MassBay Announces New Computed Tomography Certificate Program
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (July 2018) – MassBay Community College is pleased to announce that the College has a new Computed Tomography advanced certificate program starting September 2018. 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.
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 is eager to build on the success of our Radiologic Technology program to help area hospitals and imaging centers stay fully-staffed with well-trained professionals,” said MassBay Radiologic Technology Program Director William Cote. “The applicant pool looks great so far, and we are looking forward to a successful start this fall.”
“After I graduated MassBay’s Radiologic Technology program, I started looking into Computed Tomography programs to further my skills and career,” said Ashley DiGregorio of Worcester, a Radiologic Technologist employed at UMass Medical Center’s University Campus. “Knowing the high-quality of education, I was ecstatic to find MassBay was beginning a CT program and I would be able to take my next step in advancing my career. Radiologic Technology has provided me with a solid career path, but this new program will allow me to advance in this field. The possibilities and opportunities in healthcare are endless and I know these skills will keep me employable.”
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 [email protected]) and apply before the July 31st deadline. Fall classes start Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
MassBay Community College was recently ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for 2-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England and ranked #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.