School of Radiography


Mission Statement

The Radiography Program is a comprehensive 22 month course of study culminating in a Certificate in Radiologic Technology.  It provides the student with a high quality, customer service oriented competency based didactic and clinical education.  The education provided prepares the students to enter the job market at an entry-level position in diagnostic radiography. Students may also choose to study for an advanced modality, for example CT, MRI, mammography, Radiation Therapy or DMS or pursue an advanced degree. This program will also instill life long learning values and assist students in achieving their professional and personal goals.

Program Goals

UPMC Jameson School of Radiography serves its communities of interest and its students through meeting and maintaining the following goals.

  • Students will be clinically competent
  • Students will communicate effectively
  • Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development
  • The program will graduate entry-level technologists

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will apply positioning skills
  2. Students will select appropriate technical factors
  3. Students will practice radiation safety
  4. Students will use effective oral communication skills
  5. Students will practice written communication skills
  6. Students will utilize critical thinking with organization of exam procedure
  7. Students will adapt positioning for trauma patients
  8. Students will determine the importance of continued professional development
  9. Students will summarize the importance of attendance at professional meetings
  10. Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt
  11. Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within 6 months post-graduation
  12. Students will complete the program within 24 months
  13. Students will be satisfied with their education
  14. Employers will be satisfied with graduate’s performance