Mammography

​​​​​Are you looking for a career choice caring for patients? Join our mammography course.

Learn More About Mammography

Mammography is a specialized form of radiology that focuses on examining patients for breast cancer. Technicians work directly with patients and create X-rays to help radiologists search for possible tumors.

Experienced radiologic technologists teach the mammography course at Brookhaven, and classes are kept small to encourage student participation. A pathway to clinical training is available for students after taking the course.

To prepare for work in this high-demand, growing career field, you’ll build skills in:

  • Patient care and communication
  • Breast anatomy and physiology
  • Quality assurance techniques

A credit course in mammography training is also available at Dallas College.

Qualifications

Mammography is a secondary certification that is acquired through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). To pursue this certification, candidates must either be certified as radiologic technologists or be radiologic technology students in their final semester. Please note that completion of the mammography course requires a drug screening and criminal background check.

Mammographers are on the front lines of breast cancer detection. Their work is extremely up close and personal, and they are working with women who are often anxious or scared. Students find that the imaging sciences offer a unique opportunity to use both their people skills and technology skills.
Sharon Watson
Dallas College faculty


HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. 

For more information please visit dcccd.edu/hb1508.

 
 

Contact Us​

Sharon Watson

  • Instructor, Radiological Sciences

Wanda Snowton

  • Program Director, Workforce and Continuing Education


 
 

Looking to earn more? A career as a mammographer can start you on the path to a great career in health care.