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Philosophical Statement

The educational program structure for Bergen Community College’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiography has three major areas of concentration: (a) liberal arts and sciences, (b) radiography core courses and (c) clinical education.

The liberal arts, science, and professional components focus on theoretical studies and principles, while the clinical education component concerns itself with its application, as well as the development of sound professional and ethical practices. When students begin the clinical education phase of any allied health profession, it is in many ways the entrance into a “new world” a world of policies, regulations, and customs. It differs in many respects from those they have confronted in their lives to this point.

Student radiographers have a great personal investment in their education and training.In light of this commitment, the Bergen Community College Radiography Program created its policies in order to provide our students [and eventually our graduates] a smooth transition in becoming contributing professional members of the health care team, with their primary purpose being two-fold: the welfare of patients and perpetuation of professional standards