Mammography Technologist Training Program

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Train To Become a Mammography Technologist

Mammography Technologists produce digital, 3D, X-ray images of the breast. Mammograms are an essential tool in detecting early-stage breast cancer when it’s most treatable. As a result, these skills are in high demand in hospitals and outpatient centers.
Grady’s School of Imaging Technology is introducing a Mammography Program – an advanced program open to certified Radiologic Technologists. Students gain the skills and knowledge required to operate a mammography unit for medical screening and diagnostic purposes under the supervision of a physician.
Our instructors are passionate about helping you achieve your professional goals and advance your career.

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About Our Mammography Technologist Program

Our Mammography Program is open to graduates of a nationally or regionally accredited program in Radiologic Technology who are in good standing with ARRT. Students receive classroom and clinical instruction at Grady – Atlanta’s only nationally accredited Level I trauma center – learning on the latest digital mammography technology.

Our certification program is:

  • One semester
  • 40-hour a week
  • Daytime program

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to become certified Mammographers through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

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Earn A Mammography Certificate of Completion

The Mammography Program awards a certificate of completion. This program meets the post-primary certification requirements for the ARRT by providing structured education and competency completions in Mammography.

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Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, you need to be a graduate of a nationally or regionally accredited Radiologic Technology program and be in good standing with ARRT.

You must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Graduate of a nationally or regionally accredited program in Radiologic Technology.
    1. Minimum 2.5 GPA
    2. A status of good standing (not on probation, suspension, or expulsion) from the accredited program
  2. Must provide certification with good standing by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  3. Provide one of the following Critical Scores: SAT, ACT, Compass, Accuplacer, Accuplacer Generation Next, or Asset Exam. The minimum critical score requirements are:
    1. SAT 1: Total minimum score of 830 – Math + critical reading (verbal) scores only
    2. ACT: Total minimum score of 17
    3. ACCUPLACER reading score of 61, and minimum Elementary Algebra score of 67
    4. ACCUPLACER Next Generation minimum reading score of 237, and elementary algebra (previous to 2021) or Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) (after 2021) of 258
    5. Compass: minimum reading score of 74, minimum math score of 37
    6. Asset: minimum reading score of 40; minimum math score of 40
  4. Provide names and email addresses for four (4) professional references on the application
  5. All college or technical college education must be from an institution accredited by one of the following entities:
    1. Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
    2. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    3. Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS)
    4. Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools of Middle States Association of College and Schools (MSA-CESS)
    5. New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
    6. Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    7. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
    8. Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
    9. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Senior College Commission (SCC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    10. Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
    11. Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
    12. Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
    13. Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
    14. Council on Occupational Training (COE)
    15. Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission (DETC)
    16. National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)
    17. Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation
    18. Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools Accreditation Commission
    19. Commission on Accrediting of Association of Theological Schools
    20. Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
    21. Conjoint Accreditation Services of the Canadian Medical Association
    22. Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA)
  6. Applicants are required to visit the hospital when invited. This includes a personal interview and a tour of the school facilities.

The School of Radiologic Technology offers equal educational opportunities to students regardless of race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap, religion, or national origin.

International Student

An applicant will be classified as an “International Student” if the school credentials they submit for evaluation are from schools or colleges outside of the United States.

Learn more about International Students Admission Requirements

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Application Process

The Mammography Program begins twice each year, in the Fall and Spring. We accept applications for the program year-round. All admission documents must be RECEIVED by April 1 for the Fall Semester and by October 15 for the Spring Semester.

Follow this process to apply.

  1. Apply – complete the application form and pay the $35 nonrefundable application fee
  2. Applicants submit the following to the School:
    1. Application portfolio documents
      1. Official transcripts
        1. Official transcripts showing completion of a Radiologic Technology program
      2. Critical Test Scores
        1. A college entrance test is required. Scholastic Aptitude Reasoning Test (SAT I), American College Test (ACT), Compass, Asset, or ACCUPLACER, and/or ACCUPLACER Next Gen. Grady Health System’s SAT code is 5263, and the ACT code is 5329
        2. Proof of current ARRT certification
        3. TOEFL score, if applicable (see International Student Requirements)
      3. References
        The applicant must provide names and email addresses of four (4) references who have supervised the applicant for a minimum of six months in an evaluating position in the Imaging field (such as supervisors, educators, etc.). Friends, relatives, clergy, and co-workers are not acceptable references. Applicants should contact references before submission of the application. The school will email a reference form to those listed in the application.

We cannot return or forward application documents (transcripts, test scores, discharge papers).

Admission is competitive. We reserve the right to accept or reject any applicant based on previous academic performance, motivation, personality, or health and character as determined by the application process, interview, review of academic and sociological data, references, and investigation.

Direct all application documents and inquiries to:

Admissions Office
Schools of Radiation and Imaging Technologies
Grady Health System
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – Box 26095
Atlanta, GA 30303-3050
[email protected]
(404) 616-3610

Technical Standards – ADA Compliance

ARRT Ethics Review for Felony or Misdemeanor Conviction

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Tuition & Fees

Mammography Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Technology fee/semester $1975 per semester (Tuition Refund Policy)
Online Clinical Record System $100.00
Professional Liability Insurance $37.00-220.00
Uniform Scrub top and Pants Approximately $30 per set
CPR $31.00
Drug Screen & Background Check / Advantage Student $78.50* may be higher if the student worked in another state or country
Mammography Modules $240.00 through the ASRT (member price); non-member price; $320.00

Prices are subject to change. 

Financial Aid

No financial aid assistance is available for the Mammography Program.


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Clinical Education

The clinical portion of the program aims to equip students with the skills needed to perform their duties as entry-level Mammographers. The program is procedure-based, and faculty members or departmental staff evaluate students.

Students spend at least 16 hours per week in a clinical setting, where they may be exposed to ionizing radiation, infectious diseases, and body fluids. All students learn radiation protection, standard precaution procedures, and the proper use of protective clothing and personal protective devices.

Grading System

Our program uses the following grading system

A – Excellent                                       =          90   –    100%
B – Good                                              =          80   –    89%
C – Marginal                                        =          75   –    79%
D – Poor                                               =          70   –    74%
F – Failure                                           =          Below 70%

Students receive an academic and clinical grade report at the end of the semester. Academic and Clinical grades are listed separately, are weighted by credit hours, and are averaged for a semester GPA.

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