Radiologic Technology

From broken bones to blocked intestines, Rad Techs see it all. Radiologic Technologists capture images of human anatomy using digital imaging, x-ray film or video, which are then used by radiologists or other medical specialists to identify and diagnose conditions inside the body. OCC offers a two-year associate degree program that is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and approved by the California Department of Public Health. Graduates are eligible to sit for the California state Certified Radiologic Technologists (C.R.T) exam. If you picture yourself working as a vital part of a health care team, OCC’s Radiologic Technology program can help you get there. Read on to learn more.

A sampling of courses for these careers

Medical Terminology
Radiological Physics and Protection
Patient Care

Human Diseases
Clinical Lab

Did you know?

Overall employment of radiologic and MRI technologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Program Details

Complete our associate-degree program, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in radiologic technology.

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In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement

Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization

Or earn your
associate degree
in under 4 years

Prepare for a career as a radiologic technologist, capturing images of human anatomy using digital, x-ray film, or video for diagnostic use by a radiologist or other medical specialist. After completing this program, you will be eligible for the American Registry of Radiologist Technologists certification exam and for the state Certified Radiologic Technologist exam. In order to practice in California, you also must apply for certification by the Department of Health Services in Sacramento. Or take your education further and enroll in a related bachelor’s degree program at California State University, Northridge. View program detail in course catalog.


To enroll in a Career Advantage program, you must first apply for admission to Orange Coast College. To apply, go to the Admissions Application Information webpage and review the information for admissions. Select the type of student you are and follow the steps listed to get started.

Classes cost $46 per unit for residents of California. Classes vary in their unit value, but an average 3-unit class costs $138. There are additional fees required to register and additional costs associated with each program. Click here to view the estimated total costs of the program in this career cluster.

View this chart for the length of the core program.

This program does not offer courses online, evenings or weekends. For details about offerings in this program, speak to a counselor or consult the class schedule. The class schedule tool searches through all Orange Coast College course offerings and includes a filter for online, evenings and weekend classes. For tips on how to navigate this tool click here.

You can make an appointment in person, online or by phone.  Click here for more information about Counseling Services and how to make an appointment.

For general questions about enrollment, availability of classes and other services for prospective and current OCC students, call The Answer Center at 714-432-5772. For answers to specific questions you can speak to a counselor or to the faculty member listed on this program page.

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