Mammography Certificate

Add skills with this post-degree certificate 

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  • Credit hours: 4
  • Stackable to degree: No
  • Employment outcome: Mammography technologist

Take this 4-credit-hour certificate program to become a Registered Mammography Technologist. Designed for those individuals who are already registered radiologic technologists, this certificate will give you additional skills in the theory and practice of mammography, a non-invasive procedure that assists in the detection of breast cancer.

You’ll work alongside skilled instructors who are experts in the mammography field. Upon completion of the program, you’ll qualify to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registry examination in mammography.

This is a limited-enrollment program. Please review this program's admission criteria and process.

Certificate program requirements

This four credit-hour certificate program will provide the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) registered radiologic technologist the opportunity to expand their skills into the study of the theory and practice of mammography. The mammogram is a non-invasive procedure that assists in the detection of breast cancer.

Individuals who successfully complete this program are eligible to take the ARRT Mammography registry exam.

Because of the nature of clinical experiences and individualized instruction in this certificate, and specialized technology and the equipment necessary to offer this certificate, a higher tuition rate is assessed for career-specific courses. These include courses with the RAD prefix. Tuition for these courses in this certificate is 200 percent of the standard tuition rate.

Admission Requirements:

Mammography is a limited enrollment program. For admission requirements, please contact the Admissions Outreach Office at 847.925.6700 or visit

Students who apply for this limited enrollment program are obligated to meet current admission requirements and follow program curriculum as defined at the time of acceptance to the program.


A grade of C or better in all RAD courses is required for all students.

Number Course Title Credits
RAD 215 3

Description:  Provides a detailed overview of the history, equipment and radiographic principles and their application to mammography. Course focuses on breast anatomy and physiology, mammographic techniques, positioning skills, critical equipment features, image receptor characteristics, and image quality management. Successful completion of this course along with RAD 216 will meet the required contact hours of documented learning required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT). This course is offered every spring and fall.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Mammography certificate program.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2023 | Summer 2023

RAD 216 1

Description:  Provides students with clinical experience to gain required skills to perform quality breast imaging mammograms in a health care setting under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. Emphasis on principles and procedures of mammography. Presented as a preceptor clinical experience according to ARRT guidelines.

Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in RAD 215.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2023 | Summer 2023

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Please note: Certificate programs are open to those who have completed the AAS program in Radiologic Technology or are Registered Radiologic Technologists.


Next steps

For more information about the Mammography Certificate at Harper College, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.

Please note: This program is not financial aid eligible.

Last Updated: 1/23/23