Radiologic Technology Degree

Radiologic Technology at Harper College

Become an in-demand health-care imaging specialist 

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  • Radiologic Technologist

Prepare for a career in radiologic technology with this full-time, two-year degree program. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to qualify for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam and become a registered radiologic technologist. You may also apply for licensure with the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety (IDNS) as a requirement for employment in the state.

After completing the program and successfully passing your qualifying exam, you can explore career opportunities in radiologic technology in several health-care settings, such as hospitals, clinics, and specialized imaging centers. As a graduate technologist, you can also apply for licensure with the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety (IDNS).

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

Degree program requirements

This 72 credit-hour full-time curriculum prepares radiographers to produce radiographic images of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. Additional duties may include processing and evaluating images, evaluating radiology equipment, and providing relevant patient care and education. The program provides both classroom and clinical instruction in anatomy and physiology, radiobiology, pathology, medical imaging and processing, radiation physics, positioning of patients, patient care procedures, radiation protection, and medical ethics.

Radiographers are employed in health care facilities including hospitals and clinics, specialized imaging centers, urgent care clinics, physician offices and government offices. Some radiographers are employed in educational institutions and in industry.

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

Admission Requirements:

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

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.

PREREQUISITES:

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

Number Course Title Credits Category
BIO 160 1 4 Natural Science
BIO 161 1 4 Natural Science
ENG 101 3 Communications
Mathematics2 3 Mathematics

FIRST SEMESTER:

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

Number Course Title Credits Category
HSC 112 2 Program Requirement
RAD 101 3 Program Requirement
RAD 102 3 3 Program Requirement
RAD 103 3 Program Requirement
SPE 101 3 Communications

SECOND SEMESTER:

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

Number Course Title Credits Category
HSC 165 1 Program Requirement
HSC 213 2 Program Requirement
RAD 105 3 3 Program Requirement
RAD 106 3 Program Requirement
RAD 107 2 Program Requirement
Humanities or Social and Behavioral Science+ 3 Humanities or Social and Behavioral Science

SUMMER SESSION:

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

Number Course Title Credits Category
RAD 201 2 Program Requirement
RAD 202 1 Program Requirement

THIRD SEMESTER:

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

Number Course Title Credits Category
RAD 222 3 3 Program Requirement
RAD 223 2 Program Requirement
RAD 224 2 Program Requirement
RAD 225 3 Program Requirement
RAD 228 2 Program Requirement

FOURTH SEMESTER:

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

Number Course Title Credits Category
RAD 236 3 Program Requirement
RAD 238 2 Program Requirement
RAD 239 3 Program Requirement
RAD 240 3 Program Requirement

SUMMER SESSION:

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

Number Course Title Credits Category
RAD 251 3 Program Requirement
RAD 258 1 Program Requirement

1 - Must be completed no earlier than five years prior to beginning the Radiologic Technology program.

2 - MTH 101, MTH 103 or higher with a grade of C or better.

3 - Radiography lab requires a minimum of 4 hours per month radiography lab practice.

+ - Students need to choose a course to meet this requirement that also fulfills the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement. See full list of AAS General Education Electives.

Related programs

Students interested in radiological technology may also be interested in:

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

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Next steps

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