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Radiologic Technology Program
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Chaffey College reserves the right to revise degree requirements. RT Program graduates are eligible for the registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
312/704-5300
www.jrcert.org

RT website information is revised on an annual basis. Last update: July 1, 2015.





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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
There is now a 5-Year Recency requirement for the following RT prerequisite course: BIOL-20 or BIOL-424 & BIOL-424LN Anatomy or Anatomy/Physiology.


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The Chaffey College Radiologic Technology Program is ranked in the top 10 programs in the US with almost 700 programs nationwide. 100% of our graduates pass the national certification exam on a regular basis. Chaffey students routinely score 7 to 9 percentage points higher than the national average.


The Program

The Radiologic Technology Program leads to an Associate in Science degree and has been accredited since 1970. Training includes operation of X-ray equipment, exposing and processing images, utilizing radiation protection devices, positioning patients, effective communication and judgement, and patient care. Computer application is involved in all aspects of radiology. Concurrent clinical training is held in hospitals affiliated with Chaffey College. The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the State of California and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program articulates with the California State University, Northridge, and Loma Linda University Radiologic Technology Programs for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Students must earn the Associate in Science degree to sit for the national certification exam. Upon satisfactory completion of the associate degree requirements and the classroom and clinical education, the student is eligible to apply for the following:
  1. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination

  2. California State license (CRT) after successfully completing the ARRT examination and submitting proper documentation and fees.

  3. State of California Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit examination

Information Packet for Prospective RT Student (.pdf)

Prerequisites and Selection Process


Career Opportunities

Graduates may seek employment as a staff radiographer or continue their education to go into one of the many specialty areas of radiography. These include heart catheterization, CT, MRI; ultrasound; nuclear medicine; radiation therapy; commercial sales; equipment repair; radiation health physics, education, or administration.


Chaffey College Radiologic Technology Occupational Program Sheet

Chaffey College School of Health Sciences Brochure


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Program Details

The RT Program is two (2) years in length and includes concurrent clinical education in facilities affiliated with Chaffey College. Clinical education includes the operation of X-ray equipment, exposing and processing of the image, applying protective shields, positioning of  patients and patient care.

Emphasis during the first year is placed on the theory and science of X-ray with experiments and practice using on-campus, live digital X-ray equipment. During this first year, the student learns basic positioning of skeletal anatomy. Practice positioning laboratories are used to prepare the student to perform routine X-ray procedures on a phantom patient before performing such procedures on patients in the clinical education setting (CES).

During the summer semester, the student is assigned 4 days per week to a clinical education setting for concentrated clinical training and attends classes on campus one (1) day per week.

In the second year, the student advances to Cranial radiography, Special Procedures, and Radiographic Pathology, in classes on campus, while concurrently assigned to the CES for a specified number of days.

In the final months of the second year, the student is assigned to the CES four (4) days per week for advanced clinical education and attends class on campus one (1) day per week. Clinical proficiency is evaluated during all clinical education.


Mission, Goals and Philosophy

The mission of Chaffey College as stated in the college catalog reads: "Chaffey College inspires hope and success by improving lives and our community in a dynamic, supportive, and engaging environment of educational excellence where our diverse students learn and benefit from foundation, career, and transfer programs."

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to meet the needs of the community it serves by providing an education for individuals from diverse communities that will enable them to acquire a high level of skills to enhance quality patient care with the professionalism necessary to become effective Registered Radiologic Technologists.

The goals and student learning outcomes are:
  1. Students will be clinically competent
    • Students will properly identify the patient, interpret exam request, and determine proper procedure to successfully complete the exam
    • Students will produce quality radiographs in terms of positioning skills
    • Students will produce quality radiographs in terms of exposure factor selection
    • Students will practice radiation protection

  2. Students will demonstrate professionalism and ethics
    • Students will demonstrate professional behavior
    • Students will demonstrate ethical conduct.

  3. Student will communicate effectively
    • Students will demonstrate presentation skills
    • Students will communicate with patients
    • Students will communicate in the clinical environments

  4. Students will demonstrate critical thinking
    • Students will evaluate images
    • Students will perform non-routine procedures
    • Students will be able to analyze stressful situations

  5. The program effectively measures the success of students and graduates
    • Graduates will pass the ARRT exam
    • Graduates will obtain employment in radiography
    • Graduates will express overall satisfaction with the program
    • Employers will express overall satisfaction with the graduates' performance
    • Students will complete each course with high success/ retention rates
    • Graduates will complete the program with a high completion rate
In addition, each course has specific student learning outcomes.

The philosophy is founded on the principles of "competency based" education including knowledge, skills and attitudes through a sequence of instruction, practice, observation and evaluation. Students entering the program are expected to devote time and apply themselves willingly to be successful.



Program Effectiveness Data
2012–2016


Year # of Students
Tested

(ARRT)
% Passed
(ARRT)
on first attempt
Program
Completion
(# of Students and %)
Job Placement
(# of Students and %)
12 month job placement
 (initiated in 2013)
2012 17

17 students or 100%

17 of 28 students
or 61%
14 of 17 students
Or 82%
2013 19 18 students
or 95%
19 of 28 students
or 68%
18 of 18 students or  100%
2014 23 23 students
or 100%
23 of 28 students
or 82%
21 of 23 students or 91%
2015 26 26 students or 100% 26 of 28 students or 92% 26 of 26 students
or 100%
2016 24

24 students or 100%

24 of 28 students
or 86%
21 of 22 students
or 95%
5-Year
Average
22 99% 109 of 140 students
78%
94.3%

Source: Chaffey College Radiologic Technology Assessment Plans 2012 - 2016



IMPORTANT NOTICE

Students applying February 1 – 28, 2017 for the RT Program starting Fall 2017:

Students who attended Chaffey College prior to Fall 2009 should meet with a counselor to discuss the continuous attendance policy and catalog rights.

Students who came to Chaffey College on or after Fall 2009 need to apply using MATH 425 or higher AND ENG 1A (equivalent courses from other colleges also acceptable.)


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     ARRT

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American Society of Radiologic Technologists


CSRT symbol and link to site
California Society of Radiologic Technologists


JRCERT symbol and link to site
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology


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State of California Radiologic Health Branch


ACERT symbol and link to site
Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology


CDPH-RHB CRT Exam Scores


JRCERT Accreditation

CDPH Radiologic Technology Diagnostic School Certificate

CDPH Radiologic Technology Fluoroscopy School Certificate

 

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