Mission Statement

To provide a sound education that will enable our students to become competent entry level Radiologic Technologist by establishing critical thinking skills, instituting high professional and patient care standards and to instill pride in being a part of the field of Radiography

Congratulations to our 2021 Graduates

maximum 8 year Accreditation Status

In June of 2018 the Joint Review Committee on Education on Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) awarded the UPMC Chautauqua School of Radiology the maximum 8 year Accreditation Status

The Profession

A rewarding career in medicine and science awaits those who choose radiology as a career. The Radiologic Technologist plays an important role on the medical team assisting the Radiologist, a physician who is specialized in radiology, treating and diagnosing the sick and injured. Radiographers use x-ray equipment to produce images of the tissue, organs, bones and vessels of the body. Some radiographers specialize in mammography, computed tomography (CT scans), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or various other types of imaging.

The field of Radiology is part science and part art so whether you consider yourself technically adept or not, you will be comfortable studying your chosen profession as a Radiologic Technologist. You’ll work with some of the most technologically advanced equipment learning how to use computers to acquire and manipulate images. You will also learn to communicate with the patients giving you the ability to solve problems and to work efficiently with other members of the healthcare team. You will develop skills during your training that allows you to provide patient care that is accurate as well as compassionate.

OUR GOALS

Fulfillment of the program’s mission is determined by the ability of the program to achieve the following set goals:

Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information . The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Results
Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year
Results
Year 1 - 2020
4 of 5 - 80%
Yeart 2 - 2019
6 of 6 - 100%
Year 3 - 2018
5 of 5 - 100%
Year 4 - 2017
6 of 6 - 100%
Year 5 - 2016
5 of 5 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average
26 of 27 - 96%

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%

Job Placement Rate
Number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
Year
Results
Year 1 - 2020
5 of 5 - 100%
Yeart 2 - 2019
6 of 6 - 100%
Year 3 - 2018
5 of 5 - 100%
Year 4 - 2017
6 of 6 - 100%
Year 5 - 2016
5 of 5 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average
27 of 27 - 100%

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is

Job Placement Rate
number graduated divided by number started the program
Year
Results
Year 1 - 2020
5 of 6
Program Completion Rate
83%