Radiologic Technology

Associate in Science Degree

The Radiologic Technology Program is a five-semester program offering an Associate of Science Degree. Students are educated in radiography equipment operations, production, and evaluation of diagnostic radiographic images, patient care skills, radiation safety, and communication with health care professionals and the public. The program includes didactic, laboratory, and clinical education and prepares students for entry-level imaging positions. Upon completion, graduates are eligible for the national certification exam the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) offers. ARRT certification provides eligibility for licensure in the state of Massachusetts. Graduates can be employed by hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, orthopedic/physician offices, mobile imaging companies, and pain management centers. 

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Have questions or want to apply for the program? Please contact:
Gina Tice, Acting Program Director
gtice@quincycollege.edu | 617-405-5940

Radiologic Technology Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • BIO 132
    • Anatomy & Physiology II
    • 4
    An integrated study of the structure and function of the human body including the reproductive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems. Laboratory experience is correlated with classroom lecture. Safety protocols must be observed in all lab classes. These include: no food, no drink, and no open-toe shoes, appropriate clothing. Only registered students may enter labs. Prerequisite: BIO 131 with “C” or better.
    • RAD 111
    • Introduction to Radiography
    • 1
    This course provides students with an overview of radiography and its role in health care delivery. Topics include the history of radiology, professional organizations, legal and ethical issues, health care delivery systems, introduction to radiation protection, and medical terminology. Upon completion students will demonstrate foundational knowledge of radiologic science. Prerequisite: Admission into the program.
    • RAD 122
    • Radiographic Procedures II
    • 3
    This course provides the student with instruction in anatomy and positioning of spine and body systems. Theory and laboratory exercises will cover radiographic positions and procedures with applicable contrast media administration. Upon completion of the course, the student will demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and positioning skills, oral communication, and critical thinking in both the didactic and laboratory settings.

    Prerequisites: ENG 101, IDS 167, MAT 103, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 132, RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113, RAD 114.
    • RAD 124
    • Clinical Education II
    • 3
    This course provides students with the opportunity to correlate previous instruction with applications in the clinical setting. Students will be under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. Practical experience in a clinical setting enables students to apply theory presented thus far and to practice radiographic equipment manipulation, radiographic exposure, routine radiographic positioning, identification, and patient care techniques. Upon completion of the course, students will demonstrate practical applications of radiographic procedures presented in current and previous courses. This course consists of 150 clinical hours.

    Prerequisites: RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113,
    RAD 114 ENG 101, IDS 167, MAT 103, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 132.
    • RAD 125
    • Imaging Principles I
    • 3
    This course provides the student with knowledge of basic physics and the fundamentals of imaging equipment.
    Topics include: atomic structure, xray production, beam characteristics, units of measurement, image intensified fluoroscopy, and photon interactions in matter. Upon completion, the student will be able to identify imaging equipment as well as provide a basic explanation of the principles associated with image production.

    Prerequisites: RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113, RAD 114 ENG 101, IDS 167, MAT 103, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 132.
    • RAD 132
    • Radiographic Procedures III
    • 3
    This course provides the student with instruction in anatomy and positioning of the cranium, special procedures and advanced imaging modalities. Theory and laboratory exercises will cover radiographic positions and procedures with applicable contrast media administration. Upon completion of the course, the student will demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and positioning skills, oral communication, and critical thinking in both the didactic and laboratory settings.

    Prerequisites: ENG 101, IDS 167, MAT 103, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 132, RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113, RAD 114, RAD 122, RAD 124, RAD 125.
    • RAD 134
    • Clinical Education III
    • 5
    This course provides students with the opportunity to correlate previous instruction with applications in the clinical setting. Students will be under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. Practical experience in a clinical setting enables students to apply theory presented thus far and to practice radiographic equipment manipulation, radiographic exposure, routine radiographic positioning, identification, and patient care techniques. Upon completion of the course, students will demonstrate practical applications of radiographic procedures presented in current and previous courses. This course consists of 375 clinical hours.

    Prerequisites: RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113, RAD 114, RAD 122, RAD 124, RAD 125 ENG 101, ENG 102, IDS 167, MAT 103, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 132.
    • RAD 135
    • Imaging Principles II
    • 3
    This course provides students with the knowledge of factors that govern and influence the production of radiographic images and assuring consistency in the production of quality images. Topics include factors that influence exposure, contrast and radiographic quality as well as quality assurance, image receptors, intensifying screens, processing procedures, artifacts, and state and federal regulations.

    Prerequisites: RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113, RAD 114, RAD 122, RAD 124, RAD 125 ENG 101, IDS 167, MAT 103, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 132.
    • RAD 136
    • Radiation Protection and Biology
    • 2
    This course provides the student with principles of radiation protection and biology. Topics include radiation protection responsibility of the radiographer to patients, personnel and the public, principles of cellular radiation interaction and factors affecting cell response. Upon completion the student will demonstrate knowledge of radiation protection practices and fundamentals of radiation biology.

    Prerequisites: ENG 101, IDS 167, MAT 103, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 132, RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113, RAD 114, RAD 122, RAD 124, RAD 125.
    • RAD 214
    • Clinical Education IV
    • 5
    This course provides students with the opportunity to correlate previous instruction with applications in the clinical setting. Students will be under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. Practical experience in a clinical setting enables students to apply theory presented thus far and to practice radiographic equipment manipulation, radiographic exposure, routine radiographic positioning, identification, and patient care techniques. Upon completion of the course, students will demonstrate practical applications of radiographic procedures presented in previous courses. (25 contact hours).

    Prerequisites: RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113, RAD 114, RAD 122, RAD 124, RAD 125, RAD 134, RAD 135, RAD 136 ENG 101, ENG 102, IDS 167, MAT 103, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 132, PSY 101.
    • RAD 217
    • Image Evaluation
    • 1
    This course provides the knowledge to evaluate image quality. Topics include evaluation criteria, anatomy demonstration and image quality. Upon completion students will have the knowledge to evaluate images for technical quality in the classroom and clinical settings.

    Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102, IDS 167, MAT 103, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 132, PSY 101, RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113, RAD 114, RAD 122, RAD 124, RAD 125, RAD 134, RAD 135, RAD 136.
    • RAD 218
    • Radiographic Pathology
    • 1
    This course provides a basic understanding of disease processes that can be identified/diagnosed through radiographic examination. Topics include pathology terminology, causes of disease, and identification of radiographic procedures used for diagnosis. Upon completion, students will identify radiographic manifestations of disease and the disease process.

    Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102, IDS 167, MAT 103, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 132, PSY 101, RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113, RAD 114, RAD 122, RAD 124, RAD 125, RAD 134, RAD 135, RAD 136.
    • RAD 224
    • Clinical Education V
    • 3
    This course allows students to correlate previous instruction with applications in the clinical setting. Students will be under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. Practical experience in a clinical setting enables students to apply the theory presented thus far and to practice radiographic equipment manipulation, radiographic exposure, routine radiographic positioning, identification, and patient care techniques. Students will also have the opportunity to rotate through other imaging modalities as scheduled by the clinical coordinator. Upon completion of the course, students will demonstrate practical applications of radiographic procedures presented in previous courses. (22.5 contact hours.

    Prerequisites: RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113, RAD 114, RAD 122, RAD 124, RAD 125, RAD 134, RAD 135, RAD 136,RAD 212, RAD 213, RAD 214 ENG 101, ENG 102, IDS 167, MAT 103, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 132, PSY 101, History/Government Elective.
    • RAD 229
    • Review Seminar
    • 3
    This course provides a consolidated and intensive review of the basic areas of expertise needed by the entry level technologist. Topics include basic review of ARRT exam content areas, test taking techniques and job seeking skills. Upon completion students will be able to pass comprehensive tests given in this course based on topics covered in the Radiologic Technology Program.

    Prerequisites: RAD 111, RAD 112, RAD 113, RAD 114, RAD 122, RAD 124, RAD 125, RAD 134, RAD 135, RAD 136, RAD 212, RAD 213, RAD 214 ENG 101, ENG 102, IDS 167, MAT 103, BIO 111, BIO 131, BIO 132, PSY 101, History/Government Elective.
    • RAD 112
    • Radiographic Procedures I
    • 4
    This course provides the student with instruction in anatomy and positioning of the chest and thorax, upper and lower extremities and abdomen. Theory and laboratory exercises will cover radiographic positions and procedures. Upon completion of the course the student will demonstrate knowledge of anatomy and positioning skills, oral communication, and critical thinking in both the didactic and laboratory settings. Prerequisite: Admission into the program.
    • RAD 113
    • Patient Care
    • 3
    This course provides the student with concepts of patient care, pharmacology and cultural diversity. Emphasis in theory and lab is placed on assessment and considerations of physical and psychological conditions, both routine and emergency. Upon completion, students will demonstrate/explain patient care procedures appropriate to routine and emergency situations. Prerequisite: Admission into the program.
    • RAD 114
    • Clinical Education I
    • 2
    This course provides the student with the opportunity to correlate instruction with applications in the clinical setting. The student will be under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. Emphasis is on clinical orientation, equipment, procedures, and department policies. Upon completion of the course, the student will demonstrate practical applications of specific radiographic procedures identified in RAD 112. Co-requisites: RAD 111, RAD 112, and RAD 113

Admission Requirements

For this initial admission cycle, students who are enrolled in pre-requisite courses in the Fall 2022 semester will be eligible to apply for January 2023 admission. Acceptance would be contingent upon successful completion of all courses with a “C” or better and meeting all other admission criteria.

Admission to the program is competitive, and the number of students accepted is limited by the number of faculty and clinical space available. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

  1. Submit online application by midnight November 1st.
  2. Attend a Radiologic Technology Program information session. For Dates/Times and to Register, Click Here.
  3. Submit official high school transcript or HiSET/GED records or original diploma*
  4. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended*
  5. Submit TEAS test score. There is no minimum overall score for Radiologic Technology applicants. Click here for Information About the TEAS Exam.
  6. The following courses are prerequisites and must be completed prior to acceptance into the program.
    • ENG 101: English Composition I (3 credits)
    • IDS 167: First Year Seminar (3 credits) **
    • MAT 103: College Algebra (3 credits)
    • BIO111: General Biology (4 credits) ***
    • BIO 131: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits) ***
  7. All required general education courses must be completed with a “C” or higher.
  8. Meet the Essential Functions required for Radiologic Technology students.
    1. This Document is provided for informational purposes only. An additional form will be provided upon acceptance.

  9. Payment of a non-refundable $50 application fee (credit, debit, or e-check only). A link will be provided after submission of the application.

A Ranking Sheet will be used to determine program acceptance.

Transcripts and test scores must be submitted to the Admissions Office, 1st Floor, 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169, by midnight November 1st.

Once accepted into the program the following will be required. (Additional information will be provided in the acceptance packet.)

  1. Pass a criminal background check
  2. Submit a completed physical form and immunization records.
  3. Demonstrate proof of health insurance. Students who do not show proof of insurance will not be allowed to attend clinicals.
  4. Drug testing may be required by the clinical site. This will be at the student’s expense.
  5. Background checks and health information will be tracked by Castle Branch. This will be at the student’s expense.

*If completed outside the United States, transcripts/diplomas must be evaluated by the Center for Educational Documentation (CED). The Admissions Office will send additional information about this after submission of the application.

**If you are transferring in 12 or more credit hours, please contact the Admissions Office for further information.

***All science courses must be completed within the previous 5 years.

 

Apply to the Radiologic Technician program

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Have questions or want to apply for the program? Please contact:
Gina Tice, Acting Program Director
gtice@quincycollege.edu | 617-405-5940

Program Outcomes

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Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

Competently and safely perform radiologic procedures as an entry-level radiographer.

SLO#1 – Students/graduates will properly position patients for radiographic exams.
SLO#2 – Students/graduates will apply appropriate radiation safety practices.
SLO#3 – Students/graduates will provide appropriate patient care.

Communicate effectively with members of the healthcare team and the public.

SLO#1 – Students will communicate effectively in the laboratory setting.
SLO#2 – Students/ graduates will communicate effectively in the health care setting.
SLO#3 – Students will provide appropriate post-procedural instructions to patients.

Utilize critical thinking skills to produce diagnostic images in varying situations.

SLO#1 – Students will appropriately evaluate radiographic quality.
SLO#2 –Students will demonstrate knowledge of adapting to trauma situations.

 

Apply to the Radiologic Technician program

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Have questions or want to apply for the program? Please contact:
Gina Tice, Acting Program Director
gtice@quincycollege.edu | 617-405-5940

Scholarship

All accepted and enrolled students will be eligible for a $2000 First Year Scholarship for AY 2022-2023 (Spring 2023 and Summer 2023)

Tuitions Costs

Invest in your future by joining a rewarding and growing industry that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031. This means about 16,600 openings for radiologic and MRI technologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Download the Cost Sheet for the 2022-2023 Radiologic Technology program

 

Apply to the Radiologic Technician program

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Have questions or want to apply for the program? Please contact:
Gina Tice, Acting Program Director
gtice@quincycollege.edu | 617-405-5940

Important things to know before you register for a TEAS Exam 

  • You must take your TEAS Exam at Quincy College. Testing usually occurs on Friday mornings at 9 am unless otherwise noted. There are several dates available for testing throughout the academic year. Find the next TEAS Exam at Quincy College.
  • You should arrive 30 minutes before the test time to allow for check-in. If you arrive after the start time, you will not be allowed to test.
  • Be sure to bring your login and password received from ATI. You must have it to test. 
  • You must have a picture ID with you on the day you test. 
  • You will have 3 ½ hours to take the exam.
  • The test will be taken on the computer.
  • The Radiologic Technology Program does not require a minimum score.
  • TEAS results are available immediately upon completion of the exam.
  • If you want to transfer the results to another school, ATI will charge a fee.
  • Second-Attempt Policy: There is a 30-day wait period before you can test again.
  • The total number of TEAS exam attempts is 3 in one year. Each time you take the TEAS exam, it counts as an attempt even if you decide not to submit your transcript.  This number is reported and updated to each school where you submit your TEAS results.
  • The cost of the TEAS exam is approximately $115. This fee is non-refundable.
  • No electronics or drinks are allowed in the testing area (this includes smartwatches).
  • A pop-up calculator is available for use on the computer, and paper and pencils will be provided.
  • If you need a testing accommodation, contact ndeluca@quincycollege.edu 48 hours before you plan to test.

Note: There are study materials available for purchase on the ATI website, and Quincy College offers 5-week prep courses throughout the year. https://www.quincycollege.edu/program/teas/

 

Registration Information

  1. ​Go to the ATI website: https://www.atitesting.com/teas/register
  2. Click Register Now
  3. Select In-Person testing
  4. Program Type: Select TEAS for Nursing
  5. Location: School Name
  6. State: MA
  7. School: Quincy College
  8. Select a Date and continue the registration process

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Have questions or want to apply for the program? Please contact:
Gina Tice, Acting Program Director
gtice@quincycollege.edu | 617-405-5940

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I want to transfer from my current Rad Tech program to Quincy. What do I need to do?
    • Because every Rad Tech program is different and courses vary, we cannot accept transfer credits. If you decide to apply to the program at Quincy College, your transcript will be evaluated for the transfer of general education courses.
  • How do I apply to the Radiologic Technology Program?
    • The application is online. Go to the Radiologic Technology webpage and click on Apply Here.
  • Is there a fee to apply to the Radiologic Technology Program?
    • Yes. There is non-refundable $50 application fee. The fee is paid after you submit the online application.
  • When can I start the Radiologic Technology Program?
    • You must apply by the deadline date and be accepted to the program. The deadline date is November 1st of each year. Once accepted, you would start in January of the following year.
  • My GPA is a 4.0, but I did not get into the program; my friend’ was accepted with a lower GPA. Why
    • Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program is not based on the applicant’s GPA. The admission is based on a combination of TEAS composite score, grades in certain courses, and previous education.
    • Refer to the Ranking Sheet.
  • How long is the waiting list?
    • The Rad Tech Program does not have a “Waiting List.” Students must apply for the program each year. The top students are admitted, and a limited number of students are placed on an alternate list should an opening be available before the program begins.
  • May I take the RAD courses on the Plymouth Campus?
    • No. All RAD courses are only offered on the Quincy campus. General education courses may be taken on either campus.
  • Can I take RAD courses online?
    • The Radiologic Technology Program does not currently offer any online courses.
  • Can I take RAD courses in the evening or on weekends?
    • All RAD lecture courses are offered during the day, Monday-Friday. Clinical rotations include evening hours with the possibility of weekend hours.
  • Do you offer a part-time option for Radiologic Technology?
    • No, the Radiologic Technology Program is offered on a full-time basis only. If all general education courses are completed prior to admission to the program, full-time status could fall below the standard 12 hours considered as full-time enrollment.
  • How many students are accepted into the program each January?
    • The number of students accepted is based upon clinical availability.
  • What are the prerequisites for the Radiologic Technology Program?
    • The following courses are to be completed prior to acceptance into the program:
      • ENG 101: English Comp I (3 credits)
      • IDS 167: First Year Seminar (3 credits)
      • MAT 103: College Algebra (3 credits)
      • BIO111: General Biology (4 credits)
      • BIO 131: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
  • Do I have to complete all the general education courses prior to applying to the program?
    • No. Only the courses listed as pre-requisites must be completed prior acceptance. The remaining courses are distributed throughout the length of the program. They must be taken no later than when they are listed in the curriculum.
  • If I have completed all the general education courses required, can I finish the program early?
    • No. Your course load may be lighter, but the program cannot be completed earlier. The Program is five (5) semesters in length, allowing for distribution of all RAD courses.
  • What is the TEAS?
    • The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a standardized, multiple choice entrance exam. The categories on the exam include Reading, Math, Science, and English.
  • How do I register to take the TEAS? Is there a fee for the test?
  • Is there a minimum TEAS score requirement?
    • There is no minimum score requirement, but keep in mind the score is part of the selection process. So, the higher the score, the more points earned toward acceptance.
  • Is there a limit to the number of times I can take the TEAS?
    • The TEAS may be taken three times per academic year, with 30 days between each attempt. All testing must occur on campus at Quincy College.
  • Are there any other requirements once I submit my application?
    • Yes. You will need to submit official high school & college (if applicable) transcripts and TEAS scores to the Admissions Office by the November 1st deadline.
  • How will I be notified of program acceptance/admittance?
    • You will be notified by email and US mail. You will receive a letter of standing approximately 2 weeks after the deadline date.  You will receive one of three letters: acceptance, alternate, or not accepted. The letter is sent to the addresses on the application. Be sure to keep your records updated.
  • If I meet the “Admission Requirements”, will I be in the Radiologic Technology Program?
    • No. Admission is competitive; all applicants are ranked. Those applicants with the highest scores will be on the top of the list. Refer to the Ranking Sheet.
  • When should my health records be submitted?
    • Your health records will not be submitted until AFTER admission to the program. Instructions will accompany your acceptance letter.
  • May I register for RAD courses before health requirements are met?
    • No. You can register for any general education courses but not the RAD courses.
  • I don’t have the money for all the health requirements. Why does Quincy College require so many?
    • The clinical affiliates have certain requirements to guarantee the health and safety of their patients. Students are required to meet those stipulations so that they can attend the clinical settings for their education. These requirements will be necessary for anyone in a healthcare field while in school and later during employment.
  • May I deliver my transcripts by hand?
    • Yes. Hand delivered transcripts must be sealed, stamped “OFFICIAL,” and delivered to the Admissions Office at President’s Place on the Quincy Campus. If the transcripts are opened, or appear tampered with, they will not be accepted.
  • What is the Radiologic Technology information session and when is it being held?
    • The Radiologic Technology Information Session is a mandatory session at which all aspects of the Program are discussed with the applicants. Attendance at this session is mandatory. If an applicant does not attend this session his/her application will not be reviewed. For Dates/Times and to Register for an Info Session, Click Here.

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