This rigorous program offers a wide variety of educational experiences in professional/technical coursework, the social and natural sciences, mathematics, the humanities, and communication. In addition to classroom and laboratory sessions, students will complete 1300 hours of clinical education coordinated by the faculty at DACC and directly supervised by licensed technologists at affiliated medical facilities. This critical component of the curriculum allows students to perform real world hands-on application of knowledge. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and its graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination and obtain state licensure.
The Radiologic Technology program at DACC prepares the student for employment upon graduation as a competent, entry-level radiographer ready to be a key member of the health care team that performs a variety of radiologic procedures by operating complex equipment and providing skilled patient care. We provide an environment that enhances critical thinking, professionalism, and life-long learning to maintain academic and professional integrity throughout the program and their career.
To provide both educational and employment opportunities to the individuals of this community, so that they may:
Students will demonstrate oral and written communication skills to enhance patient care as a Radiologic Technologist.
Engage in critical thinking and demonstrate problem solving skills
Students will engage in critical thinking by demonstrating the ability to perform non-routine imaging procedure and deduce the answer to complex imaging questions.
Students will be able to identify a medical emergency
Demonstrate professionalism and professional growth
Students will be able to demonstrate growth in professionalism and cultural awareness when interacting with colleagues and patients during their clinical experience.
Students will understand the value of professional development and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional learning and continued development of professional skills.
Perform competently in clinical practice.
Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate patient care skills
Students will be able to analyze images for diagnostic quality.
Students will be able to demonstrate accuracy in radiographic positioning skills.
To provide the community’s health care facilities, including hospitals, professional clinics and private physician’s offices with qualified radiographers.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the Program Goals by:
Demonstrating written communication skills
Demonstrating oral communication skills.
Demonstrating the ability to perform non routine radiologic procedures.
Correctly deducing the answer to complex questions
Understanding the value of professional development
Demonstrating professional growth
Demonstrating appropriate patient care skills
Accurately analyzing images for diagnostic quality
Demonstrating accuracy in radiographic positioning
Graduates upon completion of the program are able to apply for Radiologic Technology positions primarily in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, and physician's offices. Career opportunities also exist in administration, education, sales, and marketing.
The median salary for Radiologic Technologists is 47,700 - 61,700. With projected jobs 250,700. 2019
To learn more about the opportunities that await you in
Radiologic Technology contact:
Tammy Howard, Director of Medical Imaging
Danville Area Community College
Heidi Young, Clinical Coordinator,
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606