Degree Completion and Graduation Requirements

Applicants are not required to have a degree to be accepted into our program; however students must have a degree before graduation as both a graduation requirement and to be eligible to sit for the ARRT registry exam. The Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging has articulation agreements with several local colleges to allow for degree completion by the end of the program. 

Eligibility requirements for ARRT certification in Radiography require all candidates to have earned an associate or higher degree from an accrediting agency recognized by the ARRT prior to taking the Radiography Certification Examination. The degree does not need to be in the radiologic sciences, and it can be earned before entering the educational program or during the program. Please visit the ARRT website regarding specific accrediting agencies.

 PLEASE NOTE: If an applicant already has an associate, bachelor, or master’s degree, the ARRT requirements are fulfilled. The following information does not apply to degree holders.

The School of Diagnostic Imaging will continue to graduate well-qualified professionals who are eligible for ARRT certification by articulation agreements with local colleges. Graduates from the program will receive a Certificate in Radiologic Technology from the Cleveland Clinic, and complete their degree requirements at one of the designated colleges either before, during or after the radiography program.

The radiography program courses taken at the Cleveland Clinic will transfer as college credit and apply toward the degree. Students will develop a plan to complete the general education requirements and any other degree requirements from the college. Upon completion of both the Cleveland Clinic radiography program courses and the college degree requirement courses, the graduate will earn both a Certificate in Radiology Technology from the Cleveland Clinic and an Associate Degree from the college. This will permit the graduate to take the ARRT Registry Examination.

PLEASE NOTE:  Cleveland Clinic Radiology Program courses transfer as block credit toward the degree, not as individual classes / credit.

The Cleveland Clinic School of Diagnostic Imaging has articulation agreements with the following colleges for associate degree completion: 

Cuyahoga Community College
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree

§   BIO 1221 - Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Imaging or

§   BIO 2331 and 2341, Anatomy and Physiology I and II

§   MA 1020 - Medical Terminology I

§   MATH 1240 – Contemporary Math

§   PSY 1010 - General Psychology or PSY 101H, Honors Psychology

§   ENG 1010 - College Composition I or ENG 101H, Honors English

§   ENG 1020 – College Composition II


Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree

§   BSCI 11010 - Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health I

§   BSCI 11020 - Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health II

§   HED 14020 – Medical Terminology

§   MATH 11009 – Modeling Algebra or

§   MATH 11010 – Algebra for Calculus

§   ENG 11011 -  College Writing I

§   PSYC 11762 – General Psychology

§   CHEM 10050 – Fundamentals of Chemistry or

§   CHEM 10055 – Molecules of Life


Lorain County Community College
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology degree 

§   BIOG 121- Anatomy and Physiology I

§   BIOG 122- Anatomy and Physiology II

§   ALHN 110- Medical Terminology

§   MTHM 158 - Quantitative Reasoning or

§   MTHM 168 - Statistics

§   ENGL 161- College Composition I

§   ENGL 162- College Composition II

§   BIOG 123- Cross-Sectional Anatomy

§   SOCY 151- Introduction to Sociology 

Lakeland Community College
Associate of Technical Studies in Radiologic Technology degree  

§   BIOL 2210 - Anatomy and Physiology I

§   BIOL 2220 - Anatomy and Physiology II

§   HLTH 1215 - Medical Terminology

§   MATH 1330 - Statistics for Health Sciences Mathematics or 3 credit hour college level mathematics

§   ENGL 1110 - English Composition I (A) or,

§   ENGL 1111 - English Composition I

§   3 credits from each of two (2) of the following categories:

      Arts & Humanities; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Natural Sciences

§   Additional 3 credits math, or one of the categories above, or English 1200 or Effective Interpersonal Communication 1100

§   Additional 14 credits from categories above and/or other general studies courses and/or basic/related/foundational courses


*Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology are program prerequisites and must be taken before starting the program.

If you have any questions regarding degree requirements, please contact Gloria Albrecht at 216-692-7512.

Graduation Requirements:

All students must meet the following criteria for graduation:

  • Satisfactory completion of all program courses.
  • All competencies must be completed as outlined in the Competency Examination Policy.
  • All required ARRT mandatory & elective competencies must be completed.
  • All required ARRT general patient care procedures must be completed.
  • All required Developmental Examination and corrections must be completed.
  • All regular and make-up hours must be completed.
  • Tuition payment and fees must be paid in full.
  • All reference books or other material must be returned, included any resources from the CC library.
  • ID badge, dosimeter, and markers must be returned.  A fee will be charged for missing ID badge, dosimeter, and markers.  All fees must be paid prior to graduation.
  • Graduation survey must be completed.
  • Employer release form must be signed.
  • All required college-level courses for degree completion must be completed.
  • Formal venipuncture class must be satisfactorily completed.
  • Satisfactorily write a short paper on professionalism.
  • Students who utilize Federal Financial Aid must complete the Department of Education Exit Interview.


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