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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18

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Radiologic Technology



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Associate in Science

Bedford Campus - Day, Starts Fall Semester Only

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.

Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Program graduates, following licensure and registration, are prepared for immediate entry into employment as radiographers in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, mobile radiography companies and industrial radiography. With additional training, graduates may seek employment in computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography, interventional radiography, radiation therapy and management. Students may transfer many of their credits to a baccalaureate program, especially the general education courses.

Helpful Hints:

Our most successful students have excellent customer service skills and have completed many of the non-Radiologic Technology courses prior to admission to the program.   The Radiologic Technology program is a full-time program. Students should consider limiting working hours so as not to interfere with successful completion of course objectives and program competencies.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program are prepared to:

  • Be clinically competent;
  • Integrate professional development activities;
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills;
  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking skills.

 

Admission to Radiologic Technology

Required Course Prerequisite

  • Completion of college level Anatomy & Physiology 1 with a grade of C or higher (73% or higher) within the last five years

 

   

Required Testing:

  • Eligible for ENG 101; eligibility may be demonstrated through placement, current enrollment, or previous college coursework
  • Eligible for MAT 120; eligibility may be demonstrated through placement, current enrollment, or previous college coursework

Required Documents:

  • Radiologic Technology Admission Requirements Certification Form
  • Radiology Technology Supplemental Admission Application
  • Three Health Recommendation Forms. Recommendations should be requested from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s performance in a work- or classroom-setting. At least one recommendation should be from a faculty member.
  • Admission Application

Admission Notes: Students applying to Radiologic Technology are required to have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. The Admission Committee may consider other factors such as academic history. Non-Massachusetts residents will be admitted on a space-available basis only. It is recommended that applicants review the Radiologic Technology Program Student Handbook and Policy Manual available online and in the college library before applying.

Deadline: Priority consideration is given to complete applications, which include all requirements, submitted by February 1, 2018.  Applications received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.

 Note: In order for a student to be eligible to participate in an academic, community or clinical program that involves potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, the elderly, or other vulnerable populations, the student may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. 

Standard/Technical Skills Notice: To view a list of standard and/or technical skills required for performing duties in various health career fields, visit the Middlesex Community College Health Division website (www.middlesex.mass.edu) or the Student Information Centers. These skills are not conditions for admission to MCC programs, but do indicate abilities and characteristics necessary for successful completion of college Health programs, and to perform the duties of the career upon graduation.

Requirements After Admission

  • Students accepted to Health Programs must be in compliance with the current immunization requirements specified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for Health Care Personnel (HCP) and in accordance with state law, MGL, Chapter 76, Section 15C, and its regulations at 105 CMR 220.700 in order to participate in an externship placement or clinical experience.
  • Students must submit the Student Health Record form, provided by Middlesex Community College, to the Center for Health & Wellness. Required documentation of health status includes a completed physical examination, a two-step Mantoux (TB/PPD) skin test or blood test (T-Spot or Quantiferon Gold) for tuberculosis, a color deficiency test, proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, Varicella, and one lifetime dose of TDAP (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Acellular Pertussis - after 2006).
  • Earn and submit a current certification in CPR at the Health Care Provider-level (offered monthly at MCC) which is valid for the entire academic year and renewed annually.

 

Total Credits: 71


 ♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum
 

Special Requirements for Radiologic Technology: Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses within the area of specialization as well as BIO 231 and BIO 232 to remain in the program.

Additional coursework may be required based on college placement testing. Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing.

Science courses being applied to this program must have been completed within five years of entering the program. Individuals convicted of a crime may not be eligible to take the ARRT Certification Exam or for Licensure.

Students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology program must demonstrate a satisfactory level of performance in clinical settings in order to remain in the program.

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