The Associate in Radiologic Technology will be entering into moratorium effective August 2023 and is not enrolling new students.

Associate in Radiological Technology Courses

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.


Course Credits
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
Technological Literacy
Any Technological Literacy Course
Humanities or Fine Arts
Any Humanities or Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
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.)
Listed above
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
Total 87

* 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.


Accreditation, Mission and Goals


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

JRCERT Standards

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

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
Program Effectiveness Data
Mission Statement

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.

Program Goals

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:

  1. Students will be clinically competent.

    Student Learning Outcome(s):
    Students will demonstrate proficiency conducting radiographic procedures.

    Student will select appropriate technical factors.


  1. Students will communicate effectively.

    Student Learning Outcome(s):
    Students will use effective oral communication skills.

    Students will use effective written communication skills.


  1. Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

    Student Learning Outcome(s):
    Students will accurately identify and implement methods of radiation protection.

    Students will perform image analysis.


  1. Students will evaluate the importance of professionalism.

    Student Learning Outcomes(s):
    Students will determine the importance of continued professional development.

    Students will assess areas of opportunity for growth and development.


  1. The program will graduate entry-level technologists.

    Student Learning Outcome(s):
    Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt within 6 months post-graduation. Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within 12 months post- graduation. Students will complete the program within 24 months. Students will be satisfied with their education. Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.
Student Handbook


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.