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Additional Programs and Certificates

The Cabrillo College Radiologic Technology Program offers additional programs and certificates in fluoroscopy, mammography, computed tomography, and venipuncture to current students and community members who meet specific requirements. Please read specific program/certificate requirements and registration information for each elective course. These flyers can also be found on the Resources page, as well as below.

If you’re interested in completing any of these elective or post-primary programs, please see the College schedule for enrollment information.


Fluoroscopy

Cabrillo College is an approved School of Fluoroscopy by the State of California Department of Public Health - Radiation Health Branch.

Licensed radiographers may enroll in RT 70 (Principles of Fluoroscopy) and RT 70L (Applied Principles of Fluoroscopy). Upon successful completion of these two courses, the student is prepared for application to the CDPH-RHB Fluoroscopy Permit examination. RT 70 and RT 70L are offered each fall semester.

RT 70 includes an overview of the State of California Fluoroscopy regulations, radiation safety, equipment image intensifiers, closed circuit TV, image recording devices, mobile image intensified units, anatomy and physiology of the eye, and relative 3-D anatomy.

RT 70L includes application of theory as presented in RT 70 & laboratory assignments. Cabrillo College is approved by the State of California as a School of Fluoroscopy.

If you are interested in attending this course, please complete the following steps:

  1. Apply for admission to Cabrillo College: See the Admissions & Records Office website for information on applying: www.cabrillo.edu/services/ar/apply-us.html. Once you have applied to Cabrillo, you will receive a registration date/time from Admissions & Records.

  2. After the admissions process is complete, registration can occur in one of the following ways:

    1. Online on the college website via “WebAdvisor”.
    2. In person at the Welcome Center.
    3. First day of class (depending on space availability) by obtaining an “Add Code” from the instructor.
  3. Bring a photocopy of your ARRT/CRT Certificate to the first day of the course.

Fluoroscopy Flyer


Venipuncture

This certificate covers basic instruction and practice of venipuncture, including methods and procedures for the administration of contrast agents, routes of administration, safety, basic pharmacology, dosage calculations, and emergency procedures.

If you are interested in attending this course, please complete the following steps:

  1. Apply for admission to Cabrillo College: See the Admissions & Records Office website for information on applying: www.cabrillo.edu/services/ar/apply-us.html. Once you have applied to Cabrillo, you will receive a registration date/time from Admissions & Records.
  2. After the admissions process is complete, registration can occur in one of the following ways:
    1. Online at the college website via “WebAdvisor”.
    2. In person at the Welcome Center.
    3. First day of class (depending on space availability) by obtaining an “Add Code” from the instructor.
  3. Bring a photocopy of your ARRT/CRT Certificate to the first day of the course.

For questions about applying to Cabrillo and/or enrolling in classes, call the Admissions & Records Office at (831) 479-6201.

Venipuncture Flyer

Sectional Anatomy and Pathology

This course teaches sectional human anatomy for health care professionals. Emphasis is on transverse, coronal, and sagittal planes and pathophysiology as related to sonography, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

If you are interested in attending this course, please complete the following steps:

  1. Apply for admission to Cabrillo College: See the Admissions & Records Office website for information on applying: www.cabrillo.edu/services/ar/apply-us.html. Once you have applied to Cabrillo, you will receive a registration date/time from Admissions & Records.

  2. After the admissions process is complete, registration can occur in one of the following ways:

    1. Online at the college website via “WebAdvisor”.
    2. In person at the Welcome Center.
    3. First day of class (depending on space availability) by obtaining an “Add Code” from the instructor.

For questions about applying to Cabrillo and/or enrolling in classes, call the Admissions & Records Office at (831) 479-6201.

Sectional Anatomy Flyer


Mammography

Cabrillo College offers a Mammography Program each spring semester. This program has been offered each year since its implementation in 2000, and is dependent on needs assessment results and outside funding. CRT's, ARRT's, and students who are enrolled in the second year of a JRCERT approved RT program may enroll in this elective mammography program.

The Mammography Program is designed as a comprehensive theory and laboratory preparation for the California State and the A.R.R.T. Advanced Level certification examinations in Mammography.

The classroom component includes comprehensive theory and practice, including:

  • Mammographic positioning
  • quality assurance/quality control
  • breast anatomy and pathophysiology

The laboratory component includes instruction in:

  • breast positioning and imaging techniques
  • quality assurance/quality control
  • operation of Mammographic equipment
  • digital breast tomosynthesis
  • digital breast radiography

Clinical competencies required by ARRT must be met independently. Successful completion of the Mammography Program qualifies the student to apply for California state certification examination. A certificate documenting 40 hours of Mammographic instruction, 50 hours of laboratory, 8 hours of digital mammography, and 4 hours of digital breast tomosynthesis is awarded when the program is successfully completed. All aspects of the program follow MQSA/ACR regulations and recommendations.

The mammography program courses are RT 185 (Principles of Mammography), RT 185L (Principles of Mammography Lab), and RT 185C (Principles of Mammography Lab/Clinic). Upon successful completion of these courses, students are qualified for application to the California Department of Public Health - Radiation Health Branch, Mammography Certification examination.

If you are interested in attending this course, please complete the following steps:

  1. Apply for admission to Cabrillo College: See the Admissions & Records Office website for information on applying: www.cabrillo.edu/services/ar/apply-us.html. Once you have applied to Cabrillo, you will receive a registration date/time from Admissions & Records.
  2. After the admissions process is complete, registration can occur in one of the following ways:
    1. Online at the college website via “WebAdvisor”.
    2. In person at the Welcome Center.
    3. First day of class (depending on space availability) by obtaining an “Add Code” from the instructor.
  3. Bring a photocopy of your ARRT/CRT Certificate to the first day of the course.

For questions about applying to Cabrillo and/or enrolling in classes, call the Admissions & Records Office at (831) 479-6201.

Mammography Flyer


MRI

Cabrillo College offers a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program dependent on the labor market needs assessment results and funding resources. This program was implemented in 2001 and is going through a revison and update of curriculum. We are hoping to offer this certificate program beginning in the Summer of 2020. It will be available to any graduates and technologists that have a current ARRT ID and are in good standing. Please check back periodically for more information and updates.


Ultrasound

The Ultrasound Program is offered in collaboration with Foothill College and may be in part online, in a distance education format. A usual pathway to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Technologist) is to first complete an A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology.

For more information, see the Foothill College Ultrasound Program.

Computed Tomography

This is a one-year Postprimary Computed Tomography program for the working Radiologic Technologist (RT). The program provides professional training and a path to eligibility for the American Registry Radiologic Technology (ARRT) examination in Computed Tomography (CT). All courses are on-line and clinical education is offered as described in the flyer. Students must hold current ARRT certification in Diagnostic Radiologic Technology and be in good standing with ARRT, to enroll in the core CT program courses. RT189A Sectional Anatomy and Pathology must be successfully completed prior to the first course of the CT program, RT190A. The program design includes imaging pharmacology, physical principles of CT, protocol and procedures, and clinical practicum. The clinical practicum portion of the program is intended as a pathway to developing a well-rounded clinical experience and to aid the student in meeting the eligibility requirements for the ARRT Postprimary certification examination in CT.

If you are interested in our CT Program and have an ARRT ID number, please fill out this FORM by May 25th, 2019.

Computed Tomography Clinical Education

The 8 week CT clinical education course, scheduled for the summer session after completing the core coursework, is designed according to the student's employment situation. Since CT education is Postprimary, all students are ARRT certified in Radiography, so most will be employed. The need for ARRT certified technologists in CT is great, according to formal needs assessment, so employers will benefit from assigning technologists to train in CT for the 8 week clinical course. Students in this situation must advocate for themselves and gain the support of their employers to provide the assignment to CT for 8 weeks.

There may also be technologists who are already obtaining clinical experience in CT before enrollment in the clinical course and may qualify for Clinical Experience Exemption. If the experience is properly documented (according to ARRT requirements), the Cabrillo College faculty may approve that experience, for partial or complete course credit.

The other group of students who may be enrolled in the clinical course, are those who are ARRT certified in Radiography, and not employed in a facility where CT is performed across all procedure requirements. Clinical placement is a coordinated effort between the faculty, employer, and the student. These students may be placed in our current clinical affiliates depending on clinical space availability on a first come, first served basis and must meet the clinical compliance requirements as stated on our ALH website:
https://sites.google.com/a/cabrillo.edu/cabrillo-allied-health-clinical-compliance/home

Students may be placed in clinical facilities outside those affiliated with Cabrillo College for the CT clinical education course. In this situation, it is required that the student and the clinical facility sign a memorandum of understanding and submit it to the program faculty. Locating and gaining approval of the clinical facility outside those affiliated with Cabrillo College is the student’s responsibility.

Computed Tomography Flyer

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