Associate in Applied Science
Radiographers use x-ray equipment to produce images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body to help in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Radiographers work in hospitals, clinics, and physician offices.
average job placement rate for program graduates
Students are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection, and basic patient care. Students will have over 1,600 hours of supervised hands-on clinical experience working side-by-side in radiology departments with experienced radiographers at area UnityPoint Health hospitals.
Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national registry exam and upon successful completion of that exam, seek employment in a medical facility as a registered radiologic technologist.
Network with other students in the Radiography Club, promoting the profession of medical imaging and providing support for the educational and pre-professional pursuits of students.
Registered Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
if Full Time
67.5-68.5 Total Credit Hours
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Based on 2022-23
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AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
Meet Our Students and Alumni
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We are proud of the success of our program. Over the past five years, our job placement rate has averaged 100%.April Tatham, Professor, Radiographer Program Coordinator
How Do I Get Into the Radiographer Program?
Radiographers are an integral part of a healthcare team who use technologically advanced equipment to help in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application.
- Submit health science application.
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
- To pursue this career, you must enjoy math and science, be a caring, compassionate person, be very precise about your work, and be able to communicate effectively.
- Upon acceptance to the program, applicants will have to complete a drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, physical exam, and immunizations.
What Can I Expect As a Radiographer Student?
- Hands on experience in ICC’s program labs and clinical settings at UnityPoint Health hospitals.
- Supervision in labs by ARRT-certified instructors.
- Access to a radiography skills lab to practice simulated radiographic procedures and improve competency.
- Graduates have gone on to work at UnityPoint Health, OSF Healthcare, and Midwest Orthopaedic Center.
The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (http://jrcert.org/) 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, phone (312) 704-5300. The last site visit was in September 2017 with a resulting full, eight-year accreditation, the maximum award of accreditation from the JRCERT. The next accreditation site visit is tentatively scheduled for the third quarter of 2025.
- National Certification Examination – Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Certification Examination in Diagnostic Radiography through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Salaries for entry-level radiographers are competitive with other health professionals with similar educational backgrounds.
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Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
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