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.
Students will be required to rotate a total of 9 Saturday rotations beginning in their second year. They will receive 6 clinical experiences on afternoons and 3 clinical experiences on midnights. 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 the University of Akron.
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
- The student will develop competence in clinical performance
- The student will demonstrate effective oral and written communication practices when dealing with patients,
- family members and other members of the healthcare team.
- The student will demonstrate the ability to effectively integrate critical thinking and problem solving when dealing with trauma or other than normal radiographic procedures
- 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
Pre-requisites (available at Stark State College or any accredited college which is regionally accredited):
All pre-requisite courses must be at least a “C” average or must be repeated.
- Mathematics: College Math MTH 123 or higher
- Speech/Communications: COM 121 or higher
- English Composition: ENG 124 or higher
- Medical Terminology
- Anatomy and Physiology I
- Anatomy and Physiology II
- Psychology/Human Relations
A minimum of five of the seven pre-requisite courses are required for admission. Of the five courses, Anatomy Physiology I is required and the other four courses are at the discretion of the student. Student applicants will then be required to provide documentation of enrollment in the two remaining courses during the spring semester of admission year.
NOTE: BIO123 can be taken as a substitute for Anatomy I & II. If this option is chosen, it is possible you may have to take another 2 credit class. All prerequisite classes must be a minimum of 22 credits total.
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*
|Book Fee Estimate||$700|
|Uniforms & Shoes||$200|
|Tuition per semester x 4||$5,000|
|Total Estimated Cost||$21,220|
*Prices subject to change.
University of Akron Affiliation/ Tuition rates
Mercy Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology is affiliated with The University of Akron and provides course curriculum for the university degree in Radiologic Technology. Tuition for our program is based on the prevailing University of Akron undergraduate instructional fee per semester and Mercy Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology has no control over those fees. Any refunds for tuition follow the University of Akron’s refund policy.
Tuition refund through University of Akron:
Tuition cost for the program:
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, 2016-December 31, 2016
This is an annual measurement of how many students begin their education divided by the number that actually completes the program. In 2015, we had four of the 7 students who began the program, completed the program. We had 57% completion rate.
Credentialing First Attempt Passage Rate: 2012-2016
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 2012-2016, Mercy had twenty-six students take the ARRT examination. Of that number 22 students passed the examination first attempt. From the period 2012-2016, Mercy has an 85% passage rate on the credentialing test first attempt.
Employment Rate: 2012-2016
This is a measure for how many students find employment within 12 months of graduation that is actively seeking employment. The five year period from 2012-2016, Mercy had twenty six graduates and of that number, 24 sought employment and all 24 found employment. We had 100% job placement rate from 2012-2016. Those not seeking employment are not included in this number.
A student may appeal an unfavorable evaluation or Progressive Corrective Action through the following grievance procedures:
- 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.
- The Program Director will notify the student within ten (10) days to schedule a meeting with the Advisory Committee.
- 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.
- 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.