The Radiologic Technology Program at Roxbury Community College is a 2 year Associate of Science Degree Program. The program includes 4 academic semesters and one summer practicum between the second and third semesters.
The goal of the program is to prepare students to be competent practitioners, eligible for entry-level positions as radiographers, in a rapidly changing health care environment. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have obtained the knowledge and skills expected of entry-level radiographers in accordance with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and will be eligible to take the national radiology exam, a pre-requisite to seeking employment as a registered entry-level radiographer. Graduates who successfully pass the national exam become licensed in the state of Massachusetts and work in hospitals, clinics, medical offices and other health care settings.
Radiographers utilize their patient care skills and knowledge of state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment to help diagnose orthopedic problems, as well other pathologic conditions. The radiographer is part of a medical team. Graduates will also be eligible for advanced certification in specialty areas, such as mammography. In addition to practice, graduates may choose to continue their education at the university level for advanced allied health education, administration, or research.
Roxbury Community College’s program in Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).