Mammography Certificate Program
Certificate - Medical Imaging Department
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|Mammography I||MAC111||Fall||3||Acceptance into Mammography Program|
|Mammography Principles II||MAC211||Spring||3||MAC111; co-req MAC299|
|Mammography Clinical Internship||MAC299||Spring||3||Chair approval; pre/co-req MAC211|
This Mammography Certificate Program is designed for experienced medical imaging professionals seeking to enter the field of mammography. The didactic and clinical content is structured to meet the content requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Post-primary Examination in Mammography, and will help professionals prepare for the examination. Didactic courses are delivered online in an interactive format to accommodate the working adult student. Students are responsible for finding a host hospital in which to complete the 100 hour clinical internship in which relevant skills will be reinforced. Students must earn a numerical grade of 80 or higher in all courses. Failure to meet internship objectives or failure to obtain a numerical course grade of 80 or better constitutes failure in that course. Students may apply for readmission to the program one time.
All mammography students are required to undergo a physical examination; complete the necessary immunization forms, including three (3) Hepatitis B series; have malpractice and health insurance, and undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check.
Student must apply to the program through Admissions and Enrollment Services and:
- Present a completed application with fee.
- Submit a copy of the current ARRT card.
- Submit a letter of interest.
- Submit a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, including guarantee of a clinical site for the clinical internship.
Admission is selective. Completed applications will be reviewed by the Medical Imaging Department in April and July for a September start.
This certificate helps to prepare students for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ (ARRT) Post-primary Registry Examination in Mammography, as well as for entry-level Mammography positions. It is intended for ARRT registered imaging professionals.
Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Mammography Certificate Program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.
It is expected that the number of positions in this modality will continue to grow in the near future. Opportunities exist in hospitals, outpatient clinics and free-standing medical imaging facilities.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/certificate-programs.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate competence in the essential aspects of Mammographic imaging at the entry-level.
- Understand the importance of life-long continuing education in the field of Mammographic imaging.