Dec 08, 2019  
2019-20 BTC Catalog 
    
2019-20 BTC Catalog

Radiologic Technology


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Overview

If you enjoy working with people in a medical setting, you should check out the Radiologic Technology program at BTC. BTC’s programs in Allied Health 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 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.

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.

Placement Requirements

ACCUPLACER Classic (valid for 5 years from testing date):

  • Reading comprehension score of 85 & Sentence Skill score of 86
    Or RDG 085 & ENGL 092 with a grade of B or higher
    Or AENGL 100 with a grade of C or higher
  • College Level Math score of 75 or MATH 099 with a C or higher

ACCUPLACER Next-Generation (starting January 23, 2019):

  • Reading score of 256 & Writing Score of 255
    Or RDG 085 & ENGL 092 with a grade of B or higher
    Or AENGL 100 with a grade of C or higher
  • Advanced Algebra & Functions score of 240 or MATH 099 with a C or higher
  • 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.)
  • (Beginning in Fall 2019) Clinical Shadowing Experience 8 hours: This experience will be required as an entry requirement in a block of 4 hours in the hospital setting and another block of 4 hours in an office or clinic environment.  No grade or credit is awarded.  A list of names and facilities serving as contact points will be provided.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Human A & P 1 (BIOL& 241 ) Must be taken within 3 years of being placed on the waitlist. Note: Requires a 2.7 GPA (B- grade) or higher.
  • Human A & P 2 (BIOL& 242 ) Must be taken within 3 years of being placed on the waitlist. Note: Requires a 2.7 GPA (B- grade) or higher.
  • 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.

Aditional Requirements​

After acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program but prior to beginning clinical rotations, admitted students must be eighteen (18) years of age and submit evidence of the following requirements:

  1. Criminal History Background Check Notification Form
  2. Physical exam and specified immunizations
  3. Criminal background check
  4. 11-panel drug screen
  5. Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR
  6. 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.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Radiologic Technology AAS-T Degree and Certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, and minimum grade of C(2.0) for required courses.

Programs

    Associate of Applied Science - Transfer

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