The School of Radiologic Technology provides educational opportunities in all aspects of medical imaging so you will be prepared to meet the needs of the patient and medical facility you will serve.

Our mission is to prepare all students for entering the profession by providing you with the opportunity and resources to achieve your maximum potentially both academically and clinically.

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Admission Requirements

Admission into the program is competitive, with acceptance offered to the most qualified applicants. Applications are judged using a point system to determine who is selected for an interview.

Applications and all other items listed below are due by October 1 to be considered for the class that will begin the following July. We reserve the right to fill classes before the application deadline.

Incomplete applications will not be considered in the selection process.

To Apply

  • Complete all required prerequisite courses.

  • Call and request a packet of information from the Program Director at (217) 223-8400 ext. 6163.

Submit the following:

  • Completed application

  • Official high school transcripts or proof of GED

  • ACT scores (high school transcripts will typically have ACT scores and class rank printed on them)

  • Official college transcripts*

  • $25 application fee (make checks payable to Blessing Hospital)

*Transcripts are considered official if they arrive in a sealed envelope from the institution. If an envelope has been opened, the transcripts are no longer considered official.

The above items should be sent to:

Blessing Hospital
School of Radiologic Technology
PO Box 7005
Quincy, IL 62305-7005
Attn: Program Director Amanda Feeney

Technical Requirements Include the Following Abilities:

  • Walk, bend, squat and move about in congested areas

  • Stand for long periods of time

  • Move 25 pounds

  • Push a wheelchair, stretcher, or mobile equipment

  • Work several hours without a break

  • Good hand-eye coordination

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in written form

  • Normal or corrected vision, hearing, and touch

  • Read and comprehend textbooks written at the college level

  • Listen, follow directions and work with both speed and accuracy

Selection Process

Up to 25 applicants who meet the requirements for admission will be scheduled for an interview.

The interview includes behavior-based questions with points assigned to the applicant responses. After the interviews, up to 11 applicants with the highest point total from the interview will be the individuals offered a position for the class starting in July.

Those not selected to interview or those interviewed but not considered one of the top 11 applicants after the interview process will be notified that they did not have enough points to be accepted into the program. They will be asked to indicate if they are still interested in the program and would like to have their application reviewed again in the next selection process. Failure to return the statement expressing a continued interest will result in the application being removed from the program files.

Final Acceptance Into the Program is Contingent Upon the Following:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or student visa if from another country
  • Following the Code of Ethics published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists accessible at www.asrt.org

  • Complying with all hospital program policies and regulations

  • Passing all prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of a "C"

  • Proof of immunizations

  • Passing a physical examination

  • Passing a drug screening test

  • Passing a criminal background check

Students are not accepted on a part-time basis. The program does not accept transfer/advanced-placement students.

Accreditation

Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); therefore, graduates of the program are eligible to apply for admission to the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography. The JRCERT awards accreditation to programs demonstrating substantial compliance with the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography, which are available to the public to view via the JRCERT website @ www.jrcert.org. You can also click on the following link to view the current Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences.

For more information regarding the JRCERT or to pursue allegations of noncompliance with the Standards, visit www.jrcert.org, or use the following contact information:

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3812
Phone: (312) 704-5300
mail@jrcert.org

Clinical Affiliation Sites

In addition to performing clinical rotations at Blessing Hospital, students will be assigned to off-site facilities, with which the Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology has affiliations. These off-site facilities are:

  • Hannibal Regional Hospital: 6000 Hospital Drive, Hannibal, MO 63401

  • Illini Community Hospital: 640 West Washington, Pittsfield, IL 62363

  • Quincy Medical Group: 1025 Maine Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Articulation With John Wood Community College (JWCC)

Effective January 1, 2015, all candidates wishing to sit for the ARRT certification examination must have earned at minimum an associate degree from an accrediting agency recognized by the ARRT.

The Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology has an articulation agreement with JWCC. JWCC has agreed to grant 31 credit hours for the certificate awarded to graduates of our program. Students are required to take an additional 34 credit hours of general education course work through JWCC to obtain an Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS Degree) upon completion of the Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology program.

These general education courses are prerequisite requirements for admission into the Blessing program. Courses taken at another institution may meet these prerequisite requirements. It is the prospective student's responsibility to contact the Admissions Office at JWCC to see which courses transfer and to find out all current requirements that must be met to be granted the AAS degree upon completion of our program.

John Wood Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college is located at 1301 South 48th Street, Quincy, IL 62305 and can be reached at (217) 224-6500.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology does not practice or condone discrimination in any form against students, employees, or applicants on the grounds of race, color, national or ethnic background, religion, sex, age, marital status, immunocompromised or those who have a blood-borne pathogen such as Hepatitis B or disability to the extent required by law.

Accommodations under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 define reasonable accommodation as an academic adjustment, modification to the environment, auxiliary aid, or service that ensures students with a disability who are otherwise qualified have an equal opportunity to participate. Please note that an accommodation is not reasonable when it poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, lowers academic standards, alters the nature of the program, results in substantial change in an essential element of the curriculum, and/or fundamentally alters an academic requirement essential to meeting licensing or registry requirements. All students are expected, with or without reasonable accommodation, to meet competencies and performance standards that are required to safely perform the normal roles of a Radiologic Technologist. Look under the section titled Technical Performance Standards to see these requirements.

The Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, in compliance with ADA, does not provide attendants individually prescribed devices, readers for personal use or study, or other devices of a personal nature. The program, also in compliance with ADA, provides tutoring to students with disabilities in the same manner it provides tutoring for non-disabled students.

The Student Handbook contains more information regarding the request for reasonable accommodations.

For more information regarding the radiologic sciences, visit American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Contact Us

To learn more about the School of Radiologic Technology, please contact our program director at (217) 223-8400, ext. 6163.