Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2014 for the two-year session that begins next August.
Please plan on attending an information session at Oakton Community College (both Skokie or Des Plaines campus) to learn about our program and the application process for 2014.
- Wednesday December 4 - 5:00p.m., room 1605/Des Plaines
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 2:00p.m., Skokie Campus, Room C111
- Monday, February 24, 2014 - 5:00p.m., Des Plaines Campus, Room 2537
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 2:00p.m., Skokie Campus, Room C111
- Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:00p.m., Des Plaines Campus, Room 2537
The Saint Francis School of Radiography
355 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Admissions Office: 847/316-6393
The program is required to adhere to The JRCERT Standards which can be found on the website below:Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive Suite 2850 · Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182 · (312) 704-5300
The Saint Francis Program
The Saint Francis School of Radiography has been teaching students for over 65 years and offers a two year program providing both classroom instruction and clinical education in the art and science of radiologic technology. Beginning 2013, all applicants must have completed an Associate's degree (or higher level degree) at the time of program completion. For those applicants who have not achieved this academic status, the Saint Francis School of Radiography in conjunction with Oakton Community College is proud to offer a Radiologic Technology A.A.S. degree to complete this requirement as a limited enrollment program.
Upon satisfactory completion of the two-year program, graduates are qualified to take the national examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the examination certifies the technologist. A "Registered Technologist" in radiography may use the credentials R.T.(R).
Below please review current statistical information specific to the Saint Francis School of Radiography.
Statistical Information as defined by the JRCERT:
National Credentialing (ARRT) Registry Exam Passage rate, on the first attempt.
Program Completion rate:
Students who leave or who do not graduate on time for any reason (medical leave, personal choice, or course failure,) are considered as not completing the program with the original cohort.
Job Placement rate:
Within six months of graduation, the number of graduates employed within the radiologic sciences who have actively sought employment. Current graduates actively seeking employment excludes graduates pursuing higher education.
|Year||ARRT Exam Pass Rate||Program Completion Rate||Job Placement||Average Test Score|
During the program, students have the opportunity to experience all phases of radiography and its related fields. Each student rotates through:
- General Radiography
- Computerized Tomography (CT)
- Interventional Radiography
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Ultrasound (USD)
Each student has the opportunity to experience additional areas of specialized imaging which include:
- Nuclear Medicine
- Cardiac Cath Lab
- PET Scan
- Radiation Therapy
The Radiologic Technologist (radiographer) is a professional member of the health care team dedicated to preserving health through diagnostic testing. This exciting professional works closely with and under the direction of radiologists. Technologists are experienced in utilizing various forms of radiation-producing equipment to detect disease. This key position assists with radiologic procedures while attending to patients’ diverse physical and emotional needs.
Some of the technologist’s duties include:
- Operating equipment used to produce x-rays
- Positioning patients for diagnostic examinations
- Calculating proper exposure factors
- Processing radiographs
- Administering quality patient care
- Assisting radiologists with examinations
Qualified radiologic technologists are needed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry and public health.
Last Revised: 4/5/2013