Goal #1: Students will develop specialized knowledge and skills necessary to competently and safely enter the workforce as professional radiographers.
Goal #2: Students will apply effective inter-personal communication skills, which will result in positive interactions with patients, the clinical staff, college faculty and fellow students.
Goal #3: Students will apply critical thinking and problem- solving skills to lab scenarios and clinical practice.
Goal #4: Through meaningful community service activities, students will discover the value of social responsibility and citizenship skills.
|Program Effectiveness Data||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015||5 yr. average|
|Job Placement Rates within 1 year of graduation||85%||91%||93%||100%||95%||93%|
|Students employed/ Students actively seeking employment||11/13||21/23||14/15||27/27||20/22||-|
|ARRT Pass Rates||100%||92%||100%||85%||95%||94%|
|Students passing the ARRT exam / Students taking the ARRT exam||18/18||23/25||16/16||23/27||21/22||-|
|Program Completion Rate||74%||92%||84%||100%||88%||88%|
|Students graduating / Students in the original cohort||17/23||24/26||16/19||28/28||22/25||-|
El Centro College has an affiliation agreement with Midwestern State University for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Science.
The Radiography program is equipped with three on-campus energized x-ray rooms, a computed radiography system, PACS system and a darkroom with a Kodak automatic processor. There is a comprehensive array of instructional tools, accessories, instruments, computers and instructional software. The Radiography program supports a collaborative learning environment that will allow the students as many hands-on activities as possible. Radiographic science students will spend time in the surgical laboratory along with the simulation lab learning portable x-ray technology and developing critical thinking skills. These activities assist the students in mastering radiographic procedures and x-ray equipment operation that will prepare them for a successful career in radiologic sciences.
A criminal background check and/or drug testing will be required prior to participation in the Radiography clinical component by the clinical site. Applicants, please be advised, the criminal check and/or drug testing is a requirement of the college or radiography program. The reason for this is students’ progress towards graduation would be limited by the inability to complete the clinical portion of the program, so students obtaining a non-clear background check or a positive drug screen may be dismissed from the Radiologic Science Program. Concerns regarding background checks and drug screens should be consulted with the program coordinator Kimberley Hiott prior to submitting a program application. Programmatic hours are from 7 Am to 9 PM with possible clinical hours during days, evenings and weekends.
The El Centro College Radiologic Sciences Program is accredited by:
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
If you have general questions regarding the Radiologic Sciences program, its entry requirements, or the admissions process, please contact the Health Occupations Admissions via email HealthOccAdmissionsECC.DCCCD.edu or phone (972.860.5016) and one of our staff members will assist you.
The El Centro Radiologic Science Program does NOT accept transfer students. Prospective students, who have completed a Radiologic technology program at another institution, but failed to pass the national certification examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists will be required to apply to the program as all other prospective students and complete both the clinical and didactic Radiologic Science courses at El Centro College to be eligible by the El Centro College Radiologic Science Program to sit for the ARRT exam again.