Associate in Applied Science
Radiographers use x-ray equipment to produce images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body to help in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Radiographers work in hospitals, clinics, and physician offices.
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Students are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection, and basic patient care. Students will have over 1,600 hours of supervised hands-on clinical experience working side-by-side in radiology departments with experienced radiographers at area UnityPoint Health hospitals.
Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national registry exam and upon successful completion of that exam, seek employment in a medical facility as a registered radiologic technologist.
Network with other students in the Radiography Club, promoting the profession of medical imaging and providing support for the educational and pre-professional pursuits of students.
Registered Radiologic Technologist, Radiographer
if Full Time
67.5-68.5 Total Credit Hours
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We are proud of the success of our program. Over the past five years, our job placement rate has averaged 100%.April Tatham, Professor and Radiographer Program Coordinator
How Do I Get Into the Radiographer Program?
Radiographers are an integral part of a healthcare team who use technologically advanced equipment to help in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application.
- Submit supplemental application.
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
- To pursue this career, you must enjoy math and science, be a caring, compassionate person, be very precise about your work, and be able to communicate effectively.
- Upon acceptance to the program, applicants will have to complete a drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, physical exam, and immunizations.
What Can I Expect As a Radiographer Student?
- Hands on experience in ICC’s program labs and clinical settings at UnityPoint Health hospitals.
- Supervision in labs by ARRT-certified instructors.
- Access to a radiography skills lab to practice simulated radiographic procedures and improve competency.
- Graduates have gone on to work at UnityPoint Health, OSF Healthcare, and Midwest Orthopaedic Center.
|Goal||Student Learning Outcomes|
|Students/Graduates will be clinically competent.||Students/graduates will accurately evaluate radiographic images.|
Students/graduates will select appropriate technical factors.
|Students/Graduates will demonstrate communication skills.||Students/graduates will use effective oral communication skills.|
Students/graduates will practice written communication skills.
|Students/Graduates will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.||Students/graduates will appropriately assess image quality and determine corrective action to ensure optimal images.|
Students/graduates will modify routine procedures to meet patient needs.
National Certification Examination
Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Certification Examination in diagnostic radiography through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Salaries for entry-level radiographers are competitive with other health professionals with similar educational backgrounds.
Program Effectiveness Data
The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage.
Credentialing Examination Rate number passed on 1st attempt divided by number
attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results Year 1 – 2021 16 of 17 – 94% Year 3 – 2019 14 of 14 – 100% Year 4 – 2018 14 of 15 – 93% Year 5 – 2017 13 of 13 – 100% Program 5-Year Average 69 of 71 – 97%
Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.
Job Placement Rate number employed divided by number actively
seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
Year Results Year 1 – 2020 13 of 13 – 100% Year 2 – 2019 13 of 13 – 100% Year 3 – 2018 14 of 14 – 100% Year 4 – 2017 13 of 13 – 100% Year 5 – 2016 14 of 14 – 100% Program 5-Year Average 67 of 67 – 100%
Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.
Program Completion Rate number graduated divided by number started the
Year Results Year 1 – 2021 17 of 17 Annual Completion Rate 100%
Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.
The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (http://jrcert.org/) 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, phone (312) 704-5300.
The program was last visited by the JRCERT in September 2017. The site visit resulted in a full, eight-year accreditation award; the maximum length awarded. The next accreditation site visit is tentatively scheduled for the Third Quarter of 2025.
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