The registered radiographer uses x-rays and other imaging modalities to obtain vital diagnostic information about the internal structure and function of the human body. This associate degree program is designed to educate the student radiographer within a full-time, 21-month period. The graduate of this JRCERT accredited program is eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the exam bestows the credential R.T. ( R) - Registered Technologist (Radiography) and qualifies the radiographer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts radiographer's license.
Academic courses in the program are closely interwoven with supervised clinical instruction at affiliating local hospitals. Clinical education is highly structured and earns significant credits towards the A.S. degree. A new class starts each September and finishes two years later. Applicants are encouraged to call or write to the college for the specific admissions procedures and deadlines.
Information regarding accredited radiologic technology programs may be obtained from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606; 312-704-5300.
Students interested in participating in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or the elderly, or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship, or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider, may be required to undergo criminal background checks, including a national as well as local check (i.e. Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI)). Depending on the contents of these criminal background check(s), a student's participation in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or the elderly or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider may not be allowed, and therefore may impact a student's ability to complete program requirements. Furthermore, please note that eligibility to participate in the program and/or clinical affiliation, internship or field placement as a result of screening requirements, such as criminal background checks, is not a guarantee of eligibility to sit for professional credentialing examination(s) or employment upon graduation.
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