Diane Renee Garcia

Photo of Diane Renee Garcia Department Radiologic Sciences Department 
 Office Cloud Hall 237
 Phone (415) 239-3064
 Mailbox S68
 E-Mail dgarcia@ccsf.edu
 Spring 2012 
 Office Hours
Spring 2012 Teaching Schedule
DMI 49 Intro To Radiologic Technology 3.0 35907 001 Lec T 09:00-12:00PM CLOU A243ADeadlines Final Book DMI 51A Radl Anatomy and Positioning 4.0
PREREQ.: ANAT 25, DMI 49, 50A, and RADL 52 Open to accepted DMI or RTT program students only.
35916 001 Lec M W 08:10-10:00AM CLOU U241 Deadlines Book 35917 002 Lab T 01:10-04:00PM CLOU U241 Deadlines Book DMI 62 Clinical Education in DMI I 2.0
PREREQ.: SPCH 11 or 12 or 1A; and HLTH 14 Open to accepted DMI program students only.
35921 001 Con M W 08:00-04:00PM HOS  Deadlines Book DMI 65 Advanced Imaging Procedures 2.0
PREREQ.: Completion/concurrent enrollment in DMI 64 or 66 Open to accepted DMI or RTT program students only.
35922 001 Lec W 10:10-12:00PM CLOU A243ADeadlines Final Book DMI 66 Clinical Education in DMI III 2.0
PREREQ.: DMI 64 Open to accepted DMI or RTT program students only.
35923 011 Con T R 08:10-04:00PM HOS  Deadlines Book DMI 68 Clinical Education in DMI 6.0
PREREQ.: DMI 66 Open to accepted DMI or RTT program students only.
35924 001 Con MTWRF 08:10-04:00PM HOS  Deadlines Book DMI 100 Review of Radiologic Tech 1.0
COREQ.: DMI 68 or 69 Open to accepted DMI or RTT program students only.
35925 401 Lec HOURS ARR 03/14-04/18 CLOU U240 Deadlines Book WAIT LIST
Actual meeting dates are: March 14, 21 and 28, April 11 and 18.

A.S., City College of San Francisco, Radiology
B.S., Touro University International, Health Care Administration
M.S. Touro University International, Health Education

Diane Garcia is the Clinical Coordinator and a full time instructor for CCSF's Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program since 1997. She has been a Radiographer since 1979, having also graduated from this very program.

The foundation of my teaching philosophy is to provide my students with the knowledge and practical education to be able to function in the real world of radiology and health care. One of my ultimate objectives in teaching is to facilitate learning by helping students gain the necessary skills to take control of and become active participants in their own learning. I insist my students understand why they are doing a particular procedure or examination not simply how to do it. My teaching practices empower students to take ownership of their education and help them realize that they are responsible for their learning outcomes.
I encourage students to tackle problems creatively, which helps them learn to think outside conventional boundaries and to seek the deeper meaning of a concept. Their education includes working with real patients in real situations and I impress this fact upon them even in the classroom where most are accustom to learning and purging information. The seriousness of their learning must be extrapolated into real life quickly.
I believe teaching is the most important service I provide to the City College of San Francisco community. I am helping to educate a new generation of radiology professionals to function knowledgeably in a profession where rapid technological advances constantly pose new questions and ethical challenges. Regardless of content, I think the student should leave the course with skills they will apply in the clinical environment. These basic skills include patient care, problem solving, critical thinking, research and writing proficiency, and effective communication abilities.
My ultimate goal is to provide the community with radiology professionals that will treat each patient with care, compassion, professionalism, and superior technical skills while keeping radiation protection in mind and employing it at all times.
I am proud to be an alumni and instructor at City College of San Francisco and to have the opportunity to help create the next generation of radiographers who will probably care for you one day. If this is the case, feel secure in the fact that they are well educated.

Diane has served on the CCSF Graduation Committee since 1997
She is a past mentor for the Puente Project and has served on many tenure review and hiring committees for CCSF.

Past President of the Radiologic Technology Educators of California (RTEC)
Vice President of the California Society of Radiologic Technologists (CSRT)
Health Workforce Iniative for the Chancellors office in California
Member of the Radiologic Technology Certification Committee (RTCC) an appointed position for the California Department of Public Health-Radiation Health Branch (CDPH-RHB).
Member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Diane is married, has three grown daughters, and four grandchildren.

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