About the Program
WellSpan Health Radiography Program offers a 23-month hospital-based certificate program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (www.jrcert.org). Our program has a specific mission and goals and detailed academic and admission requirements.
Class size is limited to 15 students per year with a new class starting every fall semester. Classroom and clinical education is offered Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. During the student's second year, they are required to complete a limited number of evening rotations. Didactic classes are offered at WellSpan York Hospital Imaging Center. Clinical education sites consist of WellSpan York Hospital, WellSpan York Hospital Imaging Center, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan York Hospital/WellSpan East York Diagnostic.
The program's clinical sites offer a wide range of opportunities for radiography students to receive hands-on experience and clinical development in the following areas:
- Head and Neck
- Mobile (Portable) Radiography
- Surgical Radiography
- Trauma Radiography
Through the combination of classroom instruction and clinical education, students develop and improve upon critical thinking and problem solving strategies, as well as, continually develop professionalism and ethics necessary for the health care environment. The program's curriculum follows the ASRT's curriculum guidelines (recommended by the JRCERT). This curriculum is essential to graduating entry-level radiographers.
Because of specific competency requirements and exam schedules, part-time and/or evening hours are not available. Interested applicants should be prepared to enter a full-time (40 hour week) educational/clinical setting. They will receive two weeks of vacation each year; one week at Christmas/New Years and one week in July (please see program's Academic Calendar). The program does not participate in advanced placement.
Once a student successfully completes the program, he/she must pass the National Registry Examination in order to be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist.
For more information about the WellSpan Health Radiography Program, call (717) 812-3599.