BAS in Radiation and Imaging Sciences Radiologist Assistant Concentration

Program Ended: Beginning 2016-2017 this degree or certificates program will no longer be accepting new applicants. Please consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiation and Imaging Sciences (BAS) is a career-oriented bachelor degree program designed to prepare radiation and imaging professionals to successfully compete for jobs that require highly developed technical skills, advanced certifications or supervisory and management skills.

The degree completion program is designed for certified professionals in radiologic technology, diagnostic ultrasound, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine. The first 90 credits of the degree are fulfilled by entrance prerequisites. The second half of the degree offers a professionally relevant curriculum that helps students achieve their career goals.

Radiation and Imaging Radiologist Assistant (RADA) – for registered radiographers (ARRT certified) who want to become certified to perform radiographic patient assessment and complex or invasive imaging procedures in an advanced practice role under the supervision of a radiologist.

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
  • Demonstrate the breadth and depth of the educational preparation through the completion of a capstone project
  • 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 lifelong learning



Entry Requirement

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra

Prerequisite Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
National Certification in Radiologic Technology N/A
An Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology 65
BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
MATH& 141 Precalculus I 5
RADON 127 Sectional Anatomy 2
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.
CMST 330 Intercultural Health Communication 5
ENGL 201 The Research Paper 5
MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics 5
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics: Theory and Practice 5
RAIM 460 Management and Leadership 5
RAIT 301 Sectional Anatomy 3
RAIT 302 Body Pathophysiology 3
RAIT 303 Neuropathophysiology 3

Radiologist Assistant Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
RADA 306 Patient Care and Assessment I 3
RADA 308 Patient Care and Assessment II 3
RADA 311 Imaging Procedures I 4
RADA 312 Imaging Procedures II 4
RADA 313 Imaging Procedures III 3
RADA 314 Imaging Procedures IV 3
RADA 321 Radiologist Assistant Observation I 1
RADA 322 Radiologist Assistant Observation II 1
RADA 323 Radiologist Assistant Observation III 1
RADA 324 Radiologist Assistant Observation IV 1
RADA 330 Physics of Imaging 2
RADA 335 Radiation Biology and Safety 2
RADA 375 Pharmacology 3
RADA 411 Clinical Internship I 10
RADA 412 Clinical Internship II 10
RADA 413 Clinical Internship III 10
RADA 414 Clinical Internship IV 11
RADA 421 Case Study/Capstone I 2
RADA 422 Case Study/Capstone II 2
RADA 423 Case Study/Capstone III 2
RADA 424 Case Study/Capstone IV 2

Grand Total: 204

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

The radiologist assistant program requires two years of practice as a certified (ARRT) radiographer

Application Process

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

  • Completed bachelor of applied science application form and notice of right to file a discrimination complaint
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $125 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. For Medical Dosimetry at least one letter must be from an oncologist, medical physicist, dosimetrist, chief therapist, or program director of a radiation therapy program. For Radiologist Assistant at least one letter must be from a radiologist.
  • 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, at the BC Student Service Center, or from the Radiation and Imaging Science department office in room A251 or by calling (425) 564-2316.

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Last Updated August 8, 2017