Bellevue College’s Radiologic Technology program offers an excellent education preparing you for a career in radiologic technology. Radiologic technology is a rewarding field that combines interpersonal and technology skills.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to apply to take the national certification exams required to work in this field. Technologists are certifies by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).
Approximately thirty students may be admitted each year to our Radiologic Technology program with the curriculum beginning in July. It is an eight-quarter, 23-month program, which upon graduation confers an Associate in Arts degree in Radiologic Technology.
Daytime classes are held on campus or at a local clinical facility. During the course of the program, you will gain extensive experience and acquire over 1,800 hours of clinical education at a local premier healthcare facility.
Are you a good fit for this program?
This program is for students looking to enter the Radiologic Technology profession. You are a great match for this program if you have good communication, analytical and critical thinking skills. A strong aptitude and academic background in science is very important, as is the ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently. Radiologic Technology is an ideal career for people who like working with others and enjoy the technical aspects of advanced medical technology.
Benefits of completing the Radiologic Technology program include:
- Career Outlook – Radiologic technologists are experiencing a 13% job growth outlook. That is faster than the average occupation (bls.gov).
- Good Pay – The annual average wage of radiologic technologists in Washington is $64,880-$77,650. That is among the highest in the nation as reported in May 2017 (bls.gov).
- Advanced degree opportunities available at Bellevue College – Bellevue offers several bachelors degree options as well as advanced certificates in an online format to help you advance your education while continuing to work!
If you are interested in this program we encourage you to attend one of our information sessions. View the schedule and register to attend.
All Applicants to the Radiologic Technology program are required to complete the following prerequisite courses.
- ENGL& 101 English Composition I, 5 Credits
- MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra, 5 Credits (completed within the last 5 yrs.) or MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics, 5 Credits (completed within the last 5 yrs.)
- BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab, 6 Credits (completed within the last 5 yrs.)
- BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab, 6 Credits (completed within the last 5 yrs.)
- AHE 110 Medical Terminology, 5 Credits (New prerequisite requirement for 2021 applicants- effective Aug. 2020)
- One Diversity course:
- CMST 252 Communication in a Diverse Healthcare Workplace, 5 credits (replaces CMST 250 Communication in a Diverse Workplace starting Summer 2020) or
- CMST 280 Intercultural Communication, 5 credits
Prerequisite courses must also meet the following requirements:
- All courses must be from a regionally accredited college.
- Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of 2.7 or higher.
- Each prerequisite course may be repeated up to a maximum of 2 times. If the BIOL&241 and BIOL&242 courses are repeated within the 5 year period, first and retake grades will be averaged.
- BIOL&241 and BIOL&242 hybrid courses must have:
Due to COVID restrictions affecting on-campus meetings, the Radiologic Technology program will be accepting on-line Bio 241 and 242 through the admission period 2022.
- Hands-on labs that meet on campus (see note above).
- All exams proctored.
- Complete all prerequisite courses by the end of winter or spring quarter of the application year. Applicants completing all prerequisite courses by the end of winter quarter will be given preference.
Learn more about the radiologic technology AA degree prerequisites…
Refer to the following resources to find out if your previous coursework from other colleges could be applied towards the prerequisites for this program:
- Transfer Course Equivalencies – a searchable course list from other regionally accredited in-state or out-of-state Colleges/Universities
- Contact our program – fill out the prerequisite review/approval worksheet.
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. Students in the Radiologic Technology program must earn a C (2.0) or better in all courses required for a degree or certificate.
How to Apply
Last Updated August 25, 2020