Certificates

IMPORTANT DEADLINES AND TIMELINES TO KNOW 

Our initial round of applications have been reviewed. If you are still interested in applying, please follow the instructions below. We will admit qualified students as space allows. All new applications from this point should be turned in by August 1st and will receive a response by August 14th. 

1. July 1st  –

2. July 17 — Applicants will be notified of their admissions status

3. July 18-August 28th — Admitted students will meet with the Clinical Coordinator via Skype

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These certificates formally prepare individuals who hold a primary pathway registration with the ARRT (or in some cases, NMTCB or ARDMS) in an appropriate discipline to work in an advanced imaging lab and to potentially sit for advanced post-primary certification in one of the listed imaging specialties.

Academic courses relevant to the profession taken through a regionally accredited university or college such as Bellevue College can count for 16 CE credits for each academic semester credit or 12 CE credits for each academic quarter credit.

CT Imaging, Certificate of Accomplishment

The certificate in Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging formally prepares the Imaging Technologist in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy to work in a CT Imaging lab. The didactic courses are designed to prepare the student to sit for the Advanced Certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The clinical practicum provides the student with the opportunity develop required competencies. Enrollment in the clinical practicum is not guaranteed and dependent upon grades, site availability, and approval. A selective-application process for the clinical practicum is utilized to align eligible students with the appropriate clinical site.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Certificate of Accomplishment

The certificate in Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging formally prepares the Imaging Technologist in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, or Radiation Therapy to work in an MR Imaging lab. The didactic courses are designed to prepare the student to sit for the Advanced Certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The clinical practicum provides the student with the opportunity develop required competencies. Enrollment in the clinical practicum is not guaranteed and dependent upon grades, site availability, and approval. A selective application process is utilized to align eligible students with the appropriate clinical site

Positron Emission Tomography, Certificate of Accomplishment

The certificate in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is designed for persons with certification or registration as radiologic or radiation therapy technologists, who wish to take the certification exam in positron emission tomography (PET). It may also be appropriate for some nuclear medicine technologists. The didactic courses are designed to prepare the student to sit for the Advanced Certification exam administered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. The clinical practicum provides the student with the opportunity to earn some of the 700 hours of clinical PET experience required prior to applying to take the exam. Enrollment in the clinical practicum is not guaranteed and dependent upon grades, site availability, and approval. A selective application process is utilized to align eligible students with the appropriate clinical site

Vascular Interventional Program, Certificate of Accomplishment

The certificate in Vascular Interventional (VI) Radiography formally prepares the Imaging Technologist registered or certified in Radiologic Technology to work in a VIR Imaging lab. The didactic courses are designed to prepare the student to sit for the post-primary advanced certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The clinical practicum provides the student with the opportunity develop required competencies although additional work experience may be required to complete the number of competencies required by the ARRT to be eligible for the advanced certification exam. Enrollment in the clinical practicum is not guaranteed and dependent upon grades, site availability, and approval. A selective application process is utilized to align eligible students with the appropriate clinical site.

Breast Ultrasound, Certificate of Completion

The Breast Ultrasound certificate is a three-quarter certificate program for certified Mammographers wishing to expand their job skills to include breast ultrasound scanning. Satisfactory completion of the program courses partially fulfills the eligibility requirements for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography certification examination in breast ultrasound.

Medical Dosimetry Certificate of Achievement

This program is designed for radiation therapists who want to specialize in the planning of optimal radiation treatment techniques and dose calculations in collaboration with the medical physicist and radiation oncologist.

Note: This twenty-two month certificate program is intended for those who already have a bachelor’s degree, plus current national certification in radiation therapy.

Radiologist Assistant Certificate of Achievement

The certificate in Radiologist Assistant is for those seeking advance certification as a radiologist assistant.

Note: The Radiologist Assistant program is currently on hold, pending the outcome of the proposed Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act (H.R. 1148). We are not admitting new students to this concentration at this time.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM INFORMATION 

* The clinical practicum provides the student with the opportunity to develop required competencies although additional work experience may be required to complete the number of competencies required by the ARRT to be eligible for the advanced certification exam.

* Enrollment in the clinical practicum is not guaranteed, and is dependent upon grades, site availability, and approval. Please do not contact a clinical site for a clinical or practicum; they are to be arranged between BC staff and the clinical site.

* The 12 credit hour clinical courses include approximately 40 hours/week for 11 weeks or approximately 400 – 440 hours for the quarter. The exact daily schedule is variable depending on the clinical site and student negotiations. Weekday hours are typically required to ensure the volume and variety of exams are available for the student. Final schedule approval through the clinical coordinator is required prior to registration.

If you are interested in applying for the Certificate of Accomplishment or the Advanced Imaging Clinical Practicum, click here to go to the virtual information session to begin the next step of the application process.