Courses & Requirements
Effective Fall 2014
The associate degree program in Radiologic Technology closely integrates theoretical and practical knowledge for application in performing procedures under supervision at a clinical site. Successful completion of this program qualifies graduates to take the national certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The successful completion of this exam qualifies graduates to be employed as a Registered Radiologic Technologist. A grade of “C” or better is required in all Radiologic Technology courses in order to continue to the next semester. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all career courses and in all science courses in order to graduate. Seventy-eight credit hours are required for graduation.
Starting in the fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.
The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-2901, 312-704-5300.
Additional Admissions Criteria:
Enrollment Services will provide additional admissions criteria for this program. Admission Criteria can be found on Health Required Forms.
Information Session Dates:
The dates of Radiologic Information Sessions can be found on Health Information Sessions.
Students interested in participation in this academic program may be required to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, a Criminal Records Central Repository (CHRI) check and/or a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. For more information, visit http://www.necc.mass.edu/cori-sori.
Students are required to be CPR Certified at the Health Care Provider/ Professional Rescuer level prior to the start of clinical courses.
Students enrolled in this academic program are required to pass a drug screening analysis.
Students are required to complete a health evaluation, including the Hepatitis B immunization series, prior to final acceptance to the Program.
Student Professional Liability Insurance:
Students are required to carry professional liability insurance. The premium is to be paid at the time of course registration.
|BIO121 Anatomy & Physiology I||4||Prerequisite|
|BIO122 Anatomy & Physiology II||4||Prerequisite|
|ENG101 English Composition I||3|
|ENG102 English Composition II||3||Prerequisite|
|HES130 Introduction to Patient Care||3|
|HES207 Clinical Pathophysiology||3||Prerequisite|
|PHS121 Radiologic Science||3|
|RTA110 Radiologic Procedures I||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA111 Radiologic Exposure I||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA120 Radiologic Procedures II||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA121 Radiologic Exposure II||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA191 Clinical Practicum I||2||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA192 Clinical Practicum II||2||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA201 Radiologic Equipment & Quality Assurance||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA202 Advanced Radiographic Imaging||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA203 Radiobiology & Protection||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA204 Special Radiologic & Interventional Procedures||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA205 Computer Imaging & Cross Sectional Anatomy||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA220 Radiological Procedures III||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA292 Summer Clinical Practicum III||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA294 Clinical Practicum IV||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|RTA295 Clinical Practicum V||3||Prerequisite, Corequisite|
|Behavioral Science Elective||3|
|Computer Science Elective||3||CIS110 or higher|
|Humanities Elective||3||Foreign Language, or LIT 271, LIT 272, LIT 263, LIT 224 (Spanish Recommended) For students who apply to the program effective Fall 2014 and forward|
|Liberal Arts Elective||3|