The program prerequisites have been updated beginning with applications accepted in January of 2020.  The updated courses are listed below.   Below is a table with the Yuba College course ID, the name of the course, and the units granted upon the successful completion of the course.

Yuba College Course CodeCourse NameCourse Units
Biology 4Human Anatomy4.0
Biology 5Human Physiology4.0
English 1AComposition and Reading4.0
Any math or Statistics course with a Math 52 prerequisite3.0
Speech 1, 7, or 8Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications, or Intercultural Communications3.0
Area A of Natural Science (if needed)Any general education course approved for the Natural Science area3.0
Area B Social ScienceAny general education course approved for the Social Science area3.0
Area C HumanitiesAny general education course approved for the Humanities area3.0

Please note that BIOL 1 or 15 is required (at Yuba College) before you may take BIOL 4 and 5.  BIOL 1 or 15 meets the Area A (Natural Science) graduation requirements.

Any questions in regards to the equivalent course cannot be addressed by the Program faculty.

Students are REQUIRED to meet with a counselor before submission of an application to ensure they meet all graduation requirements.  This paperwork is to be submitted with the application.  Counselors can provide you with this form. Counselors do NOT check to see if your course meets the prerequisite requirement, only graduation requirements.  Please contact a Yuba College counselor at (530) 634-7766 or visit the website at .

It is recommended you have your transcript reviewed before applying to determine whether prior courses taken meet prerequisite requirements.  Please contact Admissions and Records at 530-741-6720 to request a transcript review or visit the website at

A student who has met ALL of the “old” requirements for Rad Tech but has not completed all or some of the “new” requirements such as Speech 1, 7, or 8, and Stats 1 (or any math that has a prerequisite of Math 52 or higher) WILL be in the lottery for a seat for Fall 2020.  However, the student MUST  successfully complete the remaining “new” prerequisite courses by the end of Spring 2020.  If the student is accepted into the Rad Tech Program but does not receive a C- or higher in the remaining “new” prerequisites by end of Spring 2020, the student’s admission to the Rad Tech Program will be rescinded. 
Please know this exception is ONLY being made this Spring for the Fall 2020 application cycle. After this application cycle, we expect the 2020-2021 catalog to have the “new” prerequisites for the Rad Tech Program. No such exception will be made in the future and students will be required to meet the new prerequisites.