The AS degree Radiologic Technology Program at Cañada College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and the California Department of Public Health, Radiation Health Branch (CDPH-RHB). The program has been graduating x-ray technologists in San Mateo County since 1970. For complete program effectiveness data (credentialing examination pass rate, job placement, and program completion rate) please follow the link to the JRCERT website, (www.jrcert.org).
Students who pass the ARRT may apply for the California Radiologic Technology Certificate without sitting for California examination. The Radiologic Technology Certificate (CRT) Application form must be completed. This form may be found at the following website: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/cdph8200.pdf. The application form, a copy of the ARRT certificate and a non-refundable application fee of $75.00 in the form of a check or money order made payable to the CDPH-RHB must be returned to the CDPH-RHB. Applicants are notified within 30 calendar days of submission of the application.
A Radiologic Technologist or Radiographer is a health care professional who performs diagnostic imaging examinations with the use of x-rays. They work directly with patients and physicians. Radiographers are educated in patient care, radiation safety, radiation protection, image and film processing, anatomy, physiology, patient positioning and examination techniques.
Radiologic Technologists often specialize in a particular diagnostic imaging area, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MRI), mammography, bone densitometry, cardiovascular-interventional and general radiography.
The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at Cañada College is to provide a high quality vocational education to members of our diverse community who seek a career in the radiologic technology profession.
The Radiologic Technology Program enables students to develop the skills necessary for employment in the medical care community and provides a professional labor pool to match the needs of the community.
The Radiologic Technology Program seeks to enable our students to attain upon graduation:
Furthermore, our Radiologic Technology Program working with local industry seeks to:
Students completing this program will be able to: