Associate's Degree

Radiologic Technology (AS)

You will experience the benefit of a Widener online education, plus the clinical expertise from the long-established Crozer–Keystone Health System's School of Radiologic Technology.

rad tech student at Crozer

Program Overview

Before starting our radiologic technology program, you must complete 12 credits of prerequisite courses. Once your prerequisites are fulfilled, and you have been accepted into the program, you will complete the program’s core classes and clinical training in radiologic technology at Crozer and its clinical affiliates. Crozer is the hospital located a few blocks from Widener's main campus.

The goal of the program is to prepare you for a career in diagnostic radiology in a hospital, private practice, public health, or military setting. You will graduate ready to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certificate exam.

New clinical cohorts begin in July and January.

Joint Review Committee on Education Radiologic Technology (JCERT) logo

We are proud to be accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).


Program Options

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Integration of didactic and clinical training begins on the first day of clinicals with over 2,000 total hours from experienced professionals.

Widener has developed partnerships with area institutions that allow their students to complete the clinical portion of their degree at the Chester-Crozer medical center. Students from the institutions below should inquire with their academic advisor about the radiologic technology curriculum.

Partners include:

  • Bloomsburg University
  • Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Immaculata University

Application Requirements

  • Complete your online application
  • Submit official transcripts from any high school, college, or trade school attended, if applicable
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Technical Standards Form
  • Interview

Applicants must complete the following courses prior to beginning the radiologic technology program:

  • Math (3 or 4 cr.)
  • English (3 cr.)
  • Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
  • Humanities (3 cr.)

Program Highlights

Prepare for a career in radiology. Our program combines concepts of allied health that are critical to success as a healthcare professional. Successful students apply communication skills that show an understanding of healthcare topics.

State of the Art Facilities

  • Taught by experienced professionals
  • Crozer–Keystone Health System is a regional level-2 trauma center
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic equipment available during clinical experience

Clinical Education

  • Gain over 2,000 hours of training
  • Prepare for a career in diagnostic radiology in a hospital, private practice, public health, or the military
  • 92% first-time pass rate for certification boards

Educational Resources

  • Financial aid is available through Widener University for qualified undergraduates
  • Excellence of a Widener degree and high-quality training from Crozer–Keystone Health System
  • Apply for fellowships in mammography, interventional radiography, or CT after program completion

Small Class Sizes

Class sizes are small which cultivates an exceptionally engaged and individualized learning environment taught by expert faculty and clinicians.

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Radiology technologist
  • MRI technologist

Industry Growth

Employment of radiologic technologists is projected to grow 6 percent until 2031. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions that require imaging making diagnoses.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Take the Next Steps


Applying online is easy—and it's free! Have questions about your individual requirements? Request an in-person or virtual meeting with an admissions advisor for guidance prior to submitting your application.

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