Program Overview

Kennebec Valley Community College offers an Advanced Certificate in Mammography through the science technology program. The Mammography program seeks to help students develop theoretical knowledge and practical training in all areas of Mammography. This certificate requires one semester of study with 14 credit hours total. There are also clinical hours required, but all classes are online.

Kennebec Valley Community College’s mission of the Radiological Technology program is to educate and train all students to provide direct services to patients. With this training and education students will be able to use radiation to produce the images required for medical diagnosis from an integral perspective. Once students have completed all program requirements they will receive a certificate in Mammography. This certificate allows them to sit for the certification examination of the ARRT’s examination in Mammography.

A few educational outcomes from the radiological technology program include, but are not limited to: 

  • The capability to evaluate a patient’s medical information to determine the correct procedure to perform
  • The ability to perform mammography procedures integrating all the patients’ information to facilitate a diagnosis
  • The capability of performing any procedure in their field of study
  • The ability to talk to patients about any concerns and clarify their questions regarding equipment and procedures
  • The ability to apply discretion and critical thinking to all procedures and to continue to education themselves in their field of study

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions

    Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

    School Overview

    Kennebec Valley Community College is a public two-year school located in Fairfield, Maine. KVCC was established in 1969 as one of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System. Many students choose to receive their associate’s degree here and then move on to an affiliate four-year institution to earn their bachelor’s degree. Kennebec Valley Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in the following programs: health sciences, computer science, business administration and various trades programs.

    Distance learning classes are for the convenience of students so that they can complete coursework on their own time. All instruction will be done online and no on-campus class sessions will be held. Hybrid classes are also available where students mostly attend class online but are required to come on campus for a few class sessions.


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