Health Sciences, Certificate of Achievement

Radiologic Technologist

The Health Sciences, Certificate of Achievement, Radiologic Technologist Track prepares students for entry-level employment in allied health and fulfills many prerequisite requirements for accredited health sciences training programs. Students completing this certificate may gain an advantage in the competitive selection process of health sciences programs.  This program is not yet eligible for financial aid and has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Education for approval. It is, however, eligible for any scholarships a student might receive.

  • Apply the scientific method, describe cell and tissue structure, and describe skeletal, muscular, digestive and lymphatic systems and their interrelationships.
  • Identify the components of the circulatory nervous, integumentary, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, reproductive and immune systems and describe their interrelationships

Gainful Employment

While all of the educational programs at Truckee Meadows Community College are designed to lead to either employment or transfer, the Department of Education requires that we provide information on specific certificate programs. Specific information on the cost of this program is available here.  We hope this information is helpful to you as you make your career and educational choices.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
ENG 101Composition I (or ENG 113)3
Human Relations3
MATH 120Fundamentals of College Mathematics (Or Higher)3
Pre-Calculus I 1
BIOL 190Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 190LIntroduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
NURS 130Nursing Assistant6
Select 3-4 Units of the following:3-4
General Microbiology
Introduction to Public Health Biology
General Chemistry I
Total Units30-31

MATH 126 will count towards the Admission Criteria Point System for the Radiologic Technology Program. Please consult with Academic Advising.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101 Composition I 3
Mathematics 3
NURS 130 Nursing Assistant 6
 Semester Total12
2nd semester
BIOL 190 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 190L Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1
Human Relations 3 3
Elective 2 3-4
 Semester Total10-11
3rd semester
BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Fast track) 4
BIOL 224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Fast Track) 4
 Semester Total8
 Total Units30-31

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree. 


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