Radiography Frequently Asked Questions

What is a radiologic technologist? How can I get into the program?
How can I become “registered” radiographer? Is the program JRC accredited?
What are some of the career options in radiology? What are the total costs for the program?
What is the class schedule? What are these charges on my Webadvisor account?
What is the average age of the class? How often is the tuition payments paid?
Do I need to maintain a certain grade in my coursework? What are the certification exam scores for the program?

What are the pass rates?

What is the program completion rate?

Answers

What is a radiologic technologist?

Radiologic Technologists are the health care professionals who use X-rays and other energies for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes in medicine. A Radiologic Technologist who specializes in the use of x-rays to create diagnostic images of a patient is called a radiographer. The radiographer performs a wide variety of X-ray procedures to produce images of bones, organs, and vessels under the direction of physicians called radiologists. For additional information, please visit www.arrt.org

How can I become “registered” radiographer?

To become a radiographer, an individual must complete training from an accredited radiography program and pass the national registry exam. Bucks County Community College offers a 24 month Radiography program leading to a diploma. Graduates are then eligible to sit for the national certification examination in Radiography as administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. For additional information, please visit www.arrt.org

What are some of the career options in radiology?

The field of radiologic technology is a rapidly expanding and rewarding career choice. The continued diversity of imaging and therapeutic technologies offers a bright future for the registered radiologic technologist. Examples include, but are not limited to CT, MRI, Mammography, Education, Sales, Veterinary and Research.

What is the class schedule?

The program is 24 months in length and begins in May each year. Students are involved in a combination of classroom and clinical assignments approximately 32 to 38 hours a week, Monday through Friday during the day. Approximately 20% of the program‘s clinical experience is completed in the evening during the hours of 4-10 PM.

What is the average age of the class?

Classes are made up of a variety of adult students with ages ranging from 23 to 53. It is this variety that enhances the students and makes them proficient caregivers.

How can I get into the program?

An application and the admission criteria, including required prerequisite college courses, are available by visiting our website at www.bucks.edu/healthcare/radiography.

Is the program JRC accredited?

Yes. It is accredited by: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology www.jrcert.org with a 5 year award.

What are the total costs for the program?

Non-refundable acceptance fee Payable at acceptance $150
Tuition Payments due on or before May 1, August 1, January 1 each year $14,000
Malpractice/Liability Insurance Payable April of Year I $100
Radiation Badge Fee (with quarterly reading) Payable April of Year I $150
Books Inclusive Package sold at School Bookstore $1,400
Uniforms Suppliled by Vivid App. $35 each set
Technology Fee Payable January of Year II $100
Graduation Fee Payable January of Year II $100
ARRT Registration Fee paid directly to ARRT $200 as of 12/2009


I just sent in my acceptance materials and my acceptance fee and see a $400 charge on my web advisor?

The $400 charge is as follows:
WRADT 1000 Intro to Radiology -- course cost $150
Liability Insurance -- $100
Radiation badge with quarterly readings fee -- $ 150

How often is the tuition payments paid?

Tuition is due the on the first day of class.Your policy manual lists the amount for each trimester.

Do I need to maintain a certain grade in my coursework?

Yes, a grade of 80% is required to be maintained in all didactic courses and a grade 85% in
all clinical courses.