The Radiologic Technology program allows students to gain experience developing and evaluating quality medical images. This 24-month program starts in June of each year and includes two academic years and one summer session.

Program Information, Course Requirements and Suggested Schedule

Program NameType of CredentialCurriculum CodeDepartment or Division
Radiologic TechnologyA.A.S.1240Health Sciences

Health Science programs, like Radiologic Technology, are a full time commitment with a rigorous curriculum of lectures, labs, and clinical experiences. Therefore, holding a full time job while in the program may affect your success and is not recommended. Clinical experiences are conducted at a variety of hospitals and medical facilities during the daytime (some as early as 6:45 a.m., some as late as 1 p.m.) with no flexibility in scheduling. However, you could take your general education classes nearly any time morning, afternoon or evening and complete all of them part-time, if necessary, before dedicating yourself to the Program. All Clinical assignments require an on-time start, uniforms, liability/health insurance, immunizations, current CPR certification, and understanding of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

 Accreditation

Moraine Valley’s Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by:

Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participating Institution of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL, 60602
800-621-7449
www.ncahlc.org

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org

Certification

Program graduates are eligible to take the national examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Licensing

Successful completion of this examination allows eligibility for licensing by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency/Illinois Division of Nuclear Safety (IEMA/IDNS). For more information, visit IEMA/IDNS.

 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.

Job Outlook

Employment of Radiologic Technologists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. However, while a significant increase in radiologic technologist employment is anticipated, job seekers are likely to face a competitive job market. For more information, see the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Questions? Contact the program coordinator at (708) 974-5316 or gatto@morainevalley.edu