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Rad Tech Information Session

 RadTech informationsession

  • Wednesday, September 23 @ Noon, Room 3-404
  • Wednesday, October 21 @ 4:00 PM, Room 3-450
  • Wednesday, November 18 @ Noon, Room 3-404
  • Wednesday, December 9 @ 4:00 PM, Room 3-450

Please click here to register for the Information Sessions

Attendance at an Information Session is a requirement for admittance into Radiologic Technology Program.

Contact Information:
Patricia Martino, M.ED, RTR
Program Coordinator, Radiologic Technology Program
Office: 3-455A
Phone: 617 427 0060 x 5418
Email: pmartino@rcc.mass.edu


Program Statistics

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Completion Rate (2012 – 2016): 75%
41 Students began Program
31 Graduates completed Program

ARRT Examination Pass Rate (2011 - 2015): 91%
(Exam taken within 6 months of graduation)
21 First Time Examinees
19 Examinees Passed National Exam 1st Time

Employment Rate (2011 – 2015): 85%
23 Graduates Seeking Employment
19 Graduates Employed within 12 Months

Radiologic Technology Mission and Goals


In collaboration with the mission statement of Roxbury Community College:
The Radiologic Technology Program prepares students for evidence-based practice in a rapidly changing, diverse health care environment supported by quality clinical facilities and instruction and a strong core curriculum in general education.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Graduates will demonstrate competence in performing entry level medical radiography procedures.

  • Students will efficiently, safely, and accurately position patients for exams.
  • Students will demonstrate proper use of technical parameters appropriate to their level.

Goal 2: Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Students will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Students will be able to evaluate radiographic images for acceptability.

Goal 3: Graduates will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Students explain upcoming procedures and examinations professionally.
  • Students demonstrate competence in writing professional research paper.
  • Graduates will demonstrate competence in communicating with patients, peers, and staff members.

Goal 4: Graduates will demonstrate professional development.

  • Students will demonstrate professionalism in the workplace.
  • Students will demonstrate the knowledge of related disciplines available through continued education.
  • Graduates will demonstrate a dedication to professional growth and development.



Technical Standards - Physical Requirements

The following describes the physical abilities necessary to complete the Radiologic Technology Program at Roxbury Community College.  These standards are not conditions of admission to the program.  Each applicant for the Radiologic Technology Program however, prior to application, should review these requirements to determine their abilities to successfully fulfill the clinical competency requirements and physical demands of the profession.

The program requires the capability to demonstrate the following physical activities:

  1. Assist with lifting/moving patients from wheelchairs, stretchers, and beds to the x-ray table and vice versa.
  2. Lift, carry, and push/pull bulky, heavy equipment.  i.e. several cassettes, portable x-ray equipment, etc.
  3. Reach overhead to move a ceiling mounted x-ray tube or other equipment.

The program requires the capability to demonstrate the following audible abilities:

  1. To detect and respond to verbal communication and acoustic signals on medical devices and equipment from a distance of six feet. (corrective devices may be used)
  2. Communicate, orally and in writing, instructions and directions to/from patients and other healthcare personnel.

The program requires the capability to demonstrate the following manual dexterity and fine motor skills:

  1. The ability to manipulate equipment, position patients, and handle sterile supplies without compromise.
  2. The ability to manipulate small knobs or controls on x-ray generators.
  3. To prepare needles and syringes for injection

The program requires the capability to demonstrate the following visual acuity:

  1. The ability to determine subtle differences in gradual changes in blacks, grays, and whites for purposes of assessing images for technical quality.  (Corrective lenses are permitted)
  2. The ability to read a requisition for information regarding the requested x-ray.

The program requires the capability to demonstrate the following:

  1. Rapid, simultaneous mental and muscular coordination; to adapt procedures and techniques of activities to accommodate changing status of a patient’s condition/mobility.
  2. Tolerance for exposure to chemicals used in photographic film processing and/or cleaning materials.
  3. Ability to apply and wear protective gloves for the purpose of universal or standard precautions.

Radiologic Technology Program Requirements

Associate of Science Degree in Radiology Technology

The Radiologic Technologist works within the healthcare environment to provide diagnostic images for treatment and diagnosis. The imaging professional is responsible for accurately positioning patients and ensuring that a quality diagnostic image is produced. Each Radiologic Technologist is responsible for radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care. Clinical experience in Boston – area hospitals combined with coursework prepares graduates for positions in this high demand field.

3 Credits   MAT 100 level or aboveCollege level Math course
(Algebra, Statistics, Pre-calculus, or Calculus)

Prerequisite Courses   10 credits
3 credits ENG 101 English Composition I
4 credits SCI 201 Anatomy and Physiology I *
3 credits MATH 100 or above College Math

Note: Prerequisite courses should be completed before applying to the program. See program admissions information. The student must be selected to the program before registering for Radiology/Allied Health (HLT) courses. It is recommended that students complete other general education courses before applying (Anat and Phys II, English II, Psychology, Humanities elective).

Program Courses   58 credits
First Semester-FALL    14
4 credits SCI  202 Anatomy and Physiology II
3 credits HLT 150 Introduction to Radiology Technology
3 credits HLT 152 Basic Radiographic Procedures
4 credits HLT 154 Clinical Practicum I


Second Semester-SPRING    12
3 credits HLT 170  Principles of Radiologic Quality
3 credits HLT 171    Radiologic Instrumentation
3 credits HLT 172 Intermediate Radiographic Procedures
3 credits HLT 174 Clinical Practicum II


Third Semester-SUMMER    5
5 credits HLT 175 Clinical Practicum III


Fourth Semester-FALL    14
4 credits HLT 250  Fundamentals of Radiobiology
3 credits HLT 252 Advanced Radiographic Procedures                 
4 credits HLT 254 Clinical Practicum IV
3 credits ENG 102 English Composition II


Fifth Semester-SPRING    13
3 credits HLT 270  Topics in Radiology Technology
4 credits HLT 274 Clinical Practicum V
3 credits SSI  122   General Psychology
3 credits   Elective (Humanities is recommended)


Total   68 credits