Radiological Technology, Associate in Science

Radiologic Technology is a 24-month program offered at San Joaquin General Hospital and approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Completion of the program allows graduates to take the state national examination for registration in Medical Radiologic Technology.

The student must successfully complete prerequisite courses in mathematics, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and medical terminology before admission to the program. The course of study includes theory related to radiology, x-ray, radium physics, radiographic techniques, and application of theory in the clinical laboratory in a radiology department. A 40-hour per week training schedule is maintained.

Program Learning Outcomes

Radiologic Technology is a 24-month program offered at San Joaquin General Hospital and approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Completion of the program allows graduates to take the state and national examination for registration in Medical Radiologic Technology. The student must successfully complete prerequisite courses in mathematics, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and medical terminology before admission to the program. The course of study includes theory related to radiography, x-ray, radium physics, radiographic techniques, and application of theory in the clinical laboratory in a radiology department . A 40-hour per week training schedule is maintained.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 18 units selected from:

RAD 010

Introduction to Radiography

3.5

RAD 010A

Beginning Clinical Laboratory

3

RAD 010B

Intermediate Clinical Laboratory

6

RAD 011

Radiographic Positioning and Terminology

6

RAD 012

Radiographic Anatomy

2

RAD 013

Principles of Radiographic Technique

4

RAD 014

Image Processing

1

RAD 020

Advanced Radiographic Positioning and Terminology

4

RAD 020A

Advanced Clinical Laboratory

8

RAD 021

Advanced Radiographic Anatomy

2

RAD 022

Fundamental of X-Ray and Radium Physics

4

RAD 023

Positioning and Technical Laboratory

0.5

RAD 030

Intermediate Positioning and Technical Laboratory

0.5

RAD 030A

Senior Clinical Laboratory

5

RAD 030B

Advance Senior Clinical Laboratory

10

RAD 031

Advanced Positioning and Technical Laboratory

1

RAD 032

Sectional Anatomy

2

RAD 040

Senior Review, Advanced Radiation Protection and Flouroscopic Systems

6

RAD 040A

Radiographic Laboratory

9

Minimum Major Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60