Radiography is the medical profession that uses x-rays to make images of the structures of the body.
DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC OUTBREAK, THIS PROGRAM MAY NOT BE DELIVERED EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED OR IN THE TIME FRAME INDICATED.
Due to multiple factors including COVID and program revision, the Radiography program is changing to a summer start date, effective June 1, 2021. The program will continue to be six semesters in length, graduating in May. The application cycle for the 2022 cohort will be posted when available.
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). 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.
Registered Radiographers can complete the A.A.S. through Heartland by satisfying specific degree completion criteria.
Transfer Options for Advancing Your Education and Career Beyond the AAS in Radiography
Schools that Heartland Community College has transfer agreements with:
SIU Carbondale - Allied Health Division - Articulation Agreement
- Copy and paste this link to access specific information for programs at SIU including CT, MRI, Radiation Therapy, Radiology Management and Leadership
- SIU also has a Sonography program available that will accept our students on a case-by-case basis
University of St. Francis Joliet - Articulation Agreement
- Copy and paste this link to access specific information
- St. Francis Bridge Program (PDF)
|Application process begins||September 1, 2021|
|Application deadline||January 1, 2022|
|Supporting documentation due||January 15, 2022|
|Program decisions made||February 15-March 15, 2022|
RAD Upcoming Events
We strongly recommend you attend one of these informational sessions. All information meetings are held at the main campus in Normal, IL, unless otherwise noted.
Day Time Room
Beginning May 1, 2020, and until further notice, informational meetings will be held virtually utilizing ZOOM. Please continue to check this site for dates and additional information.
Monday, June 7, 2021
Work Ready Programs
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Work Ready meeting.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Physical Therapist Assistant meeting.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Radiography meeting.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Nursing meeting.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this EMT/Paramedic meeting.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Medical Assistant Program
Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Medical Assistant meeting.
Please contact the following program coordinator and request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend:
EMT/Paramedic - Please contact Travis Wilson at email@example.com
Medical Assistant - Please contact Martha Stearns at firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Therapist Assistant - Please contact Daryl Menke at email@example.com
Radiography - Please contact Jo Gramley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Ready Programs* - Please contact Kelly Pyle at email@example.com
* Work Ready Programs currently consist of Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Phlebotomy, Veterinary Assistant, and Recovery Support Specialist.
Students applying for the 2021 Radiography program must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). To schedule the TEAS test, please log into your myHeartland account, click on Appointments, Allied Health, TEAS Testing. Check your myHeartland for email confirmation. A $70.00 fee must be paid by credit card at the time of testing. Study guides are available at www.atitesting.com or the Heartland Community College Library. Students may retake the TEAS one time within the application period. The highest grade within the application period will be used for evaluation. TEAS scores are valid for a period of two years.
PLEASE NOTE: Secondary to current conditions related to COVID-19, the ATI - TEAS will only be provided virtually online from May 1, 2020, until the foreseeable future.
ATI is partnering with Proctorio to virtually proctor assessments.
In addition to the normal fee, there is an additional $5.00 proctor fee.
Technical requirements: https://atitesting.com/technical-requirements
In the event a student has technical difficulties or problems with the technology requirements, he/she should contact HCC Admissions at the following:
- For the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program = firstname.lastname@example.org
- For the Radiography Program = email@example.com
A mandatory program orientation for the cohort selected for summer 2022 will occur in spring 2022. Admitted students will not be enrolled in courses without attending. Day, time, and location will be posted here when determined.
The Class of 2021 Pinning Ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021, beginning at 6:00 pm in the Astroth Community Education Center auditorium. Should there be inclement weather on that date, the ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at the same time and place.