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Radiologic Technology Degree Program

The Radiologic Technology Program is a 21-month, competency based program, preparing students for entry level careers as Radiographers in a variety of clinical settings. Accreditation has been granted by the Joint Committee on Education in Radiology Technology [JRCERT]. Students who successfully complete the approved course of study are then eligible to apply for examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists [ARRT].

The Radiologic Technology program at Massasoit Community College is a selective and highly competitive admissions program. All applicants are reviewed by a committee in order to assure fair and ethical selection practices.

Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology program, students should be able to apply principles of radiographic exposure with knowledge of anatomy, physiology and positioning to determine the best demonstration of anatomical structures.

The technologist is also responsible for the care, protection and comfort of the patient. Additional responsibilities include the ongoing monitoring of equipment safety and quality. This requires a level of professional judgment which necessitates quality academic and clinical training. Radiologic technologists are employed by hospitals, clinics, and private contractors.

Radiologic Technologists are integral members of the health care profession. With recent advances in imaging technology, Radiographers have the opportunity to broaden their professional opportunities in a variety of diagnostic modalities. Massasoit offers Certificates programs in Computerized Tomography and MRI.

Eligibility: Students must be formally admitted into the Radiologic Technology Program in order to take Radiologic Technology concentration courses. Radiology courses are sequential and must be completed in order. Admission to the program is selective and highly competitive.

Schedule for Clinical Assignments
Students are assigned to Clinical Affiliations for two days a week during the Freshman academic year and three days a week during the Sophomore Year. A 10-week 22-hour per week summer clinical experience is also required. Sophomore students must complete in Clinical Experience III, two alternate shifts and up to five alternate shifts during Clinical Experience IV. An alternate shift is described as an evening/and or week-end clinical practicum and one that provides the students with unique learning experiences.
Freshman YearSemester ITuesday / Thursday (14 hours) Day Shifts
Freshman YearSemester IITuesday / Thursday (14 hours) Day Shifts
Summer10 Weeks (May - August)Monday / Wednesday / Friday (22 Hours) Day Shifts
Sophomore YearSemester IMonday / Wednesday / Friday (22 Hours) Day Shifts
Sophomore YearSemester IIMonday / Wednesday / Friday Day Shifts with evening and weekend shifts

 Associated Costs: In addition to regular tuition and fees, students are responsible for the purchase of uniforms, books, health insurance, protective eyewear and other associated costs. Students must also possess reliable transportation to and from clinical assignments.

Radiologic Technology Academic Policies
These policies represent an abbreviated version of policies published in the Radiologic Technology Program Handbook. For the entire Radiology Technology Student Handbook visit the college library or visit the Radiology Home Page of website.

Radiography Transfer Credits
Students wishing to transfer from an accredited 2 year Radiography Program may make an application to the College using standard procedure. 
Transfer may be granted if:

  • Transfer is from a 2-year, accredited program in a similar institution.
  • Student has successfully completed at least one semester in the initial program.
  • Curriculum, credit awards, and sequencing of original program is closely comparable to that of Massasoit Community College.
  • Documentation of comparable clinical competency is provided.
  • Permission of Registrar and Program Officials is granted. 

Academic: Passing grade for all Radiologic Technology courses is 78%. A student earning a grade less than 78% will receive a grade of "F''. Failure of a Radiologic Technology course necessitates reversion to non-matriculating status since courses are sequential and are offered once per year. Students may reapply to the program, and repeat a failed course, once, on a space-available basis. Students who fail the same Radiologic Technology course twice, or who fail two Radiologic Technology courses, will not be readmitted to the Radiologic Technology Program. 

Clinical: Clinical Experience courses are sequential and graded on a pass/fail basis. A "pass'' grade must be received in each clinical course prior to advancement to the next level. A "pass'' grade is achieved by 100% completion of assigned clinical objectives as documented by the Clinical Instructor. 

Incomplete Grades: Earned Incompletes (I) which are not made-up prior to the beginning of the next course level will necessitate reversion to non-matriculating status. Students must complete the incomplete work and then apply for re-admission to the program on a space-available basis.

Program Requirements

Semester 1
Anatomy and Physiology I
English Composition I
Math Elective
RADT Clinical Experience I
RADT Intro to Clinical Practice
RADT Anatomy/Positioning Lab I
RADT Anatomy/Positioning Lecture I
Semester 2
Anatomy and Physiology II
English Composition II
RADT Clinical Experience II A&B
RADT Image Production and Evaluation
RADT Anatomy/Positioning Lab II
RADT Anatomy/Positioning Lecture II
RADT Principles of Digital Imaging
Semester 3
General Psychology or Principles of Sociology
RADT Radiation Science I
RADT Clinical Experience III
RADT - Medical Imaging
RADT Anatomy/Positioning Lab III
RADT Anatomy/Positioning Lecture III
Semester 4
Liberal Arts Elective
RADT Radiation Science II  and Protection
RADT Clinical Experience IV
RADT Seminar/Quality Control
RADT Advanced Imaging Procedures

Information
1 The 4 credit “Biological Principles” course is a prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology I and II. For additional information see information on “How to Apply” in the General Program Information page

*Classes may be completed prior to applying for the Radiologic Technology Program. It is strongly urged that students complete these prerequisite classes prior to applying. If a student wishes to take prerequisite courses first, applying into a Liberal Arts Associate Degree Program to do so is a good option. 
Priority consideration is given to students who apply with Biological Principles, Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II and Introduction of Statistics (MA131) or higher with a grade of “B” or better.

Students contemplating a career in Radiology must be aware that if they have ever been convicted by a court of law, their records will be subject to review by the ARRT examination board. The Radiologic Technology program awards the A.S. Degree upon completion of 26 courses and a minimum of 75 credits.


Additional Information
Download Program Requirements

Program Advisory Committee