Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography

Radiographer examining an x-ray image of the human body on an iPad

Midwestern Career College’s Associate of Applied Science Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography program prepares students with the general education, applied knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for entry-level positions in the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography technology field.

Program involves the administration of X-rays, gamma rays, or other ionizing radiation to produce images of the human body for diagnostic purposes. Radiographers take X-rays (radiographs) and perform a variety of diagnostic imaging procedures. The images are used to carefully diagnose illness, disease and injury.

If you’re looking to progress into a career that gives you a specialized radiography credential, this is a great program for you.

Campus:Study format:Start date:
Chicago LaSalle Branch CampusHybrid1/10/2022
Program Length: 80 Instructional Weeks/5 Terms

Professional Licensure & Certification of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography

Approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and accredited by ARRT which recognizes COE approved programs.

Graduates of our program are eligible:

About the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography Program

The goals of the program are to provide education and training to students so they possess the knowledge and skills required for employment as entry-level radiography technologists, and:

  • To develop interpersonal skills for communicating with patients and medical professionals
  • To develop critical thinking skills
  • To help acquire skills that enable proper patient care
  • To provide students with clinical skills and problem-solving abilities to practice in the magnetic resonance imaging field
  • To produce graduates who will be competent in entry-level positions as a Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography technologist and who display appropriate behaviors as set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • To prepare students to take and pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examinations.

What else does a radiographer do? Find out more about this career in the video below.


810 hours of externship are required for program completion.

Career Outlook

Diagnostic Medical Imaging Radiography is a great career choice. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs are expected to grow 7% from 2019–2029.

Learn more about the career outlook for radiography technologists.


MCC’s DMIR program follows the curriculum recommendations and guidelines of:

Admissions Contact Info


203 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60601

312-236-9000 ext. 1



Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.



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