All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to applying for the Radiologic Technology Program. Students are strongly encouraged to complete prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in general education courses. This will improve a student’s opportunity to apply for program enrollment. The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a C grade or higher.
BIOL B18 (Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology) -or- BIOL B32 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I ) -and- BIOL B33 (Human Anatomy and Physiology II) -or equivalent course(s) at another accredited college. Note: BIOL B14 (Human Anatomy) and BIOL B15 (Human Physiology) were previously taught at Bakersfield College and they meet this requirement.
MATH B70 (Previously MATH BD) (Intermediate Algebra-5 units) at Bakersfield College or equivalent course at another accredited college. A higher level college math course will be accepted in lieu of this algebra requirement. For students who use a higher level math course in lieu of Intermediate Algebra the same requirements for minimum cumulative grade point average and number of course attempts apply in order to meet program prerequisites.
MEDS B60 (Medical Terminology - 3 units) at Bakersfield College or equivalent course at another accredited college.
ENGL B1a (Expository Composition - 3 units); or an equivalent course at another accredited college.
Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 with Math BD/MATH B70 passed on the first attempt OR A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.9 with Math BD/MATH B70 passed on the second attempt. Withdrawal grades count as an attempt. This prerequisite must be met by all new and Wait List applicants effective February 2013. Note: All course attempts including grades of “D”, “F” and withdrawals (W) are included in the review of the course attempts. Students with more than two math attempts are not initially eligible for the program. Remediation Plan:
Students who do not initially meet the eligibility requirement for passing the MATH BD/MATH B70 prerequisite within two attempts must complete all of the following remediation requirements to be considered eligible to apply for the Radiologic Technology Program.
Completion of ACDV B70a-B70f- Study Skills courses with a “CR” grade
Completion of MATH B22 Elementary Probability and Statistics with a minimum grade of “C” on the first course attempt and maintenance of a 2.9 GPA.
Successful completion of the Remediation Program must be completed within 1 year of initial application to the program.
Students who do not meet the grade point average (GPA) eligibility requirement of either 2.7 or 2.9 are advised to research and complete, if applicable, an Academic Renewal request through the Bakersfield College established process identified in the college catalog for a recalculation of their GPA. Documentation of completion of the remediation plan must be submitted to the Program at the time of application. Documentation is made through college transcripts.
Graduation from high school or an equivalent education.
General Education Pattern
General education courses are required to graduate from the Bakersfield College Associate in Science Degree Radiologic Technology Program. It is suggested that these courses be completed prior to program enrollment. Refer to the Bakersfield College General Education and Graduation Requirements in the college catalog for more specific information and requirements for the college (the list below does NOT identify all requirements). All students are encouraged to regularly check the college requirements for graduation and/or meet with a Counselor/Advisor to ensure that AS degree requirements will be met at the end of the Radiography Program. Completion of the AS Degree is required to meet eligibility requirements for certification and licensure.
A. Communication (6 units)
A.1 Oral Communication (3 units): Comm B1 recommended; Any course listed in Area A.1 of the Gen Ed Pattern in the BC Catalog.
A.2 Written Communication (3 units): ENGL B1A - preqrequisite course
B.2 Mathematics and Logic (3-5 units): MATH B70 (5 units) - prerequisite course
C. Arts, Literature, Philosophy, and Foreign Language (3-5 units)
PHIL B12 recommended, or any course in Area C: Gen Ed Pattern in the BC Catalog.
D. Social, Political, Legal and Economic Institutions & Behavior, Historical Background (6 units)
D.1 Foundations int he Behavioral Sciences (3 units): Any course listed in Area D.1 in the BC Catalog.
OR D.2 Foundations in the Social Sciences (3 units): Any course listed in Area D.2 in the BC Catalog.
AND D.3 American (U.S. Institutions) (3 units): Any course listed in Area D.3 in the BC Catalog.
E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development (1 unit)
Physical Education - 1 unit required from PHED courses listed in the BC Catalog.
Rad Tech students are exempt from the 3 unit course in the psychological development category.
Educational Planning –STDV B1 recommended or any course listed in the BC Catalog General Requirements (Recommended to be taken during the first semester of courses at BC to assure priority registration.)
Computer Studies (3 units): COMP B2 or COMP B5 or equivalent is necessary to meet Radiologic Technology Program completion