Covenant Medical Center School of Radiography is a 24 month certificate program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, (JRCERT) which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Consolidation of Schoitz Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital took place on October 31, 1985 becoming Covenant Medical Center, a 350 bed hospital.
As a result of the consolidation, Schoitz School of Radiologic Technology and St. Francis School of Radiologic Technology became Covenant Medical Center School of Radiography.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Telephone: 312.704.5300 / Fax: 312.704.5304
Web Site: www.jrcert.org | Email: email@example.com
Graduates are eligible for admission to the national certification examination, administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon passing the ARRT exam, the initials RT(R), signifying registered technologist (radiography) may be used by the technologist.
Throughout the radiography program, students spend up to 40 hours each week in the didactic/clinical setting. The program consists of lectures, demonstrations, lab experiences, and supervised clinical experience. When not in the classroom, the students spend time in the clinical setting with the staff radiographers and radiologists performing various radiologic procedures. As students' competencies are completed increased responsibilities are assigned.
The student's daily schedule varies depending upon the time frame of the program. The schedule includes some evening clinical experience. Clinical sites include: Covenant Medical Center (Waterloo), Sartori Memorial Hospital (Cedar Falls), Mercy Hospital (Oelwein) and Covenant Clinic Orthopedic Office. All Covenant Medical Center School of Radiography students are full-time students, with no part-time, transfer, or advance placement students accepted.