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. Apply to Covenant School of Radiography.
- 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.
Saint Joseph's College Online will grant up to 30 credits for clinical work that has been completed during CSOR’s 20-month radiography program towards the Associate of Science in Radiologic Science Administration degree (ASRSA) and up to 50 credits towards the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science Administration degree (BSRSA). Credits are accepted across degrees with no statute of limitation. A fast track to a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration is also available.
- 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.