Mammography, Basic Certificate


Malcolm X

Program Code: 0431

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
RADIOGR 261Patient Care and Pathology1
RADIOGR 262Anatomy, Physiology and Procedures2
RADIOGR 263Imaging Production and QA1
RADIOGR 265Mammography Clinical Education5
Total Hours9

Program Admission Requirements

Technical Standards for Acceptance         
  • ​ARRT certification
  • BLS certification
  • IEMA license       

To participate in the clinical education portion of the Mammography Program, the student must possess additional nonacademic skills. These technical standards are consistent with the duties of the entry-level Mammographer in a professional position. The applicant should have the ability to: 

  • ​Move, adjust and position patients for mammography exams 
  • Move, adjust and manipulate equipment to perform mammographic procedures 
  • Possess visual acuity to review and evaluate images to determine image quality 
  • Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, with patients, doctors and other personnel, and have the ability to follow written and verbal directions        

 To learn more about the Mammography Program at Malcolm X College, including the application process, visit the program website.


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

Job Description

Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technologists and technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$48,120
Median 50th Percentile$65,746
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$96,301

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$23
Median 50th Percentile$32
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$46

Annual Job Openings

176 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less0.00%
A certificate16.52%
Some college0.00%
An Associate degree72.85%
A Bachelor's degree10.63%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

10.63% continue their education beyond an associate degree