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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 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).


The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

     20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850

     Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182

     312.704.5300

mail@jrcert.org

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.


MVCC Radiologic Technology Program Outcome Data

The first graduating class of Mohawk Valley Community College's Radiologic Technology A.A.S. Program was in May of 2014. The program will be 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

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
2014100%
16 of 16
100%
16 of 16
100%
16 of 16
100%
16 of 16
100%
201591.6%
22 of 24
91.6%
22 of 24
91.6%
22 of 24
91.6%
22 of 24
100%
201685.7%
17 out of 21
85.7%
17 out of 21
85.7%
17 out of 21
85.7%
17 out of 21
100%

ARRT Pass rate from 2014-2016:

  • 54 Total Examinees
  • 47 passed/8 unsuccessful
  • 85.4% Pass rate on 1st attempt

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 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 a 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.

Additional Information & Resources

Mary Kate LaPaglia, MAE, RT(R)(M)
Program Coordinator, Radiologic Technology
Payne Hall Room 350
Phone: (315)731-5877
Fax: (315)731-5834
mlapaglia@mvcc.edu

Renee Sbiroli, BS, RT(R)(M)
Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Technology
Health Profession
Payne Hall Room 350
Phone: (315)731-5878
Fax: (315)731-5834
rsbiroli@mvcc.edu