Radiologic Technology Programs in Chicago with School Information

There are seven schools within 15 miles of downtown Chicago that offer radiologic technology degrees. Read an overview of the program options and requirements at three of these schools to find out which college is right for you and your goals.

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Chicago Radiologic Technology Schools

Students interested in pursuing a career as a radiologic technician can find several training opportunities in the Chicago area. The three schools featured in this article all offer degree programs that prepare students to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification exam. To see what training in this field entails, check out the required coursework in the institutions' programs. You can also get a side-by-side comparison of the schools in the included table of stats.

  • Moraine Valley Community College offers an associate's degree program in radiologic technology at its campus, which is located just over 16 miles from the heart of Chicago.
  • Situated 20 miles from central Chicago, South Suburban College also offers an associate's degree in the field.
  • Triton College, located about 11.5 miles from Chicago's downtown area, has a radiologic technology program that gives students the opportunity to earn an associate's degree.

Comparison of Schools

Many considerations may come into play when deciding on where to study radiologic technology, including tuition costs, graduation rates and the number of students on campus. Get specifics on these and more for the profiled colleges in this table.

Moraine Valley Community College South Suburban College Triton College
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 14,620* 3,921* 10,672*
Campus Setting Large suburb Large suburb Large suburb
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $4,266 in-district; $9,426 in-state; $10,956 out-of-state* $4,883 in-district; $10,786 in-state; $12,173 out-of-state* $4,020 in-district; $9,726 in-state; $12,076 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 56%* 94%* 61%*
Retention Rate (2016-2017) 69% for full-time students* 57% for full-time students* 63% for full-time students*
Graduation Rate (students began in Fall 2014) 27%* 15%* 18%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Moraine Valley Community College

Moraine Valley Community College is located in the Palos Hills neighborhood of Chicago. The college's associate degree program in radiologic technology is offered through its health sciences division.

Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

The curriculum for Moraine Valley Community College's associate degree program in radiologic technology includes labs, lectures and clinical training. Students take courses like radiation protection, radiation biology and image analysis.

South Suburban College

South Suburban College also offers an associate degree program in radiologic technology. This program provides students with professional training as well as licensing preparation.

Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

This program includes basic courses that cover human anatomy, oral communication and emergency care. Students also complete clinical training, a radiobiology course and a radiography seminar. Students must complete 72 credits to obtain the associate degree.

Triton College

Triton College offers both certificate and degree programs. Students at this college can obtain radiologic technology training through an associate degree program.

Associate in Applied Science in Radiologic Technology

Triton College's associate degree program in radiologic technology is designed to equip students with skills they'll need in the radiography profession. Students attend clinical, lab and lecture courses that cover different aspects of the profession. For example, courses focus on areas such as radiologic procedures, radiographic anatomy and positioning, digital radiography and radiation instrumentation. The program also includes studies in patient care, medical ethics and effective speaking.

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