Associate of Science Degree
Radiologic Technology is a health care profession whose practitioners work in hospitals, imaging centers, and private physicians’ offices. 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 full time commitment to the program during the school year. Summer sessions are required and semester/ 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 and must provide their own transportation to these centers.
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; and for certification from the State of California, Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch, as a Certified Radiologic Technologist. 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 program information, brochure and enrollment application form, consult the following website at www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/allied-health/radtech.
The mission of the Bakersfield College Readiologic Technology Program is to promote student success by providing quality instruction for graduates to competently practice radiogoraphy at the entry level
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:
- be clinically competent.
- apply positioning skills.
- select exposure factors.
- utilize radiation protection.
- demonstrate and employ knowledge of equipment operation.
- develop critical thinking skills.
- demonstrate the ability to formulate technical factors.
- adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.
- demonstrate independent judgment.
- critique images to determine diagnostic quality.
- communicate effectively.
- demonstrate effective communication.
- use correct pronunciation.
- model professionalism.
- demonstrate knowledge of professional imaging organizations.
- summarize the value of life-long learning.
- demonstrate work ethics.
- the Program will graduate entry-level radiographers.
- Program graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the 1st attempt.
- Graduates seeking employment will obtain employment within 12 months of graduation.
- Students will successfully complete each course.
- Students will successfully complete the program.
- Graduates will be satisfied with their education.
- Employers will be satisfied with graduate performance.
Requirements for the Radiologic Technology (AS) program:
Enrollment Procedures and Application Filing Period
Application forms and all required documents must be received by the Radiologic Technology Program Office during the application month of February. Late applications will not be accepted.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the following items are completed prior to the end of the application period held in the month of February:
- Complete required prerequisite courses (see list).
- Obtain application form from the Allied Health Department located in Room 178 of the Math-Science Building on the main campus, or on the Allied Health website at www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/allied-health/radtech.
- Arrange for an official copy of your high school transcript to be mailed directly to the: Radiologic Technology Program, Bakersfield College, 1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93305. An official copy of High School Equivalency (GED) is required if your high school transcript does not identify graduation.
- If you are a Bakersfield College Student with no college courses other than BC courses: Provide the Program with an unofficial Bakersfield College transcript from the college website or an unofficial transcript from the Admissions & Records Office.
- If you have taken courses from any college other than Bakersfield College:
- Apply for admission to Bakersfield College either in person or online at www.bakersfieldcollege.edu and click on Admissions & Records. Follow the information under Enrolling.
• Have your college transcript(s) evaluated by:
• Ordering an Official copy of your transcripts from your previous college(s);
• Submit the Official copy of your transcripts along with a form “Request for Evaluation”. You can obtain this form from the Admissions and Records office or from the Admissions and Records web-page.
- Once your transcripts have been evaluated and posted to your Bakersfield College transcripts, either order an official copy to be sent from the Admission and Records office or print your unofficial transcript and submit along with the Application Form to the Radiologic Technology Program during the application filing period during the month of February. If you have taken courses from Porterville or Cerro Coso Community College, you only need to submit the “Request for Evaluation” form. You do not need official copies of transcripts from Porterville or Cerro Coso Community College
- Late application materials will not be considered for the current application period. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their application is complete. The Program is not responsible for late materials or incomplete applications. The application must be thoroughly complete and signed to be considered for eligibility.
- Students on the waitlist must reapply annually during the enrollment month of February. This is required every year to keep the applicant’s file current. If the student does not reapply, the student will be removed from the waitlist.