School of Radiography

Find Your Career in Radiography

Swedes' School of Radiography is a hospital-based, certificate program. As the program sponsor, SwedishAmerican Hospital has primary responsibility for the professional education program and awards the hospital certificate. Our working affiliation with the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, allows St. Francis students to attend radiography school and SwedishAmerican. Upon completion of the radiography program, students will be awarded a Baccalaureate of Science from the University of St. Francis along with a certificate from SwedishAmerican. 

SwedishAmerican Health System provides a smoke-free environment for its patients, visitors, employees and students.

Apply to Become a Radiologic Technologist

We will be accepting applications from June 1 to March 15, 2023, for the class that will begin in the fall of 2023. This 21-month program seeks to prepare individuals to become competent, entry-level radiographers. From 2017-2021, our program has an average completion rate of 94%, a 100% job placement rate and 100% of graduates passed their registry exam on their first attempt.

School Credentials

Upon successful completion of the program, the student is a candidate to sit for The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination.

Eligibility Requirements for ARRT Certification Exam

Beginning January 1, 2015 (class that is admitted in July 2013), all candidates must possess at least an associate degree in order to be eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination. The degree does not have to be in radiologic sciences.

For more information on the radiologic sciences, please go to the following:

The School of Radiography was awarded the maximum of 8-years of Accreditation by:

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

Articulation Agreement

SwedishAmerican School of Radiography has a postsecondary articulation agreement with the University of St. Francis located in Joliet Illinois. This curricular track is in a 2+2 format, meaning a student will take 2 years of prerequisites (USF and SwedishAmerican requirements) and then 2 years of radiography courses at SwedishAmerican in Rockford. Upon completion of the 2 years at SwedishAmerican School of Radiography a student will be eligible for the ARRT certification in Radiography and will also earn a baccalaureate degree from the University of St. Francis. Please visit their website for tuition and additional details.

SwedishAmerican School of Radiography

Program Director:
Connie Salsbury MS, RT(R)(CT)
Phone: (779) 696-4966