Radiologic Technology Program
United Hospital Center School of Radiologic Technology (UHCSRT) is a 22.5-month certificate-granting program that prepares interested individuals for employment as a radiologic technologist.
Students are scheduled for clinical and didactic assignments on 4-5 days each week, including minimal weekend and evening shift assignments during the 22.5-month training period. Unlike other radiologic technology programs, students enrolled at UHCSRT also benefit from our partnerships with area healthcare providers for supervised clinical assignments at United Hospital Center, VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
Experiences in various clinical settings enable UHCSRT students to gain knowledge using a wide variety of imaging systems under the supervision of a diverse population of registered radiologic technologists, each possessing unique skills and depth of experience.
Mission and Partner Statement
The mission of United Hospital Center School of Radiologic Technology Program is to produce competent entry-level Radiographers that are equipped to enhance the health status of the citizens of North Central West Virginia and region by integrating didactic and clinical education in a comprehensive, well-structured format. UHCSRT maintains an articulation agreement with Pierpont Community and Technical College, so that enrolled students receive college credit for courses completed at UHC to earn an Associate of Applied Science, Technical Studies, Radiologic Technology Degree at the conclusion.
Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competency.
SLO 1.2 Students will produce radiographs of diagnostic quality.
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
SLO 2.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate through written conespondence pertaining to healthcare.
Goal 3: Students will develop and apply effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
SLO 3.2 Students will adjust radiographic images to ensure acceptable diagnostic quality.
Individuals seeking employment in radiologic technology must pass a national credentialing exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Individuals must successfully complete UHC’s accredited radiologic technology training program and possess an associate degree or higher from an accredited college to qualify for this credentialing exam.
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 required general education classes, an Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded from PC&TC at graduation from UHC School of Radiologic Technology. (Transfer credit toward achieving the degree may be available for college courses completed while enrolled in high school or for courses from other college/universities at the discretion of the PC&TC registrar.)
- The applicant must have earned a high school diploma or a GED certificate.
- 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, minimum ACT 19 or SAT 990 test scores, and official transcripts of any post-secondary courses.
- 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:
- 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 adapt to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis.
- Must have the ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific principles and collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members appropriately.
- 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.
Following a successful completion of UHC Radiologic Technology, the graduate is eligible to apply for professional certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT). Successfully passing the ARRT registry exam is a requirement for employment in WV. The ARRT promotes high standards of ethics among candidates for certification and may render an individual ineligible for past criminal convictions including felonies, gross misdemeanors or misdemeanors. All alcohol or drug-related convictions must be reported and are reviewable by the ARRT.
Interested individuals, who may be concerned about the impacts of past convictions on eligibility for professional certifications are strongly encouraged to pursue more information from the ARRT by calling 651.687.0048 or www.arrt.org.
- Must be able to exert 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.
- Visual acuity must be within normal ranges.
- Must be able to position, lift, move patients of all weights with varying amounts of assistance in a fair manner on a regular and recurring basis.
Radiologic technology classes at UHCSRT begin in August of each year, but selection of students is completed in April. Applications and required transcripts must be submitted before March 1 of the year in which the student hopes to gain admission.
UHCSRT has student recruitment and admission policies that are nondiscriminatory as evidenced by the EOE statement on our application, and a process that is point-based and consistently applied for the selection of students.
Student selection is a two-part process that begins with reviewing student academic transcripts by United Hospital Center Radiologic Technology Faculty. An impartial scoring system ranks applicants based on 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 late March/early April 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 notified following interviews. Selections are complete by the end of April to begin pre-admission testing for an August start date. Some applicants are designated as alternates and are notified if an applicant selected for admission is unable to attend.
Pre-admission testing must be satisfactorily completed before entry into UHC SRT and includes:
- Submission of all Human Resource documents, including vaccination/immunization history
- Criminal Background Investigation
- Lab testing, including a drug screen provided at no cost and performed at UHC
- Physical examination provided at no cost and performed at UHC Family Medicine
- Completion of safety education for UHC and affiliates
Below are two methods for completing an application for admission:
- Applicants processing an associate degree or high who do not require federal financial aid
UHC School of Radiologic Technology Application
or call 681-342-1871
- Applications 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
or call 304-367-4907 ext. 1
Please direct completed applications, inquiries, and tour requests to:
Education Coordinator/Program Director
Radiologic Technology and Sonography Programs