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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Radiologic Technology program.


At ECC - Anatomy 32 or 34A  is the 4 unit required course (not Anatomy 30) . Physiology 31 or 34B (also requires a prerequisite of Chemistry (4, 20 or 21)

RTEC A - 3 units - must be completed at El Camino CollegeAnatomy and Physiology courses taken at other accredited colleges are acceptable if:  A combo course (A&P) equals 8 units. (4 units each). A 5 or 6 unit course does not meet the 8 unit requirement - this type of course *may (* upon review and evaluation by the Program Director) be used to satisfy the physiology requirement, but a 4 unit Anatomy class must be still completed to meet the requirements of the program- before starting the Rad Tech Program.

Introductory to Radiologic Technology (RTEC A) -  must be completed at ECC in order to file an application to the program - other radiologic technology intro courses from other colleges will not be accepted in lieu of RTEC A.

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.


View the Application Procedure for more information.


The number of students accepted are dependent on the number of clinical sites and positions available - generally from 20 - 24 students per year.


View Program Overview for more information about program start dates and length.


This Radiologic Technology Program is a daytime full-time program. Time requirements for the courses taken on campus as well as the clinical internship may require attendance commitments on some days as early as 7 a.m. to as late as 7 p.m., Monday through Fridays, depending on the semester of attendance. Please see the schedule of courses and clinical hours on the information section of the main web page for further details.

To be successful in the program, it is strongly recommended that students do not work more than 20 hours per week. This is a rigors program that requires many hours of study and homework in addition to class and clinical attendance.


Generally the total program cost is about $2,000.00 for the 2-year period. This includes tuition, books, uniforms, etc.

The current cost for state and national licensure applications are approximately $300.00

Financial Aid, Fee Waivers, Book Vouchers and Scholarships are also available to students who qualify.

It depends on the cost of textbooks and tuition. The current tuition cost per unit is $20.00 per unit. View the program information to see how many units per semester are averaged.