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Program Mission and Goals

Mission Statement:  United Hospital Center, Inc. offers a certificate program in Radiologic Technology for individuals interested in pursuing training in this field. This program is designed to prepare men and women for professional practice in the healthcare specialty of Radiologic Technology.

Goal 1: Each student will demonstrate clinical competency.

a. Each junior student will employ physical and radiation safety practices while performing radiologic procedures.
b. Each junior student will maintain or enhance their level of clinical competency as they progress through
    the program.
c. Each senior student will exercise effective radiation protection.

Goal 2: Each student will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

a. Each senior student will analyze diagnostic images.
b. Each senior student will adapt radiologic procedural requirements in special situations.
c. Each junior student will demonstrate the interrelationships of multiple exposure factors by correctly
    applying  mathematical formulas.


Goal 3: Each student will exhibit effective oral and written communication skills.

a. Each student will introduce her/himself to all patients.
b. Each student will annotate patient history on images.
c. Each junior student will describe effective alterations in verbal and nonverbal communication methods
    for patients with varying challenges and those whose cultural backgrounds may differ from their own.


Goal 4: Students and graduates will model professionalism.

a. Each graduating student will understand licensure, certification and mandatory cme requirements, modality
    training opportunities and professional organization membership benefits.
b. Each junior student will demonstrate responsible attendance and punctuality.
c. Each senior student will demonstrate effective interviewing skills.


Goal 5: The program will effectively deliver an educational experience that prepares individuals for professional practice and certification.

a. Program graduates that pursue the credentialing exam within six months will pass the ARRT exam
    on the first attempt.
b. Program graduates that actively seek employment will secure a job within six months following graduation.
c. Each enrolled student will successfully complete graduation requirements.
d. Graduates will express satisfaction with the program. 
e. Employers will express satisfaction with program graduates.

Program Performance

Class Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Students Enrolled 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 15
Students Completing 15 12 12 11 12 14 10 Data Pending
Percentage of Program Completion 100% 80% 80% 73% 80% 93% 71% Data Pending

 Number of First Time Examinees taking the ARRT certification exam

15 11 12 11 12 14 10 Data Pending
Number of First Time Examinees passing the ARRT certification exam on the First Attempt

15/15

100%

11/11

100%

12/12

100%

11/11

100%

12/12

100%

13/14

93%

Data Pending Data Pending

 Number of Graduates Actively Seeking Employment

15/15

100%

11/12

92%

11/12

92%

11/11

100%

12/12

100%

12/14

86%

Data Pending Data Pending
Number of Graduates finding Employment by 6 months post-graduation

14/15

93%

11/11

100%

11/11

100%

11/11

100%

12/12

100%

11/12

92%

Data Pending Data Pending
Graduate Satisfaction @ 6 months post graduation 97% Missing data 94% 97% 100% 100% Data Pending Data Pending
Employer Satisfaction @ 6 months post graduation 100%

Missing data

100% 100% 100% 100% Data Pending Data Pending
Graduate Satisfaction @ Exit Interview N/A  N/A  N/A N/A  100% 100% Data Pending Data Pending


Five Year Program Performance (May 2009 - 2013)

 

 Number of first time ARRT examinees taking the ARRT exam                             60
 Number of first time ARRT examinees passing the ARRT exam 60
 Percentage of program graduates passing the ARRT exam 100%

 Number of program graduates actively seeking employment                                57
 Number of graduates finding employment 57
 Percentage of program graduates finding employment  100%


Program effectiveness data may be found at the website of the JRCERT at: (https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx)

General Information

United Hospital Center School of Radiologic Technology (UHCSRT) is a twenty-four month, certificate-granting program that prepares interested individuals for employment as a radiologic technologist. Students are scheduled for clinical and didactic assignments on five days each week including minimal weekend and evening shift assignments during the two-year training period.  As a component of radiologic technology training, students perform supervised clinical assignments at United Hospital Center and related outpatient facilities, as well as Fairmont General Hospital, and the VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

Degree Requirement For A.R.R.T. Professional Certification

Individuals seeking employment in radiologic technology must pass a national credentialing exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org).   To qualify for this credentialing exam, individuals must successfully complete UHC’s accredited radiologic technology training program and possess an Associate’s Degree or higher from an accredited college.  For individuals pursuing admission that do not yet have an Associate Degree or higher, United Hospital Center partnered with Pierpont Community and Technical College whereby college credit is earned for successful completion of the radiologic technology curriculum. Through completion of additional general education classes, an Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded from PC&TC at graduation from UHC School of Radiologic Technology. (Credit toward achieving the degree may be available for college courses completed while in high school or for courses from other college/universities at the discretion of the PC&TC registrar.)

Admission Process

Radiologic technology classes at UHCSRT begin during the last full week of June each year, but selection of students is completed in early April. Applications and required transcripts must be submitted prior to February 1 of the year in which the student hopes to gain admission.

Student selection is a two-part process that begins with a review of student academic transcripts by United Hospital Center Radiologic Technology Faculty. An impartial scoring system is used to rank applicants on the basis of academic transcripts, and ACT or SAT test results. Recommended prerequisite courses include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy/Physiology, Computer Science and Algebra.  
 
Interviews are conducted in March for individuals whose scores place them in the top sixty of those completing applications.  Interviews are conducted at United Hospital Center by Radiologic Technology faculty.  A maximum of fifteen students are selected for admission and are notified by April 1 to begin training in late June. Some applicants are designated as alternates and are notified in the event that an applicant selected for admission is unable to attend.

Admission Criteria

  1. The applicant must have earned a High School diploma or a GED certificate.
  2. The applicant must submit the following documentation to the Program Director at UHC or the Office of Admissions at PC&TC: Completed UHC or PC&TC Application, High School Diploma including the first senior semester or GED Certificate, A.C.T. or S.A.T. test scores, Official transcripts of any post-secondary courses.
  3. The applicant must be able to fully participate in all clinical activities in such a way as to not pose a risk to the safety of the patient or clinical personnel. A medical physical exam may be required at the cost of the applicant.

Technical Standards for admission consideration include:

Mental Requirements

  • Must have the ability to perform concentrated and complex mental activity with frequent involvement in complex and highly technical situations.
  • Must have the ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions, and must be capable of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis.
  • Must have the ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific principles, and also be able to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion.
  • Must have the ability to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures.
  • Must have effective reading and comprehension skills.
  • Must have strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Must read and write legibly in English.

Physical Requirements

  • Must have the ability to frequently walk, stand, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, lift, grasp and feel throughout the work shift.
  • Must have the ability to lift, move, and position patients of all weights, with varying amounts of assistance in a fair manner on a regular and recurring basis.
  • Must hear within the normal range.
  • Must demonstrate visual acuity within normal range acceptable to possess a WV Drivers License.
  • Must have the ability to perform heavy work: exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must have the ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with sufficient use of all four limbs and be capable of maneuvering their body successfully enough to accomplish the task in a life-threatening situation.

Observation Experiences

Tours may be available for potential applicants on selected Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Following the tour, there is an opportunity to meet with a faculty representative to discuss admission policies and procedures. Observation tours must be scheduled by contacting the U.H.C. Program Director at 681-342-1871 or email trupor@uhcwv.org.

Request An Application

Two methods for completing an application for admission include:

 Required ApplicationSource of Application
For applicants possessing an associate’s degree or higher that do not require federal financial aid UHC School of Radiologic Technology Application

Call 681.342.1871

or DOWNLOAD
For applicants that do NOT have a college degree and/or plan to apply for federal financial aid, grants or the WV PROMISE Scholarship PC&TC Application for Admission

Call
304-367-4892 or 800.641.5678 ext.2

Or DOWNLOAD


Additional program information and policies may be found at the Education link of the United Hospital Center website- www.uhcwv.org/education or by contacting the Program Director 681.342.1871 or trupor@uhcwv.org .

Please direct completed applications or inquiries to:

Education Coordinator
United Hospital Center Diagnostic Training Programs
327 Medical Park Drive
Bridgeport, WV 26330
681-342-1871


For a list of training programs and information about a career in Radiologic Technology, visit www.arrt.org or www.jrcert.org.

 

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