Academic Catalogs

Advanced Clinical Practice, Certificate of Specialization

Banner Code: 1_CE_ACP

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This certificate will recognize advanced training in one of several advanced areas of medical imaging. Completion of the certificate requirements would allow the successful student the opportunity to take the applicable post-primary certificate offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Currently offered options include Mammography and Computed Tomography.

Program Outcome

At the successful conclusion of the course sequence, students will be able to apply for and sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examinations in either Computed Tomography (CT) and Mammography (M).

Certificate of Specialization Requirements

The Certificate of Specialization is a locally approved career program that requires sixteen units or fewer units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
RADT A100Radiologic Physics2
RADT A216Advanced Radiologic Patient Care2
ALH A115Patient Care2.5
Restricted Electives3-4
Select an area of interest: Computed Tomography (CT) or Mammography
Computed Tomography (CT)
Advances Clinical Lab Computed Tomography (CT)
Advanced Clinical Lab 2 Computed Tomography
Advanced Clinical Mammography Lab
Topics in Mammography
Total Units9.5-10.5