Radiologic Technology Program

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Degree Options

Program Information

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.

Program Accreditation

The Radiography Program at Kishwaukee College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program has the full 8-year accreditation and will be reviewed again in 2015.

            20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182
            (312) 704-5300; Fax: 423-304-5304

           mail@jrcert.org

Program Mission

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program sponsored by Kishwaukee College is to provide the medical community with radiographers who possess imaging skills and critical thinking abilities to render competent patient care. A qualified faculty will provide clinical and classroom learning environments which will enhance learning opportunities in current and expanding medical imaging technologies and prepare the student for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Program Outcomes

  • 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 will communicate effectively with patients
    • Students will communicate effectively with staff, supervisors, physicians and others in the clinical setting
    • Students will 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 them 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
    • Students will demonstrate the values and ethics of a professional radiographer.

Attendance at an information session is required of all applicants to the program. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

 


Additional Resources

Contact Information

Cathy Masters, Coordinator
815-825-2086, ext. 2570
Office: B1226

Marie Meadors, Instructor
815-825-2086, ext. 3780
Office: B1227

 

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