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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.


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: Students will be clinically competent.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate appropriate exam specific positioning skills and use of technical factors.
  • Students will practice effective radiation protection on patients, self and others.

Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to communicate with patients.

Goal 3: Students will apply effective critical thinking and problem solving strategies.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able evaluate quality of image produced and cause for repeat.
  • Students will be able to identify and correct positional errors on images.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate professionalism.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate a professional and respectful attitude to patients and others.
  • Students/graduates will pursue professional growth by participating in professional development opportunities.

Program Effectiveness:

  • Students will successfully complete the program
  • Students will pass the ARRT certification on the first attempt.
  • Graduates will be gainfully employed within 6 months post-graduation.


The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

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Chicago, IL 60606-2901  



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