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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) and follows the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) curriculum. 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 by means of a Rubric 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 five day a 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 Year - Semester I

Tuesday / Thursday (15 hours) Day Shifts

Freshman Year - Semester II

Tuesday / Thursday (15 hours) Day Shifts

Summer

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday (37.5 Hours) Day Shifts

Sophomore Year - Semester I

Monday / Wednesday / Friday (22.5 Hours) Day Shifts

Sophomore Year - Semester II

Monday / Wednesday / Friday (22.5 Hours) 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. A break down can be found in Additional Costs.

Students must also possess reliable transportation to and from clinical assignments.

Cost information will be found in Tuition and Fees / Tuition Options for each semester. Financial Aid / Refund Policies /Withdrawal and other policies the Rad program obeys by the college policies and procedures.

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. MCC Transfer Credit Policy
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/competencies as documented by the Clinical Coordinator and 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

Year 1: Semester 1
Introduction to Clinical Practice
RADT Anatomy/Positioning Lab I
RADT Clinical Experience I
RADT Anatomy/Positioning Lecture I
Anatomy and Physiology I
English Composition I
Math Elective

Year 1: Semester 2
Image Production and Evaluation
RADT Anatomy/Positioning Lab II
RADT Principles of Digital Imaging
RADT Clinical Experience II A
RADT Anatomy/Positioning Lecture II
Anatomy and Physiology II
English Composition II

Summer Session (10 week)
RADT Clinical Experience II B

Year 2: Semester 1
Medical Imaging
RADT Anatomy/Positioning Lab III
RADT Clinical Experience III
Radiation Science I
RADT Anatomy/Positioning Lecture III
General Psychology or Principles of Sociology

Year 2: Semester 2
Seminar/Quality Control
Clinical Experience IV
Radiation Science II and Protection
RADT Pathology/Sectional Anatomy
Advanced Imaging Procedures
Liberal Arts Elective

Information
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 which are used in the Rubric 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 Anatomy and Physiology I&II, English I&II, General Psychology or Principles of Sociology 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 74 credits.

Additional Information
Academic Map
Program Advisory Committee