The program prepares students for entry-level positions in the respective fields. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Exam (Medical Radiography) or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Exam (Sonography Options). Medical Radiography graduates are also eligible to apply to take the Massachusetts State Licensing Examination. The program begins in the fall semester, and didactic and clinical education are carefully correlated to provide reinforcement in the clinical setting of skills learned in the classroom.
Students in the program must earn a numerical course grade of 80 percent or better in all imaging courses, and a minimum grade of C in all general education courses. Failure to meet clinical objectives or failure to meet the academic standard in any course will result in withdrawal from the program. Students may apply for readmission to the program one time, on a space-available basis. Prior to reapplication, students must successfully repeat failed course(s). Readmission is considered on a case-by-case basis.
All medical imaging students must undergo a physical examination, complete the necessary immunization forms, including the three (3) dose Hepatitis B immunization series, have CPR certification, carry malpractice and health insurance, and undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. The application process for the Medical Imaging Program is highly competitive and selective. Potential applicants are ranked based on prerequisite grades, Test of Essential Academic Skills V (TEAS V) results in Reading, Math and English/Language, as well as grades earned in any program required non-core courses.
Applicants must achieve a CPT reading level of tenth grade or higher, or a LOEP score of 98 or higher for ESL applicants, to proceed to take the TEAS V Test. The highest ranked students for each A.S. Program will be invited to complete the TEAS V test. Qualified applicants will be able to take the TEAS test free-of-charge at BHCC a maximum of three (3) times. Job shadows will be recommended to those applicants upon invitation. Standby lists will be generated annually for each A.S. Degree option. Standby students not obtaining a seat in that year will be required to reapply for future admission to any Medical Imaging Program.