Radiologic Technology


FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, a full list of prerequisites and more about the application process can be found on the Program Highlights page.

Students will find a link to the application form on our website starting September 1st of every year. The application window is open from September 1st - October 1st every year. See the Application page for more information about our process.

Each cohort begins the program during the Fall semester. However, there is about a year of prep work before you can start the program. The procedure starts with the application process the previous Fall. Once applications are submitted and evaluated, applicants are notified of their status by the end of October. If you are successfully placed into the program, you will also be notified about the required information and orientation meetings to attend prior to the start of the program. These meetings will help you prepare to be as successful as possible during the course of the program.

No, but we are honoring a previous waitlist. Starting January 1st, 2017, applicants were no longer added to a waitlist when they applied. Selection into the program is now a combination of those remaining on the waitlist and those randomly selected. There is no guarantee that you will get in if you apply each year. For more information about our process, please see our Application page.

Students currently on the waitlist need to update the Wait List Intent Form each fall semester. The program will notify all students on the waitlist by email when it is time to do this and send a link to the form. There are many variables that affect when a student on the waitlist may be placed.

Program costs are estimated with each publication of the Student Policy Handbook. See the Approximate Program Costs and Fees flyer for more information. Students are encouraged to plan ahead for living expenses and child care, as the rigor of the program makes it difficult to work and be a successful student. It is strongly recommended that students research Financial Aid and Scholarship opportunities.

Prerequisite courses prepare the student for the core Radiologic Technology Program courses. Prerequisite courses must be successfully completed before application to the program. General education requirements are courses that must be successfully completed before the end of the program to receive the A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology. It is highly recommended that students complete all general education courses before the start of the core RT program due to the rigor of the core program courses. Please meet with an academic counselor to make a successful educational plan.

The Radiologic Technology Program is a 22 month Associate in Science Degree program. It is a full-time program. No part-time options are available. Most classes, laboratories, and clinical education assignments are scheduled Monday - Friday. In the second year some courses may be scheduled in the evening. Students must attend all lecture, laboratory and clinical education courses as scheduled in the Cabrillo College schedule of classes. Please consult the RT Course Sequence, as well as the Schedule of Classes for Fall semester, Spring semester, and Summer session, for specific days and times.

Students are accepted once each year, starting with the Fall semester. The duration of the program is 22 months. Students graduate in May of the second year.

The number of students accepted each year is dependent on how many students each of our affiliated hospitals and clinics can accept. Our acceptance can range from 12-20 depending on circumstances

Yes. The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and has achieved an eight year accreditation cycle, the highest award possible. The program is also an approved School of Radiography by the California Department of Public Health-Radiation Health Branch.