Academic Options

Bellevue College offers numerous academic options designed to meet the needs of students whether looking to enter into the field through an associates degree, obtain advanced technical skills through advanced certificates, or compete an bachelors degree to become more competitive in the imaging field.

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Step 1: Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Students looking to enter the Radiologic Technology profession must first complete an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree Program in Radiologic Technology. Bellevue College’s Radiologic Technology (RATEC) program is an eight-quarter, 23-month program, which upon graduation confers an Associate in Arts degree in Radiologic Technology. It is offered through a cooperative effort between Bellevue College and a number of area hospitals and clinics. It is part of a larger career pathway into the x-ray profession. Learn More…

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Step 2: National Certification Exam

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be eligible to apply to take the national certification exams through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

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Step 3: Advanced Certifications

Bellevue College offers several Advanced Certificates for current registered Radiologic Technology professionals. These Advanced Certificates prepareRadiologic Technology professionals to sit for the national exams in a post primary modality. Students will meet the structured education requirement as well as have the option to complete a clinical practicum to achieve the required required competencies. Learn More…


Step 4: Bachelors Degree Completion

Bellevue College offers several Bachelors of Applied Science degree options for current registered Radiologic Technology professionals. These degree completion options are designed to prepare professionals for advanced modality exams as well as management positions seeking imaging professionals with advanced degrees. These degree completion is called a 2+2 model meaning you come in with a 2 year degree (from any regionally accredited institution) and complete your last 2 years at Bellevue College to earn your 4 year Bachelors degree! Learn More…

Interested in taking a course or two through our programs? Get more information!

Last Updated December 5, 2022