Can I work full-time while going to school?
This is a time intensive program. Most students
are committed to 30 hours per week without studying. It is not recommended that students work more than 20 hours per week if in the Day Option Program. The Evening/Weekend Option
allows for more flexibility in work schedule.
I need to complete a criminal background check for this program?
Yes, in order
to comply with certain state statutes and/or clinical affiliation agreements,
students may be asked to complete a criminal background check. Application
forms for criminal background checks may be obtained through the Career Programs
Subdivision Office, B150, and fees paid to the Cashier's Office. For
information on criminal background application procedures, contact the
Career Programs Subdivision Office at (708) 974-5708. Deadline dates for
completion of criminal background checks will be announced by Program
Will I have a choice
of hospitals to which I'll be assigned?
No, the program faculty will place you in one of
the hospitals affiliated with the program. You will stay in that institution
for the first year and then rotate on a semester basis to other facilities for
the remainder of the program.
What is the pass rate
on the certification exam?
For the past 10 years, the pass rate has been 92
Moraine Valley Community College graduates average 2 points higher than the
national average on the ARRT exam.
Are there enough jobs is
There is a shortage of radiologic technologists nationwide. For the past several
years, all graduates have found jobs, and salaries have increased dramatically.
What facilities are used for
Advocate Christ Hospital and
Medical Center, Holy Cross
Hospital, Little Company of
Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, Childrens Memorial Hospital, Southwest Hospitals MRI, Palos Care Center, High Tech
Medical Park, and High Tech South are all used as clinical education sites. More
sites will be added in the near future.
What are the average
salaries of Radiologic Technologist?
According to a recent survey, the 2004 average
salary for RT's was $50,561 a year. This is a national average and varies by region.
The annual starting salaries for RT's in the Moraine Valley Community College area are
$40,500 to $46,800.
How much does it cost to go
through this program?
Full-time tuition and fees:
(In-district) Tuition = $82 total charge/credit hour ($77/credit hour +
$2/credit hour (college activities fee) + $3 technology fee)
(Out of district) Tuition = $227 total charge/credit hour ($222/credit hour +
$2/credit hour college activities fee + $3 technology fee).
Student ID fee (Added to the cost of the first credit hour)-$3.
Some classes have special lab and materials fees. There are 67 credit hours in
During the first semester of the program, book costs are
approximately $500. After the first semester, books usually cost about $125 to
$150 per semester.
Physical Exam and Immunizations:
Physical Exam: approx. $100
Immunizations: approx. $200
Uniforms & Shoes:
Uniforms: approx. $150
White shoes: approx. $90
Students are responsible for the cost of transportation to the clinical
sites and to the campus.