RadTec Frequently Asked Questions
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RadTec prerequisite coursework must be completed at the time of applying to the program.
Applications are based on a point scale. You may schedule an appointment with a Chaffey College Counselor to learn how to maximize your points.
The RadTec Program accepts 28 new students annually to start every fall term.
The RadTec Program does not utilize a wait list.
Applicants ranked in the top 28 and 22 alternate applicants are required to successfully pass a background check. In addition, it is highly recommended that individuals who have been involved in a criminal proceeding or who have been charged with or convicted of a crime file a request for an ethics pre-application review with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to undergo an early ethics review. Further information is available at WWW.ARRT.ORGand click on the ethics link.
The Chaffey College hospital affiliate contracts require that RadTec students receive these clearances prior to clinical placement. Background checks and drug screenings are commonplace hiring practices within the health care field and other industries.
Applicants ranked in the top 28 and 22 alternates for potential admission will be required to successfully pass a background check. Applicants ranked in the top 28 and 22 alternates for potential admission will be required to successfully pass a drug screening as one component of an overall health exam. Those applicants will be provided with instructions and are responsible for all related costs.
Both the April and June orientations are mandatory sessions where valuable information is provided to potential students. If you are invited to these sessions, attendance is required to remain under consideration for admission to the RadTec Program.
The RadTec Program is a two-year (six continuous semesters), full-time course of study consisting of academic/classroom instruction and clinical immersion.
All RadTec classes and labs are held during the day, Monday – Friday.
Students spend approximately 40 hours per week, up to 10 hours per day, in the program including class lectures, labs and clinical hours.
The operational hours are between 6:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Successful RadTec students work no more than 20 hours per week. This allows adequate study time in addition to the classroom and clinical components.
The Chaffey College RadTec Program includes all coursework to complete the associate in science degree and eligibility to take the national (ARRT), and California (CRT) licensing exams. Once a license is granted, the graduate is eligible for entry-level RadTec positions.
Career specializations such as ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and mammography require further education beyond the AS degree. The Chaffey College RadTec Program articulates with Loma Linda University and California State University, Northridge for the bachelor of science degree.
Fluoroscopy is not offered as a stand-alone course, although it is included as part of the two-year RadTec Program.