The Associate in Science (AS) 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 to apply for certification examination sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and licensure by the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.

  • Employment rate in various healthcare agencies in the tri-state area: 100%.
  • Salary and benefits after licensure:  >$75,000/year plus benefits package including health and dental care.

Admission Requirements

Candidates applying for admission to the radiography program must have:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • High school grade point ratio of 2.75 or higher (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Pre-requisites: Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (4 credits) AND Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (4 credits), both with a minimum grade of B.

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

Academic Program Plan

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

The curriculum consists of 77 credits, which are completed in two years of full-time study. The 77 credits consist of 27 credits of “GenEd” liberal arts and sciences courses and 50 credits of radiography “major” courses. Students participate in clinical education during the fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions.

Year 1 – Fall Semester (15 credits)

  • UNIV1001   Transitioning to University Life (1 cr)
  • RADT1101     Introduction to Radiography & Protection (3 cr)
  • RADT1105     Radiographic Procedures I (4 cr)
  • RADT1110     Clinical Practicum I (1 cr)
  • RADT1131     Principles of Radiographic Exposure I (3 cr)
  • RADT1150     Fundamentals of Patient Care (3 cr)

Year 1 – Winter Session (1 credit)

  • RADT1120     Clinical Practicum II (1 cr)

Year 1 – Spring Semester (17 credits)

  • WRIT1002      Composition I:  Rhetoric & Inquiry (3 cr)   
  • MATH1105      College Algebra (4 cr)
  • RADT1130      Clinical Practicum III (2 cr)
  • RADT1135      Radiographic Procedures II (4 cr)
  • RADT2251      Principles of Radiographic Exposure II (3 cr)
  • UNIV1002     Preparing for Professional Life (1 cr)

Year 1 – Summer Session I (7 credits)

  • WRIT1003    Composition II:  Research & Argument (3 cr)
  • RADT1140    Clinical Practicum IV (4 cr)

Year 2 – Fall Semester (17 credits)

  • UNIV2001   Cross-cultural Perspectives (3 cr)
  • CSCI1105     Computers and Computer Software (3 cr)
  • PHYS1114     Physics for Radiography (3 cr)
  • RADT2250     Clinical Practicum V (2 cr)
  • RADT2255     Radiographic Procedures III (4 cr)
  • RADT2252     Radiation Biology & Safety (2 cr)

Year 2 – Spring Semester (16 credits)

  • Social Science OR Behavioral Science: Select from GenEd options (3 cr)
  • RADT2254     Radiographic Imaging Equipment & Quality Management (2 cr)
  • RADT2270     Clinical Practicum VII (2 cr)
  • RADT2271     Radiographic Pathology (2 cr)
  • RADT2275     Radiographic Procedures IV (4 cr)
  • UNIV2002    Global Issues (3 cr)

Year 2 – Summer Session (4 credits)

  • RADT2280     Clinical Practicum VIII (4 cr)

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees for the program are found on the Tuition and Fees page for the student’s home campus: Florham Campus or Metropolitan Campus.

Special Information

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

Contact Information
Robin Schild (Program Director, Valley Health School of Radiography
201-447-8221
rschild@valleyhealth.com