FRAMINGHAM – MassBay Community College announced today, July 17 that starting in the fall it will offer a a new computed tomography advanced certificate program.
MassBay Community College’s Health Sciences programs are in high-demand and this latest certificate program adds to the College’s robust course offerings to meet the local workforce demands, said the College.
In January 2018, a new amendment went into effect for licensed Radiologic Technologists, requiring all technologists performing diagnostic Computed Tomography exams to take and pass the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) or the NMTCB (Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board) CT exam.
MassBay’s new program has been designed to meet the healthcare demand for high-skilled Computed Tomography (CT) Technologists. This imaging program prepares students for the ARRT post-primary registry examination in Computed Tomography and is designed for certified technologists, i.e., Diagnostic X-ray, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Interventional Radiologic Technologists.
MassBay’s Computed Tomography certificate is a selective admissions program.
All eligible students must be currently employed in Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy and must have passed their respective national registry examination.
The Computed Tomography program is a two-semester didactic face-to-face program with an optional clinical practicum.
“UMass Memorial Healthcare-Marlborough Hospital is very excited to partner with MassBay Community College,” said Assistant Vice President of Diagnostic Services at UMass Memorial Healthcare-Marlborough Hospital Paul Riggieri. “The educational training from MassBay along with the hands-on clinical training that students will receive from Marlborough Hospital is critical in today’s workforce. This partnership with MassBay will help to ensure that our future CT Technologists possess the advanced training that is necessary to deliver the quality patient care that our community has come to expect.”
Prospective students interested in this program are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office (781-239-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and apply before the July 31 deadline.
Fall classes start Tuesday, September 4.
MassBay Community College has a campus in Framingham on Flagg Drive in the former Farley School. The College now has $25 million from the Commonwealth to create a new health center in the City of Framingham.