The ACMH School of Radiologic Technology is a hospital-based program. The program provides education in a professional environment to prepare students for a career as a radiologic technologist. This 24 month program requires approximately 800 didactic (academic) hours and 1,920 clinical hours of competency based instruction. All aspects of education are provided at ACMH Hospital with additional clinical assignments at Armstrong Orthopedic Associates, located directly off the hospital’s campus. Personalized instruction is possible due to low student/instructor ratio. Following successful completion of the program, students receive a certificate from the School of Radiologic Technology at ACMH.
Requirements for eligibility for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification and registration require that candidates are to have earned an associate (or more advanced) degree from an accrediting agency recognized by the ARRT. This degree need not be in the radiologic sciences. Avenues to meet the ARRT requirements include possessing the degree requirement on application to ACMH or obtaining the degree status through the program’s affiliations.
The school is affiliated with Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Imaging Sciences is an option. The Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Sciences (BSMIS) has an academic preparation of two years at the university and continues with a 24 month course of study at ACMH School of Radiology Technology. Acceptance of the student into the hospital’s radiologic technology program is at the discretion of the hospital’s admission committee.
For more information on the degree program through Clarion University, click here.
ACMH School of Radiologic Technology also has an affiliation with Butler County Community College (BC3). Potential applicants, who do not have an associate degree or higher, may benefit from a partnership with BC3. If accepted into the ACMH program, the student can apply to BC3 for the Technical Trades: Radiologic Technology, Associate in Applied Science degree where they will complete 31 credits of academic coursework. Upon completion of the ACMH certificate program, the student will be granted the associate degree allowing them to sit for the ARRT national certification examination. The ACMH School of Radiologic Technology certificate must be presented to BC3 for the remaining 30 credits and to receive the diploma from the community college.
For information on the program through Butler County Community College, click here.
The ACMH School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT is dedicated to excellence in education and to the quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. The JRCERT awards accreditation to programs demonstrating substantial compliance with these STANDARDS.
Questions for the JRCERT? They can be reached at:
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606
The ACMH School of Radiologic Technology’s website was updated as of 11/22/2016.