All applicants must:

  • Be high school graduates or possess a GED.
  • Have the ability to use a computer for word processing and internet research.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform work at the college level by completing the following prerequisite courses with a grade of 3.0 or better in each prerequisite.
  • The Math (Intermediate Algebra or Precalculus I) and Science (Human Anatomy and Physiology I&II) course requirements need to have been taken within the last 5 years.
  • The Program does not accept Pass grades, Compass grades or Assessment out of a course in lieu of an actual grade in a prerequisite course. To qualify for the radiation therapy program, an applicant must have an actual letter or numerical grade for each of the required courses listed below.

Note on retakes: If only one prerequisite course is repeated within a three-year period, the higher grade will be used in the prerequisite GPA calculation. If two or more courses within the same three-year period are repeated, we will use the higher grade for one prerequisite course then use the averaged grade for the 2nd repeated course into the GPA calculation


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Note: Biology courses need to be completed within the last 5 years

Cultural Diversity

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(formerly CMST 250 Organizational Communication)

CMST 250 Communication in a Diverse Workplace: Healthcare Focus – 5 Cr. (recommended)


Choose one either CMST 280 or CMST 250 not both. Note: CMST 250 Communication in a Diverse Workplace: Healthcare Focus is recommended for this prerequisite requirement.



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(plus one additional college level Math Course)

Note: Math courses need to be completed within the last 5 years.


– OR –


Note: Public Speaking courses do not qualify for the above Speech requirement. Choose either CMST 101 or CMST 210 not both.

Prerequisite courses may be completed at any regionally accredited community or four year college. It’s your responsibility to assure that courses you’ve taken at other institutions of higher education meet the curriculum context of Bellevue College courses.

Prerequisites must be completed by the end of winter quarter for the year that you are applying. For example: Applicants applying for admission to the program for fall 2011 must complete all prerequisites by the end of winter quarter 2011.

Advanced placement is possible for applicants who have graduated from a JRCERT accredited radiography program. Advanced placement will be evaluated on an individual basis. ARRT certified radiographers working in radiation therapy are encouraged to apply. Clinical advanced placement will be assessed for persons with three or more years of radiation therapy experience.

Last Updated September 25, 2017