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 Failure to maintain comprehensive health care insurance will result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the clinical site and thereby receiving a failing grade in the clinical education class.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
Roseland Community Hospital 45 W 111th St, Chicago, IL 60628
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

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

Admission to the College does not guarantee acceptance to the Radiologic Technology Program. Students admitted to the program must maintain a minimum grade of “C” or better in all of the general education and professional courses.

Prior to enrolling in the Radiologic Technology Program, students are advised to review the applicable licensure procedures and requirements and state laws of the profession to ensure that they are eligible to receive a license 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.

Students must finish all prerequisite courses by December prior to the summer semester of the year you are seeking admission.

Degree

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
Program Prerequisites Credits
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
BIO 185 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Prerequisite to BIO 185 is either BIO 102 or 105) 4
FAD 205 Emergency Care and SafetyOR

CPR Certification

2
PHY 115 Topics of Applied Physics (Prerequisite to PHY 115 is MTH 100) 3
HIT 102 Fundamentals of Medical Terminology 1
Summer Semester Credits
RAD 100 Foundations of Radiology Technology 1
Fall Semester Credits
RAD 101 Radiographic Fundamentals 3
RAD 104 Radiographic Procedures 1 3
RAD 106 Radiographic Principles 1 3
RAD 125 Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
BIO 186 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Spring Semester Credits
RAD 105 Radiographic Procedures 2 3
RAD 107 Radiographic Principles 2 3
RAD 126 Clinical Education 1 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
Summer Semester Credits
RAD 127 Clinical Education 2 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Fall Semester Credits
RAD 204 Radiographic Procedures 3 3
RAD 205 Radiographic Physics 3
RAD 207 Radiobiology 3
RAD 225 Clinical Education 3 4
Spring Semester Credits
RAD 208 Radiographic Pathology 3
RAD 226 Clinical Education 4 4
RAD 235 Radiographic Seminar 3
GROUP II Humanities Elective 3
Total Credit Hours (including prerequisites): 72
Recommended Electives Credits
ECG 210 PACS 3
MIS 101 Computer Literacy & Applications 3

Course Equivalents

For students participating in Cooperative Agreements with Joliet Junior College (JJC), Kankakee Community College (KCC), Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) and Prairie State College (PSC) the general education requirements are the following.

SSC JJC KCC MVCC PSC
BIO 102/105 BIO 104/151 BIOL 1514 BIO 102/111 BIOL 100/115
BIO 185 BIO 250 BIOL 2644 BIO 180 BIOL 221
BIO 186 BIO 251 BIOL 2654 BIO 181 BIOL 222
ENG 101 ENG 101 ENGL 1613 COM 101 ENG 101
FAD 205 HPR 207 PHED 1942 PEH 170 FRESP 101 S1
HIT 102 Not Offered HLTH 1312
(HIT 103)
MRT 110
(HIT 103)
Not Offered
MTH 095 MATH 094 MATH 1414 MTH 095 MATH 090
MTH 100 MATH 098 MATH 1424 MTH 098 MATH 095
PHY 115 PHYS 103 PHYS 1514 PHY 101 PHYSI 101
PSY 101 PSYC 101 PSYC 1813 PSY 101 PSYCH 101
SPE 108 SPCH 101 SPCH 1553 COM 103 COMM 101

To make an appointment concerning Allied Health Careers, please contact the Counseling Department at (708) 210-5724.