Radiographic & Imaging Sciences

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1.    Eligibility for Math 107 - Intermediate Algebra.    
2.    Eligibility for English 110 - Freshman English & Composition.    
3.    Complete BioMed 107 - Human Anatomy, or equivalent. (grade of “C” or better)    
4.    Complete BioMed 108 - Human Physiology, or equivalent. (grade of “C” or better)

Medical Terminology:  It is highly recommended to complete Medical Terminology before starting the program.  This is a graduation requirement but beneficial to the student to have it completed before starting the program.

RT 100 Radiography and Health Care may be taken while on the wait list.  It is NOT required at the time of application.   

Wait List Information:  The current wait list extends out to 2019.  35 students are admitted each year from the existing wait list; the program begins with the school's first summer semester.  

The next Radiology program application acceptance period will be:  January 3, 2017 through June 30, 2017.  Qualified applicants will be added to the bottom of the wait list.  Applications are accepted only from students who have completed the four prerequisites (not in-progress).  Applications and transcripts must be received by the deadline.


If you are not a current SBCC student:  Submit an SBCC College application online at (If you are unable to complete the application online, hard copies are available in the Admissions office.)         

Submit to the Health Technologies Office:         

  • completed RT application
  • proof of eligibility for Math 107
  • proof of eligibility for English 110
  • official transcripts from other colleges
  • SBCC transcripts will be obtained by our department


APPLICATIONS are accepted during open application periods only.   The next application period is January 4, 2016 through June 30, 2016.  Applications and transcripts must be received by the deadline.   


 Before entering the Radiography Program students are required to:         

  1. Complete RT 100 – Radiography and Health Care (Fall or Spring semester); grade of “C” or better.  May be taken while on the wait list.
  2. Attend an RT Orientation meeting the semester prior to entry (date and time will be announced to the students who are scheduled to begin);
  3. Complete the SBCC physical examination on SBCC form
  4. Results from a negative TB skin test (or chest x-ray if warranted)
  5. Lab results that prove immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
  6. Lab results that prove immunity to Hepatitis B (note that the Hepatitis B vaccination is give in three doses over a period of six months)
  7. Lab results that prove immunity to varicella
  8. Submit proof of receiving the Tdap vaccination
  9. Submit results each flu season of that season's influenza vaccine
  10. Obtain a CPR card, which must be kept current throughout the program;
  11. Complete a background check (information and forms given at orientation meeting), and,
  12. Pay a one-time Radiation Film Badge fee at registration

It is highly recommended to complete all General Education requirements before starting the program.  The program is rigorous and does not allow much time to take additional courses.  You will not be able to graduate and sit for the board exam without completing the graduation (General Education) requirements.

A passing grade in all general education courses and a grade of “C” or better in all courses for the major is required to receive an Associate Degree in Radiography from SBCC.

Any student who misses ten percent or more of the clinical portion of the program each semester is subject to dismissal pending faculty review.

Campus classes provide theory and laboratory practice, which is correlated with clinical experience in the Radiology Departments of the following affiliated institutions:


  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
  • Pueblo Radiology
  • Sansum Clinics
  • Ventura County Medical Center
  • Ventura Community Memorial Hospital
  • Santa Paula Medical Center
  • Arroyo Grande
  • Santa Ynez Cottage Hospital
  • Lompoc Hospital District - Lompoc
  • Marian Medical Center - Santa Maria
  • Sierra Vista Medical Center - San Luis Obispo
  • French Hospital - San Luis Obispo

Make an appointment for the math & English assessment test with the Admissions Office. You do not need to take the test if:    1.    you can show eligibility for Math 107 and English 110 on SBCC transcripts; OR    2.    you can show that you have had the equivalent of Math 100 and English 110 with a grade of “C” or better on another college campus; OR    3.    you have received required scores on the SBCC assessment test. You must submit a copy of your test results to the Health Technologies Office.     

Submit “official” transcripts from high school and previous college work. "Official" transcripts are sent from the original school in a sealed envelope directly to SBCC Health Technology Office. 

SBCC Health Technology Office
Applications Secretary
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure transcripts arrive in the Health Technology office. Contact the Applications Secretary (805) 730-4166 or to verify that required materials have been received.


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