Sauk health-and-safety programs

Program Requirements

NRS 116, Medical Technology for Health Careers, and RAD 100 Radiologic Technology Introduction, must be completed with a grade of “C” or above prior to starting the first semester RAD courses. A course accepted as equivalent in transfer from another institution may require a “B” or better due to differences in course grading scales. See the Health Career Counselor for more information. A grade of “C” is the minimum passing grade for all major field requirements, communications, life science, and mathematics courses. A “C” average must be maintained in all other general education requirements. Successful completion of a radiologic technology course requires a “C” in the classroom and a “C” in the clinical experience. A student who is unsatisfactory in any one of these areas will receive a failing grade for the course. If a RAD course is failed, it may be repeated once by going through a readmission to the program. No more than one RAD course may be repeated.

Program Contacts

Health Career Education Counselor: 815-835-6368
Program Coordinator: Dianna Brevitt 815-835-6362


Sauk Valley Community College is required by law to give preference to in-district resident candidates. Out-of-district applicants will be considered if space is available after June 1 of the year of application to enter the program. Out-of-district applicants to the program coming from colleges with cooperative agreements will be given the same consideration as in-district applicants according to availability of out-of-district clinical sites.

General Education Requirements

  • Communications
  • Mathematics (MAT 106 or 121)
  • Life Science (BIO 108 required)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (PSY 103 recommended)
  • Orientation

Major Field Requirements

  • NRS 116 Medical Terminology for Health Careers, prerequisite
  • RAD 100 Introduction to Radiologic Technology, prerequisite
  • RAD 101 Radiologic Technology Clinical Exp I
  • RAD 102 Radiologic Technology Clinical Exp II
  • RAD 103 Radiologic Technology Clinical Exp III
  • RAD 110 Technical Nursing I
  • RAD 111 Technical Nursing II
  • RAD 120 Radiologic Technology Anatomy and Positioning I
  • RAD 121 Radiologic Technology Anatomy and Positioning II
  • RAD 122 Radiologic Physics
  • RAD 200 Venipuncture for Rad Techs
  • RAD 201 Radiologic Technology Clinical Exp IV
  • RAD 202 Radiologic Technology Clinical Exp V
  • RAD 222 Ionizing Radiation in Medicine
  • RAD 220 Image Production in Radiography
  • RAD 221 Pathology and Advanced Modalities in Diagnostic Imaging
  • RAD 223 Cross-Sectional Anatomy
  • RAD 224 Registry Review

Grading Scale

All course work and clinicals follow this scale. A grade of “C” or above is required in all Radiography courses.

  • 93 - 100% - A - Excellent
  • 84 - 92% - B - Good
  • 77 - 83% - C - Meets minimal expectations
  • 70 - 76% - D - Does not meet minimal expectations
  • Below 70% - F