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Mammography Undergraduate Certificate

Mammography Undergraduate Certificate

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Eligible to earn certification in mammography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

Program Overview

The Mammography undergraduate certificate program provides education and training in digital mammography. Mammography is specialized medical imaging that is critical to the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. Specially trained radiographers, also known as mammographers, are members of breast-imaging teams within health care organizations. Using low-dose x-rays, mammographers image breasts to help physicians look for or track the progress of cancer or benign growths and determine treatment. Mammographers work in hospitals, physician’s offices, and other healthcare facilities.

The Mammography certificate meets requirements set by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) for minimum didactic and clinical standards for mammographers. Graduates of the certificate are eligible to earn certification in mammography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Effectively utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills when performing mammographic procedures
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form with patients, families, and members of the health care team
  • Perform mammographic procedures successfully and consistently with entry-level requirements of a registered mammographer
  • Determine the value of professional growth and development and conduct themselves in a professional manner

This program is designed to be completed in 30 weeks.

Program Structure

  • 8 minimum total credits
  • 3 courses total, 2 three-credit-hour courses, and 1 two-credit hour Mammography Clinical
  • Required clinical experiences will be in-person at an assigned health care facility

The proposed Mammography certificate program, consisting of 8 credit hours, will be completed in 3 consecutive semesters. The courses will consist of web-based lectures followed by 40 contact hours of documented training specific to digital mammography, including breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, quality assurance/quality control techniques, imaging of patients with breast implants, and at least 8 hours in each mammographic modality used by the technologist during the training.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Mammography certificate is selective. Applicants must be an ARRT registered radiologic technologist R.T. (R) or in their second year of an accredited radiologic technology degree program.

For more information on admissions, contact the Kent State University of Ashtabula admissions office.

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Important Dates


Classes Begin

Spring 2023 Semester


Classes Begin

Summer 2023 Semester


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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Non-Ohio Residents
Per Credit Hour Per 2-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Per 2-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
Lower Division
$949.20 $2,500 $326.40
Lower Division
$979.20 $2,600

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

*Out-of-state/International tuition includes a surcharge of $10 per credit hour for all students enrolled in an online program.

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