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
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.
|Students Completing||15||12||12||11||12||14||10||Data Pending|
|Percentage of Program Completion||100%||80%||80%||73%||80%||93.3%||Data Pending||Data Pending|
|Percentage of Empoyment by 6 mos post-graduation||93.3%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||(75% @ Grad)||Date Pending|
|Percentage of ARRT 1st Attempt Success||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||92.9%||Data Pending||Data Pending|
|Graduate Satisfaction @ 6 mos. post graduation||97%||Missing||94%||97%||100%||Data Pending||Data Pending||Data Pending|
|Employer Satisfaction @ 6 mos. post graduation||100%||Missing||100%||100%||100%||Data Pending||Data Pending||Data Pending|
|Graduate Satisfaction @ Exit Interview||100%||100%||Data Pending||Data Pending|
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.
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.)
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.
Technical Standards for admission consideration include:
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 email@example.com.
Two methods for completing an application for admission include:
|Required Application||Source 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 681.342.1871or 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||
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
United Hospital Center Diagnostic Training Programs
327 Medical Park Drive
Bridgeport, WV 26330