Radiologic Technology students working in a hospital setting

Program information

MVCC's Radiologic Technology AAS degree program prepares students 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). The primary mission of the 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. Learn more about the student clinical experience here.

See semester-by-semester degree plan, as well as end-of-program learning outcomes.

MVCC Radiologic Technology program student outcomes

The first graduating class of MVCC's Radiologic Technology AAS program was in May 2014. The program was able to provide the required five-year average data posting in 2018. The following data was collected as part of the radiology program's assessment plan for the class of 2014.

Grad
Class

Program
Completion Rate

Sec. A

Course
Completion Rate

Sec. C

Grad Rate

Sec. D

Retention Rate

Sec. E

Job Placement/
Continuing Education

Sec. F

2014

100%
16 of 16

100%
16 of 16
100%
16 of 16
100%
16 of 16
100%
2015 91.6%
22 of 24
91.6%
22 of 24
91.6%
22 of 24
91.6%
22 of 24
100%
2016 85.7%
17 of 21
85.7%
17 of 21
85.7%
17 of 21
85.7%
17 of 21
100%
2017 95.2%
20 of 21
95.2%
20 of 21
95.2%
20 of 21
95.2%
20 of 21
100%
2018 95.2%
20 of 21
95.2%
20 of 21
95.2%
20 of 21
95.2%
20 of 21
100%

 

ARRT Pass rate from 2014-2018:

  • 95 Total Examinees
  • 81 passed/14 unsuccessful
  • 85.3% Pass rate on first attempt

See the program's Grading Policy and Graduation Requirements

How to Apply for Radiologic Technology

Admission to the Radiologic Technology AAS degree program at MVCC is a competitive and time-sensitive process. 

Students who are new to MVCC need to submit a completed MVCC college admission application to the College Admissions 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.

For complete instructions on how to apply for the Radiologic Technology program at MVCC, click here. Students also meet all health requirements and must be able to perform all essential functions listed here.

Important: Health requirements for some Health Sciences programs differ from MVCC health requirements. Click here for more information.

Prerequisites

In order to be considered for admission to the Radiologic Technology program, prospective students must meet all of the following requirements prior to beginning their studies.

Minimum

  • High school diploma or its equivalent AND
  • The most recent of the following:
    • A current overall college grade point average (GPA) of 2.80 ( minimum of 12 or more credits)
    • High school average of 85

Math

  • An SAT math score of 530 or higher on the new SAT (500 or higher on the old SAT)
  • 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 and a final grade of 70 or higher taken within seven years OR
  • a grade of "C" or better in CH111 & CH 112 or CH 131 or equivalent taken within seven years

Biology

  • High school biology with a lab and a final grade of 70 or higher taken within seven years OR
  • a grade of "C" or better in an equivalent college biology course with a lab taken within seven years

Please note: If you have successfully completed BI216 or BI217 at MVCC with a grade of “C” or higher or completed an approved college level Anatomy and Physiology course taken within seven years at another college, you may be exempt from the Biology requirement for consideration of entry in to the Radiology Program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants may have no more than one repeat (F, D or W) in any of the above prerequisite college courses within five years of applying to the Radiology Program.

Applicants who have received a “D”, “F”, or “W” for any of the following courses at MVCC or at any other college will be ineligible to apply to the radiology program.

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Any Radiology course

Any student who has been unsuccessful in one radiology course or Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II will be dropped from the program. Any student who has been unsuccessful at another college/radiology program will not be eligible for admission to the Radiology Program. 

Accreditation

MVCC's Radiologic Technology program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Phone: 312-704-5300
Email: mail@jrcert.org
Website: www.jrcert.org

Contact Us

Mary Kate LaPaglia, MAE, RT(R)(M)
Program Coordinator, Radiologic Technology
Phone: 315-731-5877
Fax: 315-731-5834
Office: Payne Hall Room 350, Utica Campus

Renee Sbiroli, BS, RT(R)(M)
Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Technology
Payne Hall Room 350
Phone: 315-731-5878
Fax: 315-731-5834