Which Radiology Schools Are in Washington State?

Learn about radiology schools in Washington state. See program options, program requirements and classes, and get current tuition information for the region. Schools offering Cardiovascular Sonography degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Undergraduate programs in radiology are available at several public schools in the state of Washington. Compare these 2- and 4-year schools and the programs that they offer.

What You Need to Know

You have several options for training in Washington State if you want a career in radiographic technology and related fields. Several community colleges offer certificate and associate's degree programs in various areas such as computed tomography (CT) imaging or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Certificate programs require less than two years of study, while associate's degree programs, which include general education requirements, take two years to complete. In both types of programs, you study topics such as medical terminology, anatomy and equipment operation and get extensive hands-on training working with patients in healthcare facilities.

You can train for many types of careers through a bachelor's degree program at a 4-year college. Fields of study include radiation and imaging management along with radiation and imaging medical dosimetry. Coursework may include mammography, fetal echocardiography and ultrasound physics. Clinical training is a major portion of the program. You'll also study topics such as intercultural communications for healthcare professionals and biomedical ethics.

Schools with Radiology Certificate Programs in Washington State

Bellevue College in Bellevue

The Certificate of Accomplishment in CT Imaging helps you identify problems in a patient by using CT imaging devices with classes in computed tomography instrumentation and neuropathophysiology. The Certificate of Accomplishment in MRI program includes courses in magnetic resonance procedures and sectional anatomy that help you analyze MRI images. The Certificate of Accomplishment in Vascular Interventional Program teaches you interventional procedures to identify parts of the human anatomy accurately.

  • Program Name: Certificate of Accomplishment in Radiologic Technology
  • Field of Study Options: CT Imaging, MRI, Vascular Interventional Program
  • Program Length: Less than two years
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,619 per year (in-state 2015-2016), $8,957 per year (out-of-state 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: One orientation session, three cultural diversity courses, intermediate algebra, English composition, human anatomy and physiology with labs
  • School Type: 4-year, public, primarily associate's, 13,469 students (all undergraduate)

Yakima Valley Community College in Yakima

The radiologic technology program offers a 26-credit certificate program in CT imaging. The program typically lasts only two quarters. Courses include the 14-credit CT clinical practicum and cross-sectional anatomy, CT special procedures and CT physics. If you are interested in the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) program in radiologic technology, you can take extra courses such as image production theory, radiologic positioning and quality management theory.

  • Program Name: CT Certificate Program
  • Program Length: Less than two years
  • Tuition and Fees: $4,225 per year (in-state 2015-2016), $4,626 per year (out-of-state 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Take 14 credits of CT Clinical Practicum
  • School Type: 2-year, public, primarily associate's, 3,950 students (all undergraduate)

Schools with Radiology Associate's Degree Programs in Washington State

Clark College in Vancouver

The A.A.S. program in medical radiography combines academic work with 40 hours of clinical rotation work. Before you are admitted into the program, you need to take prerequisite courses, including medical terminology, English composition and different academic levels of algebra. Courses in medical radiography include imaging processing, radiation physics, pharmacology and radiobiology.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science in Medical Radiography
  • Program Length: Two years
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,456 per year (in-state 2015-2016), $8,794 per year (out-of-state 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Proof of health insurance, criminal background check, drug screen, physical examination
  • School Type: 2-year, public, primarily associate's, 10,911 students (all undergraduate)

Spokane Community College in Spokane

Spokane Community College has three different locations in the metropolitan Spokane region, providing associate's degree programs. The A.A.S. program in radiology technology is a 7-quarter program that combines academic and didactic courses. Training is usually held in regional hospitals. Typical courses that are available in the 117-credit program include radiographic positioning, patient care and ethics, medical terminology, mobile surgical procedures and radiation physics.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science in Radiology Technology
  • Program Length: Two years
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,388 per year (in-state 2015-2016), $8,726 per year (out-of-state 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Didactic courses require 2.0 GPA, clinical courses require 2.5 GPA, minimum score of 41 on the ASSET test each session, 80 hours of volunteer radiology work, pass an interview, immunizations, complete all math and science prerequisites
  • School Type: 2-year, public, 9,974 students (all undergraduate)

School with a Radiology Bachelor's Degree Program in Washington State

Bellevue College in Bellevue

Bellevue College provides a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in the following options for radiological imaging: radiation and imaging management, radiation and imaging technology, radiation and imaging radiologist assistant or radiation and imaging medical dosimetry. Prerequisite or required general courses found in each of the programs include human anatomy, biomedical ethics, marketing in the healthcare environment, essentials of imaging and theory and safety management. Radiological courses may include mammography, MRI instrumentation, fetal echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and ultrasound physics.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Field of Study Options: Radiation and Imaging Management, Radiation and Imaging Technology, Radiation and Imaging Radiologist Assistant, Radiation and Imaging Medical Dosimetry
  • Program Length: Four years
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,619 per year (in-state 2015-2016), $8,957 per year (out-of-state 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Associate's degree in a field relevant to specific concentration
  • School Type: 4-year, public, primarily associate's, 13,469 students (all undergraduate)

Radiology programs are available for interested students at the certificate, associate's, and bachelor's degree levels from several public institutions throughout the state of Washington.

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