Program Description

Profession
The radiographer’s job is to position the patient, determine exposure factors, manipulate medical imaging equipment, evaluate radiographic image quality, provide patient comfort, and oversee patient and medical team radiation protection. Radiographers participate in fast-paced work challenges in a variety of healthcare settings. Radiographers must provide a positive patient experience, possess the ability to be accurate and calm under pressure, and critically think through challenges. Radiographers perform exams for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of pathologies. Additionally, the Entry-level Radiation Sciences (Medical Radiography), BS, program provides further instruction in administration, education, imaging informatics, CT, MRI, cardiac imaging, vascular imaging, or mammography. Beyond medical imaging, graduates can continue their education into advanced degrees/professions such as a physician assistant or radiologist assistant, medical school, and more.

Professional Registration and Certification

Upon completion of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree, the graduate is eligible to take the qualifying examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and become certified by the state of California. Students and graduates are eligible for membership in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and the California Society of Radiologic Technologists (CSRT).

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Program Length

3 years, 11 terms. Student involvement during the program is 40 hours per week, mainly during regular daytime hours (some evenings possible).

Possible Careers

Radiologic Technologist with opportunities for CT, MRI, Mammography, Administration, Education, Cardiac Imaging, Interventional Imaging, and more. 

Application Deadlines

October 1st through May 1st with a priority deadline of February 15th

Prerequisites

45 quarter/30 semester transferrable units minimum:

- Human Anatomy and Physiology: must include two sections, both with a lab
- Medical Terminology
- Introduction to Physics or General Physics: one quarter/semester at the college level, no lab required
- English Composition (complete sequence)
- Speech or Interpersonal Communication

- Electives to meet the minimum total transfer requirement of 45 quarter or 30 semester units

Career Observation & Volunteer Service
Applicants must complete 8 hours of career observation prior to the interview. Not all applicants will receive an interview. It is recommended that the career observation still be completed in order to determine for yourself if this is the career for you.

Discipline Accrediting Agency

Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. The Medical Radiography, A.S., and Radiation Sciences, B.S., programs at Loma Linda University hold a specialty accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, telephone (312) 704-5300. The program is also approved by the Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) of the state of California, Department of Public Health, MS 7610, P.O. Box 997414, Sacramento, CA 95899-7414, telephone (916) 327-5106.

State Accrediting Agency

Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. The Medical Radiography, A.S., and Radiation Sciences, B.S., programs at Loma Linda University hold a specialty accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, telephone (312) 704-5300. The program is also approved by the Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) of the state of California, Department of Public Health, MS 7610, P.O. Box 997414, Sacramento, CA 95899-7414, telephone (916) 327-5106.

Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2022-2023

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Tuition $19,500 $25,500 $25,500
Fees $2,850 $3,800 $3,800
Books & Supplies $2,075 $925 $925
Instruments
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $24,425 $30,225 $30,225

Notes

Expected costs for the 2022-2023 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2022-2023, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Months enrolled 9 12 12
Room & Board $14,985 $19,980 $19,980
Transportation $2,880 $3,840 $3,840
Personal Expenses $2,250 $3,000 $3,000

Notes

  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.