Radiography, Associate of Science (AS)
The Radiography Program prepares a student for licensure as a radiographer. Graduates work in hospitals, imaging centers, and clinics where they take diagnostic X-rays for physician evaluation. Opportunities are available to train in Ultrasound, MRI, and CT (advanced procedures) after licensure. Graduates may also work in industry in the areas of quality control and research and development. CSU Northridge offers the BS degree in Radiography or Health Science.
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
Complete all of the following:
- All Department Requirements listed below with a “C” or better or “P” in each course (at least 20% of the department requirements must be completed through SBCC).
- One of the following three General Education options:
- A total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 and higher).
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC.
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted.
- A minimum of 12 units through SBCC.
|Department Requirements 1|
|AH 120||Medical Terminology 2||1|
|RT 101||Introduction To Radiography||2.33|
|RT 102||Fundamentals of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures I||4|
|RT 103||Fundamentals Of Radiographic Positioning And Procedures II||4|
|RT 109||Principles of Radiographic Exposure||3|
|RT 111||Advanced Principles of Exposure||3|
|RT 119||Radiological Technology||3|
|RT 120||Patient Care in Radiography||3|
|RT 191||Radiographic Technology Clinical Practicum I||5|
|RT 191A||Radiographic Technology Clinical Practicum 1A||2.1|
|RT 192||Radiographic Technology Clinical Practicum 2||5|
|RT 202||Advanced Radiographic Procedures||3|
|RT 203||Radiology Certification Preparation||4|
|RT 220||Radiation Biology Protection||3|
|RT 230||Radiographic Pathology||3|
|RT 250||Principles and Applications of Cross-Sectional Anatomy in Imaging||2|
|RT 293||Radiographic Technology Clinical Practicum 3||7|
|RT 294||Radiographic Technology Clinical Practicum 4||8|
|RT 295||Radiographic Technology Clinical Practicum 5||8.6|
Before entering the program applicants will be required to:
- Complete an application to the RT program
- Be eligible for MATH 107 and ENG 110 or 110H
- Complete RT 100 - Radiography and Health Care
- Attendance at Program Orientation Meeting
- Provide transcripts showing completion of BMS 107 (Human Anatomy) and BMS 108 (Human Physiology) with a grade of C or better
- Pay required badge and materials fee
- Pass a physical examination and current inmunizations
- Provide a current CPR card
- Pass criminal background check
- Pass a five panel drug screen
|RT 251||Principles of Mammography and Procedures||2|
|RT 290||Work Experience in Radiography||1-4|
- Radiation Protection: Students are able to apply the principles of radiation protection as required by the state and federal agencies.
- Equipment Operation and Quality Control: Students are able to safely operate and perform quality control measurements on radiographic equipment.
- Image Production and Evaluation: Students are able to evaluate radiographic images for proper anatomy, positioning and technical factors.
- Radiographic Procedures: Students are able to perform radiographic procedures on various anatomical regions based on physical and pathologic conditions.
- Patient Care and Education: Students are able to apply the principles of oral, written and verbal communication to effectively deliver patient care.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.