School of Radiologic Technology - Des Moines Area Hospitals
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is committed to its educational programs in radiologic technology. The School of Radiologic Technology contributes to the primary goal of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines to provide the best possible healthcare to patients. This ensures the delivery of quality service when meeting the needs of the patients and communities they serve.
Radiologic Technology (RT) Certificate Program
The RT program is a two-year, full-time program educating students in all aspects of general radiology. Students will learn to use state-of-the art equipment and ionizing radiation to produce diagnostic images in order to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease. Through an articulation agreement with DMACC, students have the option of pursuing an Associate in General Studies degree.
- To be considered for enrollment in our program, download and print the Application for Admission form and mail it to the address given on the form.
- Applicants must review the technical (clinical) standards to determine their ability and compatibility with the physical requirements of radiographers. Technical standards can be found in the Student Handbook listed under Program Resources.
- The annual application deadline is January 15.
The UnityPoint Health - Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology is fully accredited by the:
Length of Accreditation Award: 8 Years
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement
At the end of this program, each student should be able to:
- Practice as a competent entry-level radiographer.
- Accurately set technical factors for examinations.
- Provide quality patient care.
- Integrate critical thinking and problem-solving abilities into clinical practice.
- Distinguish between a "difficult exam" and utilizing true critical thinking/problem solving skills.
- Demonstrate critical thinking/problem solving skills in the clinical setting.
- Communicate effectively in the clinical area.
- Communicate through oral methods.
- Communicate through written methods.
- Demonstrate and evaluate professionalism.
- Research professionalism and develop a Personal Philosophy of Professionalism.
- Model professionalism in the clinical arena.
- Meet the needs of the community.
- Students entering the program will complete the program.
- Graduates who sit for the ARRT Board Examination within 6 months of graduation will pass on the first attempt.
- Graduates will be satisfied with the educational program.
- Employers will hire graduates.
- Of those seeking employment, graduates will be employed within 12 months of graduation.
Tuition for the program is $1,200/semester. In addition, students pay an annual student services fee of $400. Tuition and fee costs are subject to change.
Total Tuition + Fees —$8,000
Our program is proud to report that over the most recent five-year period:
- 91.4% of graduates pursuing a career in radiologic technology have passed the ARRT National Board Examination on their first attempt.
- 100% of graduates pursuing employment in radiologic technology have obtained positions within 12 months of graduation.
- 84% of incoming students completed the program.
Date: First Friday of most months - reservations required*
Location: Online via Microsoft Teams
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
*Seating is limited. Applicants must call Daniel VanHorn at 515-241-6880 or email him at email@example.com to reserve a seat. Faculty reserve the right to determine if a session will be held on any given Friday.
The School of Radiologic Technology of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines has an articulation agreement with the following institutions to help students with the transition to and from other programs. Read below to find more on the details of each agreement.
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, Maine 04084-5236
Toll-Free Phone: 800-752-4723
Direct Call/Text: 207-893-7841
UnityPoint Health and New Mexico-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services signed a definitive agreement to form a new healthcare organization that would function as the parent company for both not-for-profit health systems. UnityPoint Health will continue to deliver high quality compassionate care locally while achieving efficiencies under a parent company. The proposed transaction would result in a new healthcare organization that would be the ultimate parent entity for all UnityPoint Health entities, including the School of Radiologic Technology – Des Moines. However, the School of Radiologic Technology – Des Moines does not expect this transaction to have any impact on the programs we offer or change our day-to-day operations. We are confident this work will continue to build on our commitment to educating and training the next generation of health care professionals. Please contact the School of Radiologic Technology – Des Moines with any questions about this announcement.