Medical Imaging Online Completion
All applicants must either be a high school graduate or have earned a general equivalency diploma (GED). Applicants are required to possess an associate degree in Radiologic Technology, Radiation Therapy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Sonography (General, Cardiac, Vascular), and/or Nuclear Medicine Technology from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. Applicants can apply for admission if they are expected to complete an associate degree before the start of the program.
- Applicants without an associate degree who hold active registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), or American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) can be considered for Pathway admission.
- Pathway applicants are granted a maximum of 39 college credits through the validation of active registration status with the ARRT, NMTCB, and/or ARDMS.
- A Pathway student who has never attended an institution of higher education is strongly recommended to complete GEN 101: Student Success Strategies, a two credit hour course, within their first two semesters.
Applicants must be currently registered and in good standing with the ARRT, NMTCB, and/or ARDMS. Registration must be maintained throughout the program of study.
- Applicants who are recent graduates from an applicable program of study and are not yet registered can be considered for admission. Students must be ARRT, NMTCB, and/or ARDMS registered before the end of the first semester in the program. Failure to obtain the required professional registration may result in dismissal from the program.
Students who have the below listed certifications will be recognized as having achieved the learning outcomes for the corresponding coursework in the Medical Imaging program and will be granted the credit hour equivalent.
- ARRT certification in Bone Densitometry (BD) Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR), Mammography (M), and/or Quality Management (QM).
- Credit will also be available for ARRT certification in Cardiovascular Interventional (CV), Cardiac Interventional (CI), and Vascular Interventional (VI) in the form of Independent Study equivalence.
- Those possessing certification in multiple primary modalities may earn additional credit as well.
- American Board of Imaging Informatics certification in Imaging Informatics (CIIP).
- Radiology Administration Certification Commission certification in Radiology Administration (CRA).
- Medical Dosimetry Certification Board certification in Medical Dosimetry (CMD).
- Students must meet institutional residency credit hour requirements regardless Academic Affairs 173 of total number of credits earned for professional certifications. 36 credit hours will need to be taken at Mercy College and 15 of those 36 hours must be either IMG or HCA coded courses.
For students who are not United States citizens and/or for whom English is a second language, please review the college catalog online for further admission information.