The Mammography Certificate Program is an advanced modality certificate. Applicants must possess a current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification and a current state license from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

Mammography Technology Certificate Program Admission Application

Program Information, Course Requirements and Suggested Schedule

Mammography Technology (Certificate)

The Mammography Certificate Program allows students to gain experience developing and evaluating the quality of finished mammograms. This one-semester, 9-credit hour program is only offered in the spring semester of each academic year.

Health Science programs conduct a rigorous curriculum of lectures, labs, and clinical experiences. Clinical experiences are conducted at a variety of hospitals and medical facilities. All health science programs require clinical time at various health care sites. Clinical assignments require minimally an on-time start, uniforms, liability/health insurance, immunizations, current CPR certification, and understanding of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Criminal Background Checks

In order to comply with certain state statutes and/or clinical affiliation agreements, students will be asked to successfully 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.

This program is intended to lead to employment. If you are considering transferring to a four-year college or university to obtain a bachelor’s degree using the courses from this program, make an appointment with an academic advisor to review your options.

Program Costs

Nature of Work

This program prepares graduates for professional careers in the medical health field. Graduates are eligible for employment in hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices.


Program graduates are eligible to take the Mammography Certification Examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This is a national exam.


Successful completion of the Moraine Valley Mammography Certificate Program allows graduates eligibility for licensing by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Division of nuclear Safety. For more information, see Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety (IDNS).

Questions? Contact the program coordinator at (708) 608-4117 or