Academic Options

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the radiation therapy certification examination administered by The American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT).

The Radiation Therapy Program follows the Bellevue College policies regarding tuition and fees, refund policies, grading system, criteria for transfer credit, and grievance procedures. The program’s academic calendar follows the college’s calendar with the exception of summer quarter is 10 weeks long instead of the college’s 7-week summer quarter. The program’s grading system follows the system established for all health science programs, that is, the minimum passing grade is a “C” for all coursework. In addition to the graduation requirement of a 3.0 in all coursework, the program graduates must also meet the ARRT terminal competency requirements in their clinical education courses.

Curriculum

Curriculum for the program is designed to meet the academic and clinical education needs of today’s radiation therapists. The curriculum consists of eight consecutive quarters, including summers, of full-time class work combined with clinical experience. Didactic studies are integrated with clinical experience to provide the student with a strong educational foundation. Clinical education classes are held at affiliated hospitals and clinics located throughout the Puget Sound. During summer quarter students continue this training throughout Washington State.

This program is a self-supported course of study and has a selective admissions process which differs from standard Bellevue College admission and registration procedures. Current tuition costs are available through Imaging Sciences, A242 at (425) 564-2316.

Degree Requirements

The Bellevue College Radiation Therapy program offers an Associate in Arts Degree in Radiation Therapy.

Bellevue College also now offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiation and Imaging Sciences which is an option for graduates of the Radiation Therapy program.