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School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.

The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

School of Education The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

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The School of Arts and Sciences offers courses in art, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, English, French, geography, geology, history, humanities, journalism, mathematics, music, natural science, physical science, physics, political science, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, and speech.

Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.

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December 17 2014

Bluefield, W.Va. – Bluefield State College is proud to announce its 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration schedule. On Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1 PM, the Mercer County branch of the NAACP will host its annual NAACP Luncheon at the Harris-Jefferson Student Center on the campus of Bluef...
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Christmas Angel Drive, bringing gifts to the Bookstore for 25 area children. Bluefield Salvation Army Lieutenant Howard Hoffman and Campus Corner Bookstore Manager Jane Richardson are pictured as the gifts were picked up shortly before Christmas.. Each holiday season, the Salvation Arm...
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(Bluefield)--As a student at Bluefield State College in the 1980s, Jeff Handy deftly handled a myriad of responsibilities, excelling in the classroom and in student life while putting in a 40-hour work week. Those skills have served him well in the years that followed his graduation from BSC in 1986...
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The two-year program in radiologic technology affords the individual knowledge and ability in the performance of medical imaging procedures. Students participate in structured clinical settings involving direct patient contact which encompasses varied imaging modalities.

The program has restricted enrollment and accepts one class per year with classes beginning in May. Students must obtain a grade of “C,” or better, in each radiologic technology course, in algebra and human anatomy and physiology/laboratory, as well as all required general education courses. On successful completion of the associate degree program in radiologic technology, the graduate is eligible to apply for admission to the certification examination in radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the ARRT examination provides certification for the graduate to practice as a registered radiographer. All support courses must be completed prior to or concurrent with the curriculum course sequence as listed in the catalog. Once accepted into the program all Radiologic Technology (RADT) coursework must be completed within a three (3) year period.

Registered technologists who have graduated from certificate programs may obtain an associate of science degree by completing 27 semester hours of general education courses as required by the curriculum. The College grants 42 semester hours of block credit based upon post certification.

The curriculum in radiologic technology is offered in Bluefield on the main campus and at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center. The radiologic technology courses at the Higher Education Center are taught by Bluefield State College radiologic technology faculty. Students may elect to take the non-radiologic technology courses at Bluefield State College or other area colleges. Courses taken at other colleges must have prior approval. These courses must be equivalent to the program courses as judged by Bluefield State College (see transfer credit policy). The radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182;(312)704-5300) and approved by the West Virginia Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board of Examiners (P.O. Box 638 1715 Flat Top Road Cool Ridge, WV 25825; 304-787-4398)

Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology program.

Eligibility requirements for admission to the associate degree program include:                                                                                                           

  1. Meet general admission requirements. 
  2. Complete the TEAS V Admission test with a proficient or higher overall score. Completion of TEAS V does not meet all requirements for admissions to the program. TEAS Vcan be taken September 1 – January 31 each year. TEAS V can be taken twice (there must be 30 days between each attempt). Score on the TEAS V are valid for two academic years.
  3. Eligibility to enter Math 109 by the fall semester of entrance year into the program. It is strongly recommended that students who have already taken BIOL 201/203 and MATH 109 have taken these courses within five (5) years of admission into the program.
  4. Completion of Health 100, with a “C” or better, prior to admission to the program is strongly recommended
  5. An overall high school grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, or a score of 40 on each of the GED subtests and an average standard score of 45, or better. 
  6. Have completed with a “C,” or better in one unit of high school algebra, one unit of high school biology, one unit of high school chemistry and/or physics. (An ACT score of 19 in mathematics will substitute for the algebra course).


    Be enrolled at Bluefield State College or another accredited institution of higher learning prior to application and have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours,** achieving a 2.5 or better grade point average. A “C” grade or better is required in each of the following: one mathematics course, one biology course and one introductory chemistry and/or physics course. (copies of high school transcripts of any prior college work, and ACT/SAT scores are required). **Developmental or Remedial courses will not be considered.
  7. Students exceeding these academic standards and course requirements will be given first priority.



It is the mission of the Bluefield State College Radiologic Technology program to exceed educational expectations and build our entry level radiologic technologist to be competent, responsible, and professional in their future service to the medical community.

The Bluefield State College Radiologic Technology Program goals are stated as follows:    

  1. The graduate will function competently as an entry level radiologic technologist.
  2. The students and graduates will demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and behavior.
  3. The students will demonstrate appropriate problem solving, communication, and critical thinking skills in the clinical/didactic settings.
  4. The student and graduate will understand the importance of  responsibility, accountability, values, ethics and life-long learning.
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