Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Program Requirements

NRS 116, Medical Technology for Health Careers, must be completed with a grade of “C” or above prior to starting the first semester RAD courses. A course accepted as equivalent in transfer from another institution may require a “B” or better due to differences in course grading scales. See the health counselor for more information. A grade of “C” is the minimum passing grade for all major field requirements, communications, life science, and mathematics courses. A “C” average must be maintained in all other general education requirements. Successful completion of a radiologic technology course requires a “C” in the classroom and a “C” in the clinical experience. A student who is unsatisfactory in any one of these areas will receive a failing grade for the course. If a RAD course is failed, it may be repeated once by going through a readmission to the program. No more than one RAD course may be repeated.

Program Contacts

Health Career Education Counselor: 815-835-6208
Program Coordinator: Dianna Brevitt 815-835-6362

Out-of-District-Application

Sauk Valley Community College is required by law to give preference to in-district resident candidates. Out-of-district applicants will be considered if space is avail after June 1 of the year of application to enter the program. Out-of-district applicant to the program coming from collge with cooperative agreements will be given the same consideration as in-district applicants according to availability of out-of-district applicant according to availability of out-of-district clinical sites.

General Education Requirements

  • Communications
  • Mathematics (MAT 106 or 121)
  • Life Science (BIO 108 required) 
  • Humanities/Fine Arts
  • Social/Behavioral Science (PSY 103 recommended)
  • Orientation

Major Field Requirements

  • RAD 191 Technical Nursing I
  • RAD 192 Technical Nursing II
  • RAD 194 Intro to Rad Tech
  • RAD 184 Rad Tech Clinical Exp I
  • RAD 185 Rad Tech Clinical Exp II
  • RAD 186 Rad Tech Clinical Exp III
  • RAD 195 Intermediate Rad Tech
  • RAD 196 Electricity for Rad Techs
  • RAD 197 Ionizing Radiation in Medicine
  • RAD 200 Venipuncture for Rad Techs
  • RAD 284 Rad Tech Clinical Exp IV
  • RAD 285 Rad Tech Clinical Exp V
  • RAD 286 Rad Tech Clinical Exp VI
  • RAD 294 Quality Control in Radiography
  • RAD 295 Special Radiographic Procedures
  • RAD 296 Survey of Disciplines Allied to Rad.
  • RAD 297 Advanced Rad Tech Seminar

Grading Scale

All course work and clinicals follow this scale. A grade of “C” or above is required in all Radiography courses.

  • 93 - 100% - A - Excellent
  • 84 - 92% - B - Good
  • 77 - 83% - C - Meets minimal expectations
  • 70 - 76% - D - Does not meet minimal expectations
  • Below 70% - F