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QCC’s Rad Tech Program Receives Activation Fund Grant

November, 2020
  • QCC's Rad Tech program will soon be upgrading its equipment. Photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    QCC's Rad Tech program will soon be upgrading its equipment. Photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thanks to The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, Quinsigamond Community College’s Radiologic Technology (RT) program will soon have upgraded instructional imaging equipment. The College was recently awarded a 2020 Activation Fund Grant in the amount of $70,790. The Grant was the second largest awarded to 14 organizations. The funds will be used to purchase cutting-edge digital radiography equipment that will help prepare students for their clinical rotations. The vast majority of hospitals now use digital radiography equipment in place of the more traditional imaging.

 “I am so thankful for the support we received from The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. The Foundation’s generosity in helping our students learn on state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment will give them a huge advantage to seamlessly enter the workforce,” said QCC’s Dean of School of Healthcare, Pat Schmohl.

QCC’s RT program admits up to 20 students per year, depending on the number of available clinical placements. The program has clinical affiliations with Health Alliance Leominster Campus, Heywood Hospital, Marlborough Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center Memorial Campus, and UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus. Graduates of the RT program must take and pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists credentialing exam in order to be employed as a radiologic technologist.

“The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts is pleased to be able to support QCC in this important initiative to provide Rad Tech students with training using digital radiology equipment, which helps maintain a highly-skilled and up-to-date workforce for the hospitals in the Central Massachusetts region,” stated Jan Yost, President and CEO of The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. 

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