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School of Radiologic Technology

Both Mercy Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital established schools of radiologic technology in the 1940s. In an effort to increase the schools' efficiency and to keep the cost of tuition low, the two hospitals combined their schools into a single program in 1981.

Mercy/St. Luke's is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (2011; next accreditation 2018). The JRCERT may be contacted at:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300

Program effectiveness data may be found here as well.

All schools of radiologic technology may voluntarily seek programmatic accreditation from the JRCERT. The JRCERT promotes excellence in education and enhances quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs. The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the accreditation of educational programs in radiography.

Mercy/St. Luke’s School Of Radiologic Technology Mission Statement

To provide a high-quality education in the profession of Radiologic Technology through the use of competency based clinical education and comprehensive didactic techniques.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competence

Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will demonstrate proper positioning skills.
  • Students will demonstrate quality patient care.
  • Students will demonstrate radiation protection.
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will perform non-routine exams.
  • Students will analyze images.
  • Students will demonstrate adaptability.
Goal 3: Students will demonstrate professionalism

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical setting.
  • Students will understand principles of ethics.
Goal 4: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate effective non-verbal communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills with patients.

Program Effectiveness Data

View Program Effectiveness Data, including five-year average credentialing examination pass rate, five-year average job placement rate, and annual program completion rate.

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Contact Information

810 1st Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Phone Number:
(319) 369-7097

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday