Radiologic Technology Program
The Radiologic Technology Program at Kishwaukee College is a two-year A.A.S. degree program that prepares individuals to practice as entry-level radiographers in the field of medical imaging. Concurrent clinical experience is provided in major trauma centers, community hospitals, clinics and dedicated imaging centers with which the program is affiliated.
Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Certification by the ARRT qualifies the graduate to practice throughout the United States. Some states also require technologists to secure a license to practice. This is customarily required whether the technologist practices in a hospital, clinic, or physician's office.
Students who may wish to continue their education in pursuit of a bachelor's degree or certification in a field of advanced imaging should discuss recommended supportive transfer courses with their advisor.
This program is part of the Health Science Career Cluster.
The Radiography Program at Kishwaukee College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program has the full 3-year accreditation and will be reviewed again in 2019.
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300; Fax: 423-304-5304
The mission of the Kishwaukee College Associate Degree Radiography Program is to prepare the student to obtain their licensure to practice Entry - Level Diagnostic medical radiography. The Program is supported by State of the Art Academic and clinical experiences as well as knowledgeable faculty and clinical instructors.
Students will demonstrate competence in clinical procedures. Outcomes:
- Students will demonstrate skill in patient positioning
- Student will demonstrate skill in technique selection
- Students will provide appropriate care to all patients
- Students will practice radiation protection
Students will communicate effectively. Outcomes:
- Students can communicate effectively with patients in the clinic
- Students can communicate effectively with staff, supervisors, physicians and others in the clinical
- Student demonstrate effective oral communication skills
- Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills
Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Outcomes:
- Students will determine modifications of standard procedures to meet patients’ needs
- Students will determine appropriate exposure techniques and modify those techniques for different situations
- Student will evaluate images for quality and make necessary adjustments
Students will evaluate the importance of professionalism and professional development. Outcomes:
- Students will demonstrate the value of professionalism and professional development
- Students will exhibit professional behavior
- The student will demonstrate the values and ethics of a radiographer.
Attendance at an information session is required of all applicants to the program. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Information sessions will be held in A1225 or TBA.
Spring 2018 Informational Meetings
January 31, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Room A1225
March 7, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Room A1225
April 4, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Room A1225
Contact Program Director Jerry Fox directly at 815-825-9361 for more information on info dates or if you have questions on this program.
Projected Program Costs
||$8,200 per year
|Textbooks (Radiology program textbooks only)
|Graduation & ARRT Application Photo
|IDNS License (price shown depicts the cost for graduate practicing in the State of Illinois
|Total Estimated Costs for two years
||$17,000 - 17,620 *
*Note: These prices are based on 2016-2017 estimated costs. Fees are subject to change without prior notice.
The radiography program only starts their program in the fall of each year. Applications are accepted only between December 1 - December 21. Applications must be post marked between December 1 - December 21 for admission into the fall. Admission to the radiologic technology program is selective based upon pre-admission test scores, academic achievement, professional compatibility and clinical site capacity. Those applicants who have been admitted into the program will be notified in January. Students within the Kishwaukee College district who meet all admission requirements are chosen prior to out of district applicants.