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Curriculum Overview

The Associate of Science (AS) degree and the Certificate in Radiologic Science will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the prerequisite requirements, the general education requirements, and the major course requirements. The certificate-only option is available only to those who have already earned an Associate degree or higher.

The curriculum includes a clinical practicum at various East Bay hospitals. This is a continuous program of 24 months duration. Students applying to the program must be prepared to make a full-time commitment (approximately 36 hours per week during daytime hours) for two full years, including summers. Upon successful completion of the required courses in Radiologic Science and the Merritt College Associate Degree requirements (or equivalent), the student is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination (AART) required for licensure and practice in the state of California. Upon successful completion of the program and obtaining the California certificate, graduates will qualify for employment as Radiologic Technologists performing a wide variety of patient radiographic procedures in hospitals, clinics, and medical offices and imaging centers.

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Credentialing Examination

AART Credential Exam Year

Exam Pass Rates

Accreditation Agency: Joint Review Committee on Radiologic Technology

2007

100%

Contact info:  20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL  60606-3182 (www.jrcert.org), and the California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch, MS 7610, PO Box 997414, Sacramento, CA 95899-7414 (http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Pages/RadiologicHealthBranch.aspx ).

2008

100%

2009

88%

2010

95%

2011

100%

2012

79%

Grading System for all program courses:  In order to pass the AART credentialing examination, applicants must score at least 75%.  Therefore, all program courses must be passed with a 75% or higher.  The grading system is as follows:  100-90=A; 89-80=B; 79-75=C; and 74-0=F.

Articulation Agreements with 4-Year Institutions:  The program maintains articulation agreements with Loma Linda Universiity and California State University at Northridge (CSUN).