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 of Applied Science (AAS) 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 please view our Virtual Information Session.
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
Learn more about the radiologic technology AAS degree prerequisites…
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.
State regulations prohibit Minors from getting occupational radiation exposure. For this reason, you must be 18 years old at the time that you begin the program.
How to Apply
Bellevue College’s Radiologic Technology, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, is a selective admissions program. All students must apply to Bellevue College prior to completing the online Radiologic Technology application. Specific instructions have been provided for this program. Please note: by completing the online Radiologic Technology application, you are applying to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program only. This program is for students looking to enter the Radiologic Technology field.
The Bellevue College Radiologic Technology Program curriculum meets the educational requirements for national certification that is required for employment in the United States. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists is the agency responsible for individual certification. https://www.arrt.org/
The state of Washington requires Certification as a Radiologic Technologist to apply radiation and perform parenteral procedures – https://app.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=246-926.
The Bellevue College Radiologic Technology Program curriculum meets the educational requirements for state department of health licensure that is required for employment in the state of Washington. Washington State Department of Health is the agency responsible for individual licensure. https://www.doh.wa.gov/licensespermitsandcertificates
Some states may require graduation from a program accredited through other means such as the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) in addition to certification through the ARRT as a Radiologic Technologist.
Please contact the state regulatory agency for radiologic technology in any other state for which this information is needed. State-by-state licensing requirements are available at:
More information for Out of State students can be found at: bellevuecollege.edu/elearning/start/out-of-state/
Last Updated February 14, 2023