Radiologic technologists create images used to diagnose a patient's injury or illness.
Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, are key members of the healthcare team who create images used to diagnose a patient's injury or illness. They use sophisticated equipment to produce radiographic images, or x-rays, of the human body at the request of a physician. With new advances in medical technology and a shortage of healthcare workers, career opportunities abound for radiologic technologists across the country!
The HCC radiologic technology program prepares graduates to immediately enter the workforce as a professional in the field of diagnostic medical imaging. Students who successfully complete the program will receive an Associate of Science degree in radiologic technology. This fulfills one of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists primary pathway requirements to become a registered radiologic technologist in radiography.
Curious about what kind of career you can have with a radiologic tech degree? Explore these links:
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
- American Society of Radiologic Technologists
- U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
To learn more about HCC's radiologic technology program, check out the links on this page. Information sessions are also a great way to learn more about the program and application process! (Prospective students are required to attend an information session within one year of the application due date of February 1.)
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Access the radiologic technology program handbook online.
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The mission of the Holyoke Community College Radiologic Technology Program is to graduate students with an Associate of Science degree in the curriculum of Radiologic Technology, and provide the skills and knowledge necessary to enter medical imaging professions. Additionally, the program supports the overall HCC mission as stated in the college catalog.
Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competence. Student learning outcomes:
- Students will be proficient in positioning.
- Students will understand and use proper technique.
- Students will understand and apply proper radiation protection practices.
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills. Student learning outcomes:
- Students will verbally communicate effectively with clinical instructors, staff, patients, and other students.
- Students will communicate effectively through writing.
Goal 3: Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills. Student learning outcomes:
- Students will adapt positioning to non-routine situations.
- Students will modify technique based on image critique and patient factors.
Goal 4: Students will demonstrate a desire for professional growth and development.
- Students/graduates will demonstrate a professional attitude at their clinical sites and places of employment.
- Students will take steps to give back to the field of Radiologic Technology.
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Credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of student graduates who pass, on first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. Benchmark: Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75% at first attempt within six months of graduation.
|Year||Percent||Number of graduates who passed within 6 months compared to number of graduates|
|2018||100%||5 of 5 graduates passed|
|2017||92%||12 of 13 graduates passed|
|2016||100%||10 of 10 graduates passed|
|2015||85%||11 of 13 graduates passed|
|2014||92%||12 of 13 graduates passed|
|AVG||93%||50 of 54 graduates passed|
Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic science compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. Benchmark: Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within twelve months of graduation.
|Year||Percent||Number of graduates employed within 12 months compared to number of graduates actively seeking employment|
|2018||100%||4 of 4|
|2017||100%||4 of 4|
|2016||100%||10 of 10|
|2015||100%||12 of 12|
|2014||100%||12 of 12|
|AVG||100%||Of the 42 graduates who reported seeking employment in the radiologic sciences, 42 were employed within 12 months|
Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length. Benchmark: The HCC radiologic technology program has set an annual benchmark of 70% completion.
|Year||Percent||Number of students who completed the program compared to the number of students who began the program|
|2018||28%||5 of 18 completed|
|2017||67%||13 of 18 completed|
|2016||71%||10 of 14 completed|
|2015||57%||13 of 23 completed|
|2014||62%||13 of 21 completed|
|AVG||57%||54 of 94 completed|