Radiologic Technology Degree

As the population grows and ages, radiologic technologists will be in high demand. With age comes increased incidence of illness and injury, which often requires diagnostic imaging to plan a course for care. Diagnostic imaging is also used to monitor the progress of treatment, and with the increasing success of medical technologies in treating disease, even more diagnostic imaging will be needed. Employment is expected to increase much faster than the average for most occupations. Those with knowledge of more than one diagnostic imaging procedure will have the best opportunities.

MVCC's Radiologic Technology program prepares students to to secure employment in the radiology field and/or to transfer with full junior-level status to a four-year institution in a related field of study. Students meeting the program's graduation requirements are eligible to apply to be licensed to practice in New York as well as to apply for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). MVCC's Radiologic Technology program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). www.jrcert.org

Program Information

Mission Statement, Goals & Student Learning Outcomes 
 

•The primary mission of MVCC Radiologic Technology A.A.S. degree program is to educate diagnostic technologists who are professionally competent and certified to practice within the ARRT scope of practice, contribute to the imaging sciences, are committed to professional development through life-long learning, and meet the employment needs of the community. The program is committed to students' success by providing a quality curriculum and a diverse learning environment through partnerships with the health care community. The competency-based program requires a minimum number of clinical competencies and completion of all academic course work prior to graduation. The required clinical internship involves learning the art and science of medical radiography through demonstrations, case studies, and supervised practice of routine diagnostic procedures using state-of-the-art equipment throughout the entire two years of education. Eligibility requirements for ARRT certification in Radiography will - effective January 1, 2015 - call for candidates to have earned an associate degree from an accrediting agency recognized by the ARRT.

 

Radiologic Technology Student Clinical Experience


Program Effectiveness Data

The radiography program's 2013 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following:

Completion Rate - January 1 through December 31, 2013
This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program.  The program's completion rate for 2013 was 87.5%.  Fourteen of the 16 students expected to complete the program in 2013 went on to complete it in that year.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2009 through 2013
This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span.  The program's credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from the years 2009 through 2013 is 94.36%.  Sixty-seven of the 71 graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

Job Placement Rate - 2009 through 2013
This is the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within six months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment.  The figure reflects an average over a five-year span.  The program's job placement rate as an average from the years 2009 through 2013 is 97.18 %. Sixty-nine of the seventy-one graduates obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within six months of graduation.


Degree Information & Course List

Spring 2014 Academic Calendar

Fall 2014 Academic Calendar
 

How to Apply to the Radiology Program

  • Students that are new to MVCC need to submit a completed MVCC college admission application to the college Admission Office by March 1, including all official college or high school transcripts.
     
  • OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES: Request a professional education credential evaluation report from an evaluation service [such as World Education Services (www.wes.org)]. Please request that an official copy of the report be sent to Mohawk Valley Community College, Office of Admissions.


Prerequisites

  • Minimum qualification: High school average of 83 OR a current overall college grade point average (GPA) of 2.80.
     
  • Math: An SAT math score of 500 or higher OR an ACT math score of 19 or higher OR an appropriate math placement test score OR a grade of "C" or better in an MVCC MA090, MA091, MA110, MA108, MA115, or comparable mathematics course taken within seven years.
     
  • Chemistry: High school chemistry with a lab or equivalent with a final grade of 70 or higher taken within seven years OR a grade of "C" or better in CH111 and CH112 or CH131 or equivalent taken within seven years.
     
  • Biology: High school biology or equivalent with a final grade of 70 or higher taken within seven years OR a grade of "C" or better in a college biology course with a lab taken within seven years.

 

Radiologic Technology Scholarship Awards