Overview

The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Radiologic Technology is awarded upon the successful completion of the program.

During our full-time radiologic technology program,you will obtain the knowledge and clinical skills to function as a Radiographer (Radiologic Technologist). Radiographers use ionizing radiation to produce diagnostic images. These images are interpreted by specialized physicians to detect disease or injury throughout the body.

Our experienced and dedicated faculty provide exceptional classroom, hands-on laboratory and clinical education.You will be placed at a variety of clinical settings to develop your clinical skills and knowledge. You will gain competence in properly using X-ray equipment, positioning the patient, selecting technical factors and practicing safely. You will provide optimal patient care in various settings such as; hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms and operating rooms. You will use prudent judgement and effective communication to care for patients and collaborate with patients and all members of the healthcare team.

Admission to the Radiologic Technology program is very competitive. Selection is determined by a cumulative point system that is based on the high school prerequisite courses and grades, college courses and grades. Based on the point system, only the best qualified candidates are invited to interview. The number of candidates interviewed will be limited to approximately double the program capacity.

At the completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and find employment in hospitals and private clinics.

Radiologic Technology Degree

FIRST YEAR

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
Summer Semester (8 weeks)
 MATH 120CQuantitative Reasoning404
#RADT 103CRadiographic Positioning I122
#RADT 109CIntroduction to Health Care in Radiologic Technology101
#RADT 180CRadiographic Physics303
 10
Fall Semester
 BIOL 195CAnatomy and Physiology I324
#RADT 116CRadiographic Imaging Technology223
#RADT 151CPatient Care for the Radiographer202
#RADT 159CRadiographic Positioning II and Clinical Procedures I*3268
 17
Spring Semester
 BIOL 196CAnatomy and Physiology II324
#RADT 164CRadiographic Positioning III and Clinical Procedures II*3268
#RADT 220CDigital Processing & Computed Tomography223
 15

SECOND YEAR

Summer Semester (11 weeks)
 ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
#RADT 165CRadiographic Clinical Procedures III*0234
#RADT 203CAdvanced Radiographic Procedures303
 11
Fall Semester
 ENGL 120CCommunications303
 PSYC 105CIntroduction to Psychology303
#RADT 123CRadiation Protection303
#RADT 294CRadiographic Clinical Procedures IV*0163
 12
Spring Semester
 PHIL 242CContemporary Ethical Issues303
#RADT 209CPathology & Cross-Sectional Anatomy303
#RADT 295CRadiographic Clinical Procedures V*0163
 9
TOTAL CREDITS74
# Indicates major field courses.
* All students enrolled in a clinical course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. The following courses carry this charge: RADT 159C, RADT 164C, RADT 165C, RADT 294C and RADT 295C.CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR – Number of credit hours for the course

For Summer 2021 Admission

Admission to the Radiologic Technology program is very competitive. Selection is determined by a cumulative point system that is based on the high school prerequisite courses and grades, college courses and grades. Based on the point system, only the best qualified candidates are invited to interview. The number of candidates interviewed will be limited to approximately double the program capacity.

Preference will be given to applicants whose applications are complete and received by the NHTI Admissions Office no later than January 8, 2021 for Summer 2021 admission (with the exception of the interview).

  1. High school or college biology with lab and chemistry with lab, both with grades of “C” or higher;
  2. College preparatory algebra I with a grade of “C” or higher or NHTI’s MATH 092C with a grade of “C” or higher;
  3. Personal interview will be arranged with the applicant by the Admissions Office once the admission file is complete;
  4. The applicant must complete a course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Airway Obstruction Management for the Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer before program registration.

Please Note: Students who wish to enter the Radiologic Technology Degree program and are currently enrolled in another NHTI program must complete and submit the Change of Program form prior to the application deadline listed above. Please note: Departmental signatures will not be required in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters due to COVID-19.

Health, Character and Technical Requirements

The student must have sufficient strength and motor coordination required to perform the following physical activities:

  1. Standing for sustained periods of time and walking most of the work day to accomplish tasks;
  2. Frequent reaching and manual dexterity in handling accessory equipment for radiographic purposes including typing on computer terminals;
  3. Frequently transporting, moving, lifting and transferring patients from a wheelchair or stretcher to and from a radiographic table.

In addition, the student must have:

  1. Sufficient eyesight to observe patients, manipulate equipment and evaluate radiographic quality. Visual acuity (correctable) sufficient to work with analyzing data and figures, working with computer terminals, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and operation of machines;
  2. Sufficient hearing to assess patient needs;
  3. Sufficient writing skills to communicate needs promptly and effectively. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. Primary functions include activities in which the student must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to patients, physicians, families, and other employees accurately, and loudly or quickly; and
  4. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations. Ability to work with wide variations in work load and stress levels.

For a complete listing of immunizations and clinical clearance requirements, please see the health requirements for Allied Health students.

Mission Statement

In conjunction with NHTI’s Mission Statement, the Radiologic Technology Program provides the highest standards of theoretical and clinical experiences for its’ students, thereby empowering them to improve the public’s health by ensuring access to quality Radiologic health care.  Through a process of continuous improvement, we will exceed expectations in educating our students.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be clinically competent in diverse procedures and patient populations.
    Student learning outcomes:
    • Students will operate radiographic equipment to produce diagnostic quality images
    • Students will practice patient care including radiation safety.
    • Students will perform diagnostic imaging procedures for a diverse population of patients.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
    Student learning outcomes:
    • Students will practice effective oral communication skills.
    • Students will use clear and concise written communication.
  3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
    Student learning outcomes:
    • Students will modify technical factors for non-routine examinations.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to make decisions and use independent judgement.
  4. Students will adhere to ethical principles.
    Student learning outcomes:
    • Students will identify the benefits of professional development
    • Students will display professional, ethical behavior when interacting with patients and all members of the healthcare team.
  5. The program will assure continued excellence by graduating entry-level technologists and through accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Radiologic Technology. (JRCERT)

Accreditation Information

NHTI – Concord’s Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program was evaluated according to the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography in 2014 and was awarded the maximum accreditation for a period 8 years.  An interim report was completed and accepted in 2018.  The next site visit is tentatively scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.  The College is accredited through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Program effectiveness data can be found on the website of the JRCERT (www.jrcert.org) or through the college website (www.nhti.edu)

Contact information for JRCERT

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850           
Chicago IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
Mail.@jrcert.org

Program Effectiveness Data

In support of the Radiologic Technology Program goal to graduate entry-level technologists, the program will assess its effectiveness through the following objectives:

  • Not less than 80% of students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt.
  • Of those pursuing employment, not less than 80% of students will be gainfully employed within 12 months’ post-graduation.
  • Not less than 80% of students will complete the program within 150% of the stated program length.
  • Not less than 80% of students will be satisfied with their education.
  • Not less than 80% of employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.

Three- and 5-year average credentialing examination ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography Exam) pass rate of not less than 80% at first attempt within six months of graduation

Year

# of graduates that took exam

Number of students

Passing

Percent Passing on 1st Attempt

2015

28

27

96.4

2016

28

24

85.7

2017

34

33

97

2018

30

29

96.6

2019

32

31

96.8

5 – year

152

144

94.7

3-year

96

93

96.8

 

Three- and 5-year average job placement rate of not less than 80% within twelve months of graduation

Graduates not actively seeking employment are defined as: 

  • Graduates who fail to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts
  • Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation
  • Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours
  • Graduate is on active military duty
  • Graduate is continuing education.

Year

# of graduates that actively sought employment

Number of students

Employed

Percent Job Placement

2015

29

29

100

2016

27

27

100

2017

34

34

100

2018

29

29

100

2019

31

31

100

5-year Total

147

147

100

3 – year total

90

90

100

Program Completion Rates

Program completion rate is calculated by dividing the number of students who complete the program within the cohort(s) by the number who enrolled in the cohort(s) initially and subsequently (for example, transfer students or readmits). Students who leave or do not graduate on time for any reason, such as medical leave, personal choice, or course failure, are considered as not competing the program with the original cohort.  Program Benchmark is set at 80% yearly.

Year

# of students that began program

Number of Students

Graduates

Percent Completion

2015

32

31

96

2016

34

28

82

2017

40

35

87

2018

38

30

82

2019

36

32

89

5-year

180

156

87

3-year

114

97

85

https://www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data/

See full PDF here.

 

Accreditation Information

The Radiologic Technology program at NHTI, Concord’s Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  The program’s current length of accreditation is until 2022.

JRCERT
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850,
Chicago, Illinois, 60606-3182
Tel: (312) 704-5300
Email: mail@jrcert.org
Web: www.jrcert.org

Program effectiveness data may be found at www.jrcert.org.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college’s first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Radiography Hospital Clinical Sites

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, NH
Androscoggin Hospital, Berlin, NH
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH
Concord Hospital, Concord, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH
Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH
Franklin Regional Hospital, Franklin, NH
Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NH
Huggins Hospital , Wolfeboro, NH
Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, NH
Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton, NH
Memorial Hospital, North Conway, NH
Mt. Ascutney Hospital Windsor, VT
New London Hospital, New London, NH
Parkland Medical Center, Derry, NH
Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH
Seacoast Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Somersworth, NH
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, NH
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH
Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth, NH
VA Medical Center, Manchester, NH
VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH

  • Professor

    Patricia Lenza

    Radiologic Technology
    Professor
    MacRury 112
  • Clinical Coordinator

    Kate Marcouillier, AS, BS, MHA

    Radiologic Technology
    Clinical Coordinator
    MacRury 112c
  • Clinical Adjunct Professor

    Kristen Marrion, AS

    Radiologic Technology
    Clinical Adjunct Professor
  • Clinical Adjunct Faculty

    Stacie McAllister, AS

    Radiologic Technology
    Clinical Adjunct Faculty
  • Professor

    Nancy Moffett

    Radiologic Technology
    Professor
    MacRury 112
  • Program Coordinator

    Michelle Wade, MSEd

    Diagnostic Medical Sonography | Radiologic Technology
    Program Coordinator
    MacRury 112D