Program Faculty: Blake, Bode*, Gamboni, Haskin, Richards (*program director)
Radiography is a healthcare specialty involving the safe use of radiation and other forms of energy to produce images of the human body. The information obtained from these images helps physicians diagnose and treat injuries and diseases. Most radiographers are employed by hospitals or clinics. Radiographers can also specialize in many different areas such as computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, vascular procedures and radiation therapy.
Being a radiographer means caring about people and helping them with their health problems. Radiographers obtain detailed images through skilled operation of high-tech equipment while providing excellent patient care. Physicians rely on the expertise of radiographers to produce images of human anatomy to diagnose disease processes. Radiology plays an important role in the healthcare delivery system.
Methods of instruction include classroom lecture and discussion, demonstrations and practice in a lab setting, clinical experience in hospital and clinic settings throughout the metropolitan area, and educational meetings on a local and statewide basis.
The mission of the radiography program is to help students master concepts and techniques through a careful blend of liberal arts, technical courses and clinical education in a learning environment that is structured to promote student development and success. The goals of the radiography program are: (1) students will demonstrate critical thinking skills; (2) students will treat patients and co-workers with dignity and courtesy, respecting differing values, cultures and beliefs; and (3) students will graduate from the program with the skills needed to be a competent radiographer.
Upon completion of this two-year program, the graduate is awarded the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and is eligible to take the national certifying examination.
Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology.
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Ill. 60606
Major Requirements: Program requirements:
RAD 101 Introduction to Radiography
RAD 102 Introduction to Patient Care
RAD 111 Radiographic Procedures I
RAD 112 Radiographic Procedures II
RAD 113 Radiographic Procedures III
RAD 121 Exposure I
RAD 122 Exposure II
RAD 161/171 Clinical I
RAD 162/172 Clinical II
RAD 201 Radiation Physics
RAD 202 Radiation Protection/Biology
RAD 213 Topics I
RAD 214 Topics II
RAD 215 Topics III
RAD 263/273 Clinical III
RAD 264/274 Clinical IV
RAD 265/275 Clinical V
BIOL 240 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 242 Human Disease
HIMP 102 Medical Terminology
PHIL 200 Ethical Problems in Healthcare
PSYC 100 General Psychology
SSCS 100 Power and Social Change
Liberal arts and sciences and CIL requirements:
ENGL 110 Composition I
ENGL literature elective
One additional PSYC credit
Two additional credits (elective)
CIL 150 Transcultural Learning through Community Connections