The Associate in Radiologic Technology will be entering into moratorium effective August 2023 and is not enrolling new students.
The 86-credit associate radiology degree program includes comprehensive courses, hands-on lab work and clinical experience. Students are required to complete Anatomy & Physiology I and II (4 credits each) before being admitted; credits count toward the program’s General Education requirements.
|General Education Courses||23|
|Building a Sense of Community
UNI 200 Career Readiness
|Composition or Public Speaking
ENG 101 English Composition I OR CDC 101 Public Speaking
|Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
MAT 181 College Algebra
|Health and Wellness
HSC 115 Current Health Issues
Any Technological Literacy Course
|Humanities or Fine Arts
Any Humanities or Fine Arts Course
HSC 110 Anatomy and Physiology I*
(also a Required Major Course)
|Social Sciences or Humanities
PSY 100 Intro to Psychology OR SOC 100 Intro to Sociology
|Required Major Courses||64|
|HSC 110 Anatomy and Physiology I*
(Credits for this course are counted toward the general education requirement.)
|HSC 120 Anatomy and Physiology II*||4|
|RAD 100 Radiography Theory and Lab I||5|
|RAD 110 Radiography Clinical I||6|
|RAD 101 Radiography Theory and Lab II||5|
|RAD 120 Radiography Clinical II||6|
|RAD 130 Radiography Clinical III||4|
|RAD 140 Radiography Clinical IV||4|
|RAD 200 Radiography Theory and Lab III||5|
|RAD 210 Radiography Clinical V||6|
|RAD 201 Radiography Theory and Lab IV||5|
|RAD 220 Radiography Clinical VI||6|
|RAD 230 Radiography Clinical VII||4|
|RAD 240 Radiography Clinical VIII||4|
* Required pre-requisite courses.
Program Notes: This program has a handbook, which can be obtained from the department chair. RAD courses are taught at Washington Hospital.
PennWest California’s Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology is currently accredited for an eight year term, by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT publishes each program’s current accreditation status at www.jrcert.org.
Standard One: Accountability, Fair Practices, and Public Information
The sponsoring institution and program promote accountability and fair practices in relation to students, faculty, and the public. Policies and procedures of the sponsoring institution and program must support the rights of students and faculty, be well-defined, written, and readily available.
Standard Two: Institutional Commitment and Resources
The sponsoring institution demonstrates a sound financial commitment to the program by assuring sufficient academic, fiscal, personnel, and physical resources to achieve the program’s mission.
Standard Three: Faculty and Staff
The sponsoring institution provides the program adequate and qualified faculty that enable the program to meet its mission and promote student learning.
Standard Four: Curriculum and Academic Practices
The program’s curriculum and academic practices prepare students for professional practice.
Standard Five: Health and Safety
The sponsoring institution and program have policies and procedures that promote the health, safety, and optimal use of radiation for students, patients, and the public.
Standard Six: Programmatic Effectiveness and Assessment: Using Data for Sustained Improvement
The extent of a program’s effectiveness is linked to the ability to meet its mission, goals, and student learning outcomes. A systematic, ongoing assessment process provides credible evidence that enables analysis and critical discussions to foster ongoing program improvement.
An overview of the JRCERT Standards is available at www.jrcert.org.
Students may submit any violation of standards grievances regarding the radiological technology program to:Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 20 North Wacker Drive Suite 2850 Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182 (312) 704-5300 firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to promote the ethics, character, success, and career development of future professionals who will contribute to society by promoting, preserving, and improving the health and well-being of diverse populations, communities, and individuals.
The goals of the Radiologic Technology Program are to develop competent entry-level radiographers able to function within the healthcare community.
The goals of the Radiographer program are:
Additional information may be found in the Radiologic Technology Student Handbook including clinical site locations. This handbook is intended as a guide to the Program’s policies that are in existence at the time of its writing. The Radiologic Technology program reserves the right to make changes in its education and clinical policies as are deemed advisable by the administration and the faculty for the progressive development of the program.
Download a copy of the student handbook.