What will I learn?

Join the allied health profession in the high-demand field of medical radiography (x-ray technology). As a radiography technologist you'll use x-rays to create structural images of the body. Learn to:

  • operate x-ray equipment and process the images
  • position patients for diagnostic exams
  • calculate proper exposure factors
  • assess the quality of the radiograph

Through Heartland you can earn your Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Radiography. Radiographers are at the heart of modern medicine. Some produce high quality images of an injury or disease to inform a patient's diagnosis. Others play a vital role in the delivery of radiotherapy treatments.

Employment of radiologic technologists is expected to grow by 28% between 2010 and 2020-faster than the average for all occupations. Radiologic technologists with multiple certifications will have the best job prospects.* you can expect to find employment in hospitals, clinics, private practice, industry, and the armed services. With additional training you can specialize as a:

  • nuclear medicine technologist
  • diagnostic medical sonographer
  • cardiovascular technologist
  • vascular technologist

The Radiography program is a two-year degree program that prepares students for an occupation in the professional field of medical radiography (x-ray technology). Radiography is the medical profession that uses x-rays to make images of the structures of the body. Related imaging modalities include computed tomography, angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and mammography. Radiography is a specialty within the field of Radiologic Technology, along with diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy.

Which department am I in?

Health and Human Services Division

Study options

Full Time (68-69 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$12,660.00 per year
Start date

Expected January 2022

Venue

Health and Human Services Division

ICB 2800,

1500 W Raab Road,

NORMAL,

Illinois,

61761, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must be High school graduates.

For international students

Students must have completion of the equivalent of secondary school.

English Language Requirement:

TOEFL paper based - 550; Computer based - 213; Internet based – 79

IELTS - 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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