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The Radiologic Technology program is a two-year program with academic and/or clinical requirements occurring during the summer, fall, winter and spring semesters.  Please review the Program Structure & Technical Standards link (on left) for a detailed description.  The admission of qualified students is conducted on a continuous basis, with a maximum of twenty (20) students per fall class. Students with no previous college experience, MUST complete  BIO 111, ENG 101 and MAT 121 or MAT 122 with a grade of “C” or higher prior to beginning the program’s core courses in the fall semester. In addition SPH 101 MUST be completed prior to the  first spring semester. Lastly BIO 112 MUST be completed prior to the final spring semester. These courses are prerequisites to core curriculum courses and they are required to continue in the Rad Tech program.

The content of the program courses and nature of the Radiologic Technology profession requires individuals to have an aptitude for math and science concepts, strong communication & organizational skills, an ability to comprehend written and verbal orders and genuine concern and ability to provide quality patient care.

The applicant should, if possible, be financially able to manage without having to depend on money earned through full time work, especially during the first two semesters. The financial aid office is located in room 165 of the Administrative building to provide assistance in this area. The phone number is 508-854-4261. All applicants are strongly urged to file an application to determine eligibility for financial aid.

This program will make extreme demands on nearly every aspect of your life for the next two years. Emotional support of those close to you will become very important to enable you to succeed. The profession of Radiologic Technology can be an extremely rewarding career, but YOU must be willing to make the sacrifice.  Additionally, you must be willing to:

  • Adhere to a strict code of ethics and professionalism
  • Abide by all personnel policies of the affiliate Clinical Education Sites (CES) of the Radiologic Technology program.  Infractions of clinical policies may be grounds for dismissal from the clinical education site and an inability to complete program requirements
  • Work with people of all ages & in various stages of sickness and injury, as well as diverse populations. Additionally, you should display an interest in working with equipment that is highly sophisticated and scientific

This is one of the few career programs which allow the student to have immediate "hands on" experiences in the clinical setting.  Students are assigned to a full day shift between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (exact hours are determined by the specific site to which the student is assigned) and students attend clinic two to three days per week during the semester and five days per week during the summer and winter inter-session.

Prior to beginning clinical assignments, all accepted students will be subject to a CORI (Criminal Offenders Record Information) check. Students with a criminal history are advised to submit a pre-application to the ARRT anytime after acceptance into the program to determine eligibility for sitting for the examination upon graduation. Further information is available from the program director or at the Ethics Review Pre-Application.