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If you’re looking for a career in the radiology field, our Radiologic Technology AAS degree program will help get you there. The two-year program will prepare you 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. Our knowledgeable faculty, along with a required, hands-on internship, will train you in the skills necessary to safely administer X-rays to patients with quality care and using the most up-to-date equipment. When you complete this program, you will be eligible to take the New York State licensing exams and to apply for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The program is committed to students' success by providing a quality curriculum and a diverse learning environment through partnerships with the healthcare 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.
MVCC Radiologic Technology program effectiveness data
The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage.
Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the ARRT certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.
|Credentialing Examination Rate||
Number Passed on First Attempt Divided by Number Attempted Within Six Months of Graduation
|Year 1—2016||15 of 18—83.3%|
|Year 2—2017||16 of 20—80%|
17 of 20—85%
17 of 18—94.4%
10 of 12—83.3%
|Program Five-Year Average||75 of 88—85.2%|
Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within 12 months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.
|Job Placement Rate||
Number Employed Divided by Number Actively Seeking Employment Within 12 months of Graduation
|Year 1—2016||14 of 14—100%|
|Year 2—2017||15 of 15—100%|
|Year 3—2018||16 of 16—100%|
|Year 4—2019||16 of 16—100%|
|Year 5—2020||9 of 9—100%|
|Program Five-Year Average||70 of 70—100%|
Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.
|Program Completion Rate||
Number Graduated Divided by Number Started the Program
|Year 1—2020||12 of 16|
|Annual Completion Rate||75%|
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- SUNY Upstate Medical University
- Eligible for NYS Radiologic Technology License
- Eligible for Certification in Mammography, CT, and MRI
- Students are required to intern at one of 17 clinical affiliate sites before graduating.
MVCC's Radiologic Technology program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
After review of the requested interim report, the continuing accreditation status of the associate degree radiography program sponsored by Mohawk Valley Community College was considered at the May 19, 2020, meeting of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. Specialized accreditation awarded by the JRCERT offers institutions significant value by providing peer evaluation and by assuring the public of quality professional education in the radiologic sciences. The program was evaluated according to the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography (2014). The JRCERT took the following action:
- MAINTENANCE OF ACCREDITATION FOR A PERIOD OF EIGHT YEARS.
The next site visit is tentatively scheduled for the First Quarter of 2024.
Program Mission Statement
(rev. 2016, reviewed 2017-2019)
The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to promote student success through education with the professional knowledge to be competent radiologic technologists and to commit to life-long learning, and to become successful patient care providers within the community.
Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
- Goal 1: Students/Graduates will be clinically competent, entry-level professionals that meet
the healthcare needs of the community. Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will develop clinical competence in the performance of basic radiographic procedures.
- Students will provide patient care with regard to radiation safety (ALARA) and comfort.
- Students will develop knowledge and comprehension to successfully establish manual exposure techniques.
- Goal 2: Students/Graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills. Student Learning
- Students will employ oral communication skills using appropriate patient identifiers.
- Students will interpret written information to properly proceed with the radiographic examination.
- Students/graduates will effectively convey information pertaining to the radiographic imaging procedure.
- Goal 3: Students/graduates will evaluate the importance of life-long learning by encouraging
professional development. Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will value the professional aspect of being a member of the radiologic science community.
- Students will demonstrate the understanding for the need for life-long learning.
- Students will provide mentorship and peer support to other students.
- Students will promote a positive collaborative atmosphere with all members of the healthcare team.
- Goal 4: Students/graduates will use problem solving and critical thinking skills. Student
- Students will adapt radiographic procedures to patient needs.
- Students will distinguish diagnostic images from non-diagnostic images.