Mammography Certificate Program
Mammography is an advanced level specialty imaging procedure. It deals with the use of radiographs for diagnostic and screening purposes for the detection of breast cancer. The growth of Mammography over the last decade can be attributed to the ability to detect the unsuspected breast mass with quality screening mammograms.
The program is designed to include both online and clinical applications to prepare students to use xrays to produce mammograms for diagnostic and screening purposes. The certificate courses are sequenced so the registered radiographer can take the nine credit hour courses and obtain knowledge of basic mammography and clinical applications. The program courses will be taught online. Students are responsible for gaining approval from a clinical site in their area for the competency-based clinical applications course.
The Mammography program begins in the fall and spring semesters. Students will be required to have a Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen as part of the admissions process. Proof of current CPR certification is required before entering the Mammography clinical education centers.
Applicants must be registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography. New registry eligible radiography graduate acceptance is contingent upon passing the ARRT Radiography exam within one month of graduation. You must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist or Registry Eligible Radiography Student in order to apply. Contact Program Coordinator: Amy Westbury, BHS RT (R)(M)(MR) by email or 803.535.1348
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Name of Program: Certificate, Mammography
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
• Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking abilities needed to function in the changing healthcare environment.
• Demonstrate academic and technical competence as an entry-level Mammographer.
• Communicate effectively in the classroom and clinical setting.
• Demonstrate professionalism.