The Radiologic Technologist prepares demonstrations of human anatomy on an x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic use by a radiologist or other medical specialist. Graduates of the program are eligible for examination by the American Registry of Radiologist Technologists. Successful applicants have the right to use the title “Registered Radiologic Technologist” R.T. (R) (ARRT). In order to practice in California, the R.T. must also apply for certification by the Department of Health Services in Sacramento. Completion of the Associate in Science degree a program qualifies the student for eligibility for the state C.R.T. Examination. A bachelor degree program has been articulated with CSU Northridge.
To Contact the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:
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OCC's program is affiliated with numerous hospitals in Orange County. In this training consortium, students are rotated through planned learning experiences. Classrooms are well equipped and include on-campus energized x-ray laboratories.
Program application process is accomplished by taking program prerequisite, Allied Health A010. This short-term course is mandatory for all prospective program applicants. See current class schedule for specific course meeting times. Although applications are accepted throughout the year, the Radiologic Technology program starts only in the fall semester of every school year.
The Radiologic Technology program is a full-time (two years including one summer session and two intersessions) program. Successful program completion requires the following: 1) completion of all required radiologic technology courses as outlined in catalog, 2) completion of approximately 1850 clinical hours, and 3) completion of all requirements for an Associate in Science degree as required by Orange Coast College. These specific program completion requirements must be satisfied within the two-year time frame of the Radiologic Technology program. Eligibility for the post program state and registry examinations are dependent upon meeting these requirements. The program applicant needs to complete all units of the General Education requirement before program entry. This program requires the student to participate in clinical experience concurrent with classroom courses. Clinical responsibilities will be arranged by the Radiologic Technology faculty and will include evening and/or weekend assignments. The student receives no salary for this clinical experience but will receive course credit toward program completion.
The OCC Radiologic Technology program will make every effort to place a male student in a mammography clinical rotation if requested; however, OCC will not be able to override clinical site policies that restrict mammography rotations to female students. Male students should be advised that placement in a mammography rotation is not guaranteed and, in fact, would be very unlikely.
OCC makes every effort to support an equal opportunity learning and skill development environment. In the particular circumstance male students will have virtually no employment opportunities as a Mammographer post-graduation therefore, the program faculty would discourage requesting this particular specialized rotation. Faculty will seek to accommodate requests from male students to participate in a mammography rotation.
Radiologic Technology is a rapidly expanding allied health profession.