The field of radiography
A radiologic technologist, or radiographer, is a professional in the medical field specifically trained to produce various types of radiographic images to aid in diagnosis and treatment of the patient. The radiographer serves as an important part of the medical profession which contributes to the welfare of the community. As with all health care professionals, the radiographer focuses on providing excellent and unbiased patient care by maintaining high standards of quality. The radiographer accomplishes this by integrating science and technology with compassion and understanding. Student radiographers learn to incorporate their independent judgment with interpersonal skills needed to communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds.
The school of radiography was founded in 1969 as a joint sponsorship between Bayonne Hospital and Christ Hospital and was named Hudson Area School of Radiologic Technology. In 2005, Christ Hospital became sole sponsor of the program and the name of the school changed to Christ Hospital School of Radiography. In 2012, Hudson Hospital Holdco, LLC purchased Christ Hospital, and the name of the sponsor for the school is Hudson Hospital Opco,LLC d.b.a. Christ Hospital. The owners are committed to provide and maintain all the resources required that will allow the school to maintain their full accreditation status and provide the students with an academic environment according to their Standards of Education.
In May of 2013, the name of the hospital changed to CarePoint Health — Christ Hospital and the name of the school changed to CarePoint Health — School of Radiography. Also, Christ Hospital remains the sponsor of the Radiography school.
We are a 24-month clinical competency based educational program. Classes start in August, Monday through Friday, daytime. There are no evening classes available. We do not rotate students through weekend assignments. Class size is based on clinical capacity.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and approved by New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.
School hours are subject to change at the discretion of school officials. For further information, please call the school registrar between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at 201.795.8246.