The mission of the Mammography Program at Moraine Valley Community College is to provide a stimulating intellectual environment that will provide our students with guided experiences in the study and clinical practice of Mammography.
We believe that learning is the interaction between the learner and his/her environment leading to changes or modifications of behavior that are relatively permanent. We further believe it is necessary to prepare students to provide quality patient care, these beliefs will be realized through our commitment to the education of radiographers in the Moraine Valley community.
The Mammography Program strives:
- To provide educational experiences that prepares students to enter the health care community as Mammographers.
- To provide the health care community with individuals qualified to perform mammographic procedures in a professional and compassionate way.
- To promote the principles of respect for diversity among members of the community.
- To expose students to professional organizations in an attempt to promote a lifelong desire to achieve professional excellence.
The Mammography Technology Certificate Program is an advanced imaging certificate.
The Mammography Technology Certificate program has special admission requirements and limited enrollment. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all admission requirements are met, and all documents and scores are submitted on time. Only complete application files will be reviewed for admission.
- Minimum Academic Requirements
A minimum grade point average of 2.0 based on a four-point system.
Prior to clinical placement, admitted students must submit a completed health history and physical form signed by a physician and evidence of personal health insurance.
Criminal Background Checks
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 Bursar’s Office. For information on criminal background application procedures, please contact the Career Programs Subdivision Office at (708) 974-5708. Deadline dates for completion of criminal background checks will be announced by Program Coordinators.
All students must be able to perform the essential functions of the curriculum. In addition to the general admission criteria above, radiography students must be able to:
• Lift more than 30 pounds routinely.
• Work with the arms above the head routinely.
• Push, pull, bend and stoop, and kneel and squat routinely.
• Work standing on their feet for the majority of the day.
• Help patients on and off the X-ray equipment from wheelchairs or carts.
• Write and speak to patients and staff effectively.
• See image details clearly.
Students must be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT ) and licensed by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IMEA) to be eligible for the program.
To apply to the Mammography Certificate Program:
- Obtain official transcripts from each college you attended
and forward them to:
Ms. Christine Kuropas
Health Science Coordinator
Moraine Valley Community College
Career Programs Subdivision Office - B 150
9000 West College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465-2478
- Complete an application. Applications are available on the Health Sciences web site and in the Career Programs Subdivision Office, B150.
- Deliver your completed application, including official transcripts, to Christine Kuropas in the Career Programs Subdivision Office, B 150. You may call (708) 974-5708 to confirm hours of operation.
- Present an original copy of:
• Your current ARRT certification and
• Current state license from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (www.state.il.us/iema).
Ms. Kuropas will copy your certification and license information to include with your application.
- The deadline date for application submission
(including transcripts) is
October 1. Only applications submitted with completed supporting documentation (see 3 and 4 above) will be considered.