Now Accepting Applications

We are now accepting applications for the Class of 2027 that begins in August of 2025!

Please call 412-777-6210 with any questions.

About Us

The Heritage Valley Health System / La Roche University Radiography Program is a full-time, primarily daylight program, and mandates attendance during two summers.

Our incoming classes start at the end of August. Our New Student Orientation is held annually in mid-July. Although schedules may vary, students typically attend classes at the Hospital 2 to 3 days per week during the fall and spring semesters, and 3 to 5 days per week during summer sessions.

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What is The Field of Radiologic Technology?

A radiologic technologist, or radiographer, is a healthcare professional who plays an important role in patient care by assisting with the diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease. Through the use of x-rays, radiologic technologists perform sophisticated diagnostic imaging tests that uncover a wide range of medical conditions, helping doctors determine the best course of treatment for their patients.

Job Opportunities

Upon graduation, job opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Clinics
  • Imaging centers
  • Mobile imaging companies

Why Choose Us?

  • We offer a competitive program built on the foundation of radiologic technology theory and clinical experience
  • We have smaller class sizes and offer individualized instruction
  • An opportunity to experience HVHS’s Diagnostic and Imaging Services departments
  • Earn a certification in Diagnostic Radiology and an Associate’s degree in Science in 24 months!
  • Between 2019-2024, 100% of our graduates were placed in a job in the field of Radiologic Technology within 1 year after graduation

School Partnership

As previously mentioned, the Heritage Valley Health System School of Radiography partners with La Roche University for our Radiologic Technologist Program. With this program, students are given the chance to enjoy both theoretical and clinical studies, in addition to taking various General Education Requirements. They also benefit from an “on campus” experience if they choose to live in the La Roche dorms.

After graduation, our students are eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Students passing the national certification examination with a score of 75% or higher are then recognized professionally as registered radiologic technologists.

Many of our graduates actually go on to obtain their Bachelor’s Degree upon graduation from our program.


We are located on the Heritage Valley Kennedy campus, which makes it easy for our students to gain the hands-on experience they need from current and former Radiologic Technologists.

Our address is 25 Heckel Road, Kennedy Township, PA 15136

Contact Us

You may contact our School of Radiography by calling 412-777-6210 or by emailing Lori Fazio, M.S., R.T. (R), our HVKSOR Director, at

School Mission

The mission of Heritage Valley Health System’s School of Radiography is to meet the needs of the communities we serve by offering a radiologic technology program. This program aims to provide an environment for the development of competent and professional future radiologic technologists. We do this by offering a solid clinical and theoretical background in the Radiologic Sciences.

Contact Us

If you have questions, or you would like more information about the Heritage Valley Health System School of Radiography, or you wish to make an appointment, please contact us at 412-777-6210.

Heritage Valley Kennedy
School of Radiography
25 Heckel Road
Kennedy Township, PA 15136


Lori Fazio, M.S., R.T. (R)
Director, School of Radiography

Telephone: 412-777-6210

Megan Buchholz, B.A., R.T.(R)
Clinical Coordinator, School of Radiography
Telephone: 412-777-6200


Lauren Lanzino, D.C.
Assistant Professor, Health Science
Telephone: 412-536-1076

Please visit the Hospital’s Contact Us page to view directions to the campus, as well as a map.

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