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Medical Imaging

ECC’s degree in radiography provides both classroom and clinical instruction in this fast-paced, technically demanding world. It is ideal for those who enjoy access to the latest innovations in technology. Coursework includes a solid foundation in science upon which students build their knowledge of patient care, procedures, techniques, radiation safety and safe operation and expertise with equipment. It meets the curricular requirements of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

Graduates are eligible to take the national certifying examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and for accreditation (licensure) by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency – Division of Nuclear Safety (IEMA-DNS).

Note: Criminal background checks and drug testing are required for all health professions programs. Students applying to the health professions programs must provide a valid social security number in order to complete the criminal background check required by clinical agencies and to take licensing/certification exams. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test will be denied admission to health professions programs. Students demonstrating a positive background check or positive drug test while enrolled in health professions programs will be dismissed from the program.

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Program Mission

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Elgin Community College's radiography program is a JRCERT-accredited associate degree program which provides accessible and relevant education in accordance with the highest professional standards. The program, in partnership with its clinical affiliates, will provide the healthcare community with competent radiographers that practice quality patient care.

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Admissions Procedures

The radiography program is a two-year, limited enrollment program. Admissions are limited to 16 students each year, therefore, admission is competitive. All candidates for the radiography program are evaluated using a specialized admission procedure unique to the radiography program. Students must submit admission materials and meet admission requirements before the application is considered for review. The deadline for application materials is December 15 for summer admission. Screening of complete applications takes place in late January.




Admission Ranking Process

All candidates who submit a complete admission packet by December 31 for the radiography program are evaluated using the following criteria and are ranked by highest to lowest score. The higher the score ranking, the greater chance for admission into this program.

The admission ranking is calculated as follows:

25%   Quality points of the 4 prerequisites courses
50%   Scores of PSB HOA admissions test
25%   Quality points of any courses which apply to the AAS degree in Radiography 

 Candidates denied admission may appeal using the student appeal and complaint procedure.

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ARRT Pre-Application Ethics Review

An individual who has been involved in a criminal proceeding or who has been charged with or convicted of a crime may file a request for pre-application review with the ARRT to obtain a ruling on the impact of the situation on their eligibility for certification and registration. A charge or conviction of, a plea of guilty to, or a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) to an offense that is classified as a misdemeanor or felony constitutes a conviction for ARRT purposes. This includes situations in which the result is deferred or withheld adjudication, or suspended or withheld sentence. Military court-martials must also be reported. This procedure may enable the individual who has been involved in a criminal proceeding or has criminal conviction to avoid any delays in processing an application for certification that is made at the time of graduation from an approved program. A formal application for certification must be made at the time of graduation.

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