Nov 26, 2022  
College Catalog 2021 - 2023 
  
College Catalog 2021 - 2023

Medical Radiography Option Full-time, A.S.


This option prepares students to perform general radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations on patients utilizing digital technology to produce diagnostic images in a diverse healthcare environment. Graduates of this option may apply to take the ARRT Certification Exam, and once experienced and certified in general radiography may elect to pursue advanced education and certification in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, cardiac interventional, or vascular interventional radiography.

* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Admission Requirements


  • Diploma High School diploma or GED
  • Session Attend a mandatory Information session
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 4
  • MATH College Algebra or Statistics Credits: 3
    Completion of any 3 credit College Algebra or Statistics course
  • TEAS Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Allied Health

Total Credits: 10


Admission Requirements Advising Note

  • TEAS scores must be at least 47.6 percent in Reading, 46.7 percent in Math and 47.6 percent in English/language
  • Anatomy and Physiology must be completed within ten (10) years of application unless currently working in a related healthcare position
  • Approximate application dates for the Fall program are mid-October through mid-February for admission to the program for the next academic year. Check with the Admissions office for exact timelines
  • As a prerequisite for a clinical placement this program requires that all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193 or visit https://www.bhcc.edu/studentcentral/academicrecords/coriandsorichecks/

Total Credits: 11


Semester 1 Fall Advising Note

  • General Education Requirements Quantitative Problem Solving, Scientific Reasoning, Creative Work and Elective satisfied by program.
  • Core courses (i.e. MIG prefix) are only offered once per year and must be taken as scheduled.
  • If needed for financial aid (i.e. 12 credits for full-time) consider taking SOC-101  or ENG-112 . If you have completed them, consider taking an introductory language course of interest, which would be valuable in the healthcare profession. Another reasonable alternative would be an art or music class for your personal enrichment and enjoyment.
  • Choose sections that do not conflict with your core courses. Core courses will be demanding, so plan to spend 3-4 hours each day this semester studying outside of class to achieve success as you consider additional courses or work schedules.
  • Keep course work for each class organized and readily accessible for review at the end of the program as you prepare for your national certification exam.

Total Credits: 15


Semester 2 Spring Advising Note

  • This semester begins a series of challenging technical courses that are vital to your success, in addition to clinical and positioning class. Stay organized within each course, and plan to spend 4-5 hours of studying outside of class daily from this point in the program through degree completion.

Total Credits: 6


Semester 3 Summer Advising Note

  • You may take and complete your required general education courses at any time, but they MUST be completed by the end of the Spring semester of the second year in order to graduate on time.

Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 13


Semester 5 Spring Advising Note

  • MIG-234  is a web-based course.

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:


  • Demonstrate clinical competence
  • Apply critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate communication skills
  • Model professionalism

Career Outlook


Graduates of this option qualify for employment in hospitals, HMOs, clinics, doctors’ offices, mobile units, community health agencies, industrial x-ray, and equipment/film companies. Successful graduates will qualify to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Registry Examination and the State of Massachusetts Licensing Examination for entry-level Radiologic Technologists.

Transfer Options


Transfer Advising Guide