This competitive degree program prepares students for future work as radiologic technologists in hospitals and medical offices, taking x-rays and administering non-radioactive materials to patients for diagnostic purposes. It also includes an internship component where students gain valuable experience and skills in a clinical setting.
Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology Program
The Radiologic Technology Degree Program prepares students for entry level employment as radiologic technologists in hospitals and medical offices. It is offered as an academic program by Middlesex Community College in collaboration with Middlesex Hospital. General education courses are held at the College, while those courses requiring specialized laboratories, equipment, and hands-on practical experience are held at Middlesex Healthcare system facilities. The curriculum covers a 22-month period, including a 5 month internship (Jan-May).
Enrollment in the program is restricted by clinical facility capacity as per JRCERT accreditation guidelines.
Applicants must first meet the general college admissions procedures (see college catalog). Once these requirements are met, applicants should review the current year Information Packet for a list of required application materials. Final admission procedures for candidate selection involves an interview with an interview committee and a personal background check, which is a hospital requirement to do clinical training at Middlesex Health Care System facilities. Admission to the college does NOT GUARANTEE admission to the radiology technology program.
The radiologic technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. www.jrcert.org/
Downloadable Program Forms & Documents:
- 2018 Radiologic Technology Information Packet
- Fall 2018 Radiologic Technology Application
- Rad Tech Program Effectiveness Data
- Rad Tech Program Accreditation Status 2016
- Rad Tech Program Handbook and Student Manual, 2016-2018
- Rad Tech Program Handbook and Student Manual, 2017-2019
- Rad Tech Graduation Checklist: Effective Fall 2016
- Rad Tech Graduation Checklist: Effective Fall 2017
- ARRT Standards of Ethics
- Rad Tech Clinical Observation/Shadow Form
- Rad Tech Observation Health Form (Middlesex Hospital Sites)
The Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology program typically takes students 22 months to complete once admitted to the program. Students will learn an exciting range of skills and gain hands-on experience that sets them ahead of the talent pool when it comes to applying for jobs in the competitive workforce. Courses include psychology, human anatomy and physiology, radiographic procedures and patient care.
Middlesex Community College works together with Middlesex Hospital to offer this program, preparing students with valuable technical and clinical training at the hospital as well as a five-month internship.
Jobs You Can Get With A Radiologic Technology Degree:
With a Radiologic Technology degree from MxCC, a student can get entry-level employment as radiologic technologists in hospitals and medical offices. Radiologic technologists take x-rays and administer non-radioactive materials into patients’ bloodstreams for diagnostic purposes.
Job Availability & Growth:
Jobs as radiologic technologists are expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2020, as baby boomers age and the population grows, increasing the need for diagnostic imaging. Hospitals will remain the primary employer of radiologic technologists.
For salary information, visit http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm