Medical Imaging

Create images used to diagnose health conditions

Become a medical imaging expert in the ever-changing field of radiology. When you study Medical Imaging at CLC, you gain a robust understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology and medical terminology.

Diagnostic imaging provides quick and reliable information. You take clear, focused images that contribute to accurate patient diagnoses. Medical imaging provides a non-invasive way for doctors to proactively monitor and assess patient health. Work in radiology departments at hospitals, acute care centers, imaging centers, outpatient clinics, immediate care centers, surgical centers and doctors’ offices.

Why study Medical Imaging with us?

The Medical Imaging program at CLC is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

The program is a cohort model, which means you'll have the same classmates for two years so you can build a trusted group who learn together. Your instructors dedicate their time and efforts to help you succeed and to be your best self. We work as a team with the same end goal: future employment in imaging that will support myself and others.

Once you graduate from our program, you become qualified to take the national certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Program graduates also meet the additional criteria required for state licensure.

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The Medical Imaging program is nationally accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and was awarded an 8-year accreditation in fall, 2022.

Information regarding program effectiveness and accreditation status can be found by visiting the JRCERT website. JRCERT is located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182.


The CT and MRI programs have a rolling admission and completed screening forms will be accepted until capacity is reached.


Career Degrees & Certificates

For students who want to start or shift to a new career or advance in their current career.

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at CLC in 2 years*. Gain job-ready skills from experienced instructors and earn work-based experience from apprenticeships and internships. Some of the courses you’ll take earn college credit, which can transfer to a 4-year college or university toward a bachelor’s degree.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

For students who want to earn job skills for entry level occupations, or level up in their career.

Certificates are designed to be completed in less than 2 years. Many certificate programs contain Career Degree core courses so you can continue with additional study or stack certificates to earn an A.A.S. degree.

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Medical Imaging

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

Courses in the program

The Medical Imaging program includes classes in anatomy, radiographic positioning, patient care, ethics, radiographic technique and radiographic physics. Most importantly, this program provides a laboratory portion with hands-on experiences. In addition, many of the classes include a clinical rotation. This is when you have the opportunity to complete imaging examinations on patients in our local hospitals.

Your structured education is delivered in a blended format for your classroom lectures and a face-to-face format for your laboratory experiences. Your clinical education is held in person at the medical facility. Your structured and clinical education alternates every eight weeks. For example:

  • first summer – Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning I
  • early fall – Clinical Practice I
  • late fall – Radiographic Anatomy and Positioning II and Advanced Radiographic Procedures I

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