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Radiography

Michael White, M.P.A., M. ED., RT (R)(T)(CT)

Program Director
 

Careers in Radiography

 
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 The Radiography Program provides knowledge and skill development in the art and science of producing quality radiographs for diagnosis and treatment of disease. Career advancement for experienced Radiologic Technologists with further education can lead to positions in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computerized Tomography and Mammography. Students may matriculate through an institution of higher learning to earn a baccalaureate degree. The program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. 86% (148/172) of the students enrolled in the program the past five years have successfully completed. The program has demonstrated an 80% (119/148) ARRT national certification exam pass rate for the past five years. 94% (109/116) of the graduates surveyed the last five years find employment within 180 days of graduation. The average salary for an entry level radiographer is $22 per hour. Salary is based on size and location of the medical facility. The chart below is illustrates student data collected from the past 5 years:

Program Effective Measures    

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

5 year totals

# of students entering

38

33

37

32

32

172

# of students completing

29

32

32

25

30

148

% of students completing

76%

97%

86%

78%

94%

86%

# students took ARRT exam

29

33

31

26

29

148

# students passing ARRT

18

28

25

25

23

119

exam on the 1st try

ARRT exam 1st time pass rate

62%

85%

81%

96%

79%

80%

 

# of graduates employed

16

26

24

22

21

109

Employment Rate

89%

93%

96%

100%

91%

94%

Graduate Satisfaction Survey**

4.63

4.38

4.14

4.22

4.42

4.36

Employer Satisfaction Survey***

3.40

3.00

3.50

3.50

3.40

3.36

 

*Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. (JRCERT Standard 5.2) Some students went back to school, did not enter the job market and or could not be reached by the program director through surveys, emails, phone calls, or social media.

Survey Questions

**Please rate the overall quality of your preparation as a radiographer. (1 lowest - 5 highest)
***Have the graduates met the overall expectations of an entry level radiographer? (1 lowest - 4 highest)

Certification

The Radiography Program prepares students to become certified and licensed Radiographers. Certification is granted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists upon successful completion of the national board examination and licensure is granted by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The program uses the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ Curriculum Guide.

Accreditation:
Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
E-mail: mail@jrcert.org
 http://www.jrcert.org 

 

 

 
 

Faculty & Staff

Name

Phone

Email

Office

Michael White
Stephanie Tarr
Paulette La Bon

312-850-7373
312-850-7374
312-850-7211

mwhite@ccc.edu
starr@ccc.edu
plabon@ccc.edu

3419
3420
3416

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Contact Information

Phone: 
(312) 850-7373
Fax: 
 
1900 W. Van Buren
Room 3419
Chicago, IL 60612
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Hours

Mondays – Thursdays
8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

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