The Radiation & Imaging Sciences (RAIS) Technology concentration is a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree designed to formally prepare current imaging professionals for advancement in the imaging field with 100% online coursework covering a wide variety of imaging topics including instrumentation & procedures, advanced sectional anatomy, and institutional quality and management.
Courses provide understanding of business concepts, legal issues unique to the radiation and imaging industry, organizational theory, leadership and management, as well as content that develops skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, teamwork, and cultural sensitivity. Students can also choose from a variety of electives that will help develop advanced technical skills that best match their career goals including advanced imaging modality instrumentations courses designed to meet the structured education requirements of the ARRT in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Vascular Interventional Radiology (VI), Mammography (M), and Breast Ultrasound (Br).
- Fully Online Coursework
- Full & Part Time Schedules
- Advanced Modality Training
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Advanced modality training available in multiple advanced modalities, all designed to prepare you to sit for related exams.
Advanced Modality Options:
» Breast Ultrasound (Br)
» Computed Tomography (CT)
» Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
» Mammography (M)
» Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
» Vascular Interventional Radiography (VI)
Benefits of completing the RAIS, BAS in Technology
- Advanced modalities – Students of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences Technology concentration have access to multiple advanced modality certificates as a part of their Bachelors degree! Upon successful completion, students are then eligible to sit for advanced modality national certification exams through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Advanced modalities increase your marketability!
- Career Outlook – Medical and Health Services Managers are experiencing a 20% job growth outlook. That is faster than the average occupation (bls.gov). An increasing number of hospitals and clinics are requiring their imaging professionals to have an advanced degree. This is particularly true when seeking a position in management.
- Good Pay – The annual average wage of Medical and Health Services Managers in Washington is $107,290 – $116,570. That is among the highest in the nation as reported in May 2017 (bls.gov).
- Advanced Degree Options – Students who successfully complete a Bachelors of Applied Science degree at Bellevue College are eligible to apply to many advanced degrees! Students have gone on to complete Masters level degree programs in Healthcare Administration and Business Administration.
The Radiation & Imaging Sciences program is an industry-relevant bachelor’s degree completion program that prepares students for advancement in the imaging field through technical knowledge and foundational skills critical to success as a manager or advanced technologist. Admission to the program is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
Applicants must have a current national certification in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy, or be a student of those professions in their last year of their academic program, and be able to demonstrate completion of the following courses, or their equivalent, at a regionally accredited college with a grade point average of 2.0 or better.
Interested students must an Imaging Technologist in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy or completing their final year in one of those imaging programs. Students must also have completed the following prerequisites from a regionally accredited institution. Co-requisite courses can be completed during the program but it is best to complete them prior to starting the program. View the Degree Worksheet for the Radiation and Imaging Sciences, Technology Concentration, BAS
- BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I • 6 Cr.
- BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II • 6 Cr.
- ENGL& 101 English Composition I • 5 Cr.
The Radiation & Imaging Sciences program is a selective admission program which admits new students twice a year. Apply Now!
» Application Opens – March 15
» Priority Deadline – June 1
» Final Deadline – July 15
» Application Opens – November 1
» Priority Deadline – February 1
» Final Deadline – March 1
In addition to our Bachelors of Applied Science completion and Advanced Certificate programs, the Radiation & imaging Sciences program offers our courses to current imaging professionals seeking Continuing Education opportunities. Imaging professionals must be current in their national certification and must apply to Bellevue College but are not required to apply to the RAIS program. Imaging Professionals are limited to take 10 credits per year as a non-matriculated student.
Step 1: Apply for general admission at Bellevue College
You must apply to Bellevue College in order to take a course through our program. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing time. You will need your Bellevue College Student Id (SID) to complete step 2.
Step 2: Complete the entry code request form for each course
You will need a copy of your unofficial transcripts showing completion of two quarters (10 credits) of Anatomy & Physiology at a regionally accredited institution in order to complete the request. Your request will be processed in the order received!
Step 3: Register for your course
After your request is approved, you will receive an entry code which allows you to register for your course! Check your registration date and time, use the class schedule to find the correct item number, and purchase your books as soon as possible!
Contact us for more assistance or apply now!
Federal regulations require academic institutions to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s Gainful Employment (GE) Programs, and about students who enrolled in those programs eligible for Title IV funding that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. See the list of eligible certificates, but note that it may be out of date of current offerings.
Last Updated January 14, 2020