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Rad Tech Program Overview

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The Radiologic Technology Program’s full time Day Option is a twenty-one month (five sequential semesters) course of study leading to an associate's degree. Students are admitted in the fall, with a limited number of openings each year. The part time Evening (Flex) Option starts every spring and is eight semesters long. Students complete the didactic portion of the program first and then the clinical portion in the last three semesters.

 

The Radiologic Technologist is a member of the health care team who works directly with the patient and the physician in performing a wide variety of diagnostic imaging procedures. Radiographic Technologists are employed in hospitals, clinics, and various imaging centers.

 

Proficient in the knowledge of computed radiographic exposure, anatomy, and patient positioning, radiologic technologists have many career paths and opportunities for advancement into more progressive imaging modalities.

Mission

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at MassBay Community College is to provide a quality learning environment that will produce competent and compassionate, qualified professionals for the entry level practice of Radiologic Technology.

 

In support of a student-centered learning environment, the Radiologic Technology Program provides a strong didactic base as well as a clinical education component, to ensure practical skill development of performance and professional standards through the use of:

  • Didactic studies aligned with ARRT curriculum guidelines for successful achievement of national licensure;
  • Clinical rotations ensuring a full scope of entry level practice and skill attainment;
  • Laboratory simulations allowing for the development of critical thinking and problem solving strategies; and
  • Opportunities for civic engagement and professional development.

Program Goals

Goal 1: The Program will produce entry level technologists.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will successfully complete the RT program
  • Students will successfully pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) exam on the first attempt with a score of 75% or higher.
  • Students will find their educational experience to be satisfactory.
  • Of those seeking employment, students will be gainfully employed within 12 months post-education.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance

 Goal 2: The program will graduate students who will exhibit entry level clinical competency.  

Student Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will demonstrate appropriate exam specific positioning skills.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate exam specific technical factor selection.
  • Students will practice effective radiation protection on patients, self and others.
  • Students will demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviors consistent with ethical patient care. 

Goal 3: The program will prepare students for the use of effective communication.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective use of non-verbal communication skill.
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with hospital staff and employees.
  • Students will demonstrate the use of culturally appropriate communication and relationship-building skills with patients and others

Goal 4: The program will produce students who effectively employ critical thinking and problem solving skill.  

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to the practice of entry level radiography.
  • Students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to the practice of individualizing patient care.

 Goal 5: The program will promote the concept of life-long learning, civic engagement and professional development.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will develop a sense of professional purpose as related to life-long learning.
  • Students will develop a sense of awareness and interest in community service and civic engagement.

 Accreditation

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

20N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850  

Chicago, IL 60606-2901  

312.704.5300  

Certification

Students who complete MassBay’s Associate Degree in Radiology Technology requirements including the clinical education requirements will be eligible: