The San Joaquin General Hospital-Radiologic Technology Program is a two-year program in which graduates receive a certificate. Graduates are eligible to complete state certification examinations qualifying them to practice as a Certified Radiologic Technologists (CRT) in the state of California. With the additional, complementary completion of a degree, graduates are eligible to partake in national boards to become Registered Radiologic Technologists (RT-ARRT). Those accepted without a degree must have completed additional specified general education coursework to assure concurrent graduation from Delta College at the time of graduation from the school. Beginning in 2015 possession of an associate degree became a requirement for taking the National Board Exam (ARRT). Recognizing that Certification and Registration are intermediary to satisfying our program goals -- Students / Graduates will be adequately prepared to become entry-level radiographers/professionals in the field of Medical Imaging --a major focus will be assuring degree completion either prior to or concurrent with program graduation. Radiologic Technologists work in the x-ray departments of hospitals, surgical centers, physicians' offices, and clinics.
Certificate and Degree Options
- Radiologic Technology Certificate of Achievement
For certificate and degree requirements, please visit the College Catalog.
Applications will be accepted March 1st - March 31st and will be provided during HS80. All application materials must be received by the cutoff date. After the applications have been processed, those whose applications are complete, acceptable, and have passed HS80 will be invited to participate in a lottery. The lottery take place at the end of April. More information will be discussed during HS80.
Classroom and laboratory instruction takes place at San Joaquin General Hospital, which is located in French Camp, approximately five miles south of downtown Stockton just off of Interstate-5. Clinical instruction takes place at each of the clinical affiliates mentioned above.
Our hospital-based School of Radiologic Technology is a major component of the San Joaquin General Hospital and the Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department. As such we share their values, dedication, and commitment to providing the highest quality health care, education, and training. Our educational program remains community-oriented, culturally sensitive, and highly affordable.
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Radiologic Technologist Program Information Letter from the Director (PDF)
The School of Radiologic Technology is sponsored by San Joaquin General Hospital. Students are awarded a graduation certificate upon the completion of 24 months of full-time professional studies at San Joaquin General Hospital. Through a partnership with San Joaquin Delta College, students are awarded academic credit for coursework completed at the school. Therefore, students accepted into the program must enroll for classes through Delta College. A certificate is awarded by the school for completion of all major coursework (classroom, laboratories, and clinical experience) in Radiography. Starting in 2013, students entering the program without a prior degree will undergo graduation checks at Delta to assure satisfaction of all remaining general education/degree requirements or identify any deficiencies. The student will be responsible for completion of all pre-registry requirements prior to graduation. Program completion (for ARRT eligibility) consists of holding an associate degree or higher and graduating from the School. The school maintains clinical affiliations with San Joaquin General Hospital, St. Joseph's Medical Center, and Lodi Memorial Hospital.
The school meets the standards of accreditation as established by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, (JRCERT, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606, (Ph: 312-704-5300) (Fax: 312-704-5304), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.jrcert.org and approved by the California State Department of Health, Radiologic Health Branch, (P.O. Box 997414, Sacramento, CA 95899-7414, (916) 327-5106).
The School of Radiologic Technology is dedicated to providing the preparation necessary for students to become well-educated, fully competent, highly-motivated entry-level medical imaging professionals. The school is committed to the student and the community by promoting continued professional growth, fostering teamwork, and providing opportunities for advanced career development.
- Background Clearance Information (PDF)
- Drug Screening Policy (PDF)
- Program Effectiveness Data (PDF)
- Accreditation Status (PDF)
- RT Program Student Handbook (PDF)
Jerrold T. Camara, Program Director
San Joaquin General Hospital
School of Radiologic Technology
P.O. Box 102