Program Mission, Goals, & Student Learning Outcomes
Program Effectiveness Data
California Diagnostic Radiologic Technology Schools Annual Radiography Examination Pass Rates
Radiologic Technology Major Sheet
Associate Degree Requirements
Radiologic Technology Student Handbook 2017
Radiologic Technology Program Schedule
Veteran Priority Preference for Radiologic Technology Program applicants
Joseph J. Shultz, M.Ed., C.R.T., A.R.R.T.
Scott Oaks, M.S., C.R.T., A.R.R.T.
Sal Mendoza, B.S., C.R.T., A.R.R.T.
Imaging examinations preformed by, and accompanying responsibilities assigned to a radiographer shall be at the direction of physicians qualified to request and /or perform radiologic procedures.
Upon completion of the program the radiographer shall be able to:
- Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and radiographic techniques to accurately demonstrate anatomical structures on a radiograph or other imaging receptor.
- Determines exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic techniques with a minimum of radiation exposure to the patient.
- Evaluate radiographic images for appropriate positioning and imaging quality.
- Apply the principles of radiation protection for the patient, self and others.
- Provide patient care and comfort.
- Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate lifesaving first aid and basic life support procedures.
- Evaluate the performance of radiologic systems; know the safe limits of equipment operation and report malfunctions to the proper authority.
- Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures.
- Participate in radiologic quality assurance programs.
Classes are conducted on the Fresno City College campus. Students also attend classes at local hospitals affiliated with the program for clinical experience.
An Associate in Science degree will be granted upon successful completion of requirements for graduation, which includes formal hospital training. The student will be eligible to take the State licensing examination and the national examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) upon successful completion of requirements for graduation.
Enrollment is limited in the Radiologic Technology Program. There is no restriction as to age, race or marital status. In order to qualify for admission to the program, the applicant must have met all of the following conditions:
Minimum prerequisite requirements for application to the Radiologic Technology Program follow (effective Spring 2018):
- Have completed and submitted an Academic Summary Form for the Radiologic Technology Program.
- Have graduated from high school or have an average score of 45 on the General Educational Development (GED) test.
- Biology 20 Human Anatomy AND Biology 22 Human Physiology with a grade of “C” or better in each course. Biology 21A Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND Biology 21B Human Anatomy & Physiology II with a grade of “C” or better in each course, also accepted.
- Have completed Health Information Technology 10 (or equivalent), with a grade of “C” or better.
- Have attained a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in completed college work.
- Have no physical impairment that would preclude the performance of all radiologic technology duties.
- Be in good physical and mental health.
Note: Prior to registration for the semester in which the applicant is scheduled to take courses in Radiologic Technology, the student must submit evidence of physical examination by a licensed physician.
Per the direction of our clinical affiliates, the Radiology program is now required to obtain pre-program student background checks. You will be asked to sign a release that allows the check to occur. Additionally, the student is responsible for the fee (approximately $45.00).
Individuals having been convicted of crimes must file a pre-application with the ARRT in order to obtain a ruling on the impact of the convictions on their eligibility for certification and registration. A conviction of, a plea of guilty to, or a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) to an offense, which is classified as a misdemeanor or felony, constitutes a conviction for ARRT purposes. See program director for pre-application form.
All program entry requirement courses listed above must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. In order to be eligible to take the State Licensing Examination and the National Examination given by the ARRT, all other courses leading to the associate degree must also be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Students in the radiologic technology program must earn a “C” grade or better (or a “Credit” grade when applicable) in all program courses. Less than a “C” or a “Credit” grade in any radiologic technology course requires that the course be repeated in their entirety. Courses may be repeated only once.
Safe professional practice is necessary for retention of students in the program. If a student demonstrates that he/she is unsuited to the profession or is not progressing satisfactorily based on the professional judgment of the faculty, he/she may be asked to withdraw from the program.
Program Mission, Goals, Student Learning Outcomes, and Program Effectiveness Data
Program, Mission, Goals, & Student Learning Outcomes, as well as the Program Effectiveness Data can be accessed at the top of this webpage in the documents titled "Mission, Goals, & Student Learning Outcomes" and "Program Effectiveness Data." For more information regarding program effectiveness data visit the JRCERT website at www.jrcert.org.
Fresno City College
The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and Accrediting Commission approves Fresno City College for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It meets all standards of the California State Department of Education and is listed in the Education Directory, Higher Education, Part 3 published by the United States Office of Education. The University of California and other colleges and universities of high rank give full credit for appropriate courses completed at Fresno City College.
Radiologic Technology Program
The radiologic technology program at Fresno City College is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), which leads to eligibility to apply for the examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.). The program has a full 8-year accreditation with the next review date in October, 2017. The JRCERT is the only nationally accepted accrediting body in Radiologic Technology.
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
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Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
The Program also leads to eligibility to apply for the California State Certification Examination for state fluoroscopy license. The certificate is issued under the authority of the State of California, Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch pursuant to the Radiologic Technology Act.
Important Note: Programs, policies, and selection guidelines are subject to change