About Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program

Prepare for entry into the career of radiologic technology.

Radiologic technologists are healthcare professionals who perform diagnostic imaging procedures, such as X-ray examinations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and computed tomography (CT) scans. Upon completion of the DMI program, students will be awarded an associate's degree and are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national exam. The DMI program is accredited by both the ARRT and Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

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The Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program prepares you for a career as a Radiologic Technologist. Radiologic technologists are healthcare professionals who perform diagnostic imaging procedures, such as X-ray examinations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and computed tomography (CT) scans.  Upon completion of the DMI program, you will be awarded an associate's degree and are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national exam.

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1

Number Course Name Units Notes
PSYC 1 or PSYC 26 Major Requirement Elective 3  
CHEM 32 Introduction to Medical Chemistry 3  
ENGL 1A + 1AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 6  
Major Requirement Elective (Communications) See Counselor 3  

Total Units: 15

 

Semester 2

Number Course Name Units Notes
CCSF Math Requirement See Counselor 3-5  
BIO 108 General Human Anatomy 4  
CCSF Area E & H See Counselor 3  
EMT 14 Advanced First Aid and Basic Life Support 2  

Total Units: 12-14

 

Semester 3

Number Course Name Units Notes
DMI 49 Introduction to Radiologic Technology 3  
DMI 52 Patient Care in Radiological Technology 3  
DMI 50A Intro to Medical Radiography 3  
CCSF Area F U.S. History & Government 3  

Total Units: 12

 

Semester 4

Number Course Name Units Notes
DMI 50B Radiologic Physics and Equipment 2.5  
DMI 51A Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning 7  
DMI 51B Radiographic Exposure Factors 2  

Total Units: 11.5

 

Semester 5 (Summer)

Number Course Name Units Notes
DMI 62 Clinical Education in DMI I 5  

Total Units: 5

 

Semester 6

Number Course Name Units Notes
DMI 55 Skull Radiography 2  
DMI 56 Radiographic Pathology 3  
DMI 63 Intermediate Diagnostic Procedures 2  
DMI 64 Clinical Education in DMI II 5  

Total Units: 12

 

Semester 7

Number Course Name Units Notes
DMI 57 Multiplanar Imaging in Radiologic Sciences 3  
DMI 54 Vascular and Interventional Procedures 2  
DMI 65 Advanced Imaging Procedure 2  
DMI 66 Clinical Education in DMI III 5  
DMI 70 Radiation Protection 2  

Total Units: 14

 

Semester 8

Number Course Name Units Notes
DMI 68 Clinical Education in DMI IV 13  
DMI 69 Clinical Education Internship Summer Bridge 6  
DMI 100 Registry Examination & Career Preparation 1  
Health Course Highly Recommended See Counselor 0-3  

Total Units: 15

View Requirements in College Catalog

1st Semester - Spring

Number Course Name Units
DMI 49 Intro to Radiologic Technology 3
DMI 50A Intro to Medical Radiography 3
DMI 52 Patient Care & Staff Relations 3

 

2nd Semester - Fall

Number Course Name Units
DMI 50B Radiographic Physics & Equipment 2.5
DMI 51A Radiographic Anatomy & Positioning 7
DMI 51B Radiographic Exposure Factors 2

 

3rd Semester - Spring

Number Course Name Units
DMI 55 Skull Radiology 2
DMI 56 Pathology 3
DMI 57 Multiplanar Imaging 3
DMI 63 Intermediate Imaging Procedures 2
DMI 62 Clinical Education II 5

 

4th Semester - Summer

Number Course Name Units
DMI 64 Clinical Education I 5

 

5th Semester - Fall

Number Course Name Units
DMI 54 Interventional Radiology 2
DMI 56 Pathology 3
DMI 65 Advanced Imaging Procedures 2
DMI 66 Clinical Education III 5
DMI 70 Radiation Protection 2

 

6th & 7th Semester - Summer & Fall

Number Course Name Units
DMI 68 Clinical Education IV 13
DMI 69 Clinical Education V 6
DMI 100 Registry Exam & Career Prep 1

Program Admission

The Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program has an admission process in addition to the CCSF admission procedure. Please review all admission carefully prior to applying.

DMI Admission Process