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2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog 
2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Technology

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If you enjoy working with people in a medical setting, you should check out the Radiologic Technology program at BTC! BTC’s programs in Health Careers are geared for students with an interest in health, wellness, and medical fields.

Choose this program to prepare for a rewarding career as a radiologic technologist. You’ll learn the latest technologies used in the field and gain skills that are in demand by hospitals, imaging centers, and clinics.

This workforce solution is partially funded by an $11.7m grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information linked on sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership.

Bellingham Technical College is an equal opportunity institution.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities, please contact Accessibility Resources at 360-752-8576.

Program Outcomes

  • Follow all safety guidelines and practice safe radiation procedures to fully protect staff, patients, and self.
  • Competently perform clinical and administrative components of each radiographic procedure.
  • Produce optimal radiographic images, accurately assess and apply required corrections when correcting suboptimal images.
  • Interact in a compassionate, respectful manner assessing patient condition and concerns; provide for patient safety, comfort, confidentiality, and modesty.
  • Conduct herself/himself in a professional manner according to ARRT and ASRT standards—assess situations; exercise care with discretion and judgment; assume responsibility for professional decisions; support colleagues; and act in the best interest of the patient.

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program admits students once a year in the fall quarter.

Testing Requirements

  • ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100  (formerly COM 170).
  • BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099  .
  • Passing scores in the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) test battery or successful completion of Digitools or Tech Connections completed at Whatcom County high schools. (Not required for students who complete CAP 101  or equivalent course.)

Pre-Program Course Requirements

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 (BIOL& 241 ) Must be taken within 3 years of being placed on the wait list. Note: Requires a 2.7 GPA (B- grade) or better.
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 (BIOL& 242 ) Must be taken within 3 years of being placed on the wait list. Note: Requires a 2.7 GPA (B- grade) or better.
  • Public Speaking (CMST& 220 )
  • English Composition 1 (ENGL& 101 )*
  • HIV/AIDS Education (HLTH 133 )
  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR Card (HO 127 ). Please note that Healthcare provider CPR certification must remain current throughout program. Students should obtain certification in July, August or September prior to program acceptance. More details to be provided at Radiologic Technology program orientation.
  • Fundamentals of Medical Terminology (HT 126 )*
  • Math in Society (MATH& 107 ) preferred, will accept higher.*
  • General Psychology (PSYC& 100 )*
  • *requires minimum 2.0 GPA or higher.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Radiologic Technology AAS-T Degree and Certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and minimum grade of C/2.0 for required courses.

Program Application/Forms

The program is planned with a regional focus in collaboration with Edmonds Community College, Everett Community College, North Seattle Community College, Peninsula College, Skagit Valley College, and Whatcom Community College. As part of the admissions process, you will be asked to select and rank your preference for placement at the Bellingham or Everett cohort sites.

Bellingham cohort students attend classes at Bellingham Technical College.

Everett cohort students attend classes at the Everett Community College. Students will be assigned regional clinical experience, on a variety of shifts, in hospitals and clinics in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, Snohomish, and King Counties.

Prior to registration for Radiologic Technology program classes, admitted students must be eighteen (18) years of age and submit evidence of the following requirements:

  1. Physical exam and specified immunizations
  2. Criminal background check
  3. 11-panel drug screen
  4. Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR
  5. Medical insurance coverage

NOTE: Students will be charged a fee of approximately $119.00 for the background check, drug screen, and tracking of required health documents.

Prior to registration for Quarter 5, second-year students must complete a second criminal background check for a $22 fee.


    Associate of Applied Science - Transfer

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