School of Radiography
Sharon Regional's School of Radiography
740 E. State St.
Sharon, PA 16146
Applications must be filed by February 28 for the class starting in August
The School of Radiography at Sharon Regional is based on the long-term commitment of the Health System to educational programs in the healthcare field. Education in the Radiologic Sciences began in the 1950s when the hospital was approved for a one-year program. In 1959, it was approved for a two-year program.
Radiography is the art and science of using radiation to provide images of the tissue, organs, bones and vessels that comprise the human body. These images may be recorded on film or displayed on a video monitor. A radiographer is an essential member of the healthcare team. The body part of the patient must be accurately positioned, and only the amount of radiation necessary to produce a quality image must be applied. These are two important aspects of the responsibilities of the radiographer.
Sharon Regional Health System School of Radiography provides education for students in the Radiologic sciences to be qualified entry-level radiographers. The program strives to provide the highest quality education and patient care that stresses compassion, competency, respect, and dignity of all people.
Program Goals/Assessment Plan
Non Discrimination Policy
Applicants to SRHS, School of Radiography are selected in accordance with federal and states laws: without regard to color, race, creed, age, sex, religious affiliation or national origin. Disabilities that are not related to bona fide occupational qualifications will not be considered as deterrents to selection of persons.
Why choose Sharon Regional?
- 24-month hospital-based certificate program
- Fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
- 10/1 student/educator ratio
- Hands-on clinical experience in progressive settings
- Rotations to additional sites based on clinical assignments
- Affiliated with Butler County Community College (BC3) to concurrently obtain a certificate in Radiography and an Associate's Degree within two years
- Affiliated with Clarion University in a 2+2 Baccalaureate program
Academic and Admission Requirements
- High school diploma or GED
- Completed courses in Biology and Algebra 1 with a grade of 2.0 "C" or better from high school (recommendations: Algebra II, Chemistry, Physics).
- Completed SAT with minimum of 1,275. (Prior to 3/2005: 850)
- Technical Standards form submitted.
- Submit completed application form with application fee.
- Submit official copy of current or final transcripts from high school and college.
- Completed HOBET (Health Occupation Basic Entrance Test) exam.
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- 24 month Program containing two affiliation’s:
- Associate’s Degree in Radiology – obtain in conjunction with Butler County Community College (BC3).
- Bachelor’s Degree in Radiography – obtain in conjunction with the 2 plus 2 program with Clarion University
- The change in the curriculum by Sharon Regional is in preparation for the ARRT’s change effective January of 2013, in which candidates taking the registry exam will have to have an Associate’s Degree or higher plus a certificate from an approved program in order to be allowed to take their national registry.
- This change does adjust the current program curriculum in that certain classes will be held at BC3 in order to complete the Associate’s Degree track.
- The courses provided at BC3 which were originally a part of Sharon Regional Health System’s program include:
- Basic Human Anatomy
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Law and Ethics
- If a candidate is a part of the approved two plus two program from Clarion University, the student will not be required to take courses listed above at BC-3. When those classes are being held those candidates that do not need to attend those classes will be released for the day. If the student chooses to take those courses as review then they will be provided time to attend and take the classes.
- Candidates that are from another college or university that have already obtained a BS degree or Associate’s degree in which that degree already included those three courses then they can attend Sharon and have the OPTION to take those classes at BC-3 if they desire to receive a review in those subjects.
- But if the candidate had not taken those classes in obtaining their degree or had not taken those classes in the past five years and received a grade of a “C” or better then they will be required to take the courses at BC3 and receive a “C” or better..
- The courses listed above will be provided in conjunction with classes already held at the Hospital and therefore will be completed within your scheduled 40 hour week.
For more information, please contact Robert Piccirillo, MBA, RT, (R), Director, School of Radiography at 724-983-5603 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download an application for the School of Radiography (Adobe PDF Format)
- Submit completed application form with application fee of $25 to Sharon Regional Health System-School of Radiography. Payment must be a money order.
- Enclose high school and college transcripts.
- Enclose form of Technical Standards completed and signed.
- Enclose results of SAT/ACT
- Enclose three professional/educational letters of reference in sealed envelopes with your packet
- Schedule the HOBET exam
Application deadline: Applications with transcripts will be received only from September 1 through
Veterans: The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved coverage for your education provided by Sharon Regional's School of Radiography.
Acceptance of applicants:
- Acceptance to Sharon Regional Health System School of Radiography is based on all admission criteria and a final interview process.
- Actual admission is contingent on Criminal Background check/Security Clearances and health requirements physical.
- Applicants to SRHS, School of Radiography are selected in accordance with federal and states laws: without regard to color, race, creed, age, sex, religious affiliation or national origin. Disabilities that are not related to bona fide occupational qualifications will not be considered as deterrents to selection of persons.
- Upon selection, the program will notify the applicant by mail of their acceptance and $250 deposit is required to confirm their acceptance. This is part of the first year payment.
Cost and tuition:
first year; $4,000 second year
Nonrefundable application fee: $25
Estimated cost of Books: $1,000 both years
Estimated cost Uniforms/shoes: $400 (exclusive of tuition fee)
*Costs & tuition are subject to change
Refund of tuition
Charges for tuition are refundable upon withdrawal from the School based on the effective date of withdrawal from classes. Students who meet these conditions are entitled to receive refunds of the tuition in accordance with the following schedule:
Week 1 = 80%
Week 2 = 60%
Week 3 = 40%
Week 4 = 20%
Week 5 = 0%
Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout the program. Minimum academic progress is evidenced by a final grade of 78 percent in each course. Failure to meet this minimum standard results in dismissal from the program-- (see full policy below).
Complete listing of all academic policies will be available upon request.
Policy 11 - Clinical Policy
Policy 16 - Transfer-Advanced Placement
Policy 20 - Grading
Policy 26 - Graduation Requirements
Policy 28 - Student Services
Program Clock Hours (for students working to obtain a full Associate's Degree)
Program Clock Hours (for those with BS or Associate Degree or college courses taken within the past five years and passed with a "C" or better
School Calendar: 2011-2013
School Calendar: 2012-2014
Information on textbooks, uniforms, travel policy, hospitalization, living accommodations
Program's Effectiveness Data
Transcript request form: Please print out and mail with check per instructions
"Shadowing" or Visitation Day in the Medical Imaging Department
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology is dedicated to excellence in education and to quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in radiation and imaging sciences. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) is recognized by the United States Department of Education to accredit educational programs in radiography and radiation therapy. The JRCERT awards accreditation to programs demonstrating substantial compliance with these standards.
Accreditation: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
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