Academic Information

Academic Schedule

Classes usually commence around the last week of June and last week of December of each year. Schedules are distributed at the beginning of each semester. The student’s 40-hour schedule is divided between classroom and clinical education. Student educational involvement will never exceed 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day.

Students should make every attempt possible to attend class and be on time. The student is responsible for all missed classwork. Protocols for missed quizzes, test and exams can be found on individual instructor’s syllabi.

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar: 2019-2022
July 1-July 3 2019 New student orientation (Upper classmen return)
September 23, 2019 Mid-semester week grades due
December 11, 2019 Graduation (Wine Co-Hort )/Rehearsal 12/9/19
December 20, 2019 End of semester/grades close
Dec. 23-Jan 5, 2020 Student Break
Jan 6, 2020-Jan. 10, 2020 New student orientation (Upper classmen return)
March 30, 2020 

Mid-semester week grades due

June 11, 2020

Graduation (Royal Blue Co-Hort)/Rehearsal 6/8/20

June 26, 2020     End of semester/grades close
June 29-July 3, 2020

Student Break

July 6 -July 10, 2020

New student orientation (Upper classman return)

September 28, 2020 Mid-semester week grades due
December 16, 2020

Graduation (Hunter Green Co-Hort)/Rehearsal 12/14/20

December 23, 2020 End of semester /grades close
Dec. 24-Jan 3, 2021 Student Break
Jan. 4, 2021-Jan 8, 2021  New student orientation (Upper classman return)
March 29, 2021 Mid-semester week grades due
June 10, 2021

Graduation (Purple Co-Hort)/Rehearsal 6/7/21

June 25, 2021 End of semester/grades close
June 28-July 5, 2021 Student Break
July 6-July 9, 2021 New student orientation (Upper classman return)
Sept. 27, 2021 Mid-semester week grades due
December 15, 2021 Graduation (Black Color Co-Hort) /Rehearsal 12/13/21
December 23, 2021 End of Semester /grades close
Dec. 24, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022 Student Break
Jan 3-Jan.7, 2022 New student orientation (Upper classman return)
March 28, 2022  Mid-semester week grades due
June 9, 2022 Newest Co-Hort Graduation/Rehearsal 6/6/22 (to be scheduled)
June 24, 2022

End of Semester/grades close

June 27-July 4, 2022

Student Break

July 5-July 8, 2022

New Student orientation (Upper classman return)

Sept. 26, 2022

Mid-semester week grades due

Dec. 14, 2022

Newest Co-Hort Graduation/Rehearsal 12/12/22 (to be scheduled)

Dec.23, 2022

End of semester/grades close

Dec. 26-Jan 2, 2023

Student Break

January 3, 2023

New student orientation (Upper classman return)

**The Medical Center has a right to mandate non-essential personnel to be off on additional days related to certain holidays. The radiology school falls into this category. Therefore, this calendar is subject to change (if deemed necessary by the Medical Center).

Important Dates and Holidays

Holidays 2019

  • May 27(Monday)                                   Memorial Day
  • July 4 (Thursday)                                   Independence Day
  • July 5 (Friday)                                         Mandated Hospital day Off
  • September 2(Monday)                        Labor Day
  • November 28 (Thursday)                   Thanksgiving Day
  • November 29 (Friday)                         Thanksgiving Friday
  • December 24 (Tuesday)                     Christmas Eve     
  • December 25 (Wednesday)              Christmas Day

Holidays 2020

  • January 1 (Wednesday)                     New Year’s Day
  • April 10 (Friday)                                  Good Friday
  • April 13 (Monday)                               Easter Monday
  • May 25 (Monday)                                Memorial Day
  • July 4 (Saturday)                                  Independence Day (observed Friday, July 3)
  • September 7 (Monday)                      Labor Day
  • November 26 (Thursday)                  Thanksgiving Day
  • November 27 (Friday)                        Thanksgiving Friday
  • December 24 (Thursday)                   Christmas Eve
  • December 25 (Friday)                         Christmas Day

Holidays 2021

  • January 1 (Friday)                                New Year’s Day
  • April 2 (Friday)                                     Good Friday
  • April 5 (Monday)                                  Easter Monday
  • May 31 (Monday)                                 Memorial Day
  • July 4 (Sunday)                                      Independence Day (observed Monday, July 5)
  • September 6 (Monday)                       Labor Day
  • November 25 (Thursday)                   Thanksgiving Day
  • November 26 (Friday)                         Thanksgiving Friday
  • December 24 (Friday)                         Christmas Eve

Holidays 2022

  • January 1 (Saturday)                           New Year’s Day (observed Friday 12/31/21)
  • April 15 (Friday)                                   Good Friday
  • April 18 (Monday)                                Easter Monday
  • May 30 (Monday)                                 Memorial Day
  • July 4 (Monday)                                     Independence Day
  • September 5 (Monday)                       Labor Day
  • November 24 (Thursday)                   Thanksgiving Day
  • November 25 (Friday)                         Thanksgiving Friday
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day       TBD (observed according to medical center)

Home Preparation

There is no suggested minimum preparation time because each student learns at a different pace with different study habits. However, students who feel their preparation is lacking may schedule an appointment with faculty members to arrange an individually suggested minimum study and preparation schedule.

Tutorial Program

The School offers a tutorial program for those students who feel they need assistance with their didactic studies. The school faculty will provide scheduled academic counseling with the student and can help the student find an outside tutor.

Disabilities Services: Students with disabilities may contact Widener’s Disabilities Office at 610-499-1266, 520 East 14th Street on campus.

Additional Student Services Offered by Widener University

Math Center: 610-499-1253

Writing Center: 610-499-4332

Courses

Semester I

   

Semester II

 
Intro to Radiologic Technology .5 credits   Anatomy & Physiology II 1 credit
Anatomy & Physiology I 2 credits   Radiographic Exposure II 1 credit
Radiographic Exposure I 1 credit   Radiographic Procedures II 1 credit
Radiographic Procedures I 1 credit   Procedures II Demo Practice Lab    1 credit
Procedures 1 Demo/Lab Practice 1 credit   Radiation Physics II 1 credit
Patient Care 1 1 credit      
Radiation Physics I 1 credit      

 

Semester III

   

Semester IV

 
Advanced Imaging 1 credit   Radiation Protection .5 credits
QA & Image Acquisition 1 credit   Senior Registry Review  2 credits
Pathology 1 credit   Radiobiology .5 credits
Patient Care 2 2 credits   Cross-Sectional Anatomy .5 credits
Demonstration Lab/Practice 1 credit   Radiographic Image Analysis .5 credits
      Special Procedures 1 credit
      Senior Final Competency 1 credit

Clinical rotations are assigned during the two-year program with their associated credits. One hundred clinical hours is equivalent to 1 credit. A clock hour is a session of instruction that lasts for 60 minutes. Students are required to complete clinical requirements with a minimum grade of 85%.

Clinical I/Film Critique I 5 credits Clinical /Film Critique III 5 credits
Clinical II/Film Critique 5 credits Clinical IV 5.5 credits

Additional Course Requirement: UCS 200, "Becoming a Civically Engaged Professional"

In the third or fourth semester of the radiography program, students are required to complete a 3-credit online course offered by Widener University. The course is UCS 200 “Becoming a Civically Engaged Professional.” This course must be completed with a passing grade in order for the student to be eligible for graduation from the radiography program. This course follows the grading system for Widener University (please see "Widener Grading System below).

UCS 200 Course Description: This course for all continuing students focuses on promoting learning through active participation in-service experiences. Students build on their volunteer knowledge by reading and discussing essays about serving, giving, and leading. The historical context of service-learning is reviewed. Structured reflection time is provided during which students link their beliefs about civic engagement to their individual experience. Several opportunities are provided to the students to work in the surrounding community.

Grades

Grades will be issued for all completed courses. Transcripts/reports will be distributed to each student at the close of each semester and mailed after graduation from the program. In addition to end-of-semester grades, students will receive mid-semester evaluations and/or failure warnings, if necessary, at any time during the course of the program.

Minimum Grades

The following percentages reflect the programs’ minimal requirements:

  • Minimum passing grades for a single course    75%
  • Minimum passing grades for a single course    75%
  • Minimum passing overall semester average     75%
  • Minimum passing grade for clinical education   85%

Grading Guidelines and Probation Policies

Grades will be recorded as numerical averages, which will include all or a portion of the following:

  • Examinations
  • Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Class Participation
  • Homework

Each individual instructor will decide final Grade calculations and copy of grade composition as well as the course syllabus will be distributed to each student at the start of a new class.

Incomplete or Failure of Any Portion of the Class

Remediation of incomplete or failed work will be provided. All remediation practices will be agreed upon by peer review. All remediation practices will be published and presented to each student via the course syllabus at the start of each new class. The Advisory Committee will review chronic incomplete or failed work. Grading Scale:

Grading Scale:
94-100% A
87-93%   B
81-86%   C
75-80%   D
Below 75% F

** Refer also to the Policy on Academic Probation

Any courses conducted through Widener University throughout the two-year course of study while in the radiography program will follow the grade breakdown for Widener University and not the grade breakdown for the radiography program (this being the UCS 200 course, "Becoming a Civically Engaged Professional" taken in the last semester of the radiography program).

Widener Grading System

Refer to Widener University website for grading.

Contact Us

For more information about the program, please contact:

Amber White
Academic Advisor
Center for Extended Learning
Widener University
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
ANWhite@Widener.edu
610-499-4290

Governing Body

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300