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Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology


The Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited twenty-three month, full time certificate program, that begins the first week of August. Program graduates are eligible for American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification.

Radiologic technologists perform an important function in the rapidly growing branch of medicine known as radiology. They are assistants to physicians who specialize in the use of X-rays and other forms of radiation to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries. As part of the radiologic team, technologists perform a vital role in a science dedicated to saving lives and alleviating human suffering.

On this page, you will find program effectiveness data, an application packet, application to the program, as well as information on policies, tuition and associated fees, the curriculum, courses, and graduation requirements. For more information, please contact Program Director Cecile Williams at (215)-427-6751 or at Cecile.Williams@americanacademic.com.


Accreditation

The Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850

Chicago, IL 60606 - 3182

Telephone: (312) 704 - 5300

Fax (312) 704 - 5304

E-mail: mail@JRCERT.org

Website: http://www.jrcert.org


Radiologic Technology Program Mission and Goals

The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to graduate students who are competent and compassionate radiologic health care providers and provide students with the skills necessary to meet or exceed minimum entry-level requirements to perform radiologic technology.

Goal 1:  Students will be clinically competent.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will apply positioning skills.
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will utilize radiation protection.  
Goal 2:  Students will practice ARRT Code of Ethics
Student Learning Outcomes:  
  • Student will exhibit Professionalism at all times. 
  • Student will perform using Ethical Patient care skills.
Goal 3:  Students will use problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students choose technical factors for non-routine examinations.
  • Students will adapt positioning skills to accommodate non-routine examinations. 
Goal 4:  Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:  
  • Students will be able to explain procedures to staff, patients and family members.
  • Students will practice effective written communication skills.  
Goal 5: Graduate completing the program within the 23 month time frame will be adequately prepared to take ARRT examination.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will pass the ARRT Certification Examination 1st attempt.
  • Students pursuing employment will be gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation.
  • Graduation (retention) rates will meet or exceed program standards.
Goal 6: Demonstrate program satisfaction for didactic education and clinical performance.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Employers indicate satisfaction with graduate’s performances.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with didactic education and curriculum structure.
  • Graduates will be satisfied with clinical education.

JRCERT Disclosure

*The pass rate for the program’s 5 years has fallen below the mandatory 75% requirement. As a result the program has been placed on probation by the governing body JRCERT.

Disclosure2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
5 Year Average
Program Completion Rate
86%
93%95%81%95%90%
Credentialing Examination Pass Rate
80%
67%
38%
45%63%59%
Job Placement Rate
82%
77%
77%82%78%79%
  • Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length.
  • Credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of student graduates who pass, on first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination.
  • Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the disciplinet compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the discipline. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 
    1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts 
    2. Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation 
    3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours
    4. Graduate is on active military duty, and/or
    5. Graduate is continuing education.

Application Procedures

In order to be considered for the program you must:

  • Complete and sign the Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology Application Form.
  • Provide two signed letters of recommendation from a counselor, teacher or non-family member.
  • Have official transcript with a 2.8 minimum GPA mailed to the school office. (All transcripts must be in a sealed envelope).
    • Transcript must have document pre-requisites acquired within the past ten (10) years.
    • Have an associate's degree or higher upon entry into the program.
      • Applicants in the process of acquiring an associate's degree must have completed all degree requirements by May of the application year. 
      • Applicants acquiring an associate's degree will be placed on the application year's waiting list until placement is available.
    • Submit the completed application before the deadline of February 28, in order to be considered for that year.
      • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 check or money order must accompany the application when submitted to the school.

Return the Application to:

Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

160 East Erie Ave. 

Philadelphia, PA 19134


Admission Procedures

Admission to the radiography program is selective and interested students must follow the application procedure as follows.


Tuition and Fees

Anticipated Tuition and Expenses for 2018 - 2019

Anticipated Tuition and Expenses for 2019 - 2020

Please note that there is no Financial Aid.

ExpenseAmount
Application Fee $25.00
Tuition (23 months) $17,650.00
Textbooks $1000.00
Uniforms $300.00
Markers $21.00
​Laptop*
​ASRT Student Membership (mandatory)
​$35.00
Graduation Fee $100.00 (payable 1st week in May of the senior year)

*Students are required to have a laptop.

The tuition and expenses listed above are subject to change and do not include transportation, classroom, supplies, housing or meals.


Program Refund Poilcy

If written notification of cancellation is submitted to the Program Director two weeks prior to the program start date, a fifty percent (50%) refund of the $700.00 advanced tuition fee will be refunded. No refunds will be issued following a TWO WEEK enrollment period.


Program Transfer Policy

A student requesting transfer into the program from another radiography program, must complete the following procedures, please click here.


Course of Study

Students must participate in the program 40 hours per week Monday through Friday. The first year students are in classes 3 days and clinical 2 days. Second year students are in classes two days a week and clinical three days a week. All classes are held at Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Course Descriptions & Sequence

Radiography Academic Calendar


Clinical Education Centers

The Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children currently offers clinical education at the following facilities.

  1. St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
  2. Temple University Hospital
  3. Shriner’s Hospital for Children
  4. Hahnemann University Hospital
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