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Radiologic Technology Program Application Information

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Build Your Future as a Radiologic Technologist

The Cypress College Radiologic Technology Department provides training in radiologic technology science and a high-quality education to prepare a diverse population of students with the entry-level skills needed to become competent and confident radiographers.

This program is an accredited program by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. The JRCERT awards accreditation to programs demonstrating substantial compliance with the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography. Your instruction in this program will qualify you for examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the California Department of Public Health, through the Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) and prepare you for employment in radiologic technology.

The Cypress College Radiologic Technology program has been granted an 8-year accreditation by the JRCERT through 2029.

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply positioning skills in all required radiographic examinations.
  • Select appropriate technical factors for radiographic examinations.
  • Practice radiation protection for all radiographic examinations.
  • Employ proper patient care techniques.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.
  • Relate to and anticipate the needs of the doctors and technologists.
  • Adjust to changes, situations, patient conditions, and deviation from the normal routine.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical requirements for an entry-level radiographer along with ethical practices in a healthcare setting.
  • Understand their professional obligations upon gaining their ARRT status.

View the program schedule by clicking the workshop handout link above.

The program mission statement, goals, and program effectiveness measures can be found at the program brochure at the top of this page.

Program Effectiveness Data 

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.  

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%. 

Credentialing Examination Rate
Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation 


Year 1 – 2022, 31 of 32 – 97%

Year 2 – 2021, 35 of 35 – 100% 

Year 3 – 2020, 34 of 36 – 94% 

Year 4 – 2019, 34 of 35 – 97% 

Year 5 – 2018, 32 of 32 – 100% 

Program 5-year Average of 166 of 170 – 98%

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within 12 months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%. 

Job Placement Rate
Number employed divided by number actively seeking  employment within 12 months of graduation  


Year 1 – 2021, 35 of 35 – 100%

Year 2 – 2020, 35 of 35 – 100%

Year 3 – 2019, 35 of 35 – 100%

Year 4 – 2018, 31 of 31 – 100%

Year 5 – 2017, 30 of 30 – 100%

Program 5-year Average 166 of 166 – 100%

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 85%. 

Program Completion Rate
Number graduated divided by number started the program


Year 1 – 2022, 32 of 32

Annual Completion Rate 100%

Frequently Asked Questions

The program options include an associate degree program with a certificate option. If a student comes into the program with an associate degree or higher, the student may apply for the certificate only.

Once accepted to the program, it takes 21 months. Information workshops are available for students who are interested in getting started in the Radiologic Technology program. These workshops are given by a Health Science counselor who will present information and answer questions. The Health Science Workshop Schedule and Reservations link is located here.

For an in-depth fee overview, please visit the workshop handout link at the top of this page. The unit cost for the associate degree will vary depending upon the number of prerequisites needed. Most students also qualify for some form of financial aid.

Program Mapper: View course options for this program, below.

This program requires prerequisites and an application. Read more about the program in the brochure at the link on the top of this page.

Prerequisites include the following classes:

  • Survey of Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology or Anatomy
  • Radiologic Electronics
  • Introduction to Radiography
  • Intermediate Algebra (or higher)

Please consider attending an information workshop about Cypress College Health Science Programs. The Health Science Workshop Schedule and Reservations flyer is here.

Clinical obligations: Relevant requirements for completion of the clinical component including, but not limited to, background checks, drug screening, travel to geographically dispersed clinical settings, evening and/or weekend clinical assignments, and documentation of professional liability may be required.