The program in radiography at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas is 20-months and culminates in a certificate of completion.
After graduation, our students are eligible to apply for the certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Upon successful completion of the examination, you'll be registered in the field of radiologic technology in radiography and may use the initials RT(R) after your name.
Many hours of study are required to be successful. Qualified personnel, including registered radiographers and radiologists, supervise our students in the clinical areas. Testing is conducted through written and demonstration exams.
All classes are scheduled during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Following an initial orientation period, you'll be assigned to specific areas in radiography departments to begin clinical development.
Students are scheduled in classroom and clinical activities for no more than 40 hours per week; attendance is mandatory. Covenant School of Radiography graduates are expected to be able to:
- Safely and competently perform radiographic procedures
- Perform in a professional and ethical manner
- Demonstrate critical thinking and flexibility in the clinical practice
- Serve patients in a manner that is consistent with Covenant Health's Christian mission of caring
Students graduating from Covenant School of Radiography (CSOR) must hold a minimum of an Associate degree from an accredited higher educational institution.
Options to meet requirements:
- Potential students who already hold a minimum of an Associate degree from an accredited higher educational institution qualify to apply for consideration to Covenant School of Radiography. This meets the requirements for ARRT.
- Potential students who do NOT have this requirement can obtain an Associate degree through one of the accredited higher educational institutions that CSOR has articulated with, allowing potential students to obtain a certificate through the CSOR program and receive an Associate degree at graduation through the student’s college of choice.
- Once prerequisite courses are completed, potential students may then apply to Covenant School of Radiography program for consideration.
Covenant School of Radiography (Covenant) and Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (SJC) have joined together to help current and aspiring radiologic technologists reach their goals. Pathways for degree attainment have been created and formalized through a transfer agreement between these institutions.
Two pathways to degree completion have been created for graduates and aspiring students of Covenant’s Radiologic Technology program. One pathway results in the student earning their Associate degree; the other will result in a Bachelor's.
Students may begin taking SJC courses prior to entry to Covenant’s Radiologic Technology program (please see important note below). Applicable courses are outlined in the transfer maps linked on this page. Students in this situation are highly encouraged to complete the Associate degree pathway first. Students are always welcome to complete their Associate degree initially and then return to finish their Bachelor's.
Students taking SJC courses should be aware that they must be completed with a C or better. Applications to Covenant’s School of Radiologic Technology program are due by April 15th each year. Classes then begin in the fall. Students who are not admitted into Covenant’s radiology program are welcome to speak with their advisor about alternative program options at Saint Joseph's College. No degree in Radiologic Science Administration can be awarded from SJC without the technical training in radiography having been completed elsewhere in a JRCERT-accredited program and transferred in.
Important note: This transfer agreement and the following of the associated transfer maps do not guarantee entry into Covenant’s radiology program. Additional considerations are made by Covenant when reviewing applicants for acceptance that are outside the scope of the student's college education that may impact acceptance to the program, and spaces are limited. In addition, transfer maps should be referenced by the student as they work with their admissions counselor, and eventually, their advisor, each time they enroll in classes. Students are responsible for planning for and participating in the Covenant admissions process at the time at which they are eligible to apply. Saint Joseph’s College cannot be held responsible for ensuring prospective Covenant students are following Covenant’s admissions requirements and application deadlines.
- Complete the online application.
- Upon receipt of your application, an admissions counselor will be assigned and will contact with information about the program and answer your questions regarding the process for acceptance, enrollment, etc.
- Official transcripts must be sent from each prior institution that has been attended. Applicants are required to submit official High School transcripts only if they have never attended an accredited college before; otherwise, only prior college transcripts are required. Applicants' files will not be reviewed for acceptance until all official transcripts have been received. Upon receipt and review, an individual degree audit will be created identifying the number of credits that will transfer in, courses that need to be completed, etc.
- After you are enrolled in your first course, an student support specialist will be assigned. This person will be your primary contact throughout the duration of your program.
To learn more, please contact Saint Joseph's College.
University of Providence (UP) will grant up to 45 credits for clinical work that has been completed during the 20-month radiography program towards the Associate of Science in Healthcare Administration degree (ASHA). UP also offers additional classes to satisfy requirements leading to a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHA).
- Complete the online application.
- Upon receipt of your application, an admissions counselor will be assigned and will contact you with information about the program and answer your questions regarding the process for acceptance, enrollment, etc.
For more information, please contact University of Providence.