Terminal Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student radiographer will:

  • Position the patient for all diagnostic radiographic examinations in a competent and timely manner.
  • Determine the exposure factors to produce a diagnostic quality radiographic image and manipulate and compensate accordingly.
  • Practice standardized radiation protection methods to reduce exposure to the patient and self.
  • Manipulate the imaging equipment in a safe and competent manner.
  • Exercise sound professional judgment and discretion as a competent healthcare professional.
  • Collaborate effectively with patients, healthcare professionals and member of the community of interest.
  • Utilize appropriate verbal, non-verbal and written forms of communication.
  • Provide quality patient care in a competent and ethical manner.

Terminal Award Options

The School of Radiography offers the following terminal award options:

  • Certificate only from The Valley Hospital School of Radiography (this option requires that students entering the program have an associate degree or higher)
  • Certificate from The Valley Hospital School of Radiography and an Associate of Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University (this option requires students to complete all liberal arts and science courses in addition to the core radiography certificate courses)

Faculty

The faculty members of The Valley Hospital School of Radiography have academic and clinical experience in diagnostic imaging. 

Requirements for Clinical Hours

Students participate in clinical activities during the fall, winter, spring and summer semesters. Below are the clinical hours designated per semester:

  First Year Second Year
Fall Semester 120 hours 240 hours
Winter Semester 120 hours  
Spring Semester 240 hours 240 hours
Summer Semester 480 hours 480 hours

Requirements for Program Completion

Candidates for graduation must pass the following with a C+ (77-79%) or higher:

  • All didactic and clinical radiography courses
  • All required clinical competency evaluations and related objectives
  • The Exit Examination
  • Complete all Liberal Arts & Science courses in addition to the core radiography certificate courses, if applicable
Numerical Grade Weighted Letter Grade Points
93+ A 4.00
90-92 A- 3.67
87-89 B+ 3.33
83-86 B 3.00
80-82 B- 2.67
77-79 C+ 2.33
74-76 C 2.00
70-73 C- 1.67
65-69 D 1.00
Below 65 F 0.00

Upon completion of the certificate program, the graduate will be eligible to:

  • Receive a certificate from The Valley Hospital
  • Apply for admission to the ARRT certification examination
  • Upon receipt of the ARRT certification card, graduates may apply for a NJ State license

Tuition

  • The total tuition for the radiography program is $49,514.00 for academic year 2019-2020, plus fees spread out over four terms (Fall, Spring, Fall, Spring).
  • Tuition payments are payable to Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU).
  • Grants and financial aid are available to our students through FDU.

Program Accreditations

The Valley Hospital School of Radiography is accredited by: 

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312-704-5300 / mail@jrcert.org

State of New Jersey Bureau of X-Ray Compliance
25 Arctic Parkway (P.O. Box 420 - Mail Code 25-01) 
Trenton, New Jersey, 08625-0420
Bureau Chief: Paul G. Orlando
609-984-5634 or paul.orlando@dep.state.nj.us

All information is subject to change. For more information, please contact Maureen Wolf at 201-447-8221 or mwolf@valleyhealth.com