The Pre-Radiologic Technology program at BSC provides the first two years of core classes toward a baccalaureate degree for students planning a career in radiologic technology. Students study human biology, anatomy and physiology, introductory chemistry and microbiology, college physics, and algebra and trigonometry. Other courses include introductory computer and psychology classes and general education classes required for graduation.
High school students planning careers in radiologic technology should study the sciences and mathematics.
Those completing the suggested curriculum requirements receive an Associate in Science degree.
Bismarck State College has many cooperative, articulation, or transfer agreements with postsecondary institutions both inside and outside of the North Dakota University System. Some of these agreements are established to allow students to remain on campus as they complete their bachelor’s degree. In all cases, students seeking to transfer after completing a degree at BSC should consult the academic catalog of their destination college and work with their academic advisor to plan for this transition.
A Bachelor of Science in radiologic technology may be earned by first completing the science, math, business and general education requirements of the college or university and then entering a clinical program at a school of radiologic technology. After completion of the clinical program, the graduate can become certified by passing the Radiologic Radiographers Registry Examination.
Most radiographers or radiologic technologists work in hospitals, physician offices and clinics including diagnostic imaging centers.