Bakersfield College

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Radiologic Technology

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) at www.asrt.org. 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.


Important Information

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION AND STATE APPROVAL
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 mail@jrcert.org and www.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 www.cdph.ca.gov/rhb.
 
PROGRAM SUPPLY INFORMATION
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.

 

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Radiologic Technology Program Estimated Costs
 

Program Mission

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.

 

Goals and Outcomes:

(Goals 1-5; Learning Outcomes a,b,c, etc.)

1. Students will be clinically competent.

  • a. Students will apply positioning skills.
  • b. Students will select exposure factors.
  • c. Students will utilize radiation protection
  • d. Students will demonstrate and employ knowledge of equipment operation.

2. Students will develop critical thinking skills.

  • a. Students will demonstrate the ability to formulate technical factors.
  • b. Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.
  • c. Students will demonstrate independent judgment.
  • d. Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.

3. Students will communicate effectively.

  • a. Students will demonstrate effective communication.
  • b. Students will use correct pronunciation

4. Students will model professionalism.

  • a. Students will demonstrate knowledge of professional imaging organizations.
  • b. Students will summarize the value of life-long learning.
  • c. Students will demonstrate work ethics.

5. The Program will graduate entry-level radiographers.

  • a. Program graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the 1st attempt.
  • b. Graduates seeking employment will obtain employment within 12 months of graduation.
  • c. Students will successfully complete each course.
  • d. Students will successfully complete the program.
  • e. Graduates will be satisfied with their education.
  • f. Employers will be satisfied with graduate performance.

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