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Radiologic Technology

Associate Applied Science- Transfer

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.


Essential Qualifications of Radiologic Technology Students


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 indicate your preference for placement at the Bellingham or Everett sites. Bellingham cohort students attend classes at Bellingham Technical College, Everett cohort students attend classes at 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.


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.

Employment Information


89% BTC graduate placement rate

$57,782 starting annual wage

$67,517 average annual wage

$79,872 potential annual wage

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Jobs & Employment

The employment outlook for program graduates is very strong and growing, and students can expect to earn good wages.

About 89% of BTC Radiologic Technology students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual wage in this field is $67,517, with an earning potential of about $79,872 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Most program graduates work as Radiologic Technologists or Diagnostic Radiographers under the supervision of a Radiologist.

Courses

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Courses are from the 2019-20 Catalog

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS142.5 credits

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS142.5 credits

Entry Information

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When Can I Start?


This program typically admits students into first quarter core courses in the fall. Registration for Fall Quarter starts halfway through Spring Quarter.


This program is currently in the process of ending its practice of admitting Students via a waitlist. Students who submitted their program entry paperwork before August 31st, 2018, will be admitted through our Grandfathering Process. The Grandfathering Process for Radiologic Technology is as follows: grandfathered students will be contacted and asked to register in the order their names were added to the program waitlist. Once this waitlist has been exhausted, remaining program-ready students will be allowed to register. Students will be emailed to notify them that the waitlist has been exhausted and program seats have opened.


There are two cohorts for Radiologic Technology:
  • Students who register for the Bellingham cohort will attend classes at Bellingham Technical College.
  • Students who register for the Everett cohort will attend classes at Everett Community College.
Students will be assigned regional clinical experience, in a variety of shifts at hospitals and clinics across Whatcom, Skagit, Island, Snohomish, and King Counties.

What Are The Minimum Entry Requirements?


Entry Requirements

Students who have completed ALL prerequisite requirements before the start of first quarter core courses will be admitted, after the conclusion of our Grandfathering process, and based on the order in which they register for remaining open seats.


All Program Registration Requirements:

  • The Student must be 18 years of age
  • Completion (or enrollment at BTC) of the following courses with a minimum grade of 2.7 (B-) or better beginning 2021:
    • Human A&P 1 (BIOL& 241)
    • Human A&P 2 (BIOL& 242)
  • Completion (or enrollment at BTC) of the following courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 (C) or better:
    • English Composition 1 (ENGL& 101)
    • Math in Society (MATH& 107) or any MATH course from the AAS-T alternative course list will be accepted.
    • Public Speaking (CMST& 220)
    • General Psychology (PSYC& 100)
    • Fundamentals of Medical Terminology (HT 126)
  • Completion (or enrollment at BTC) of the following courses with a P grade or submitted evidence of certification to BTC Admissions:
  • Note ONLY for students who are transferring prior credits to BTC: Official transcripts documenting prerequisite course completion must be submitted and evaluated before registration. Transcript evaluation can take up to three weeks once BTC has received the transcripts.


    Pre-Program Course Requirements


    There is NO application required for this program.


    Make sure you are ready to register by reviewing the Checklist for Radiologic Technology Program document.


    Only students who successfully register for open seats in first quarter core courses will be responsible for providing evidence of the following before starting classes:

    • NOTE: Students will be charged a fee of approximately $119 for the background check, drug screen, and tracking of required health documents. Health documents will need to be completed and submitted to the appropriate department after students have registered for the first quarter classes and before the start of the program. You will be notified with instructions/information regarding these requirements by the department after registration.

    What Are My Next Steps?


    1. Apply to BTC and Financial Aid
    2. Take the ACCUPLACER/Placement Test
    3. Attend an Advising & Registration Session
    4. Prepare to Attend

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.

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Laura Doss

Area of Instruction


Student Services

Contact Info


360-752-8548
ldoss@btc.edu
College Services (CS) - Room 105

 

Office Hours


Usual office hours are:

    Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 
 

Background


Profile
Laura Doss has been at BTC for 10 years in the roles of Academic & Career Advisor, Student Navigator, Instructor, Completion Coach and now College Nav...

    • Laura Doss has been at BTC for 10 years in the roles of Academic & Career Advisor, Student Navigator, Instructor, Completion Coach and now College Navigator for the Allied Health Programs. Laura earned her Bachelor of Science while serving in the US Army and stationed in Germany and her Master of Education while stationed at Fort Sill, OK. Her initial education and training was in the mental health field before moving into education. Outside of work, Laura likes to spend time with her four kids, walking the trails, cuddling with her tiny dog and reading a ton of books!


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Tracy Bailey

Area of Instruction


Radiologic Technology

Degrees and Certifications


MBA, Healthcare Management, Western Governors University

BS, Radiologic Sciences, Adventist University of Health Sciences

AHS, Radiologic Technology, Trident Technical College

Certificate, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Trident Technical College

Certificate, Registered Radiologic Technologist, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

Certificate, Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Certificate, Radiologic Technologist, Washington State Department of Health

Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Contact Info


360-752-8390
tbailey@btc.edu
Haskell Center (HC) - Room 113F

 

Background


Profile
Tracy attended Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. She graduated with Honors from the Radiologic Technology Program in 1991, and the Diagnos...

    • Tracy attended Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. She graduated with Honors from the Radiologic Technology Program in 1991, and the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program in 1992. The majority of her career as a Radiologic Technologist was spent in Orthopedics. She enjoyed being a Technologist, but her greatest desire was to teach. Tracy was given that opportunity in 1999 at Valencia Community College in Orlando, FL. She has been teaching in the BTC Rad Tech program since it started in late 2002. The best thing about teaching is helping others learn a new skill, and watching them grow in their knowledge of the profession. She really enjoys those "light bulb" moments!


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Heather Wallace

Area of Instruction


Radiologic Technology

Degrees and Certifications


BS, Radiologic Sciences, Adventist University of Health Sciences

Contact Info


360-752-8365
HWallace@btc.edu
Haskell Center (HC) - Room