Radiologic Technology Program

Rad Tech Students

The Radiologic Technology Program is approved by ICCB and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. In addition, the program is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). This full-time accredited program prepares men and women to function effectively as entry level staff radiographers. The program includes both theoretical and practical courses as well as clinical education experiences in hospitals assigned by the program coordinator.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at South Suburban College is to provide a comprehensive education in order to prepare students to become entry-level radiographers. The program is designed to provide an environment that promotes stimulating intellectual discovery both didactically and clinically.

Program Goals

With faith in both faculty and the Advisory Committee, we set forth the following goals for the Radiologic Technology Program:

  • To provide a structured curriculum that has the expanse and depth for the preparation of the entry-level radiographer.
  • To enhance problem solving and critical thinking skills of the student.
  • To prepare students for National Credentialing Exam.
  • To empower students/graduates to continuously improve professionally, and seek various educational advancement.
  • To graduate students who embrace the holistic concern of others.

Admission to Program

  1. Submit an SSC Application/Registration form and forward all high school as well as other college transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions and Evaluation no later than March 1.
  2. Submit the Radiologic Technology Program Admission Application form to the Program by mail or in person (Room 4453) no later than March 1 prior to the Summer semester wishing admission.
  3. A photocopy of the student’s current health care insurance must be submitted to each respective program coordinator in order to participate at any clinical education site. Failure to maintain comprehensive health care insurance will result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the clinical site and thereby receiving a failing grade in the clinical education class. Furthermore, the student will be financially responsible to pay all medical bills and co-payments as a result of injuries or health issues that arise from participation of clinical education programs.

Admission to the College does not guarantee acceptance to the Radiologic Technology Program.

Admission to the program will be determined by a ranking of the grade point average (GPA) based on the program prerequisite courses only. Priority is given to in-district students and cooperative program students from other Illinois community colleges.

Prerequisites MUST be completed prior to the start of the Radiologic Technology program. Physics and Biology should not be more than five years old, but with appropriate documentation this may be reviewed.

Prior to enrolling in the Radiologic Technology program, students are advised to review the applicable licensure/certification procedures and requirements and state laws of the profession to ensure that they are eligible to receive a license/certification following completion of the Radiologic Technology program at South Suburban College. Eligibility for licensure may be limited by the results of a criminal background investigation.

All students must be certified in CPR and hold a current card throughout the entire program.

NOTE: The Radiologic Technology Program is only a full-time program.

Current Program Affiliates

Ingalls Memorial Hospital, One Ingalls Drive, Harvey, IL 60426
Ingalls Care Centers located in: Calumet City, IL Flossmoor, IL Tinley Park, IL
Oak Forest Hospital, 159th St. & Cicero Ave., Oak Forest, IL 60461
St. Catherine Hospital, 4321 Fir Street, East Chicago, IN 46312
St. James Hospital Medical Center, Chicago Road at Lincoln Hwy, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
St. James/Olympia Fields Osteopathic Medical Center, 20201 Crawford Ave., Olympia Fields, IL 60461
South Suburban Hospital, 178th St. & Kedzie Ave., Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Wellness Partners, 333 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Additional Costs

In addition to tuition and student fees, additional expenses include the following:

Additional Expenses (all costs are approximate)

Rad Tech textbooks $900
Uniforms $100
Markers $15
Identification Tags $5
Lab Fees $250
Malpractice Fees $100
HESI Exam $45