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.
Radiologic Technology Program Estimated Costs
The mission of Bakersfield College Radiologic Technology Program is to promote student success by providing quality instruction for graduates to competently practice radiography at the entry level.
(Goals 1-5; Learning Outcomes a,b,c, etc.)
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