Radiologic Technology Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Q: What is meant by a "full-time" program?

A: A full-time program for radiology means that the student will be in the classroom or hospital five days a week. The emphasis in the first year of the program is on classroom work with the students in classes three days a week and in the hospital for two days a week. In the summer after the first year the emphasis shifts to the hospital with the student in the classroom only one day a week and the hospital four days.

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With what clinical sites is the program affiliated?

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Q: Is it better to have the general education requirements completed before entering the program?

A: The scheduling for the program allows for students to complete general education requirements in the afternoons and evenings. However, due to the rigorous nature of the program, it is strongly recommended that applicants complete General Education courses required for the Associate of Science degree.

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Q: Do you have to complete Anatomy and Physiology before entering the program?

A: Yes. Anatomy and Physiology are prerequisites that must be completed before the March deadline.

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Q: Are there prerequisites?

A: Yes. The prerequisites are:
  • High School graduation or a valid G.E.D.
  • Grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  • MATH 220, or equivalent college level course with a grade of "C" or better within the past three years, or completion of a higher math, or placement into MATH 105 or MATH 108 on the Foothill College placement test. Note: MATH 105 or MATH 108 and MATH 108 or higher does not need to be within three years.
  • CHEM 30A, CHEM 25, CHEM 10 or any equivalent college chemistry that includes a lab with a grade of "C" or better.
  • BIOL 40A, 40B & 40C or a semester of Anatomy and a semester of Physiology. Anatomy and Physiology studied in a language other than English will not be considered.
  • AHS 200 or Medical Terminology of 2 units or more with a grade of "C" or better.
  • RT 200L or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  • Eligibility for ESLL 26 or ENGL 1A.


Q: How do I get an application?

A: Application forms are available here from September to March. Students are admitted once a year only, beginning in mid-August. Annual selections are made by July 1st each year, and applicants are notified by letter of acceptance or non-acceptance at that time. Prior to the deadline, send a completed application form, and 2 official college transcripts for each college attended to:

Foothill College Radiologic Technology Program
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599 .

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Q: How much does the program cost?

A: Besides tuition, additional costs include books, supplies and uniforms. Program costs are detailed in the application.

Non-residents must pay a non-resident fee at the time of registration. Reliable transportation is necessary since travel is required from the campus to hospitals.

Financial Aid and scholarships are available.

In addition to the above, the standard Foothill College enrollment fees are required.

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Q: What certificate or degree can I earn?

A: After 22 consecutive months of competency-based, clinical, classroom, and laboratory instruction, students will receive an Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology; and qualify to take the California State and National Registry Exam.

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Q: What is your transfer policy with students who have advanced standing?

A: The Foothill College Radiologic Technology Program does not admit students with advanced standing. Course content and competencies vary a great deal from program to program and therefore, students admitted to the Foothill College Radiologic Technology Program are required to complete all courses in the radiologic technology curriculum.

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