School of Radiography


The Admission policies of the Covenant Medical Center School of Radiography do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, and national origin.


The qualified applicant must:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age by the class starting date.;
  2. Have graduated from high school or have completed a G.E.D.;
  3. Have obtained an ACT (American College Testing Program) score prior to December deadline. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained a score of > 18 in Math, Science and Composite;
  4. Have a high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4-point scale, or GED composite score of 254 or above; preference is given to students who have completed courses in biology, algebra, anatomy and physiology, and other math and science courses, and received a minimum grade of C+ in those courses;
  5. Be in good health and be able to meet and maintain the technical standards criteria in the following areas:
    • Physical Abilities
      1. Transport, move, lift, and transfer patients.
      2. Move, adjust, and manipulate a variety of x-ray equipment.
      3. Physically place patients in the proper position for radiographic procedures.
      4. Visually review and evaluate the recorded image or radiograph.
    • Communication Skills
      1. Be able to converse and give instructions to patients.
    • Mental Abilities
      1. Be able to make clear and accurate decisions in the clinical and didactic portions of the program.
  6. Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening – applicants selected will be subject to the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare criminal background check and drug screening policy.
  7. New National Requirement Beginning with Students Entering Radiography Programs On or After June 2013
    In order to be qualified for the national radiography board examination (ARRT Exam), graduates must possess an
    associate’s, at a minimum.
    This new requirement may be met in two ways:
    1) Applicants to the Covenant Medical Center School of Radiography can already possess an associate’s degree
    or higher (in any major) prior to starting the radiography program.
    2) Potential applicants (not already possessing a degree) can enroll at Hawkeye Community College (Waterloo,
    Iowa) and complete the Pre-Radiography Curriculum (28 credits) prior to starting the radiography program at
    Covenant. These courses may require enrollment for two semesters at Hawkeye Community College prior to
    starting the 2-year radiography program.
    Graduates completing the Pre-Radiography Curriculum will be granted an Associate of Applied Science degree
    in General Technology degree upon completion of the Covenant radiography program.*

    * As of March 2012, the articulation agreement between Hawkeye Community College and Covenant Medical
    Center School of Radiography is in the final stages of completion. Please check this website regularly for

For questions call the Radiography School at (319) 272-7419.

Proposed Pre-Radiology Curriculum
(To be taken at Hawkeye Community College the two semester preceding the start of the Covenant Radiography Program)

Fall Semester

BIO 168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 cr
ENG 105 English Composition I 3 cr
HSC 113 Medical Terminology 2 cr
MAT 110 Math for Liberal Arts 3 cr
SOC 205 Diversity in America 3 cr
Total 15 cr

Spring Semester

BIO 173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 cr
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr
SPC 101 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. 3 cr
CSC 110 Introduction to Computers 3 cr
HSC ? Intro. To Rad.Tech. & Health Care 2 cr

Total 15 cr

NOTE: Separate application and observation to the Covenant Medical Center School of radiography should be made prior to December 1 (during Fall Semester). All interviews will be completed prior to December 15 and applicants will be notified of acceptance prior to start of Spring Semester.