RadTec Program Information

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The Radiologic Technology Program meets the needs of the community by providing a career education for individuals from a diverse community, preparing students to provide quality patient care and safety with professionalism to become Registered/Certified Radiologic Technologists.


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.

Student Learning Outcomes


  • 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
  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior
  • Students will demonstrate ethical conduct
  • Students will demonstrate presentation skills
  • Students will communicate with patients in English
  • Student will communicate in the clinical environments
  • Student will evaluate images
  • Students will perform non-routine procedures
  • Students will be able to analyze stressful situations
  • 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 a high success/retention rate
  • Graduates will complete the program with a high completion rate

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Operate digital and conventional x-ray equipment, exposing and processing images.
  2. Be clinically competent in radiation protection practices, positioning patients and patient care.
  3. Be eligible for licensure as a Radiologic Technologist.
  4. Demonstrate ethics, professionalism, critical thinking, and communicate effectively as a Radiologic Technologist
  5. Demonstrate academic skills that prepare them to participate in all domains of society: civically, economically, and politically.

Program Costs

RadTec Program Costs (.PDF)

Clinical Education Locations

Corona Regional Medical Center
800 South Main Street
Corona, CA  92882
Distance from Chaffey College: 20 miles 

Desert Valley Medical Center
16850 Bear Valley Road
Victorville, CA  92395
Distance from Chaffey College: 38 miles

VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
11201 Benton Street
Loma Linda, CA  92354
Distance from Chaffey College: 23 miles

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Fontana
9961 Sierra Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
Distance from Chaffey College: 12 miles 

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Riverside
10800 Magnolia Street
Riverside, CA  92505
Distance from Chaffey College: 23 miles 

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
1798 N. Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA  91767
Distance from Chaffey College: 15 miles 

Riverside University Health Systems
16520 Cactus Avenue
Moreno Valley, CA  92555
Distance from Chaffey College: 33 miles 

San Antonio Regional Hospital
999 San Bernardino Road
Upland, CA  91786
Distance from Chaffey College: 6 miles


RadTec Program Effectiveness Data 2018 – 2022 (.pdf)

Employment Data

The radiologic technologist, also called a radiographer, provides patient care services using sophisticated imaging equipment, as directed by physicians qualified to order and/or perform radiologic procedures. The radiographer operates x-ray equipment to take images (x-rays) of bones and internal parts of the patient’s body. Mobile x-ray equipment at the patient’s bedside is also used. Computer application is involved in all aspects of radiography. When providing patient care services, radiographers continually strive to provide quality patient care and are particularly concerned with limiting radiation exposure to patients, self, and others to doses of radiation that are as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). A radiologic technologist utilizes proper radiation protection devices and techniques that safeguard possible radiation hazards. Radiographers exercise independent judgment in technical performance of medical imaging procedures as necessary during medical emergencies.

Starting salaries are approximately $4,000 to $6.750 ($25-$45 an hour) per month in the immediate area. Salaries will vary as to place of employment, geographic location, experience, and education. Fringe benefits such as vacations, group insurance, retirement pay, holiday pay and sick leave exist in many places of employment. Generally, full-time work is 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week but there may be part-time work or “per diem” which is less than 32 hours per week. In addition, there may be night or weekend duty at extra pay.

The need for staff radiologic technologists exists and is consistent with the economy. Employment may be in large and small hospitals, teaching hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, outpatient Imaging Centers and Urgent Care Centers.

Completion of the Chaffey College RadTec Program results in an Associates degree in Radiologic Science. There are career options attainable upon completion of the program and successfully passing the ARRT (national board exam). There are other areas of the radiological sciences that students can move into upon completion of the Chaffey RT program. In some of these cases, the Chaffey RT Program can be viewed as a “foundation” for these other areas. For more information on the career paths and educational requirements contact ARRT at website https://www.arrt.org/

Labor Market Data for RT careers can be found at: http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/

There are a wide range of Radiological Sciences career and educational pathways as listed below:

  • Heart Catheterization / Interventional Technologist
  • Lead Technologist
  • Technical Representative /Commercial Companies
  • Biomedical Engineers/Equipment Repair
  • Supervising Technologist
  • Director or Assistant Director
  • Administrative Technologist
  • Radiology Manager
  • Mammographer
  • CT Technologist
  • MRI Technologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Radiation Therapy Technologist
  • Ultrasound Technologist
  • Radiologic Health Physicist
  • Radiology Educator
  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Ph.D.