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Radiologic Technology

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Program Overview

Radiologic Technology is the allied medical specialty which serves the needs of the public and medical practitioners by insuring the production of diagnostic quality radiographs. The 20-month curriculum at Sauk Valley Community College follows the criteria and is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The AAS degree is awarded upon completion of the curriculum and the graduate is eligible to take the National Registry Examination in Radiography offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This site includes information on the goals, objectives, and curriculum of the Radiologic Technology program at Sauk Valley Community College. Any questions regarding admission to the program should be addressed to Dianna Brevitt in the health careers office at (815) 835-6362.

The program was last site visited by the JRCERT in February 2018. The site visit resulted in a full, eight-year accreditation award; the maximum length awarded. The next accreditation site visit is tentatively scheduled for February 2026.

Program Goals

Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Students will manipulate technical factors.
  • Students will be able to adapt positioning to non-routine exams.
  • Students will evaluate images.

Students/graduates will be clinically competent

  • Students will apply positioning skills.
  • Student will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will practice radiation protection.

Students will be able to communicate

  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
  • Students will practice written communication skills.
  • Students will effectively communicate in the healthcare environment.

Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development

  • Students will demonstrate professional qualities.
  • Students will understand continuing education guidelines.
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