Upon successful completion of this program, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Radiography degree, graduates are eligible to take the national certifying examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and licensure by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency-Division of Nuclear Safety (IEMA DNS).
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.
Download the radiography program outcomes and effectiveness data
All requirements below (except BIO 245) must be completed prior to the December 15th application deadline.
- Score in the 25th percentile or better in each section of the PSB-HOA exam
Successful completion with a grade of C or better in five prerequisite courses:
- BIO 110 or equivalent
- HPE 112 or equivalent
- College-level math (MTH 102 preferred) or equivalent
- PSY 100 or equivalent
- BIO 245 or equivalent (must be completed prior to summer enrollment in the program)
All applicants will be ranked based on these requirements and the top 16 qualified applicants will be selected for admission to the radiography program.
Admission to the program is selective. PSB-HOA scores are valid for two years from the date the test is taken. The deadline for applying to the radiography program is December 15. After this date, applications will only be considered if space is available. Applicants will be notified of their status by mid February. New radiography classes begin in May. Candidates denied admission may appeal using the student appeal and complaint procedure.
All students applying to the radiography program must view the online information session or attend a face-to-face information session prior to applying to the program. To register for an information session go to elgin.edu/visitecc. Students admitted to the program will be required to attend an orientation meeting in March before radiography classes begin. Students admitted to the program will be required to attend an orientation meeting in March before radiography classes begin.
Students must complete all required courses with grades of C or better and meet graduation requirements in order to be eligible to sit for the ARRT national certification exam in radiography offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and to be eligible for IEMA-DNS state licensure. Prior credits in biology must have been earned within the last 10 years. Students must provide their own uniforms and transportation to and from all clinical sites.
To view all the standards, policies, and procedures of the radiography program, download the radiography student handbook
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.