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Online radiation safety training

Regulations by the state of Oregon and the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board require that individuals who operate x-ray equipment in a veterinary facility must have adequate training in Radiation Safety. PCC’s Veterinary Technology Department offers an online, self-paced Radiation Safety Course which has been approved by the State of Oregon, Radiation Protection Services, and the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board to fulfill the requirements for certification in this state. This course is specifically for veterinary technology students or veterinary staff in the state of Oregon.

The course introduces basic concepts in x-radiation and covers safety principles and techniques involved in using x-ray machines. There is no specific text required for the course – all educational materials are provided in the online format.

After completion of all course objectives, the course instructor will grant the student a certificate proving completion. This certificate will be mailed to the address provided in the student’s PCC account within 1 week after completion of the course objectives.


  1. Complete steps 1 and 2 of the PCC steps for new students. Be sure you select the application type as “credit-seeking” or “credit”.
  2. Register for VT 109 Radiation Safety. When you attempt to register, you will be prompted to complete the Online Learning Orientation. Note that you will not be able to complete registration for the course until you have finished this orientation.

This course will be offered next term in an online, self-paced format.

If you require assistance at any point or have any questions or concerns, please contact Ragan Borzcik, DVM, or Niki Steele.