The Radiation & Imaging Sciences (RAIS), Diagnostic Medical Sonography concentration is a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree designed to formally prepare current imaging professionals for advancement in the imaging field. The program features 100% online coursework covering a wide variety of imaging topics including instrumentation & procedures for various ultrasound specialty areas, healthcare management, and institutional quality and accreditation.
Courses provide understanding of business concepts, economics of health care, biomedical ethics, 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.
These include advanced imaging modality instrumentations courses designed to meet the structured education requirements of the ARRT and ARMDS in Breast Ultrasound, Pediatric Sonography, Fetal Echocardiography, Neurosonology, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Upper & Lower Extremity, and Sonographer Vascular Technology.
- 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)
» Pediatric Sonography
» Fetal Echocardiography
» Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Upper & Lower Extremity
» Sonographer Vascular Technology
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 Ultrasound or be a student of that profession 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 be an Ultrasound professional or completing their final year in an ultrasound imaging program. 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, Diagnostic Medical Sonography 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!
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Last Updated September 27, 2022