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 medical imaging specialists, who will support the highest level of ethical patient care, while employing exemplary technical practices, with a dedication to the Radiologic Sciences and a commitment to patient safety, service excellence, and professional growth.

Program Goals

  1. Students will be clinically competent.

  2. Students will integrate professional development activities.

  3. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.

  4. Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

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

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 2013

Sample Size

Time

Result

Credentialing Examination First Time Pass Rate

78 attempted, 65 passed.

5 Year Average

83%  First Time Pass Rate

Job Placement Rate

78 seeking employment, 72 employed.

5 Year Average

93% Job Placement Rate

Program Completion Rate Class of 2013

20 students enrolled in program, 15 students graduated.

1 Year Average

75% Completion Rate

Last Modified: 2/20/14