The School of Radiologic Technology at Mercy Hospital 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 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.
Mercy Hospital 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.
- 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.
|Book Fee Estimate||$700|
|Uniforms & Shoes||$200|
|Tuition per semester x4||$5,000|
|TOTAL ESTIMATED COST||$21,220|
*Prices subject to change.
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.
Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology and currently holds an 8 year accreditation; the longest accreditation period granted to Radiologic Technology Programs.
Application Prerequisites (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
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.
- 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 Hospital.
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) or 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) or 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)
|July 6, 2020||Second year students’ return for summer session I|
|July 6, 2020||First year students’ orientation and fall semester to begin|
|September 7, 2020||School closed (Labor Day)|
|November 26-29, 2020||School closed (Thanksgiving break)|
|December 7-11||Finals week for fall semester 2020|
|December 14-18||Students report for clinical session only|
|December 19-January 4, 2021||School closed (Christmas break)|
|January 4, 2021||Students return from Christmas break; Spring semester 2021 begins|
|March 22-26, 2021||Spring break (Second year students)|
|April 02, 2021||School closed (Good Friday)|
|April 4, 2021||School closed (Easter)|
|April 7-10, 2021||OSRT Annual Meeting- Worthington, Ohio|
|May 3-8, 2021||Finals week spring semester 2021|
|May 7, 2021||Graduation from MMC|
|May 8, 9, 2021||Commencement Kent State University, Ashtabula|
|May 10-14, 2021||First year break-Student transition|
|May 17-June 18, 2021||Summer Session I|
|May 31, 2021||School closed (Memorial Day)|
All dates subject to change at the discretion of 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, 2020 - December 31, 2020
This is an annual measurement of how many students begin their education divided by the number that actually completes the program. In 2020, we had six of the seven students who began the program, complete the program. We had 86% completion rate.
Credentialing First Attempt Passage Rate: 2016 - 2020
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 on their first attempt. The 5 year period from 2016-2020, Mercy Hospital had twenty seven students take the ARRT examination. Of that number 23 students passed the examination first attempt. From the period 2016-2020, Mercy has an 85% passage rate on the credentialing test first attempt.
Employment Rate: 2016 - 2020
This is a measure of how many students find employment within 12 months of graduation that are actively seeking employment. During the 5 year period from 2016-2020, Mercy Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology had 28 graduates and of that number, 24 sought employment, and all 24 found employment. We had 100% job placement rate from 2016-2020. 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 committee’s decision.
- Policy and procedures can be reviewed in the Radiology Program Director’s office. The office phone number is 330.489.1273.
For details on applying to Mercy Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology:
Christine Gialousis Program Director
School of Radiologic Technology
Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital
1320 Mercy Drive NW
Canton, Ohio 44708