Radiology Assistants work in Diagnostic Imaging Departments to support medical imaging professionals before, during, and after medical imaging exams. From receiving patients into the Diagnostic Imaging Department to preparing patients for their imaging exams, radiology assistants are an integral part of the medical imaging team.
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This certificate program/stackable credential not only prepares students to work in diagnostic imaging departments to support medical imaging professionals, but also prepares them to pursue the radiographer or diagnostic medical sonographer programs if they choose.
Graduates of the radiology assistant program will be prepared to work as a healthcare professional under the supervision of a medical imaging professional.
Network with professionals in the field to learn more about requirements and opportunities.
if Full Time
16.5 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
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Based on 2022-23
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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24 hours a day, our radiology assistants provide support to the technologists in all of our modalities. We could not do the work we do without them.Lisa A. Stevens, MHSA, RT(R), Directory of Medical Imaging, OSF Healthcare St. Francis Medical Center
How Do I Get Into the Radiology Assistant Program?
Radiology Assistants 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 health science application.
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 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 Radiology Assistant Student?
- Learn more about the medical imaging department and the professionals in that department.
- Explore the opportunities that a career in medical imaging can provide.
- Prepare to work alongside medical imaging professionals in the Peoria area.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.