BAS in Radiation and Imaging Sciences Technology Concentration

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2016 – 2017.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

Bellevue College consulted with radiation and imaging professionals and accrediting societies to develop the professionally relevant curriculum. The curriculum incorporates discipline-based, general education and elective courses built on progressive rigor and sophistication. The program receives ongoing review and guidance from its industry advisory committee to maintain currency.

The 180-credit technology concentrations are comprised of 65 credits earned through achievement of national certification in the students’ professional field; 25 credits for demonstrated satisfactory completion of specific general education requirements; and 90 credits earned through the general program and concentration requirements.

Required core courses provide the technical knowledge and foundational skills to your success as an advanced technologist. Students can also choose from a variety of electives that will help develop advanced technical skills that best match their career goals.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Apply core competencies learned in the graduate’s chosen concentration to function as a successful professional in the field of radiation and imaging sciences
  • Complete a capstone project that demonstrates the breadth and depth of the educational preparation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership, ethical and economic issues as they pertain to the graduate’s professional field
  • Pass national certification examinations in their chosen required or elective courses
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continued competency through life-long learning

Concentration Requirements

Concentration Worksheet

Program Requirements

Proficiency Requirment

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra N/A
Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Prerequisite Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
National Certification in radiologic technology, diagnostic ultrasound, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine 65
BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 6
BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 6
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
Humanities From AAS-DTA transfer list 5
Social Science From AAS-DTA transfer list 5

General Program and Concentration Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business 5
CMST 330 Intercultural Health Communication 5
ECON 315 Economics of Healthcare 5
MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics 5
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics: Theory and Practice 5
RAIM 301 Essentials of Imaging and Therapy 5
HCML 411 Institutional Quality Management and Accreditation 5
HCML 460 Management & Leadership in Healthcare 5
HCML 465 Capstone Proposal 1
HCML 475 Capstone Project 4
RAIT 301 Sectional Anatomy 3
RAIT 302 Body Pathophysiology 3
RAIT 303 Neuropathophysiology 3
RAIT 490 Information & Image Management 3
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ENGL 201 The Research Paper (5 Cr)
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (5 Cr)
Choose 28 credits from the following: 28
HCML 320 Finance and Accounting for Healthcare Managers (5 Cr)
HCML 325 Organizational Theory and Behavior (5 Cr)
HCML 340 Human Resources Mgmt in Healthcare (5 Cr)
HCML 350 Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare (5 Cr)
HCML 399 Independent Study (1-5 Cr)
HCML 401 Marketing in the Healthcare Environment (5 Cr)
HCML 440 New Business Planning for Healthcare (5 Cr)
HCML 494/5/6/7 Special Topics (1-5 Cr)
RAIT 310 CT Instrumentation & Procedures (3 Cr)
RAIT 311 Clinical Practicum – CT (12 Cr)
RAIT 312/ BIOL 312 Biology of Cancer (5 Cr)
RAIT 315 MRI Instrumentation & Procedures (3 Cr)
RAIT 316 Clinical Practicum – MRI (12 Cr)
RAIT 320 Interventional Procedures (3 Cr)
RAIT 321 Vascular Interventional Clinical (12 Cr)
RAIT 325 Mammography (5 Cr)
RAIT 326 Ultrasound Physics for Mammographers (3 Cr)
RAIT 327 Breast Ultrasound for Mammographers (3 Cr)
RAIT 328 Ultrasound Equipment for Mammographers (2 Cr)
RAIT 329 Clinical Practicum – Mammography (5 Cr)
RAIT 330 Breast Ultrasound for Sonographers (3 Cr)
RAIT 331 Clinical Practicum in Breast Ultrasound (12 Cr)
RAIT 340 Fetal Echocardiography for Sonographers (3 Cr)
RAIT 341 Clinical Practicum for Fetal Echocardiography (12 Cr)
RAIT 344 Sonographer Vascular Technology (3 Cr)
RAIT 345 Clinical Practicum for Vascular Sonography (12 Cr)
RAIT 350 Nuclear Cardiology (5 Cr)
RAIT 359 Basics of Positron Emission Tomography
RAIT 360 Positron Emission Tomography (3 Cr)
RAIT 361 Clinical Practicum – PET (12 Cr)
RAIT 399 Independent Studies (1-5 Cr)
RAIT 401 Advanced Sectional Anatomy (2 Cr)
RAIT 410 Advanced CT Procedures (3 Cr)
RAIT 411 Clinical Practicum II – CT (1-11 Cr)
RAIT 415 Advanced MRI Procedures (3 Cr)
RAIT 416 Clinical Practicum II – MRI (1-11 Cr)
RAIT 421 Clinical Practicum II – Interventional (1-11 Cr)
RAIT 430 Neurosonology (3 Cr)
RAIT 434 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – Lower Extremity (3 Cr)
RAIT 440 Pediatric Sonography (3 Cr)
RAIT 461 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – Upper Extremity (3 Cr)
RAIT 444 Clinical Practicum II – PET (9 Cr)
RAIT 494/5/6/7 Special Topics (1-5 Cr)

Grand Total: 180

Degree Requirements

In addition to eligibility requirements, students must achieve the following:

  • Completion of 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C”, or better.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applies to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.
  • At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division.

Program Eligibility

Individuals must have:

  • National certification in radiologic technology, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, or diagnostic medical sonography.
  • Demonstrated completion from a regionally accredited college of the following courses, or their equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.5 or better:
    • Intermediate algebra (or assessment into a higher level course)
    • College level English composition
    • Two courses in human anatomy and physiology; or certification in Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    • Humanities course
    • Social sciences course

Application Process

To be considered for the bachelor of applied science program prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed general Bellevue College admission form
  • Non-refundable general admission fee of $34
  • Completed bachelor of applied science application form and notice of right to file a discrimination complaint
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $90
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college
  • Proof of national certification in one of the four identified fields
  • Two letters of recommendation from someone who personally knows your work, such as your current or past manager, discussing your contributions to your work place and how he or she believes you will benefit from completion of the BAS program
  • Personal statement of no more than 500 words discussing your understanding of the role in your chosen field and how that fits in with your personal or professional goals. You may also discuss your work experience; your advanced certifications; specific
    or unique attributes that you will bring to the program; challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursuing your educational or work goals; or other special considerations that would make you a good candidate for the program.

Applications and instructions are available on the Imaging website.

Professional or technical program offerings and course requirements listed in this website may be altered by the college to reflect the needs of industry, student interests and availability of resources.

This website is designed as a tool to assist in making degree selection decisions, but may not be up-to-date in all instances. Please review worksheets with an advisor to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date information.

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Last Updated September 21, 2016