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2021-22 BTC Catalog 
    
2021-22 BTC Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

  • Consistently and appropriately apply radiation protection practices and general safety guidelines when administering ionizing radiation techniques to fully protect the patient, occupational workers (self and other technologists) and non-occupational workers (other members of the healthcare team). RADIATION SAFETY
  • Competently and consistently perform clinical procedures and protocols of each radiographic position to     produce an optimal diagnostic study.  PROCEDURES
  • Competently and consistently produce diagnostic radiographic images, with ability to accurately assess errors and make appropriate corrections according to standard image evaluation criteria.  IMAGE PRODUCTION
  • Interact in a compassionate, respectful manner assessing patient condition and concerns:  provides for patient safety, comfort, confidentiality, modesty, and overall best interest of the patient.  PATIENT CARE
  • Conducts oneself in a professional manner according to ARRT and ASRT standards.  Assess situations, exercise care, discretion and judgment; assume responsibility for professional decisions; and able to work in team relationships that support colleagues.  PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS
  • Successful completion of the program within a 24-month time period.

Placement Requirements

ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills version 6 (ATI TEAS v. 6) assessment. Applicants must score at the "PROFICIENT" level or higher in each of the four areas.

Additional Requirements​

The Radiologic Technology Program has a separate admission process from admission to BTC. Students must be admitted into a cohort before beginning Radiologic Technology coursework. See the Radiologic Technology Program website for more information about current admission requirements and process.

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: Clinical requirements include:

  • Criminal background check
  • 10-Panel urine drug screen
  • Physical examination
  • Tuberculous screening 
  • Required immunizations
  • Current American Heart Association BLS for Provider CPR certification
  • 7-hours of HIV/AIDS education for healthcare providers 
  • Medical Insurance Coverage
  • More information about the clinical placement requirements process is on the Radiologic Technology Program website.

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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