Radiologic Technology

Why Our Program

Our program provides a pathway into diagnostic imaging careers. We also partner with local medical facilities to provide clinical training.

This in-demand field offers the financial stability of a career in the healthcare industry without committing too many years to education. Additionally, it fulfills the desire to help people and puts those who enter the field at the center of innovation and technology.

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the State of California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch. This program continues to strive for the highest level of accreditation. Earning a high award of accreditation means the program meets or exceeds defined Standards for: Integrity, Resources, Curriculum, and Academic Practices, Health and Safety, Assessment, and Institutional/Programmatic Data. Program Effectiveness Data, including ARRT examination pass rates, graduate employment rates, and student retention rates are monitored on an ongoing basis.

The median salary for a Radiologic Technologist is $109,248. Learn more.

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The Radiologic Technology Program at Cabrillo College prepares a graduate:

  • To be clinically competent, work in the regional community, the State of California or elsewhere in the United States.

  • To develop skills necessary to produce diagnostic radiographic examinations for the maintenance and/or restoration of good health to the patient.

  • To perform quality radiographic procedures based on scientific principles, allowing for advances in medical and Radiologic Technology, as well as changes in social needs.

  • To be effective through concurrent and progressive learning by classroom theory, laboratory and clinical practicum.

  • To provide compassionate care while using therapeutic communication skills, mindful of the patients' dignity and worth and within guidelines set by professional standards.

  • To respect the individuality of the patients' diverse cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

"You think you're just learning a job, but you're really learning how to interact with people and about relationships. That, to me, has been very rewarding."

- Sabrina Luis, Adjunct Instructor

Program Goals and Outcomes

Students will demonstrate good patient communication. Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will communicate properly while performing radiographic procedures.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of therapeutic and age appropriate communication.

Students will be clinically competent. Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will practice patient safety while performing radiographic procedures.

  • Students will use appropriate radiation protection devices.

  • Students will position the patient carefully and accurately.

  • Students will set the control panel accurately for exposures.

Students will participate in professional development/growth. Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate participation in professional events.

  • Student participation in community service.

  • Students will demonstrate professionalism.

Students will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will modify procedures based on patient condition.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of required reporting of suspected elder or child abuse.

  • Students will discern technical parameters that produce optimal image quality at the lowest possible dose.

Graduates will be employed and effective in the community. Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will complete the program.

  • Students will pass the ARRT examination on the first attempt.

  • Graduates seeking employment will find jobs within 1 year of graduation.

  • Graduates will be satisfied with the program.

  • Employers are satisfied with graduates from the program.

Program Effectiveness Data

This is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Information on how this data can be interpreted is found directly on the data sheet and on the JRCERT webpage.

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