Radiologic Technology Program

Program Description:

The Radiologic Technology Associate in Science degree program reflects the combined efforts of educators and health care professionals in preparing students for entry into a professional specialty that is an important part of the health care delivery system. Program graduates are eligible for the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, licensing in the state of Massachusetts, and immediate entry into the radiology workforce.

Students are provided a background in the technical skills necessary to produce quality radiographs used for diagnosis of disease and injury by radiologists and other physicians. Emphasis is placed on radiation safety principles and procedures, as well as concepts and theory. That knowledge is reinforced and put into practice through clinical experience in an area hospital. Theory is taught in logical sequence, guiding students through patient-centered activities related to producing radiographs. While in the program, students are given an opportunity to investigate other imaging modalities, such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. Many Radiologic Technology graduates continue their education, pursuing additional professional credentials.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide a high quality learning environment, which will prepare Radiographers for the evolving workforce.  Through clinical partnerships, students will provide the highest level of quality patient care, employ ALARA standards, perform a variety of diagnostic procedures and participate in professional activities.

Program Goals

  1. Students will be clinically competent.

  2. Students will engage in professional activities.

  3. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.

  4. Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will position patients accurately.
  2. Students will provide quality patient care.
  3. Students will practice radiation safety following ALARA standards.
  4. Students will exhibit professional behaviors.
  5. Students will demonstrate leadership skills.
  6. Students will demonstrate effective written skills.
  7. Students will demonstrate verbal communication skills.
  8. Students will perform non-routine exams effectively.
  9. Students will modify technical factors.

Student Testimonial

"All that I have learned at MCC in class and clinical during the first year still shocks me; physics, patient positioning, equipment manipulation, radiation protection, and how to image infants, children, trauma patients, and disabled patients."

The program is accredited by:

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Program Effectiveness Data:

Please note the following definitions for Program Effectiveness Data:

  • Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (five-year average) - The number of graduates who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) examination on the first attempt compared with the number of graduates who take the examination.

  • Job Placement Rate (five-year average) - The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences, within six months of graduation, compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences.

  • Program Completion Rate (calculated annually) - The number of students who complete the program within a cohort compared to the number who enrolled in the cohort initially.

Program Effectiveness Data 2014

Sample Size



Credentialing Examination First Time Pass Rate

73 attempted, 58 passed.

5 Year Average

79%  First Time Pass Rate

Job Placement Rate

73 seeking employment, 67 employed.

5 Year Average

91% Job Placement Rate

Program Completion Rate Class of 2014

20 students enrolled in program, 13 students graduated.

1 Year Average

65% Completion Rate


Professor William Darmody

Last Modified: 3/10/15