Fresno X-Ray Technology School
Fresno City College, approximately three miles from downtown Fresno, offers an associate's degree in radiologic technology. This program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and prepares graduates to pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination. In addition to exploring the school and this program, this article also contains a table of pertinent facts about the school, such as total enrollment, tuition and the graduation rate.
The following table lists some facts about Fresno City College that prospective students should know.
|Fresno City College|
|School Type||2-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||22,307*|
|Campus Setting||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)|| $1,194 in-state
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014)||85%*|
|Acceptance Rate||N/A - Open admissions|
|Retention Rate (2013-2014)|| 67% for full-time students
43% for part-time students*
|Graduation Rate (Started in 2011)||18% (7% transfer-out rate)*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.
Fresno City College
Fresno City College, part of the California Community College system, offers programs in applied technology, health sciences, business, education, math, social studies, fine arts and humanities. The Health Sciences Division offers programs in radiologic technology, nursing, surgical technology, dental hygiene and respiratory care.
Associate in Science in Radiologic Technology
Fresno City College's Health Sciences Division hosts a radiologic technology program that equips students with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to safely and effectively operate x-ray equipment in hospitals and other health care facilities. Aspiring radiologic technicians learn to perform examinations under the direction of a qualified medical doctor. Students undertake courses in radiation biology, pathology, fluoroscopy, positioning, quality assurance and nursing procedures; they must also complete clinical laboratory requirements. In addition to studying radiographic techniques, participants learn to evaluate x-ray images for quality, care for patients and protect individuals from radiation exposure. Courses take place on campus and at area hospitals. Clinical experiences are provided by healthcare facilities near Fresno City College.