRST YEAR
1st. Semester / Units
2nd. Semester / Units
3rd. Summer / Units
Clinical hrs arranged:
R.T. 106 / 4 (12 - 15hrs/wk)
R.T. 107 / 7 (24 hrs/wk)
R.T. 104 / 2  R.T.109/2 (32 hrs/wk)
Academic
R.T. 111 / 4 R.T. 123 / 4
R.T. 124 / 4
 
SECOND YEAR
4th. Semester / Units
5th. Semester / Units
6th. Summer / Units
Clinical hrs arranged:
R.T. 217 / 7 (24 hrs/wk)
R.T. 218 / 7 (24 hrs/wk)
R.T. 216 / 2    R.T.220/3 (36 hrs/wk)
Academic

R.T. 233 / 3 R.T. 244 / 4
R.T. 255 / 4 R.T. 91 / 2 R.T. 93 / 1
 
POST SESSION
7th. Semester Units ( First 8 weeks of Fall Semester )
Clinical hrs arranged:
R.T. 328 / 4.5 (24 hrs/wk) for 8 weeks + 3 hrs/wk on campus review

REQUIREMENTS FOR R.T. & A.S. DEGREE COMPLETION

In addition to the pre-requisite classes, it is expected that the courses below be completed before beginning the Radiologic Technology Program.

MAJOR ( minimum grade of "C") GENERAL EDUCATION
CIS 13 MATH 70,73 or 80 (or higher)
PSYCHOLOGY 5 HUMANITIES ( 1 course )
MEDICAL ASSISTANT 4 ( Medical Terminology ) P.E. ( 3 units ) or Cont. Health
ENGLISH 1A  

*SPECIAL NOTE*

REGARDING A.R.R.T. CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY

Students must comply with the “Rules of Ethics” contained in the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ (ARRT) Standard of Ethics. These are minimally acceptable standards of professional conduct for all presently Registered Technologists and Applicants. The “Rules of Ethics” are intended to promote the protection, safety and comfort of patients.  The “Rules of Ethics” are available for review at www.arrt.org

The A.R.R.T. may deny applications for certification if the applicant has been found guilty of dishonesty, fraud, deceit, acts which deceive the public, felony, child abuse, sex offender crimes; acts involving narcotics, dangerous drugs or devices, assault and/or battery and other crimes.

Applicants having questions regarding limitations related to licensure should contact:

THE AMERICAN REGISTRY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS

1255 NORTHLAND DRIVE

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA   55120-1155

TEL: (651) 687-0048   Web Site: www.arrt.org

For a Pre-Application Packet

Requests for Criminal Background Checks: The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals Organizations (JCAHO) requires that all persons involved in direct patient care, complete and pass a personal background check. JCAHO requires verification of competency of all individuals who have direct contact with patients or employees; this includes students doing clinical rotations in the healthcare facility. Competency extends beyond technical skills to an individual’s criminal history. HR 1.20 & Title 5, section 58106 allows districts to establish limitations on enrollment for various reasons to protect health and safety.

Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for admission and continuation in all Health Sciences Programs. The criminal background check policy and procedure for meeting this mandated prerequisite is available from the Program Director. The student shall be responsible for paying any associated costs of a criminal background check. The Radiologic Technology Program background checks are done at a cost of approximately

To view additional information about the Radiologic Technology profession and job opportunities, please visit the American Society for Radiologic Technologist website at www.asrt.org

Guidelines on How to get started:

  • Enroll in RTEC-A Introduction to Radiologic Technology at El Camino College.

This course provides a basic introduction to Radiologic Technology as a profession and the foundation skills necessary to prepare students who are planning to enter the A.S. Degree Program. Course subject material includes: Careers in Radiologic Technology and Advanced Modalities, Film/Screen and Digital Imaging Principles, Radiation Protection, Radiographic Quality, Radiation Exposure and Safety, Patient Care, Medical Malpractice, Professional Ethics, and Introduction to Radiographic Examinations.
This course is a required pre-requisite course. This course is offered in the Spring and Fall semesters only.  It meets for 3.4 hours, one day per week, for 16 weeks.  There are usually 2 or 3 sections offered per semester.  Check the ECC Schedule of classes for specific course days and times.
Regarding Transfer courses:   RTEC-A course is a pre-requisite for the RT Program - and  must be completed at El Camino College -  Introductory courses taken at other institutions will not be considered for transfer, but may be considered towards additional points on the application - see application instructions for details.

Note: If you have taken and passed previous Radiology Courses, then you may be able to enroll in the RTEC A course during the spring semester that you file the application, but this must be approved by the Program Director prior to the Spring Semester. You must have an in-progress form completed by the instructor, and must be passing the class with a grade of "B" or better at the time the RT application is filed. You must include the "in-progress" report form with your RT application.

  • Download the Application Procedure Information packet on the left -

This form can be used as your academic plan to enter the radiology program and evaluate any college courses you may have already completed towards an A.S or higher degree.

You will need the new application form and your OFFICIAL transcripts on file in the RECORDS office, when you meet with one of the counselors listed below to have your coursework and GPA evaluated for the application .

 

Counselors for Rad Tech evaluations are:

Janice Pon- Ishikawa,  Kelsey Iino,  Chris Jeffries, Stephanie Bennett

 

 

  • Take the R.T. course evaluation form and application form along with your transcripts with you to the appointment with the counselor.

  • The ECC counselors can check your previous course work for articulation with the ECC A.S. degree requirements.

  • If courses the general education courses were taken at another college, the counselor can evaluate for articulation

  • Read the other links on the left side for additional information.

 

More questions?   Email us at  RadTech@elcamino.edu

 INFORMATION REGARDING OTHER

Radiography Schools in California

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/radquip/Documents/Website%20Schools%20List%202014.01.08%20bc.pdf

Radiography Schools in California ARRT Pass Rates

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/radquip/Documents/X-raySchoolPassRates.pdf

 

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 Last Published 5/7/14