1. The students will demonstrate clinical competence by satisfactorily performing radiologic
procedures and evaluating images to implement corrective actions.
2. The students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
3. The students will function effectively as members of the healthcare team and community, and exhibit effective oral and written communication.
4. Students and graduates will understand the value of continued professional growth and development.
5. The Program will effectively deliver an educational experience that prepares individuals for professional certification and entry-level employment.
100% of UHC program graduates pass the ARRT credentialing examination in radiologic technology. Of these, 98.5% of UHC program graduates pass the ARRT credentialing examination on their first attempt. 100% of UHC program graduates find employment within the profession within six months of program completion.
Students are scheduled for clinical and didactic assignments on five days each week, and includes weekends and evening shifts during the two-year training period. As a component of radiologic technology training, students will perform clinical assignments at United Hospital Center and other healthcare facilities affiliated with UHC School of Radiologic Technology. Administration of the program is through United Hospital Center and all didactic classes are taught at United Hospital Center.
Classes begin during the last of June each year, but selection of students is completed by April 1. Applications and other required documentation must be postmarked by 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. An impartial scoring system is used to rank applicants on the basis of performance in the following recommended prerequisites - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy/Physiology, Computer Science, Algebra and other advanced Maths. Courses may be taken through high school or college, with credit awarded based upon the course grade point average. A lesser amount of credit is given for courses taken through business colleges or technical programs.
United Hospital Center's School of Radiologic Technology charges a tuition of $6,000 for the training period, which is payable in quarterly installments of $750. United Hospital Center's School of Radiologic Technology does NOT participate in Federal Financial Aid; therefore, students may not receive student loans or federal grants to offset educational costs.
Graduates of United Hospital Center School of Radiologic Technology must have, a minimum, an associate's degree from an accreditaed college as a prerequisite for taking the national registry exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technoligsts (www.arrt.org). An Associate of Applied Science Degree at Pierpont Community and Technical College is now available as an admission option for studentst entering United Hospital Center School of Radiologic Tecnhology that do not already possess a college degree. In addition to completing the UHC graduation requirments, additional general education courses are required. Admission through Pierpont Commuinty and Technical College also provides access to federal financial aid programs and the WV PROMISE Scholarhip for all applicants needing funds to offset school-related expenses.
If you are intersted in this admission option you must complete and submit an application to Pierpont Community and Technical College. This may be done by requesting an application at the Clarksburg or Fairmont campuses, calling 304-367-4000 or online at http://www.pierpont.edu/.
Completed program application (must be postmarked by February 1).
Only individuals with academic scores are selected for personal interviews with the faculty, which are conducted in mid- March. A maximum of fifteen students are selected to begin training each June. Five applicants are ranked as alternates and are notified in the event that a student chooses not to accept their position.
United Hospital Center Diagnostic Training Programs
327 Medical Park Drive
Bridgeport, WV 26330