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2017-18 Catalog 
    
2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiation and Imaging Sciences, Technology Concentration, BAS


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Bellevue College consulted with radiation and imaging professionals and accrediting societies to develop the professionally relevant curriculum. The curriculum incorporates discipline-based, general education and elective courses built on progressive rigor and sophistication. The program receives ongoing review and guidance from its industry advisory committee to maintain currency.

The 180-credit technology concentrations are comprised of 65 credits earned through achievement of national certification in the students’ professional field; 25 credits for demonstrated satisfactory completion of specific general education requirements; and 90 credits earned through the general program and concentration requirements.

Required core courses provide the technical knowledge and foundational skills to your success as an advanced technologist. Students can also choose from a variety of electives that will help develop advanced technical skills that best match their career goals.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Apply core competencies learned in the graduate’s chosen concentration to function as a successful professional in the field of radiation and imaging sciences
  • Complete a capstone project that demonstrates the breadth and depth of the educational preparation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership, ethical and economic issues as they pertain to the graduate’s professional field
  • Pass national certification examinations in their chosen required or elective courses
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continued competency through life-long learning

Program Eligibility

Individuals must have:

  • National certification in radiologic technology, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, or diagnostic medical sonography.
  • Demonstrated completion from a regionally accredited college of the following courses, or their equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.0 or better:
  • Co-requisite requirement: must be completed no later than the first two quarters of acceptance:
    • Humanities course from AAS-DTA  transfer list
    • Social sciences course from AAS-DTA  transfer list
    • Either Humanities or Social Science must be a communication course

Degree Requirements

In addition to eligibility requirements, students must achieve the following:

  • Completion of 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of “C”, or better
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applies to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges
  • At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division

Application Process

To be considered for the Bachelor of Applied Science program prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed general Bellevue College admission form
  • Nonrefundable general admission fee of $34
  • Completed Bachelor of Applied Science application form and notice of right to file a discrimination complaint
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $90
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college
  • Proof of national certification in one of the four identified fields
  • Two letters of recommendation from someone who personally knows your work, such as your current or past manager, discussing your contributions to your work place and how he or she believes you will benefit from completion of the BAS program
  • Personal statement of no more than 500 words discussing your understanding of the role in your chosen field and how that fits in with your personal or professional goals. You may also discuss your work experience; your advanced certifications; specific or unique attributes that you will bring to the program; challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursuing your educational or work goals; or other special considerations that would make you a good candidate for the program.

Applications and instructions are available at www.bellevuecollege.edu/imaging/.

Proficiency Requirement


  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Prerequisite Requirements


  • National Certification in radiologic technology, diagnostic ultrasound, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine 55 CR

Science: 10 CR


Writing: 10 CR


  • English Composition and Technical or Research Writing

College Level Math: 5 CR


Co-requisite Requirements


Either Humanities or Social Science must be a communication course

Humanities: 5 CR


Social Science: 5 CR


Core Curriculum


Electives: 25 CR


Grand Total: 180


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