Overview

Overview

The School of Radiologic Technology at Mercy Hospital provides a pathway to an associate degree graduation with full accreditation by JCERT. 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 six Saturday rotations beginning in their second year. They will receive six clinical experiences on afternoons. Students will be given a compensatory day off as to not exceed 40 hours a week. 

The School of Radiologic Technology at Mercy Hospital is affiliated Kent State University and provides a pathway to an ATS degree (which is an associate degree in technical study) upon graduation from the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. The current agreement is effective June 1, 2022, through May 31, 2025. Please refer to the "Prerequisite" tab to learn more about this agreement, including required residency credits. 

**If the applicant has attended any college or university, they should contact the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital School of Radiologic Technology acting program director, Devin Johnson at johnsod60@ccf.org or 330.489.1000, ext:1348 for advisement.

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.

Program expenses*

Application Fee  $20
Book Fee Estimate $500
Seminars (OSRT) $250
Uniforms & Shoes $120
Trajecsys $150
Tuition per semester
(4 Semesters)
$3,750
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $16,040

*Prices subject to change.

Compliance

It is the hospital’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.

View program policy handbook

Accreditation

Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). As of October 27, 2023, the program has been placed on probation due to lack of compliance with the following standards: Standard One, Objective 1.1; Standard Four, Objective 4.2; Standard Six, Objective 6.1; and Standard Six, Objective 6.4. 

The program operates in accordance with the accreditation standards set forth in the "Standards for the 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. 

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312.704.5300
mail@jrcert.org
www.jrcert.org/

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

View Academic Calendar 2023 - 2024

* All dates subject to change at the discretion of the Program Director.

View Academic Calendar 2024 - 2025

* All dates subject to change at the discretion of the Program Director.

Additional Information

Additional Information

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.

Download our School of Radiologic Technology program effectiveness data report.

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. An informal grievance must be filed within five (5) days from the said action. A student may initiate a formal grievance review by submitting their grievance to the Center for Health Professions Education by email (CHPEOnboarding@ccf.org). The grievance should include the student’s name and program, the name(s) of the Cleveland Clinic employee(s) involved, the specific policy or procedure that may have been violated, and a brief description of the facts giving rise to the grievance. A formal grievance review must be initiated within fifteen (15) business days of the date on which the action giving rise to the grievance is known, whether or not an informal grievance resolution was attempted.
  2. The Program Director will notify the student within ten (10) days to schedule a meeting (via phone, web, or in-person) with the Advisory Committee to discuss the grievance.
  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. The Advisory Committee will give a decision to the student within ten (10) days.
  4. If the student does not agree with the program director’s resolution, they may appeal the decision to the Health Professions’ Education Council’s Student Appeals Committee (SAC) by contacting the Center for Health Professions Education within three (3) working days of receipt of the program director’s decision. The SAC shall render its decision within ten (10) business days of receipt of the appeal. The SAC’s decision is final.
Application

Application

For details on applying to Mercy Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology:

View program application.

FAQs

FAQs

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.

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, approximately 36 hours/week.

Do you have a weekend or evening program?

No, we do not.

Mission & Goals

Mission & Goals

Mission

To cultivate lifelong learners who will continue to grow and meet the needs of their community as exceptional radiologic technologists with a student-centered approach to clinical and didactic education.

Goals

  • The student will develop competence in clinical performance.
  • The student will demonstrate professionalism and effective communication.
  • The student will demonstrate effective critical thinking.

Learning outcomes

  • The student will demonstrate proper positioning skills to obtain optimal radiographic images.
  • The student will demonstrate proficiency in equipment manipulation to obtain quality diagnostic images.
  • The student will demonstrate proper safety and radiation protection principles for the patient, clinical staff, and themselves.
  • The student will use effective written communication skills when dealing with clinical staff and patients.
  • The student will develop professional verbal communication in the health care environment..
  • The student will demonstrate professionalism in the clinical arena.
  • The student will be able to modify routine procedures for non-routine patients.
  • The student will effectively critique images to determine if corrective action is required.
  • The student will acquire critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities that enhance their clinical experience.

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."

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Application prerequisites (must be completed prior to February 1)

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • 2 letters of reference.
  • Completed application form with all materials returned prior to February 1.
  • If the student is accepted, a physical examination, drug screen and background check will be performed and is required to complete the acceptance process.
  • A copy of all college transcripts must be submitted with the completed application. If they need to be sent by the college, please send them to Devin Johnson— johnsod60@ccf.org, Acting Program Director.
  • If transcripts are more than 5 years old, they will be evaluated by the Acting Program Director. Pending the results of that evaluation more college courses may need to be taken.
  • If shadowing is permitted. A minimum of 4 hours of shadowing is recommended in a hospital or medical center radiology department. Otherwise, a brief tour will be given at the time of interview either in person or virtually.
  • Overall college GPA must be a minimum of 2.0.
  • A current CPR/BLS certification is required. The CPR/BLS Course must be offered/accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA). 
  • Admission to the program is based on a point system that awards points for GPA of program pre-requisites, complete application, and interview score.
  • Meeting all of the requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Coursework prerequisites

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 Mercy Hospital School of Radiologic Technology has an articulation agreement with Kent State University, Stark Campus 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. 

Prior to entering Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital's School of Radiologic Technology, prerequisites must be completed with at least a "C" average (or the prerequisite must be repeated) at an accredit college or university). 

Prerequisites include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Medical Terminology

If you have some college credits at a school of higher learning, please contact the Acting Program Director, Devin Johnson, at 330.489.1000, ext: 1348 for advisement.

Associate of Technical Study (ATS) Partnership - Kent State University, Stark Campus

Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital has entered into an articulation agreement (June 1, 2022, through May 31, 2025) with Kent State University, Stark Campus to provide an Associate of Technical Study, Individualized Program degree.

If you have NO college credits, you should complete your pre-requisites at a Kent State University regional campus. The Kent State University, Stark Campus is recommended. In order to receive a degree from Kent State University, you will be required to complete 15 residency credits. This means that 15 of your college credits need to be from courses you have completed at a Kent State University regional campus.

The residency credit requirements outlined in the articulate agreement will be reevaluated prior to May 31, 2025. Individuals interested in earning an Associate of Technical Study through Kent State University, Stark Campus should refer to the current course listings.

Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital – School of Radiologic Technology
Course Subject and Title Credit Hours Notes

Certificate Program Completion

30

Documentation of certificate program completion. Certificate program hours must be equivalent to approximately 3,400 clock hours.

Semester One: (15-16 Credit Hours) Kent State University
Course Subject and Title Credit Hours Notes

ENG 11011 College Writing I

3

Fulfills Kent Core Composition

Kent Core Requirement

3

Consult with an Academic Advisor

General Electives

9

 

UC 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

1

UC 10097 is not required of transfer students with 25 credits (excluding College Credit Plus) or students age 21+ at the time of admission.

Semester Two: (15 Credit Hours) Kent State University
Course Subject and Title Credit Hours Notes

Kent Core Requirement

3

Consult with an Academic Advisor

Kent Core Requirement

3

Consult with an Academic Advisor

Kent Core Requirement

3

Consult with an Academic Advisor

General Electives

6

 

60-61 Total Credit Hours to Graduate with the ATS Degree from Kent State University

Graduation Requirements Summary
Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital, School of Radiologic Technology: Certificate Program
Kent State University: Associate of Technical Study, Individualized Program

Minimum Total Hours: 60 credit hours

Minimum Kent Core Hours: 15 credit hours

Minimum Major GPA: 2.000

Minimum Overall GPA: 2.000

Students must successfully complete 15 credit hours of graded Kent State University coursework required for the ATS degree before receiving any college credit for industry recognized licensures, certificates or diplomas.

Please contact Kent State University, Stark Campus advisors for more information on how to apply to Kent State University and assistance with registering for the appropriate courses needed for ATS degree completion.

Advising Services:
ksustarkadvisors@kent.edu
330.244.3251

Program Health Requirements

Program Health Requirements

The Cleveland Clinic School of Radiologic Technology 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 Radiologic Technology 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.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Devin Johnson
Acting Program Director
School of Radiologic Technology
Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital
1320 Mercy Drive NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
Email: johnsod60@ccf.org
Phone: 330.489.1000, ext: 1348