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When all academic and clinical requirements have been completed, the student will be awarded a certificate of completion at the graduation ceremony.

For students who chose to do the required general education classes through North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) and maintain a 2.0 GPA may also be awarded an A.A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology by NIACC.

Examination of Certification
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the examination in radiography sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Upon passing this examination, the initials "R.T.(R)" signifying Registered Technologist Radiographer, are used.

Certification Eligibility:
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requires all examinees to disclose any prior felony or misdemeanor conviction. ARRT determines eligibility on a case-by-case basis and takes into consideration many items such as number of infractions, length of time between infractions, severity of the infraction, patterns of infractions, completion of sentence/fines/requirements. Upon review of the background history, the ARRT’s decision may include several options: conditional eligibility upon successful completion of sentence and no further infractions; ineligible; no decision made on eligibility until successful completion of the sentence/fines. If the applicant/student has multiple charges (other than minor traffic violations) or serious charges, it is suggested and may be required by the Program that the student request an ARRT ethics pre-application review. There is a fee for this review. This process is to prevent the student from having completed the two-year program and then being ineligible to take the ARRT certification exam and work in the profession. Information is also available at their website

After certification in radiography, a technologist may expand his/her education. The ARRT offers additional certification examinations in several modalities.

Mercy offers the opportunity to grow in areas such as:Radiology student

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Education
  • Mammography
  • Cardiac Cath Lab

For questions call 641-428-6079 or email

School of Radiologic Technology

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