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, 23-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

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 six 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.

For more information, view the Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology at St Christopher’s Hospital for Children's Student Handbook.

Program Effectiveness Data 

The most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information.

Job Placement Rate - The number of graduates employed in the discipline within one year of graduation. Graduates have one year in the state of Pennsylvania to pass licensing examination.  71/74 = 96% average 5 years 

Program Completion Rate - The number of students completing the program within 150% of the program length were: 67/74=91% average 5 years  

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - A total of 74 graduates took ARRT examination; of that number 57 passed the ARRT examination on the first attempt within 6 months of graduation. 57/74 = 77% average 5 years

  • 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 discipline 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 (SCHC) 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.
    • All applicants must have an associate degree or higher upon entry into the program.
      • Applicants in the process of acquiring an associate degree must have completed all degree requirements by May of the application year. Send an updated transcript verifying degree completion.
      • Applicants in 2+2 programs must complete all required core courses for their degree from the university before applying to the SCHC School of Radiologic Technology.
      • Applicants acquiring an associate degree (not finished) may be considered for the next year's class when placement is available, and degree has been successfully completed.
    • 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

Program prerequisites:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Chemistry or Physics
  • Biology
  • College Algebra

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 2022- 2024

Please note: there is currently no Financial Aid.

***Students are required to have a laptop or tablet. 
Expense Amount
Application Fee $25
Tuition (23 months) $20,000
Textbooks $1,000
Uniforms $100
Markers $21
​Shoes $65

The tuition and expenses listed above  do not include transportation, housing or meals.

Program Refund Policy

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 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.

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.

Clinical Education Centers

The Philadelphia School of Radiologic Technology at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children has Affiliation Agreements with the following facilities:

  1. St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
  2. Temple University Hospital
  3. Abington Urgent Care
  4. Chestnut Hill Hospital

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