A.O.S. in Radiologic Technology Program (A.O.S in RT)
Available in the Following Campuses
Please note that this program is currently offered to displaced Brightwood Radiological Technologist and X-Ray Technology students only. Gurnick Academy recognized the need to help and created this program specifically to fill the void left by Brightwood's abrupt closure. Students will now be able to complete their program and reach their educational goals. If you are not a former Brightwood student and would like more information about Gurnick Academy and the programs we offer, please complete the form here.
The mission of the Associate of Occupational Science in Radiologic Technology program at the Academy is to prepare students for employment in the field of radiologic technology as certified radiologic technologists. To this end, the program emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and entry-level competencies appropriate for examinations required by the State of California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch, and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The Associate of Occupational Science Radiologic Technology program at the Academy is committed to the development of students' intellectual, analytical, and critical thinking skills, as well as skills performance. To this end, instructional methods are based on established principles and practices of adult learning theory combined with classroom techniques that encourage student participation.
Duties for graduates of this program may include diagnostic imaging procedures in hospital diagnostic imaging departments, surgical theaters, emergency rooms, doctor's offices, and other health care settings using fixed and/or portable machines.
Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for certification examinations or attain state licensure. Understanding the requirements of certification, state board, or national board licensing exams is the individual student's responsibility. Such requirements may change during the course of the program. No student is automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Students are responsible for inquiring with the appropriate agencies about current requirements prior to enrolling in the program of their choice or, if the student's circumstances change, at the time of making application for certification or licensure. Clinical sites may themselves require a criminal background check or medical examination.
Students are informed of the requirements for employment and certification, state board, or national board licensing exams. Such requirements may change during the course of the program. No student is automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Students with felony convictions may not be eligible for certification.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue entry-level employment in the field, or jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although the Institution will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The Institution does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any of the jobs described, or placed at all.
We, at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, consider clinical experience one of the most important parts of the medical education. Students are required to be rotated throughout our affiliated medical facilities, while attending our radiology technology program.
A.O.S. in RT Program Length and Schedule
94 weeks/2923 clock hours / 148.5 quarter credit hours
|Registration Fee (non-refundable)||$75.00|
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more information about Financial Assistance.
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Certification for Radiologic Technologists in California
Job Outlook and Salary for Radiologic Technologists
For information about average wages and projections of employment for Radiologic Technologists in California, visit State of California Employment Development Department website Occupational Profile for Radiologic Technologists.
Employment of Radiologic and MRI Technologists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions, such as breaks and fractures caused by osteoporosis, which can require imaging to diagnose them. Click for more information: www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Radiologic-technologists.htm (Though MRI is included in these statistics, it is not part of the Radiologic Technology program.)
For more information on the radiologic sciences, please visit Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.