Overview

Radiologic Technologists are a vital part of the medical team. They are responsible for producing x-rays or images for a doctor to interpret and help diagnose and treat a patient. The Radiologic Technology program at River Valley has been developed with the goal of creating passionate radiologic technologists. Our program is designed with working adults in mind by offering a schedule that meets four days a week.

The program offers students cutting edge technology including experiences in a variety of settings such as:

  • Operating Room
  • Emergency Room
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Portable Imaging

Career Options

  • Post certificates in advance imaging modalities (CT, MRI, Mammography, Bone density, Interventional radiography)
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiation therapy
  • PACS administrator
  • Radiology Assistant
  • Radiology educator
  • Health administration

Related Degrees

  • Respiratory Therapy Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Laboratory Technician

Accreditation Information

The RVCC Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. (www.jrcert.org).

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at RVCC is to educate students to become competent radiographers who provide quality imaging services to healthcare facilities.

Program Goals

To prepare students/graduates to:

  1. Demonstrate professional values and ethical behaviors in the work place
  2. Demonstrate competencies in the essential skills of medical imaging 
  3. Communicate effectively and professionally in the medical environment
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking , problem solving skills and lifelong learning
  5. Successfully meet entry level expectations of employers

Program Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • Demonstrate positive ethical behaviors
  • Assist the patients with consideration and respect to their personal beliefs and without discrimination
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner
  • Competently practice general diagnostic medical radiography in any clinical setting
  • Practice radiation protection and radiation safety techniques in ways that minimizes radiation exposure to patients, self and other
  • Meet the clinical competency requirements for each semester
  • Participate in professional activities and continuing education
  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • Think critically to act appropriately in solving problems of non-routine and emergency situations
  • Perform at entry level expectation
  • Successfully complete the Radiography Program
  • Become employed within one year of graduation
  • Promote continued professional and personal growth and lifelong learning

All new applicants must:

  • Submit a completed admission application, and two (2) letters of recommendation (see forms below).
  • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the starting school year.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • For high school students or college students Biology with lab and/or Physics within the last 10 years with a grade of “C” or better.  College level A & P I and II with a grade of “C” or higher will be accepted in lieu of biology with lab/or physics.
  • Submit transcripts (High school or GED scores / College transcripts)
  • Complete one 8-hour observation/shadow experience in a Radiology Department (see form below)
  • Attend a Radiologic Technology Information Session.
  • Interview with a Faculty Member.

Criminal background checks, fingerprinting, immunization records, drug screens and CPR certification may be required for clinical placement and must be submitted prior to starting a clinical practicum. The costs of these are the responsibility of the student.

Rad Tech Reference Forms

RAD Tech ObservationForm