Radiologic Technology is a health care profession whose practitioners work in hospitals, imaging centers, clinics and private physician’s officers. The radiologic technologist (radiographer) is a member of the health care team who works directly with the patient and the physician, performing a wide variety of diagnostic x-ray procedures.
The role of the graduate radiographer may be that of staff radiographer, special imaging radiographer, supervisor, administrator or educator, depending upon the level of education and experience obtained.
The Bakersfield College Associate in Science Degree Radiologic Technology Program provides concurrent didactic and clinical education. The Program is 24 months in length (excluding prerequisite coursework) and begins each year in June. Students should anticipate making a fulltime commitment to the Program during the school year. Summer sessions are required and semesters/terms may be scheduled beyond the regular college session dates.
The Program is primarily scheduled during the day; however, an evening clinical rotation will be completed during the second year of the Program. Clinical education sites include hospitals and imaging centers located in Bakersfield, California and Delano, California. Students may be assigned to any clinical education center in any geographical location.
The Program provides the theory, skill, and experience necessary to apply for admission to the licensure exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); and for licensure from the State of California, Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch, as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT).
The student is also eligible to write the State Fluoroscopy Permit exam. Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all radiography courses, have met the state-mandated curriculum and clinical hours, met all clinical education competencies, and earned the Associate in Science degree to be recommended for these examinations/certifications.
For more career information, it is highly recommended students consult the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). Look at the ASRT “career center” or “education and students” section of the website and explore careers in radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, and sonography. For additional career information, please visit the California Society of Radiologic Technologies.
Bakersfield College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603-3182, 312-704-5300 firstname.lastname@example.org and jrcert.org. The Program is also approved by the State of California, Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch, PO Box 997414, MS-7610, Sacramento, CA 95899-7414, 916-327-5106 or cdph.ca.gov/rhb.
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Students will be required to purchase uniforms, textbooks, and selected equipment; provide transportation to off campus clinical education centers in Bakersfield, California and Delano, California; and pay current college fees. Estimated costs for books, uniforms, fees, and required equipment are below.
All Radiologic Technology Program applicants that met the February deadline will be notified by their student assigned email accounts 8 weeks from the application deadline. If you have not received a an email, please contact the Radiologic Technology / Allied-Health office at (661) 395-4284.
Radiologic Technology Program: Estimated Costs
The Bakersfield College Allied Health Department offers the following degrees and certificates in Radiologic Technology:
There are five patterns BC students can follow to complete your general education requirements for graduation from Bakersfield College or successfully transfer to a CSU or UC. Find your pattern at General Education Patterns.
The mission of Bakersfield College Associate in Science Degree Radiologic Technology Program is to promote student success by providing quality instruction for graduates to competently practice radiography at the entry level.
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