About Us

About Us

Founded in 1958, the Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging offers students the following benefits:

  • Challenging courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Opportunities for scholarships and grants.
  • JRCERT-accredited Radiologic Technology Program.
  • Approval by the Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools.
  • Excellent classroom and clinical facilities.
  • Clinical experience at two hospitals plus outpatient centers.
  • Small class size.
  • Free tutoring.
  • 100% overall pass rate on American Registry Examination more than 35 years.

Radiologic technologists or radiographers use x-ray equipment to obtain images of the body that are interpreted by a radiologist. Radiographers are responsible for preparing patients for the exam, moving and instructing the patient into the proper position, correctly operating the equipment, and obtaining a high-quality image while minimizing radiation dose to the patient.

After becoming a registered radiographer, there are many different areas to specialize in. Some of these include:

  • Bone densitometry.
  • Cardiac-interventional radiography.
  • Computed tomography (CT).
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Mammography.
  • Nuclear medicine.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • Sonography.
  • Vascular interventional radiography.

The work environment for radiographers is very diverse. They can work in hospitals, outpatient centers, and doctors’ offices which can include evening, weekend, or on-call shifts.

Accreditation

Accreditation

The School of Diagnostic Imaging is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The length of accreditation awarded is eight years, the maximum award granted by the JRCERT, which recognizes the following categories: accredited, probationary accreditation, and administrative probationary accreditation. The program operates in accordance with the accreditation standards set forth in the "Standards for an Accredited Educational program on Radiologic Sciences" established by the JRCERT. A copy of the "Standards" is available from the school upon request. A student who successfully completes the program is eligible to apply for the national registry examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Students are also eligible to be state-licensed.

Information regarding programmatic accreditation by the JRCERT can be found at www.jrcert.org or by contacting them directly.

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312.704.5300

State approval

The Radiologic Program is approved and registered by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3332. For questions related to the State Board approval, please contact Cleveland Clinic Center for Health Profession Education, 9500 Euclid Ave./JJ21., Cleveland OH 44195, 216.444.5678 option 4.

Radiologic licensure

The Ohio Department of Health Radiologic Licensure program ensures standards of knowledge and skill for operators who apply radiation to humans for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Through continuous enforcement, initiative and action, the program assures medical patients receive quality diagnostic imaging and services.

The program is funded by initial license application fees, renewal fees and educational provider fees. The program has licensed more than 17,000 operators, 110 educational facilities and 180 continuing educational courses.

Mailing address:
Ohio Department of Health
Radiologic Licensure
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.752.2370
Fax: 614.564.2460
Xray.Licensure@odh.ohio.gov

Liability insurance and background check

Cleveland Clinic provides liability insurance and background checks free of charge to all students accepted in the School of Diagnostic Imaging.

Admissions

Admissions

Individuals applying to the School of Diagnostic Imaging:

  • Shall possess a high school diploma or have earned a certificate of equivalent education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Must provide a current e-mail address with their application. This is needed to contact you for clinical observation and for access to the program learning management system. No application will be processed without a valid and current e-mail address.
  • Must participate in a behavior based personal interview with program officials.
  • Must complete the college credit course prerequisites. The program is not able to offer placement tests for the pre-requisite courses.

The Radiologic Technology Program does not accept advanced placement, transfer students or transfer credits from any college or radiography program.

Admissions process

The School of Diagnostic Imaging uses a selective process to determine which students will be accepted into the Radiology Program. Acceptance into the program is based on a point system that includes scores from a behavior-based interview, high school and college GPA's, and the number of science and math classes with a grade of "C" or better. The higher the grade on the science and math courses, the more points awarded.

The program accepts between 18 and 25 students each year based upon clinical site availability. Acceptance letters will be emailed out approximately one month after the interview process has been completed. The Radiography Program starts each year in August.

To be considered for acceptance, please complete and remain aware of the following steps:

  • Complete the Radiography Program application.
  • Send the Application Form to the school with the non-refundable $20 application fee. Please do not send cash. We accept checks or credit card payments. Checks should be made payable to the School of Diagnostic Imaging, Cleveland Clinic. For credit card payments, call Gloria at 216.448.3110.
  • Send your official high school and college transcripts to the school.
  • Behavior-based interviews will be scheduled in February/March for applicants who have met the previous qualifications. The purpose of the behavior-based interview is to assess communication and critical thinking skills.

Technical standards

  • Candidates must have good eyesight either naturally or through correction. They must be able to see the printed words in a radiographic textbook and be able to read and accurately interpret the numbers on a radiographic technique chart.
  • Candidates must have the ability to hear instructions and be able to respond to verbal requests by patients.
  • Candidates must be able to life a minimum of 30 pounds and possess the ability to support up to 175 pounds. Radiographers must assist, support and move patients from wheelchairs and carts onto radiographic examination tables, which requires the use of their back and muscles.
  • Radiographers work while standing, sometimes for hours. Candidates must be able to move around and stand for long periods of time.
  • Radiographers must verbally instruct patients and be able to express concern and empathy for them. Candidates must possess good verbal and nonverbal communication skills as evidenced from the application and interview process. Radiographers must perform data entry with dexterity and accuracy.
  • Candidates must be physically and mentally capable of fulfilling the objectives of the radiography program. The school will make reasonable accommodations to assist a student with a disability to advance through the program. Candidates must have sensory function adequate for patient assessment and care. They must possess the physical status needed to provide all aspects of care in a safe manner.

Pre-requisites

Candidates are encouraged to submit the pre-requisites by Feb. 1 or until the program has sufficient applications that meet the requirements. All courses must have a traditional letter grade. Candidates may be considered who meet most of the requirements if there is evidence that they will meet the requirements prior to the beginning of the program.

The School of Diagnostic Imaging does not accept the pass/no pass grading option. Credit(s) earned at other institutions or programs will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee using transfer.org to determine if they meet the program requirements.  

Applicants must have completed the following college credit pre-requisites with a grade of "C" or better:

  • Medical Terminology.
  • Anatomy & Physiology I, completed within the last 10 years.
  • Anatomy and Physiology II, completed within the last 10 years.
  • OR Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Imaging at Cuyahoga Community College.

Please note: If you have already completed a minimum of an associate’s degree, only the above pre-requisites are required. The degree does not have to be in the radiologic sciences.

If you have completed Anatomy & Physiology I and are registered for Anatomy & Physiology II for the Spring semester, you may still apply to the program and be interviewed, but you must then complete the Anatomy & Physiology II successfully in the Spring semester to be eligible for acceptance.

We will accept Anatomy & Physiology for Diagnostic Medical Imaging - BIO 1221 from Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) as a pre-requisite, but this does not transfer to any other college as a complete A&P sequence and is only applicable for an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree from Tri-C. Please call us if you have any questions.  

Application

The deadline for applications for the August class is Feb. 1. Application forms can be downloaded from the website or may be obtained from the School of Diagnostic Imaging, Cleveland Clinic by calling 216.448.3110. Submit your completed form to the program manager with a non-refundable $20 application fee. Please do not send cash. We accept checks and credit card payments. Checks should be made payable to the School of Diagnostic Imaging, Cleveland Clinic. For credit card payments, please call Gloria at 216.448.3110. Students must have their official high school and college transcripts mailed directly to the school.

Deadline for application submission and completion of all pre-requisite courses is Feb. 1 each year.

Non-discrimination policy

Cleveland Clinic does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ethnicity, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Cleveland Clinic administers all programs and services without regard to disability and provides reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.  

Criminal background check

All students accepted into the School of Diagnostic Imaging must complete a criminal background check. Students with a criminal record may not be eligible to participate in a clinical rotation, receive a professional licensure/registration, or obtain employment in the health field. Cleveland Clinic covers the cost of the background check.  

Basic life support for healthcare providers

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers must be completed prior to starting the program. Training from only two providers are accepted: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer from the American Red Cross.

Gainful employment disclosure report

Required by the Department of Education, the following program information is available:

  • Tuition and fees.
  • Books and supplies.
  • Financial aid options.
  • Program length.
  • Program completion information.
  • Job placement information.
  • Program accreditation agency.

Questions? Call 216.448.3110.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Course sequence

1st Semester - Fall: 16 weeks
RT 101 Patient Care in Radiography
TECH 101 Radiographic Technique I
POS 101 Radiographic Positioning & Procedures I
POSL 101 Radiographic Positioning & Procedures I Lab
CL 101 Introductory Clinical Experience I
2nd Semester - Spring: 16 weeks
PHY 102  Principles of Radiation Physics
TECH 102
Radiographic Technique II
POS 102
Radiographic Positioning & Procedures II
POSL 102
Radiographic Positioning & Procedures II Lab
CL 102
Introductory Clinical Experience II
3rd Semester - Summer: 12 weeks
ETH 101
Healthcare Ethics & Law
POS 201
Advanced Radiographic Procedures
SP 201
Special Procedures in Radiologic Technology
CL 103
Intermediate Clinical Experience I
4th Semester - Fall: 16 weeks
BIO 201
Radiation Biology & Protection
REG 201
Registry Review I
CL 201
Intermediate Clinical Experience II
5th Semester - Spring: 16 weeks
RT 202
Radiographic Analysis
PATH 201 Radiographic Pathology
REG 202
Registry Review II
CL 201
Advanced Clinical Experience I

Radiographic positioning labs

Radiographic positioning labs are held during the 1st and 2nd semesters at the Euclid Hospital radiography department.

Course descriptions

RT 101 - Patient Care in Radiography
This course provides an overview of radiography in addition to the basic concepts of patient care, infection control, and the role of the radiographer as a member of the health care team. Content includes pharmacology and administration of diagnostic contrast agents and intravenous medications; patient assessment; and vital signs. Topics include: critical thinking; history of radiography; professional roles and behavior; professional attitudes and communications. Also included will be hospital and departmental organization, and hospital and program affiliation.

  • Prerequisite: Admission to Radiography Program

TECH 101 - Radiographic Technique I
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the exposure factors required to produce quality radiographs. The material presented will enable the student to vary factors to control density, contrast, visibility of detail, recorded detail, distortion, radiographic equipment, computed/digital radiography and the use of automatic exposure devices. Exposure compensation and technique calculations are emphasized.  

  • Prerequisite: Admission to Radiography Program

POS 101 - Radiographic Positioning and Procedures I
POSL 101– Radiographic Lab
This course serves as an introduction to the basics of diagnostic radiography. The material presented will enable a student to interpret radiology requisitions; recognize the structure and organs visualized in a radiograph; and correctly position a patient for various radiologic examinations including pediatric and geriatric patients. A section on radiation protection will introduce the student to proper methods of protecting both the patient and themselves from ionizing radiation. Radiographic Positioning and Procedures I also includes the preliminary steps to taking a radiograph; general radiographic anatomy and positioning terminology; and anatomy and radiography of the thoracic viscera, upper extremities, lower extremities, shoulder girdle, bony thorax, urinary system, abdomen, pelvis, femur and hip. The student will participate in corresponding radiographic positioning labs.

  • Prerequisite: Admission to Radiography Program

CL 101 – Introductory Clinical Experience I
Supervised sessions emphasizing development of medical imaging skills. Practical application of radiographic positioning with emphasis on the thoracic viscera, upper extremities, lower extremities and shoulder girdle. Designed to give the student an introduction to the basics of diagnostic radiography in the clinical setting. Clinical experience in hospital environment for eight weeks, two and a half days a week.  

  • Prerequisite: Admission to Radiography Program

TECH 102 - Radiographic Technique II
The course is designed to give an understanding of the components, principles and operation of digital imaging systems found in diagnostic imaging. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed. Guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluating images within a digital system assist students to bridge between film-based and digital systems. Principles of digital quality assurance and maintenance are presented.

  • Prerequisite: TECH 102 - Radiographic Technique I

POS 102 - Radiographic Positioning and Procedures II
POS 102L - Radiographic Lab 
This course advances and increases the student’s knowledge of diagnostic radiographic positioning. This course will cover the anatomy, positioning and radiography of the vertebral column, sacroiliac joints, digestive system, biliary system, skull, facial bones and paranasal sinuses. Trauma and surgical radiography will also be covered. The students will also participate in corresponding radiographic positioning labs.

  • Prerequisites: POS 101 - Radiographic Positioning and Procedures I; POSL 101 - Radiographic Lab I

PHY 102 - Principles of Radiation Physics
This course is designed to present the student with the fundamentals of electrical and radiation physics and the basic principles underlying the operation of X-ray equipment and the circuit and tube components. Topics will include the radiation concepts of matter, energy, electricity, electromagnetism and the properties of x-rays. This course will also present the nature and characteristics of radiation, X-ray production, units of measure and the fundamentals of photon interactions with matter. Mammographic, fluoroscopic and mobile equipment will be covered and tube rating charts and radiographic quality assurance and quality control will also be discussed.

  • Prerequisites: TECH 102 - Radiographic Technique I

CL 102 – Introductory Clinical Experience II
Supervised sessions emphasizing development of medical imaging skills. Practical application of radiographic positioning with emphasis on the vertebral column; scoliosis; spinal fusion; sacroiliac joints; bony thorax (sternum, sternoclavicular joints, ribs); digestive system; urinary system; biliary tract and gallbladder; abdomen; pelvis; femur; and hip radiography. Students are required to successfully complete 15 clinical competency examinations supervised by a registered radiographer or clinical instructor. Clinical experience in hospital environment for 16 weeks, four days a week.

  • Prerequisite: CL 101 - Introductory Clinical Experience I

ETH 101 - Healthcare Ethics and Law
This course is designed to provide the student with a fundamental background in healthcare ethics and law. The historical and philosophical bases of ethics as well as the elements of ethical behavior are discussed. The student will examine a variety of ethical issues and dilemmas that occur in clinical practice. An introduction to legal terminology, concepts and principles will also be presented. Topics include misconduct, malpractice, unintentional and intentional torts, HIPAA standards and compliance, legal and professional standards and the ASRT scope of practice. The importance of proper documentation and informed consent will be emphasized.

  • Prerequisites: RT 101 - Patient Care in Radiography

POS 201 - Advanced Radiographic Procedures
Advanced Radiographic Procedures will include radiographic anatomy and positioning terminology that are relevant to the following: contrast arthrography, long bone measurement, and radiography of the mouth, salivary glands and anterior neck, reproductive systems, and mammography. Additional topics include radiation oncology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and bone densitometry.

  • Prerequisite: POS 102 - Radiographic Positioning and Procedures II

BIO 101 - Radiation Biology and Protection
This course provides the student with information on the fundamental principles of radiation protection and radiation biology. Knowledge provided in this course is essential to understanding the biological effects of ionizing radiation and radiation protection at a basic scientific level and will serve as a standard for radiographers to promote the safe use of medical ionizing radiation. The course includes the study of legal and ethical radiation protection responsibilities of radiation workers, personnel monitoring devices, public and occupational dose limits, theory and operation of radiation detection devices, and state regulations governing radiation protection practices. Additional topics include the study of radiation sources, units of measure, effective dose limits, and biologic effects of radiation.

  • Prerequisite: PHY 102 - Principles of Radiation Physics

CL 103 – Intermediate Clinical Experience I
Supervised sessions emphasizing development of medical imaging skills. Practical application of radiographic positioning with emphasis on the skull, facial bones, and paranasal sinuses. Students are required to successfully complete 15 clinical competency examinations supervised by a registered radiographer or clinical instructor.

Clinical experience in hospital environment for 12 weeks, four days a week.

  • Prerequisite: CL 102 - Introductory Clinical Experience II 

SP 201 - Special Procedures
This course is designed to advance the student’s knowledge of specialized procedures in the imaging department. The material presented will enable a student to recognize the structure and organs visualized in a radiograph, and to correctly position a patient for various advanced and special radiologic examinations. Special Procedures will include vascular; cardiac and interventional radiography; central nervous system; magnetic resonance imaging; and computed tomography.

  • Prerequisite: POS 202 - Advanced Radiographic Procedures II

RT 202- Radiographic Analysis
This course is designed to provide a basis for analyzing the radiographic quality of the following procedures: chest, abdomen, upper extremities, shoulder girdle, lower extremities, hip/pelvis, spine, skull, facial bones, gastrointestinal tract, and pediatric radiography. The students will demonstrate patient assessment, proper positioning, exposure factors, and radiation protection. Included are the importance of minimum imaging standards, discussion of a problem-solving technique for image evaluation and the factors that can affect image quality.

  • Prerequisite: Radiographic Positioning & Procedures sequence, Radiographic Technique sequence

CL 201 – Intermediate Clinical Experience II
Supervised sessions emphasizing development of medical imaging skills. Practical application of radiographic positioning. Students are required to successfully complete 20 clinical competency examinations supervised by a registered radiographer or clinical instructor. Clinical experience in hospital environment for 16 weeks, four days a week.

  • Prerequisite: CL 103 - Intermediate Clinical Experience I

PATH 201 - Radiographic Pathology
This course is designed to introduce concepts related to disease and etiological considerations with emphasis on radiographic appearance of disease and impact on exposure factor selection. The material covered should enhance the students’ knowledge regarding interpretation of clinical information provided on the requisition and/or patient’s chart. Case studies and critical thinking exercises  allow the student the opportunity to consider the relevance of radiographic procedures with regard to technical and patient considerations. The course also includes a written research paper on a chosen pathology with oral presentation.

  • Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology (Program Prerequisite)

REG 201 - Registry Review I
This course provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses and helps the student prepare for national certification examinations for radiographers. Topics include: image production and evaluation; radiographic procedures; anatomy, physiology, pathology, and terminology; equipment operation and quality control; radiation protection; and patient care and education.

  • Prerequisite: Departmental Approval

Please note: Classes may not transfer as credit courses to an institute of higher learning. Other courses may be added at the school's discretion. The Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging reserves the right to change course offerings or course content.

Textbook information

All School of Diagnostic Imaging students must purchase the required textbooks listed on the program textbook list which is available by contacting the School of Diagnostic Imaging at 216.448.3110.

Please note: Students must purchase the current edition of each textbook.

Grading scale

The following grading scale is used:

93 - 100 A 4.0
84 - 92 3.0
75 - 83 C 2.0
67 - 74 D 1.0 
0 - 66 F 0.0

Academic grading policy

Students must maintain a 75% or better grade point average in each course of the program. Students not satisfying the minimal academic requirements will be counseled and may be subject to academic probation and/or dismissal from the program.

Attendance, semester breaks, personal time off and holidays

Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes. During clinical rotation, students are required to report on time for their assignment and complete their  seven-and-half-hour clinical day. Students are allowed 42 hours of personal time off the first year and 28 hours in the second year. The program consists of five semesters with a two week break between each semester. Students have two additional break weeks each year, one in the spring semester and one in the fall semester. Students do not have classes or clinicals experiences on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (and the day after Thanksgiving) and Christmas.

Clinical obligation / experience

All clinical assignments occur Monday through Friday during the day, with the exception of the trauma rotation, which consists of two weeks of evenings, from 3:30 to11:00 p.m. All academic classes are held during the day.

Students rotate to two hospitals and at least one outpatient center for clinical education. All hospital assignments are chosen using a lottery system. 

The following is the list of hospitals at which a student may be assigned.

The following is the list of outpatient centers at which a student may be assigned:

  • Beachwood FHC: 26900 Cedar Rd., Beachwood, OH 44122
  • Brunswick FHC: 3574 Center Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212
  • Middleburg Heights FHC17840 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130
  • Strongsville FHC: 16761 Southpark Center, Strongsville, OH 44136
  • Twinsburg FHC: 8701 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087
  • Willoughby Hills FHC: 2570 Som Center Rd., Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
  • Akron General Health & Wellness Center – Bath: 4125 Medina Rd., Akron, OH 44333
  • Akron General Health & Wellness Center – Stow: 4300 Allen Rd., Stow, OH 44224
FAQ

FAQ

How long is the program?

The Radiologic Technology Program is 21 months in length (five semesters).

When does the program begin?

The program begins in late August each year.

What are the program pre-requisites?

The prerequisites are Anatomy & Physiology I and II and Medical Terminology.

How do you select the clinical sites a student will be attending?

Each student attends two hospital clinical sites which are chosen by a lottery.  

Do students attend Family Health Centers for clinical rotations?

Students also rotate through Family Health Center outpatient imaging departments.

What is the deadline for application?

The program application, application fee, and all college transcripts must be submitted by Feb. 1st of each year for the program beginning the following August.

What is the acceptance process?

Prospective students participate in a behavior-based interview used to assess communication and critical thinking skills. This interview is evaluated by a point system. Total points assigned to a student include points from the interview, high school and college GPAs, and science and math courses taken with a grade of C or better. The students with the highest scores are accepted into the program.

Do I need a college degree to get accepted into the program?

No. However, you will need a degree before the end of our program to be eligible for graduation and the national registry exam.

Do your classes transfer to other colleges for my degree?

Technically no. However, we have affiliation agreements with several local colleges for degree completion.

What is the time commitment for successful completion of the program?

Students should expect a full schedule, attending either class or clinical experiences Monday-Friday, seven and a half hours (day shift), plus drive time. 

Do you have a weekend or evening program?

No, we do not.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Degree completion

Applicants are not required to have a degree to be accepted into our program; however students must have a degree before graduation as both a graduation requirement and to be eligible to sit for the ARRT registry exam. The Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging has articulation agreements with several local colleges to allow for degree completion by the end of the program. 

Eligibility requirements for ARRT certification in radiography require all candidates to have earned an associate or higher degree from an accrediting agency recognized by the ARRT prior to taking the Radiography Certification Examination. The degree does not need to be in the radiologic sciences, and it can be earned before entering the educational program or during the program. Please visit the ARRT website regarding specific accrediting agencies.

Please note: If an applicant already has an associate, bachelor's, or master’s degree, the ARRT requirements are fulfilled. The following information does not apply to degree holders.

The School of Diagnostic Imaging will continue to graduate well-qualified professionals who are eligible for ARRT certification by articulation agreements with local colleges. Graduates from the program will receive a Certificate in Radiologic Technology from Cleveland Clinic and complete their degree requirements at one of the designated colleges either before, during or after the radiography program.

The radiography program courses taken at Cleveland Clinic will transfer as block credit and apply toward the degree. Students will develop a plan to complete the general education requirements and any other degree requirements from the college. Upon completion of both Cleveland Clinic radiography program courses and the college degree requirement courses, the graduate will earn both a Certificate in Radiology Technology from Cleveland Clinic and an associate degree from the college.

This will permit the graduate to take the ARRT Registry Examination.

Please note: Cleveland Clinic Radiology Program courses transfer as block credit toward the degree, not as individual classes/credit.

Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging has articulation agreements with the following colleges for associate degree completion: 

Cuyahoga Community College
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree:  

  • BIO 1221 – Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Imaging or
  • BIO 2331 and 2341, Anatomy and Physiology I and II.
  • MA 1020 – Medical Terminology I.
  • MATH 1240 – Contemporary Math.
  • PSY 1010 – General Psychology or PSY 101H, Honors Psychology.
  • ENG 1010 – College Composition I or ENG 101H, Honors English.
  • ENG 1020 – College Composition II.

Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree: 

  • BSCI 11010 – Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health I.
  • BSCI 11020 – Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health II.
  • HED 14020 – Medical Terminology.
  • MATH 11009 – Modeling Algebra or
  • MATH 11010 – Algebra for Calculus.
  • ENG 11011 – College Writing I.
  • PSYC 11762 – General Psychology.
  • CHEM 10050 – Fundamentals of Chemistry or
  • CHEM 10055 – Molecules of Life.

Lorain County Community College
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree:

  • BIOG 121 – Anatomy and Physiology I.
  • BIOG 122 – Anatomy and Physiology II.
  • ALHN 110 – Medical Terminology.
  • MTHM 158 – Quantitative Reasoning or
  • MTHM 168 – Statistics.
  • ENGL 161 – College Composition I.
  • ENGL 162 – College Composition II.
  • BIOG 123 – Cross-Sectional Anatomy.
  • SOCY 151 – Introduction to Sociology.

Lakeland Community College
Associate of Technical Studies in Radiologic Technology degree:

  • BIOL 2210 – Anatomy and Physiology I.
  • BIOL 2220 – Anatomy and Physiology II.
  • HLTH 1215 – Medical Terminology.
  • MATH 1330 – Statistics for Health Sciences Mathematics or 3 credit hour college level mathematics.
  • ENGL 1110 – English Composition I (A) or
  • ENGL 1111 – English Composition I.
  • Three credits from each of two (2) of the following categories:
    • Arts & Humanities.
    • Social & Behavioral Sciences.
    • Natural Sciences.
  • Additional three credits math, or one of the categories above, or English 1200 or Effective Interpersonal Communication 1100.
  • Additional 14 credits from categories above and/or other general studies courses and/or basic/related/foundational courses.

STUDENTS MUST MEET WITH AN LCC COUNSELOR TO CONFIRM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS.

*Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology are program prerequisites and must be taken before starting the program.

If you have any questions regarding degree requirements, please contact Gloria Albrecht at 216.692.7512.

Graduation requirements

All students must meet the following criteria for graduation:

  • Satisfactory completion of all program courses.
  • All competencies must be completed as outlined in the Competency Examination Policy.
  • All required ARRT mandatory and elective competencies must be completed.
  • All required ARRT general patient care procedures must be completed.
  • All required Developmental Examination and corrections must be completed.
  • All regular and make-up hours must be completed.
  • Tuition payment and fees must be paid in full.
  • All reference books or other material must be returned, including any resources from the Cleveland Clinic library.
  • ID badge, dosimeter, and markers must be returned. A fee will be charged for missing ID badge, dosimeter and markers. All fees must be paid prior to graduation.
  • Graduation survey must be completed.
  • Employer release form must be signed.
  • All required college-level courses for degree completion must be completed.
  • Formal venipuncture class must be satisfactorily completed.
  • Satisfactorily write a short paper on professionalism.
  • Students who use Federal Financial Aid must complete the Department of Education Exit Interview.
Mission & Goals

Mission & Goals

Mission

To develop exceptional imaging professionals whose expertise will meet the needs of the community they serve, and whose academic education and clinical experience will provide a foundation for lifelong learning.

Program goals & outcomes

Goal #1: The student/graduate will be clinically competent.

Outcomes:

  • Student will provide appropriate patient care.
  • Student will demonstrate clinical competency appropriate to their level of experience.
  • Student will perform exams safely.
  • Student will produce quality diagnostic images. 

Goal #2: The student/graduate will demonstrate professionalism.

Outcomes:

  • Student will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of professionalism.
  • Student will demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Student will demonstrate an understanding of patient confidentiality (HIPAA).

Goal #3: The student/graduate will demonstrate effective critical thinking.

Outcomes:

  • Student will be able to modify routine procedures for non-routine patients.
  • Student will effectively critique images to determine if corrective action is required.
  • Student will acquire critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities that enhance their clinical experience.

Goal #4: The student/graduate will demonstrate effective communication.

Outcomes:

  • Student will demonstrate effective written communication.
  • Student will develop professional verbal communication in the health care environment.

Diversity statement

The Center for Health Professions Education and Cleveland Clinic are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background or culture. A diverse and inclusive environment for students and staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients are essential to fulfilling our vision to be the best place for care anywhere and the best place to work in healthcare. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Effectiveness Data

The performance of the School of Diagnostic Imaging Radiologic Technology Program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

This data includes the program's completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. The explanation of these measures and program data that corresponds with the annual report most recently submitted to the JRCERT is indicated below. This information can also be obtained at www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data under Euclid Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Health System - Radiography.

The Radiography Program's 2023 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following:

Program completion rate
This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that completed the program.  

Credentialing examination first time pass rate
This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The figure reflects an average over five years.  

Job placement rate
This is the number of students who had become employed in the radiologic sciences within 12 months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment. The figure reflects an average over five years. 

Program Health Requirements

Program Health Requirements

The Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging recognizes that personal health maintenance is important and it is the responsibility of the individual students to follow the required process to ensure that they are medically cleared to participate in the clinical experience. The School of Diagnostic Imaging follows the CDC Guidelines for Adult Immunization. Students are responsible for submitting required paperwork to the program officials by the specified deadlines. They will not be permitted to attend clinical experience until the requirements are met. Students are further responsible for any cost incurred to become medically cleared for clinical experience.

Listed below are the medical clearance requirements:

  • Physical exam form signed by a physician (MD), certified nurse practitioner (CNP) or physician’s assistant (PA) performed within the last six months.
  • Documented immunity status for the following childhood diseases:
    • Rubella.
    • Rubeola.
    • Varicella.
  • Two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.
  • Tuberculosis Testing within three months of program start date, then annually thereafter.
  • Annual influenza vaccine.
  • A completed MRI screening form (this is done at the school).

Please note: Hepatitis B vaccine is not required, but highly suggested due to the possible exposure to blood and body fluids. Tetanus Diphtheria booster is recommended if it has been more than seven years since the student was vaccinated. For more information, please see the Health Requirements Policy in the Radiology Program Policy and Procedure Manual or contact Barb Fertig at 216.559.8342. Documentation can be emailed or faxed to 216.448.4008, attention Barb.

Resources Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Financial Aid

Program Tuition & Fees $16,080
Semester Payment $3,150
Semester Supplemental Fee $60

There is a $300 non-refundable acceptance tuition deposit which is applicable toward first semester tuition. The tuition and fees are subject to change upon due notice to the student.

Please note: If you pay with a check your payment is presented electronically and the transaction will present as an ACH transaction - not a check.

Estimated additional expenses:
Textbooks $1,000
Registry Review Fee $140
Uniforms (shoes, lab jacket, scrubs) $200
OSRT Membership Fee $30
The following are post-graduation fees:
National Registry Exam Fee $225
State Licensure Fee $60

*There is no charge for parking, liability/malpractice insurance, or background screening.

Refund policy

If a student withdraws from the program, he/she will be entitled to the following scheduled semester tuition refunds:

  • During the first week of the semester, 90% refund.
  • During the second week of the semester, 70% refund.
  • During the third week of the semester, 50% refund.
  • During the fourth week of the semester, 25% refund.
  • During the fifth week of the semester. No refund.

Financial assistance

The Radiologic Technology Program participates in federal financial aid programs. To be considered for financial assistance, a student must complete a free application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA). The FAFSA school code is 015252. You can apply online for federal financial aid at http://fafsa.ed.gov/.

The Radiologic Technology Program also participates in the Department of Veteran Affairs Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as Chapter 33.

The tuition and fee schedule is subject to change by the action of the Administration and Director of the Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging.

For additional information, please contact Gloria Albrecht at 216.448.3110.

Tuition assistance opportunities:

Net price calculator

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging has posted a net price calculator to provide estimated net price information to prospective students based on a student's individual circumstances. Students can access the net price calculator below.