Radiography Admissions Steps and Materials
Elgin Community College's Radiography Program is a JRCERT-accredited associate degree program that provides accessible and relevant education in accordance with the highest professional standards. The program, in partnership with its clinical partners, will graduate competent radiographers that practice excellent patient-centered care to the diverse populations within the community.
All ECC radiography candidates must attend an information session prior to applying for admission to the radiography program. All candidates must submit the following information/ documentation by December 15 for their application to be considered. If December 15 falls on a weekend, packets are due Friday before that date. Except in the case, there is space available. Late applications will be considered for the following year.
Note: We are accepting applications for the Radiography program at this time; however, space will be limited in 2024. All applications received by December 15, 2023, will be screened, and students will be notified of their status by March 1, 2024.
- Completed ECC application for admission.
- Complete and submit a health professions application.
- Completion of prerequisites BIO 110, college-level math course (MTH 102 recommended), HPE 112, and PSY 100 with a grade of "C" or better (as shown on college transcript).
- Official transcripts for any courses being transferred from other schools. To request a transcript evaluation visit our transfer credit evaluation page.
All Candidates are evaluated using the following criteria:
- GPA for up to 23 credit hours of the required general education courses for AAS in radiography
- Counts 50% admission ranking
- Letter grade scoring points: A= 12 points, B=8 points, C= 4 points
- GPA of the 4 prerequisite courses
- Counts 50% admission ranking
- Letter grade scoring points: A= 21 points, B= 14 points, C= 7 points
New radiography classes start each summer semester.
Students must complete all required courses with grades of C or better and meet graduation requirements in order to be eligible to apply 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 BIO 245 Human Anatomy and Physiology I/BIO 246 Human Anatomy and Physiology II must have been earned within the last 10 years. Students must provide their own uniforms and transportation to and from all clinical sites.
Policies and Procedures for the Radiography Program
All students applying to the Radiography Program attend a face-to-face information session prior to applying to the program. Students admitted to the program will be required to attend an orientation meeting in March before radiography classes begin.
Any student demonstrating a positive background check will be denied admission to any health professions program.
Before attending clinical training, students must submit documentation through the Castlebranch portal including: completed medical form which includes proof of immunizations/titer results, COVID vaccine required, proof of health insurance coverage, TB test, and proof of healthcare provider CPR certification. Background checks and drug testing are also conducted through Castlebranch.
Health professions students will be required to update their drug test, TB test/TB survey, and flu vaccine information on an annual basis. Any student demonstrating a positive drug test will be dismissed from the health professions division.
Advanced Certificate Admissions & Materials
Elgin Community College's advanced imaging programs in Magnetic Resonance, Computed Tomography, and Mammography provide accessible and relevant education in accordance with the highest professional standards. The Programs, in partnership with their clinical affiliates, will provide the healthcare community with competent advanced imaging technologists that provide high-quality images and excellent patient care.
Candidates for the Mammography Program must be ARRT-registered in radiography and a graduate of a JRCERT-accredited radiography program. Candidates for the Computed Tomography program must be ARRT registered in radiography or radiation therapy, a graduate of a JRCERT accredited imaging program, ARRT or NMTCB registered in nuclear medicine technology, and a graduate of a JRCNMT accredited nuclear medicine program.
Candidates for the MR program must be ARRT registered in radiography or radiation therapy, a graduate of a JRCERT accredited imaging program, or ARRT or NMTCB registered in nuclear medicine technology, and a graduate of a JRCNMT accredited nuclear medicine program; or ARRT or ARDMS registered in sonography, and a graduate of a JRCDMS accredited sonography program.
- Apply with ECC - how to apply
- Complete and submit health professions application.
- Submit documentation of successful completion of an appropriately accredited educational program*.
- Submit documentation of current certification*.
- For MR and mammography program applicants, complete MRI Environment Screening - PDF and submit other admission documents.
The advanced imaging certificate programs are limited enrollment programs. Applicants will be accepted into a program on a first-come-first-served basis according to the time and date the complete Health Professions application (including documentation as listed in #3 & 4 above) is received. Applicants should indicate a preference for full-time or part-time status on the application. Priority will be given to full-time students for clinical placement.
*Note: Documentation consisting of an official transcript and a copy of ARRT certification (and IL state license for CT and Mammography programs) should be sent directly to the Medical Imaging Department (please do not send it to Registration & Records Office). You do not have to request that the transcript be evaluated.
To view all the advanced certificate programs' standards, policies, and procedures, download the Health Professions Policies & Procedures Manual located in the Resources Box.
Note: Health professions programs require criminal background checks, drug testing, and specific medical requirements including updated vaccinations, current CPR, and PT program students must have a driver’s license. 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.