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Radiologic Technology

Mission Statement:  The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at RVCC is to educate students to become competent radiographers who provide quality imaging services to healthcare facilities. 

Radiologic Technology  Curriculum

Upon successful completion of the program students will receive an Associate in Science degree in Radiologic Technology from the College.

ID Title Class Lab Credits
Fall Semester (year 1)
SCI201R Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4
MATH110R Functions & Modeling I 4 0 4
RADT101R Introduction to Radiology & Clinical Simulated Lab Practicum (Matriculation) 1 2 2
RADT110R Patient Care &  Medical Terminology (RADT101R, RADT115R) 1 2 2
RADT115R Radiographic Positioning & Procedures I (SCI201R, RADT110, RADT132R) 2 2 3
RADT132R Principles of Radiographic Exposure, Image Acquisition & Processing (MATH110R, RADT101R) 3 0 3
Spring Semester (year 1)
ENGL102R College Composition  3 0 3
SCI202R Anatomy and Physiology II (SCI201R) 3 3 4
RADT120R Radiation Physics & Imaging Equipment (MATH110R, RADT101R, RADT132R) 2 0 2
RADT121R Radiography Clinical Practicum I (RADT101, RADT110R, RRADT115R, RADT132R) 0 0 4 (180)
RADT215R Radiographic Positioning/Procedures II and Contrast Media (RADT115R, RADT110R, RADT121R) 2 2 3
Summer Semester (year 1)
RADT122R Radiography Clinical Practicum II (RADT121R, RADT215R) 0 0 4 (180)
RADT218R Radiographic Positioning & Procedures III (RADT115R, RADT215R) 1 2 2
Fall Semester (year 2)
XXXXxxxR Social Science Elective 3 0 3
CSCIxxxR Computer Elective 3 0 3
RADT223R Radiography Clinical Practicum III (RADT115R, RADT121R, RADT122R, RADT215R, RADT218R) 0 0 5 (225)
RADT228R Radiation Biology & Protection (RADT101R, RADT120R, RADT132R) 2 0 2
RADT229R Cross Sectional Anatomy (SCI201R, SCI202R, Matriculation) 1 2 2
Spring Semester (year 2)
XXXXxxxR Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language Elective 3 0 3
RADT214R Radiologic Pathology & Imaging Critique (SCI201R, SCI202R, RADT115R, RADT215R, RADT218R) 2 0 2
RADT224R Radiography Clinical Practicum IV (RADT223R) 0 0 5 (225)
RADT235R Quality Assurance, Ethical and Legal Issues (RADT110R, RADT120R, RADT132R) 2 0 2
RADT240R Introduction to Imaging Modalities (RADT224R) 2 0 2

Program Description:  

The Radiologic Technology Program of the River Valley Community College has been developed with the purpose of providing competent Radiographers for the Imaging field. A Radiographer is an important member of the Allied Health Care team. They are responsible for producing high quality medical images for diagnostic purposes. Radiographic procedures are performed on patients of all ages. We also offer students experiences in the most recent imaging advancements and technology for the acquisition and processing of images in the medical field including the use of portable equipment in operating room, emergency room and intensive care units.

Click here for a downloadable version of the Rad. Tech. Student Handbook.

The curriculum of the program was designed using as a basis curricular recommendations of the American Society of Radiologic Technology, the clinical competencies delineated by the American Registry for Radiologic Technology and the standards for accreditation establish from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. These organizations standardize education and accreditation of all programs in Radiologic Technology in the United States. 
The Program strives to provide the community with an affordable and accessible 21-month educational program where students will learn the appropriate use of technology, and patient care skills to be thrive in the health care environment. All students must complete the curriculum within a three year period from the date of matriculation.
All students must pass all courses within the curriculum with a minimum grade of “C”. All Radiologic Technology Program courses are based on a 10-points scale.
Program Learning Outcomes:
To prepare students/graduates to demonstrate professional values and ethical behaviors in the work place
  • demonstrate positive ethical behaviors
  • assist the patients with consideration and respect to their personal beliefs and without discrimination
  • conduct themselves in a professional manner
To prepare students/graduates to demonstrate competencies in the essential skills of medical imaging
  • competently practice general diagnostic medical radiography in any clinical setting
  • practice radiation protection and radiation safety techniques in ways that minimizes 
  • radiation exposure to patients, self and other
  • meet the clinical competency requirements for each semester
  • participate in professional activities and continuing education
To prepare students/graduates to communicate effectively and professionally in the medical environment
  • demonstrate good communication skills
To prepare students/graduates to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • think critically to act appropriately in solving problems of non-routine and emergency situations
To prepare graduates to successfully meet entry level expectations of employers
  • perform at entry level expectation
  • successfully complete the radiologic technology program
  • become employed within one year of graduation
  • promote continued professional and personal growth and lifelong learning


This program holds Probationary Accreditation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).  Additional information can be found at www.jcert.org.  The College is accredited through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 
Contact Information for JRCERT:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304

Admission Requirements
All new applicants must:
  • Submit a completed admission application, fee, and two (2) letters of recommendation before published deadline.
  • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the starting school year.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Have taken high school Biology with lab and/or Physics within the last 10 years with a “C” or better.
  • Submit transcripts (High school or GED scores / College transcripts)
  • Be aware that criminal background checks and fingerprinting may be required for clinical placement and may be completed in the first year of matriculation and the costs of these are responsibility of the student.
  • Participate in one 8-hour observation/shadow experience in a Radiology department.

For additional RADT requirements please see the program package.

Clinical Placement
  • The program Clinical Coordinator is responsible for placing all students in a clinical practicum and for arranging all contractual agreement between clinical placements.
  • Students should expect to commute a long distance for clinical placement. This commute is expected due to the rural nature of our college location and site availability.
  • Liability insurance is available through RVCC at a minimal cost to the students and is required to engage in clinical placements.
  • Students will be required to purchase uniforms according to RVCC Radiologic Technology Clinical dress code.
  • Students must demonstrate competence in all 37 mandatory and 15 elective procedures required by the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technology) prior to graduation.

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Contact: Michelle Luciano-Torres,  Program Director
River Valley Community College
One College Place
Claremont, NH 03743
1-800-837-0658 • 603-542-7744



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