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Associate in Arts Degree Radiologic Technology

Brief Description

This selective admissions program prepares the student to become a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist capable of carrying out the responsibilities of the staff technologist; it includes a general education background. To be considered for acceptance into the program, students must follow specific admissions guidelines, published annually.

The curriculum consists of combined class work and clinical experience over eight consecutive full-time quarters, including summers. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to apply to take the American Registry examination for certification as a radiologic technologist.

Students in the Radiologic Technology program must earn a C (2.0) or better in all courses required for a degree or certificate.

Graduates may also apply their Associate of Arts in Radiologic Technology
toward the BAS degree in Radiation and Imaging Sciences.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Anticipate and provide quality patient care as it relates to diagnostic imaging.
  • Operate modern technology radiographic imaging equipment and accessory devices.
  • Demonstrate proper positioning of the patient and imaging system to perform radiographic examinations and procedures.
  • Modify standard procedures to accommodate for patient condition and other variables.
  • Formulate exposure factors to obtain diagnostic quality radiographs with minimum radiation exposure.
  • Adapt exposure factors for various patient conditions, equipment, accessories and contrast media to maintain appropriate radiographic quality.
  • Practice radiation protection for the patient, self and others.
  • Evaluate radiographic images for appropriate positioning and image quality.
  • Evaluate the performance of radiographic systems, know the limits of equipment operation, and report malfunctions to the proper authority.
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
FIRST YEAR - SUMMER QUARTER
RATEC 101 Introduction to Radiologic Technology 1
RATEC 107 Positioning & Related Anatomy I 2
RATEC 110 Clinical Education I 3
RATEC 120 Basic Patient Care Procedures 2
Total   8
FIRST YEAR - FALL QUARTER
RATEC 105 Introduction to Radiologic Technique 3
RATEC 108 Positioning & Related Anatomy II 3
RATEC 111 Clinical Education II 5
RATEC 125 Medical Terminology 3
Total   14
FIRST YEAR - WINTER QUARTER
RATEC 103 Principles of Radiographic Exposure 4
RATEC 109 Positioning & Related Anatomy III 3
RATEC 112 Clinical Education III 5
RATEC 121 Patient Care 2
RATEC 127 Introduction to Sectional Anatomy 2
Total   16
FIRST YEAR - SPRING QUARTER
RATEC 102 Radiographic Physics 5
RATEC 104 Advanced Radiographic Procedures 4
RATEC 113 Clinical Education IV 5
Total   14
SECOND YEAR - SUMMER QUARTER
RATEC 210 Clinical Education V 13
Total   13
SECOND YEAR - FALL QUARTER
RATEC 211 Clinical Education VI 8
RATEC 220 Pathology I 3
RATEC 240 Radiation Biology & Protection 3
Total   14
SECOND YEAR - WINTER QUARTER
RATEC 212 Clinical Education VII 8
RATEC 221 Pathology II 2
RATEC 230 Quality Assurance 2
RATEC 296* Special Topics in RATEC* 2
Total   12 OR 14
SECOND YEAR - SPRING QUARTER
RATEC 207 Concept Integration 2
RATEC 213 Clinical Education VIII 8
RATEC 297* Special Topics in RATEC* 2
Total   10 OR 12
*Either take RATEC 296 in Winter or RATEC 297 in Spring, not both.
Grand Total 103

Certificate of Completion Imaging Aide

Brief Description

The entry-level Imaging Aide certificate is for people interested in medical imaging careers. Imaging Aides work in hospitals or clinic radiology departments to assist imaging technologists. The program includes a basic understanding of the human body, patient assessment and care techniques, radiology procedures and safety, sterile techniques, patient records systems, and communication skills.

View the Imaging Aide Certificate website

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Function as a member of the imaging team
  • Use appropriate medical language to communicate with co-workers and ancillary staff
  • Understand and apply knowledge of radiologic anatomy and basic imaging modalities
  • Perform duties safely and effectively within the scope of practice
  • Demonstrate basic CPR. first aid skills, and HIV/AIDS safety
  • Apply problem solving and critical thinking skills within the scope of practice and in coordination with team members to foster good patient outcomes
  • Apply knowledge of common data systems used in hospitals
  • Adhere strictly to current HIPAA and patient confidentiality regulations

Completion Worksheet

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Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
HPRO 105 Training for Healthcare Workers 2
HPRO 130 Human Relations in Healthcare Settings 4
IMAGE 102 Imaging Aide Fundamentals 2
IMAGE 110 Survey of Imaging 3
IMAGE 115 Radiologic Anatomy 2
RATEC 120 Basic Patient Care Procedures 2
RATEC 125 Medical Terminology 1
Total   16

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000