Your Gateway to a Radiology Tech Career

The School of Radiologic Technology at Mercy Medical Center provides an associate degree in applied science upon graduation with full accreditation by the JRCERT. Graduates are eligible to become Registered Technologists with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Students are provided with both didactic and clinical instruction on campus. Approximately 3,400 hours are dedicated to mastery of clinical skills valuable in today’s competitive market.

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Students will be required to rotate a total of 6 Saturday rotations beginning in their second year. They will receive 6 clinical experiences on afternoons. Students will be given a compensatory day off as to not exceed 40 hours a week.

Mercy Medical Center School of Radiology is now affiliated with Kent State University.

The student will receive an Associates of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology from Kent State University upon program completion.

Selection of students to the program shall be based on the applicant’s ability, preparation, attitude, interest and personal qualities indicating potential to successfully meet the terminal goals of the program.


It is the Medical Center’s policy that it will comply with the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Ohio Revised Code 4112.02(A), and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and the Regulations issued thereunder, and that this policy will be administered and will continue to be conducted in such a manner that no person will be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under such program on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Mercy Medical Center’s School of Radiology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology. The address is:

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
FAX: 423-304-5304


Program Goals

  • The student will develop competence in clinical performance.
  • The student will demonstrate effective communication.
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking skills.
  • The student will determine the importance of life-long learning and professional development.
  • The program will provide the community with a skilled entry level imaging graduate.

Application Pre-requisites (Must Be Completed Prior to Feb. 1 Deadline)

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Completed application form with all materials returned prior to February 1st
  • If the student is accepted, a physical examination, drug screen and background check will be performed and is required to complete the acceptance process.
  • College transcripts must not be more than 5 years since last date of attendance.
  • If transcripts are more than 5 years old, 2 college courses must be taken.
  • A minimum of 4 hours shadowing is required in a hospital or medical center radiology department
  • Overall GPA in college must be a minimum of 2.5
  • Admission to the program is based on a point system

Contact Information

Program Director
School of Radiologic Technology

Mercy Medical Center
1320 Mercy Drive N.W.

NOTE: All descriptions, standards, and policies stated in this brochure are subject to change.

School of Radiologic Technology Program Expenses*

Application Fee $40
Book Fee Estimate $700
Seminars (OSRT) $250
Uniforms & Shoes $200
OSRT Membership $30
Tuition per semester x 4 $5,000
Total Estimated Cost $21,220

*Prices subject to change.

Prerequisites and Coursework

Prior to entering Mercy’s program, several prerequisites must be completed with at least a “C” average (or the prerequisite must be repeated) at an accredited college or university. A BLS certification is also required.

Prerequisites include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Medical Terminology
  • College Math Course

If you have some college credits at a school of higher learning, please contact the Program Director; Christine Gialousis at 330-489-1273 for advisement.

If you have NO college credits your pre-requisites should be completed at a Kent State University branch. Kent State University requires 15 residency credits in order to finish the Associate of Applied Science Degree required for completion of the Radiologic Technology degree at Mercy Medical Center.

Below is a list of courses at Kent State University that can be used to fill those 15 residency credits and be used toward your Associate of Applied Science degree:

  • US 10097: First Year Experience (1 credit hour, online course available)
  • HED 14020: Medical Terminology (3 credit hours, online course available)
  • CHEM 10055: Molecules of Life (3 credit hours, online course available)
  • ENG 11011: College Writing I (3 credit hours, online course available)
  • PSYC 11762: General Psychology (3 credit hours, online course available)
  • MATH 11009: Modeling Algebra (4 credit hours, online course available)
    MATH 11010: Algebra for Calculus (3 credit hours, online course available)
  • BSCI 11010: Foundational A & P I (3 credit hours)
    BSCI 11020: Foundational A & P II (3 credit hours)
    BSCI 21010: Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credit hours)
    BSCI 21020: Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credit hours)
  • Humanities and Fine Arts course (3 credit hours, online course available)

Program Effectiveness Data

The following is a brief synopsis of information reported to the Joint Review Committee on Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program reports program completion rate, credentialing examination first attempt passage rate and employment rate. The JRCERT is located at 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300 or visit the JRCERT Program Effectiveness web page.

Program Completion Rate:  January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019

This is an annual measurement of how many students begin their education divided by the number that actually completes the program. In 2019, we had seven of the 8 students who began the program, completed the program. We had 88% completion rate.

Credentialing First Attempt Passage Rate: 2015-2019

This measure is the number of students who take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination over a 5 year period. It measures how many passed in the first try as opposed to how many students did not pass. The 5 year period from 2015-2019, Mercy had twenty seven students take the ARRT examination. Of that number 22 students passed the examination first attempt. From the period 2015-2019, Mercy has an 82% passage rate on the credentialing test first attempt.

Employment Rate: 2015-2019

This is a measure for how many students find employment within 12 months of graduation that is actively seeking employment. The 5 year period from 2015-2019, Mercy had twenty seven graduates and of that number, 23 sought employment, and all 23 found employment. We had 100% job placement rate from 2015-2019. Those not seeking employment are not included in this number.

Appeals Policy

A student may appeal an unfavorable evaluation or Progressive Corrective Action through the following grievance procedures:
  1. The student shall contact the Program Director to file an official grievance. The formal grievance must be filed within ten (10) days from the said action. The grievance should state simply the reasons for disagreeing.
  2. The Program Director will notify the student within ten (10) days to schedule a meeting with the Advisory Committee.
  3. At the meeting of the Advisory Committee, the student will present his/her position and may call witnesses with direct knowledge of the incident in question. The student may be represented by another student at this meeting.
  4. If the student fails to be satisfied with the decision of the advisory committee, they may appeal to the Human Resources manager of the Medical Center. The Human Resources manager’s decision is final. This appeal must be filed within ten (10) days of the advisory committees decision.

Policy and procedures can be reviewed in the Radiology Program Director’s office. The office phone number is 330-489-1273.