The Associate in Science in Radiography prepares students to become radiographers who produce images of the human body for diagnostic purposes under the supervision of a physician. The 24-month education program prepares the student for the certification examination in Radiography.

  • New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners – Passing rate at 100% from 2013 to 2018
  • Employment rate in various healthcare agencies in the tri-state area – 100%
  • Salary range after certification as Radiographer by the Bureau of Labor Statistics –  $54,620 – $63,340

Admission Requirements

Candidates applying for admission to the radiography program must have:

  • Completed application packet submitted to The Valley Hospital School of Radiography
  • High school diploma or GED
  • High school grade point ratio of 2.75 or higher on a 4.00 scale
  • SAT or ACT Scores
  • All official transcripts from institutions of higher learning
  • Pre-requisites: Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (4 credits), Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (4 credits) with a minimum grade of B
  • Evidence of interest and knowledge of the field demonstrated in the student’s essay
  • Two letters of recommendations and a personal interview

All remedial courses must be completed, prior to admission to the radiography program. High school algebra and at least one laboratory science course are recommended.

Students must be accepted by both The Valley Hospital School of Radiology and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Degree Plan

The radiography program offers the student radiographer didactic and clinical education and courses in liberal arts and sciences. This unique affiliation between a hospital-sponsored radiography program and Fairleigh Dickinson University supports the development of knowledge, well-rounded and competent entry-level radiographers.

The curriculum consists of 77 credits, which are completed in two full-time years of study. The 77 credits consist of 27 credits of liberal arts and science courses and 50 credits of core radiography courses. Students participate in clinical education during the fall, winter, spring and summer sessions.1st Semester(15 credits)

  • UNIV1001     Transitioning to University Life
  • RADT1101     Introduction to Radiography & Protection
  • RADT1105     Radiographic Procedures
  • RADT1110     Clinical Practicum I
  • RADT1131     Principles of Radiographic Exposure I
  • RADT1150     Fundamentals of Patient Care

Winter Session (1 credit)

2nd Semester(17 credits)

  • WRIT1002      Composition I:  Rhetoric & Inquiry   
  • MATH1105      College Algebra
  • RADT1130      Clinical Practicum III
  • RADT1135      Radiographic Procedures II
  • RADT2251      Principles of Radiographic Exposure II
  • UNIV1002      Preparing for Professional Life

Summer Session I (7 credits)

  • WRIT1003    Composition II:  Research & Argument
  • RADT1140     Clinical Practicum IV

3rd Semester(17 credits)

  • UNIV2001     Cross-cultural Perspectives
  • CSCI1105     Computers and Computer Software
  • PHYS1114     Physics for Radiography
  • RADT2250     Clinical Practicum V
  • RADT2255     Radiographic Procedure III
  • RADT2252     Radiation Bio & Adv Safety Practices

4th Semester(16 credits)

  • PSYC1201     General Psychology
  • RADT2254     Radiographic Imaging Equipment & Quality Management
  • RADT2270     Clinical Practicum VII
  • RADT2271     Radiographic Pathology
  • RADT2275     Radiographic Procedures IV
  • UNIV2002     Global Issues

Summer Session (4 credits)

  • RADT2280     Clinical Practicum VIII

A minimum of 77 credits is required for graduation.

Special Information

This is a joint program with The Valley Hospital, School of Radiology and Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Valley Hospital, School of Radiology the primary clinical site for the program.

Contact Information
Prof. Robin Schild