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R T 50 ORIENTATION TO RADIATION SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES2 Units
Overview of Radiologic Technology as a career. Radiographic terminology, positioning for abdomen, vital sign assessment, introduction to x-ray protection and production, radiographic image formation, patient care, basic computer operation and Internet application. Overview of program structure and student services. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisites: BIOL 40A, 40B and 40C or equivalent; RT 200L; AHS 200 or medical terminology course of 2 units or greater.
Corequisite: R T 53.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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R T 51A FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY I4 Units
Medical and Radiographic terms. Basic positioning and anatomy related to chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 50.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 51B FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY II4 Units
Continuation of R T 51A; radiographic anatomy, positioning and procedures related to shoulder girdle, hip/pelvis, gastrointestinal tract, urinary system and biliary system. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 51A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 51C FUNDAMENTALS OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY III4 Units
Continuation of R T 51B; radiographic anatomy, positioning and terminology, related to the skull, vertebral column, bony thorax, surgical, pediatric and trauma radiology. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 51B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 52A PRINCIPLES OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY I3 Units
Introduction to elementary principles of x-ray physics, technique, and radiation protection. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisites: R T 50; CHEM 25 or CHEM 30A; MATH 220.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 52B PRINCIPLES OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY II3 Units
Continuation of R T 52A, including physics and technique with the main focus on radiation protection of the patient and the occupational worker. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 52A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 52C PRINCIPLES OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY III3 Units
Continuation of R T 52B. Expansion of principles of X-ray physics, technique and protection.Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 52B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 52D DIGITAL IMAGE ACQUISITION & DISPLAY2.5 Units
Imparts an understanding of components, principles and operation of digital imaging systems found in diagnostic radiology. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed. Compare/contrast digital and film-based systems. Principles of digital system quality assurance and maintenance. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 52C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2.5 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 53 ORIENTATION TO RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY1 Unit
Orientation to radiation sciences, with emphasis on clinical participation. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Corequisite: R T 50.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours clinical laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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R T 53A APPLIED RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY I3 Units
First of four courses that includes clinical participation and application of basic positioning, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiation protection and image analysis. Emphasis is placed on chest, abdomen and upper & lower extremity radiography. A clinical presentation is also required with the same emphasis. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 53.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
16 hours clinical laboratory. (192 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 53AL APPLIED RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY I1 Unit
First of three courses that includes laboratory participation and application of basic positioning, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiation protection, image analysis and technical radiographic experiments. Emphasis on abdomen, chest, upper and lower extremities as learned in the companion lecture course, R T 51A. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 50.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 53B APPLIED RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY II3 Units
Second of four courses that includes clinical participation and application of basic positioning, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiation protection and image analysis. Emphasis is placed on the biliary tract, upper & lower gastrointestinal system and the urinary system. A clinical presentation is also required with the same emphasis. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 53A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
16 hours clinical laboratory. (192 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 53BL APPLIED RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY II1 Unit
Second of three courses that includes laboratory participation and application of basic positioning, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiation protection, image analysis and technical radiographic experiments. Emphasis on shoulder girdle, hip/pelvis, esophagus, stomach, colon and urinary system as learned in the companion lecture course, R T 51B. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 53AL.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 53C APPLIED RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY III3 Units
Third of four courses that includes clinical participation and application of basic positioning, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiation protection and image analysis. Emphasis is placed on the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spines, Sacrum & Coccyx and Skull. A clinical presentation is also required with the same emphasis. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 53B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
16 hours clinical laboratory. (192 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 53CL APPLIED RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY III1 Unit
Third of three courses that includes laboratory participation and application of basic positioning, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiation protection, image analysis and technical radiographic experiments. Emphasis on vertebral column, sacrum and coccyx, ribs and skull as learned in the companion lecture course, R T 51C. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 53BL.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 53D APPLIED RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY IV5.5 Units
Fourth of four courses that includes clinical participation and application of basic positioning, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiation protection and image analysis. Emphasis is placed on pediatric radiography, venipuncture and fluoroscopy. A clinical presentation is also required with the emphasis on pathology.Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 53C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
27 hours clinical laboratory. (324 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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R T 54A BASIC PATIENT CARE FOR IMAGING TECHNOLOGY2 Units
Basic concepts of patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency patient care procedures and techniques as well as infection control protocols. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 50.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in R T 50B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 54B LAW & ETHICS IN MEDICAL IMAGING2 Units
A fundamental background in ethics, historical and philosophical basis of ethics, as well as elements of ethical behavior in regards to clinical practice. Misconduct, malpractice, legal and professional standards and the ASRT scope of practice. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 54A; one of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in R T 50A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 54C RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY3 Units
Formerly: R T 51D
Radiographic Pathology of the respiratory, osseous, fractures, urinary, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, central nervous, hemopoietic and endocrine systems, HSG's and associated pathologies.Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 54B.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in R T 51D.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 61B RADIOLOGY RESEARCH PROJECT1 Unit
Collaborative research project on a highly specialized area of radiography or other imaging modality. Group presentation and scientific poster display board required. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 62A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 62A ADVANCED MODALITIES IN IMAGING3 Units
Specialized radiographic procedures related to magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography. Computer applications related to image capture, display, storage, and distribution. Sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, vertebral column, and extremities. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 52C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 62B SPECIAL PROCEDURES & EQUIPMENT3 Units
Continuation of R T 62A with emphasis on radiography of the skull, facial bones, mandible, and sinuses. Advanced radiographic procedures with emphasis on angiographic, cerebral, heart and interventional procedures, angiographic equipment, radiographic anatomy and pathology. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 62A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 62C PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN RADIOLOGY3 Units
Professional development in radiography, continuing education, and advanced modality opportunities. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 62B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 63 ADVANCED RADIOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLES3 Units
Special emphasis on reviewing the Content Specifications for the ARRT Examination in Radiography; radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image acquisition and evaluation, imaging procedures, patient care and education. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 62B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 63A RADIOGRAPHIC CLINICAL PRACTICUM I6.5 Units
First of three courses that includes clinical participation and application of basic positioning, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiation protection and image analysis. Emphasis on utilizing advanced modalities including MRI/CT. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 53D.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
32 hours clinical laboratory. (384 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 63B RADIOGRAPHIC CLINICAL PRACTICUM II6.5 Units
Second of three courses that includes clinical participation and application of basic positioning, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiation protection and image analysis. Emphasis on advanced radiographic examinations of the skull, mandible, orbits, nasal bones, facial bones, para-nasal sinuses, mastoids and on special procedures. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 63A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
32 hours clinical laboratory. (384 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 63C RADIOGRAPHIC CLINICAL PRACTICUM III6.5 Units
Third of three courses that includes clinical participation and application of basic positioning, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiation protection and image analysis. Emphasis on radiographic techniques and positioning in trauma radiology. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisites: R T 63B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
32 hours clinical laboratory. (384 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 64 FLUOROSCOPY4 Units
Principles of radiation protection and fluoroscopic equipment, application of special equipment, illumination and photometry, anatomy and physiology of the eye and relationship of internal organs. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 52C or current certification in Radiologic Technology or Radiation Therapy Technology.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3.34 hours lecture, 1.25 hours laboratory. (55.08 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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R T 65 MAMMOGRAPHY3 Units
Technical and procedural aspects of mammography including breast anatomy, physiology, positioning, compression, quality assurance techniques, implant imaging and mass localization. Successful completion of this course entitles the student to a Certificate of Completion of a 40 hour course in mammography education. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program.
Prerequisite: R T 62A or current certification in Radiologic Technology.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 71 ADVANCED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE: MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING8 Units
A practicum in a magnetic resonance department. Practical experience is implemented to expose the post-graduate radiologic technology student to the principles of MRI with emphasis on mastery of the knowledge, insight, and skills required to perform MRI procedures.
Prerequisites: Current ARRT and CRT Certification as a Radiologic Technology.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
40 hours clinical laboratory. (480 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 72 VENIPUNCTURE1.5 Units
Principles and practices of intravenous injection. Includes theory, demonstration and application of venipuncture equipment and solutions, puncture techniques, complications, and post-puncture care. Meets state of California qualifications for didactic certification in venipuncture for radiologic technologists. Intended for students in the radiologic technology program and/or currently certified Radiologic Technologists.
Prerequisites: R T 51C or current Certification in Radiologic Technology; current Health Care Provider CPR card.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 2 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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R T 74 ADVANCED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE: COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY8 Units
A practicum in a computed tomography department. Practical experience is implemented to expose the post-graduate radiologic technology student to the principles of CT with emphasis on mastery of the knowledge, insight and skills required to perform CT procedures.
Prerequisites: Current ARRT and CRT certification as a Radiologic Technologist.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
40 hours clinical laboratory. (480 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
R T 200L RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY AS A CAREER1 Unit
Introduction to the radiological sciences and its role in health care. Focus on the use of ionizing radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and on the health professionals responsible for providing this medical specialty. Discussion of requirements for the Radiologic Technology Program. (Six hours hospital observation included).
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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