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This is a career and technical education program. Upon successful completion of all program requirements an Associate of Applied Science in Radiography is awarded. Eligible graduates may take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist certification exam and are considered a Registered Technologist in Radiography, or RT(R), upon successful completion. In order to work as a Radiographer in the State of Illinois, licensure through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), Department of Nuclear Safety is required. Some courses may not transfer to four-year institutions, but transfer opportunities exist for students desiring a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences.

Radiography is a selective admissions program and minimum criteria must be met in order to apply. Admission to the program is by application. Admission to Richland Community College does not guarantee acceptance to the program. The program begins in the summer semester of each year and takes two full years (six semesters) to complete. Out-of-district students who are not part of a cooperative agreement are considered when program space is available.

Career and Technical Education Option

This is a career and technical education program. Some courses may not transfer to four-year institutions.

Program Information

Personal responsibility is a key characteristic of health professionals. Radiography Program candidates must review the pertinent information linked from this page as the first step in the application process. The Health Professions has a selective admissions process.


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For Further Information

For questions regarding the Radiography program, please contact, Matthew Cardinal Ed.M, R.T.(R), Radiography Program Director, at (217) 875-7211, ext. 6759.

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