Academic Catalogs

Radiologic Technology (RADT)

RADT A1002 Units (36 lecture hours)  
Radiologic Physics  
Advisory: Proficiency in math skills up to intermediate algebra.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

The fundamentals of radiation and radiological physics. Operation of medical radiographic X-ray units. Study of the effects of radiation in humans. Introduction to health-physics instrumentation.

RADT A1051 Unit (13.5 lecture hours; 13.5 lab hours)  
Radiation and Imaging Safety  
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the OCC Radiologic Technology Program (Cohort Restriction).

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

A study of the effects of radiation in humans and the principles of protection as applied to radiography. Introduction to health-physics instrumentation with a study of radiation control regulations.

RADT A1651.5 Units (27 lecture hours)  
Beginning Radiologic Practice  
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the OCC Radiologic Technology Program (Cohort restriction).

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to the radiology environment, emphasizing professionalism, humanistic approach to patients, medical/radiology records responsibilities, and medical/legal principles. Student obligations to clinical education are identified.

RADT A1703 Units (36 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
Radiographic Positioning and Critique  
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the OCC Radiologic Technology Program (Cohort Restriction).

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to radiographic positioning principles, study of contrast media, acquaintance with x-ray apparatus, and laboratory practice and film critique of chest, abdominal studies and upper extremities.

RADT A1712 Units (128 lab hours)  
Clinical Lab 1  
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the OCC Radiologic Technology Program (Cohort Restriction).
Co-requisite(s): RADT A105 and ALH A115.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Clinical experience in an affiliated radiology department under the supervision of certified radiology and health care personnel. Radiographic skills in chest and abdomen procedures will be emphasized.

RADT A1722 Units (128 lab hours)  
Clinical Lab 2  
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the OCC Radiologic Technology Program (Cohort restriction).

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Clinical experience in an affiliated radiology department under the supervision of certificated radiology and health care personnel utilizing a condensed format. Radiographic skills to include assisting with routine contrast media studies of the GI and GU tracts.

RADT A1753 Units (36 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
Radiographic Positioning and Critique 2  
Prerequisite(s): RADT A170.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Radiographic positioning principles, laboratory practice, and image analysis of the lower extremities, vertebral column, and basic skull. Overview of common pathologies of identified areas.

RADT A1767 Units (384 lab hours)  
Clinical Lab 3  
Co-requisite(s): RADT A175.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Clinical experience in an affiliated radiology department under the supervision of certified radiology and health care personnel. Radiographic skills to be emphasized will be fluoroscopic procedures, GU tract, upper and lower extremities, and routine spinal column.

RADT A1774.5 Units (256 other hours)  
Clinical Lab 4  
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the OCC Radiologic Technology Program (Cohort restriction).

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Clinical experience in an affiliated radiology department under the supervision of certificated radiology and health care personnel. Radiographic skills to be emphasized will be routine skull radiography, portable radiography, minor special procedures, and introduction to pediatric and trauma radiography.

RADT A1803 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Radiographic Imaging  
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the OCC Radiologic Technology Program (Cohort restriction).

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An introductory course to the factors influencing radiographic image formation, principles of film processing, digital imagining, exposure techniques, and essentials of radiographic image quality. Radiographic image critique skills will be developed.

RADT A1851 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Radiographic Pathology  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Advanced study, identification, and critique of common radiographic pathologies in major body systems. Assists the learner in providing quality patient care.

RADT A2112 Units (128 lab hours)  
Advanced Clinical Mammography Lab  

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Clinical experience in an affiliated radiology department under the supervision of certified radiology and health care personnel. Emphasis on independent radiography and decision making in clinical mammography. Professional growth and program exit skills are expected. Sixteen hours of clinical per week.

RADT A2122 Units (128 lab hours)  
Advances Clinical Lab Computed Tomography (CT)  

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Clinical experience in an affiliated radiology department under the supervision of certified radiology and health care personnel. Emphasis on independent radiography and decision making. Professional growth and program exit skills are expected. Sixteen hours of clinical per week.

RADT A2162 Units (27 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
Advanced Radiologic Patient Care  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Multi-skill preparation for the allied health professional including management communication skills and business management concepts, and contrast media administration limited to the upper extremity. 27 lecture hours, 27 lab hours.

RADT A2211 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Topics in Mammography  
Prerequisite(s): Students will need to be graduates of the OCC Radiologic Technology Program or licensed radiographers by the State of California.

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

This course will help prepare the student for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination in Mammography.

RADT A2221 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Topics in Computed Tomography  
Prerequisite(s): Students will need to be graduates of the OCC Radiologic Technology Program or licensed radiographers by the State of California.

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

This course will help prepare the student for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)certification examination in Computed Tomography.

RADT A2652 Units (45 lecture hours)  
Principles of Digital Imaging and Computer Applications  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to computer aided medical imagings as used in radiology departments. Applications include computed and digital radiography (CR/DR), CT, MRI, and other modalities. Basic imaging principles are applied, including physics, imaging protocols, and systems electronics. Software and display strategies for varying modalities will be discussed. Course does not include clinical experience. PRERQUISITE: Acceptance into the OCC Radiologic Technology Program (Cohort Restriction).

RADT A2702.5 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
Radiographic Positioning and Critique 3  
Prerequisite(s): RADT A175.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Radiographic positioning, film critique of advanced skull to include sinuses, TMJs, mastoid, mandible, facial bones, bony thorax and pelvic girdle. Introduction to ancillary imaging modalities including sectional anatomy.

RADT A2719 Units (512 other hours)  
Clinical Lab 5  
Prerequisite(s): RADT A177 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Clinical experience in an affiliated radiology department under the supervision of certified radiology and health care personnel. Emphasis on independent radiography and decision making. Advanced cranial studies and torso exams will be emphasized.

RADT A2753 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
Radiographic Positioning and Critique 4  
Prerequisite(s): RADT A270.
Co-requisite(s): RADT A277.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to advanced imaging principles and procedures to include diagnostic specials, interventional angiography CT and MR sectional anatomy as related to these imaging procedures. Principles of mammographic imaging per California state (RHB) regulations. Introduction to quality assurance principles and techniques. Elements of professional development.

RADT A2762 Units (128 other hours)  
Clinical Lab 6  
Co-requisite(s): RADT A270.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Clinical experience in an affiliated radiology department under the supervision of certified radiology and health care personnel. Radiographic skills emphasized are advanced contrast media procedures, trauma, portable radiography, pediatric and surgical exams.

RADT A2777 Units (384 other hours)  
Clinical Lab 7  
Prerequisite(s): RADT A276 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Clinical experience in an affiliated radiology department under the supervision of certified radiology and health care personnel. Emphasis on independent radiography and decision making. Professional growth and program exit skills are expected. Twenty-four hours clinical.

RADT A2851 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
ARRT Board Preparation  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Comprehensive categorical review of diagnostic radiologic technology in preparation for State and National Certification boards.

RADT A2902.5 Units (45 lecture hours)  
Applied Physics & Fluoroscopy  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Applied principles of physics for current radiographic equipment including fluoroscopy, image viewing and recording systems, and tomography. Study of knowledge and skills required to qualify student for fluoroscopy component of state licensure exam. Review of imaging concepts (analog and digital), x-ray beam quantity and quality, and radiation protection.