Radiography Program

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Radiography Program Overview & FAQ

Listed below is essential information for the program, at a glance:

  • Length: 24 months - 6 consecutive terms
  • Capacity: 15 first-year students, based on clinical sites
  • Begins: Fall Term - each year
  • Tuition: established by Rowan College at Burlington County
  • Fees: established by Rowan College at Burlington County, will vary depending on course, use the Health Science Tuition structure
  • Academic classes - determined by the term - see sequencing
  • Clinical Days / per week / per term
    2 days - first term
    2 days - second term
    2 days - third term
    3 days - fourth term
    3 days - fifth term
    3 days - sixth term
  • Clinical Time  8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Clinical Sites:
    • Virtua - Memorial Hospital of Burlington County (6.3 miles from the Mount Laurel Campus)
      175 Madison Ave.
      Mount Holly, NJ 08060
    • Virtua - West Jersey - Voorhees (13 miles from the Mount Laurel Campus)
      106 Carnie Blvd.
      Voorhees, NJ 08043
    • Virtua - Marlton (9 miles from the Mount Laurel Campus)
      90 Brick Road
      Marlton, NJ 08053
    • Southern Ocean Medical Center (40 miles from the Mount Laurel Campus)
      1140 Route 72 West
      Manahawkin, NJ 08050
    • Lourdes of Burlington County (9 miles from the Mount Laurel Campus)
      218 Sunset Road
      Willingboro, NJ 08046

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are classes held?
Classes are held on the Mount Laurel Campus. The majority of the classes are scheduled in the Health Sciences Center. Clinical experiences are held at clinical sites listed above.

When are classes held?
The Radiography classes are held during the day. Support courses are held at various times. Each term, the schedule is determined by the offering of the support courses and the number of clinical days. This could range from one day a week to every day of the week depending on the term.

Can this be done on a part-time basis?
If all the support courses are taken prior to the start of the Radiography Program, the academic commitment is less than if Radiography and support course are taken simultaneously. Please be aware that the Radiography courses must be taken consecutively, without a term lapse.

Can this program be done in the evenings? 
Because of the nature of the profession, this program is not offered in the evening. Clinical days are scheduled during the day shift when there is a variety of exams for experience. Off-hour rotations can be experienced during the second year of the program on a voluntary basis.

Can I keep my full-time job?
It has been attempted in the past to work a full-time job and be successful in the program; all have failed either at keeping the job or in the program. We suggest limiting work to 16-20 hours a week if you want to work and still be successful in the program. Keep in mind that for every hour of class, you should be putting in three hours of additional study time.

Upon completion of the program will assistance be given in finding employment?
Throughout the program, the students participate in activities that will enhance their opportunity for employment. The students attend a resume writing seminar. The students have to submit a resume for a grade. The students attend an interviewing seminar. The most important activity is participating in the clinical education, which is scheduled at the clinical sites, which are all potential employers of the graduates.

Upon graduation with an AAS degree, how is that viewed by employers?
A student who graduates with an AAS degree is not viewed significantly differently from a student who has a certificate or a BS degree. What is important is that a graduate passes the ARRT exam and is licensed by the State of NJ. The value with having a degree is that it the graduate may be more promotable.

What can I expect as a salary?
Salaries vary based on who you are employed by; a hospital, an imaging center, a physician’s office, a mobile company, etc. Salaries also vary if you are educated in other areas; CT, MRI, special procedures, or mammography. Salaries also vary depending on where you are employed; a large city, Burlington County, rural area, etc. The average starting salary for a graduating technologist is $22.00 an hour.