Radiologic Technology

Health & Education Division

Radiologic Technology Program

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.

Career Cluster Health Science
This program is part of the Health Science Career Cluster.

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 3-year accreditation and will be reviewed again in 2019.

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

Program Mission

The mission of the Kishwaukee College Associate Degree Radiography Program is to prepare the student to obtain their licensure to practice Entry - Level Diagnostic medical radiography. The Program is supported by State of the Art Academic and clinical experiences as well as knowledgeable faculty and clinical instructors.

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 can communicate effectively with patients in the clinic
  • Students can communicate effectively with staff, supervisors, physicians and others in the clinical
  • Student 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 those techniques 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
  • The student will demonstrate the values and ethics of a radiographer.

Information Sessions

Attendance at an information session is required of all applicants to the program. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Program Director Jerry Fox directly at 815-825-9361 for more information on info dates or if you have questions on this program. 

Projected Program Costs

Tuition $8,200 per year
Textbooks (Radiology program textbooks only) $1235
Certified Background $77
ARRT Application $200
Graduation & ARRT Application Photo $25-30
IDNS License (price shown depicts the cost for graduate practicing in the State of Illinois $120
Total Estimated Costs for two years $17,000 - 17,620  *

*Note: These prices are based on 2019-2020 estimated costs.  Fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Additional Resources

Admission steps

  1. Official documentation of a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate.
  2. Official documentation of college/university transfer credit must be completed and submitted to the Program Director.
  3. Submit a completed Kishwaukee College admissions form to the Admissions Office.
  4. Submit the Radiologic Technology program application, $10.00 application fee (must accompany application), and required essay (essay criteria outlined on back of application) to the Program Director.
  5. Provide three written character references
  6. Current College placement test used by Kishwaukee College unless transferable college credits in ENG 103 with a “C” or higher grade is documented.
  7. Current College placement test used by Kishwaukee College unless transferable college credits in MAT 098 with a “C” or higher grade is documented.
  8. ATI-TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) test composite score of 60% on version V.
  9. Documentation of Kishwaukee or transferable institution credit of BIO 103 & 105 with a “C” or higher grade.
  10. Attendance of a Radiology Program information session.
  11. OFFICIAL high school transcript, high school equivalency certificate, and college transcripts from all schools attended other than Kishwaukee College, must be submitted to: Kishwaukee College, Director of Radiology, 21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150. Official documentation of completion of all admission criteria must be received before the applicant will be considered for admission.
  12. Cumulative college/university GPA of 2.7 or higher
  13. Completion of 15 credit hours of college level courses to include 8 credit hours of lab sciences.


The radiography program only starts their program in the fall of each year. Applications are accepted only between December 1 - December 21. Applications must be post marked between December 1 - December 21 for admission into the fall. Admission to the radiologic technology program is selective based upon pre-admission test scores, academic achievement, professional compatibility and clinical site capacity. Those applicants who have been admitted into the program will be notified in January. Students within the Kishwaukee College district who meet all admission requirements are chosen prior to out of district applicants.

Contact Information

Jerry Fox
Program Director
Office: B1226