• Must have a high school diploma or GED.
• GPA of 3.0 or equivalent in
high school or 3.0 in college with minimum of 10 credits or
550 Battery Average on GED.
• Must take the
college placement test to determine Math and English levels if no
college level courses were previously completed.
Required TEAS scores must be achieved within two attempts of taking the
• English: 70 percent
• Reading: 75 percent
• Math: 50
• Science: 55 percent
Math: minimum grade of B in MAT 098 or MAT 099 or place into
MAT 100 level or above.
• Biology: minimum grade of
B in high school biology or B in BIO 101 (recommended) or other college
English: minimum grade of B in ENG 100 or place into ENG 101.
• Math and
science courses must be taken within five years of application.
• Required grade must be earned within two attempts of
taking and completing the course.
• Review of program web site and career video.
• Interview with radiologic technology program faculty.
• Four-hour clinical observation.
Graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the
ARRT and Licensure by MA DPH.
Radiologic technology is a 22 month program specializing in diagnostic medical radiography. The
program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Radiologic technologists work in hospitals, clinics, medical offices, or other
health care settings utilizing patient care skills and highly sophisticated
x-ray equipment to image foreign matter, bone fractures, or pathological disease
processes. In Quinsigamond’s energized x-ray laboratory, students receive
instruction on how to use the equipment, position patients for medical x-ray
imaging, process and evaluate radiographs for technical quality, and protect
themselves and others from unnecessary exposure to radiation.
Students receive practical experience at clinical education sites, which have
been established at several Worcester area hospitals. Clinical assignments occur
during fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters. Some evening clinical
experiences are required. Students should anticipate additional expenses for
clinical uniforms, professional liability insurance, clinical parking fees, and
materials required in the program.
Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for national certification
through examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
and licensing through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Radiation
Control program. Credentialing by the ARRT certifies the graduate as a
Registered Technologist in Radiography – R.T.(R). Licensing by the Massachusetts
DPH is required to be employed as a radiographer.
To be eligible for admission into the radiologic technology program, an
applicant must have a high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, or a GED with a 550
battery average, or a minimum of 10 college credits with a GPA of 3.0.
Students entering the radiologic technology program must take the
college placement test to determine their
Math and English levels if no college courses have been previously completed.
In-coming students must receive TEAS scores of 70 percent in English, 75 percent
in reading, 50 percent in Math and 55 percent in science within two attempts of
taking the test to be admitted into the program.
Radiological technology students must also earn a minimum grade of B in MAT 098,
MAT 099 or place into MAT 100 level or above; earn a minimum grade of B in high
school biology or BIO 101 (recommended) or other college biology class; earn a
minimum grade of B in ENG 100 or place into ENG 101. All Math and science
courses must be taken within five years of application and required grades must
be earned within two attempts of taking and completing the course.
Students must review the program web site and career video, as well as interview
with the radiologic technology program faculty and perform a four-hour clinical
Applicants with a prior or current history of criminal offense may be challenged
in their eligibility to sit for the ARRT certification exam based on
non-compliance with ARRT Standards of Ethics. Additionally, some clinical
education sites may limit or deny access to procedures that are necessary to
completing program requirements to individuals with a criminal history. For this
reason, all students accepted to the program are required to complete a CORI/SORI
(Criminal Offenders Record Information) (Sexual Offenders Record Information)
check prior to beginning clinical experiences.
All students accepted to the RT program must obtain Health Care Provider (Red
Cross) or Professional Rescuer (American Heart Association) CPR certification
prior to beginning clinical experiences.
Request for transfer from another accredited radiologic technology program with advanced
placement are considered on an individual basis.
A Health Careers Center has been established to facilitate the entry of students
to health care programs. All students applying to the radiolgic technology
program can contact the Health Career Center 508-854-2718.
To be eligible to continue in the program, students must achieve a minimum grade
of C or higher in all radiologic technology courses and in BIO 111 and
BIO 112. Students who have received a grade below a C in BIO 111 and BIO 112
are required to repeat the course and obtain a grade of C or higher by the end
of the cluster/semester in which they are required or required as a
prerequisite. Additionally, students must satisfactorily complete all clinical
competency examinations described in the program’s clinical policies and
Advanced Standing Option for Graduate Radiologic Technologists
An advance standing option is available to graduates of a CAHEA or JRC/ERT
accredited radiologic technology program with documentation of current ARRT
certification and/or current licensing by Massachusetts DPH or equivalent agency
of another state. Qualified radiologic technologists can receive credit for the
professional courses towards an Associate in Science degree through the
experience based education office.
Call 508-853-4380 for further
Anatomy & Physiology I
English Composition & Literature I
Introduction to Psychology or
Psychology of Interpersonal Relations
Patient Care & Ethics in Radiology
Radiographic Medical Terminology
Fundamentals of Radiographic Equipment and Medical Imaging
Radiographic Positioning & Anatomy I
Medical Radiography Clinic I
Anatomy & Physiology II
English Composition & Literature II
Medical Imaging II
Radiographic Positioning & Anatomy II
Medical Radiography Clinic II
Medical Imaging III
Radiographic Positioning & Anatomy III
Medical Radiography Clinic III
Medical Radiographic Equipment and Quality Assurance
Liberal Arts Elective
Medical Radiography Clinic IV
Medical Imaging Topics