Radiologic Technology at UHC

Contact Info

School of Radiologic Technology
Rosemary Trupo
, Program Coordinator
United Hospital Center
327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330-9006
Phone: 681-342-1871

Fax: 681-342-1858
Email: trupor@uhcwv.org

Program Mission Statement

United Hospital Center, Inc. (UHC) offers a certificate program in Radiologic Technology for individuals interested in pursuing training in this field.  The program is designed to prepare men and women for professsional practice in the health care specialty of Radiologic Technology.

Program Overview

The training program is 24 months and begins in June of each year. In addition to formal classes and laboratory practice, clinical experience in Radiologic Technology is provided under the guidance of clinical instructors and Diagnostic Imaging staff technologists, all of whom are ARRT certified.  The curriculum recommended by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (www.asrt.org) is followed.  Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible for admission to the certification examination administered by the Amercian Registry of Radiologic Technologists  (www.arrt.org).

Radiologic Technology training at UHC is based upon a 34 hour week of integrated didactic and clinical education.  Core courses are taught in the Radiology classroom at UHC. Clinical education opportunities are quite diverse and include rotations at UHC and affiliate partners including Fairmont General Hospital, Clarksburg VA Medical Center, and other imaging facilities. This provides students with abundant opportunities to sharpen their clinical skills while being exposed to an ample variety of medical imaging systems. 

“UHC’s Radiologic Technology program provides the core curriculum to prepare individuals for professional practice.  Fifteen general education courses, however, are also required for the Associate of Applied Science- Radiologic Technology Degree and may be obtained through Pierpont. Successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science- Radiologic Technology  Degree is prerequisite for the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org). National certification by the ARRT is required for those seeking employment in Radiologic Technology.

Admission to UHC’s Radiologic Technology is contingent upon ACT or SAT test scores, academic transcripts from high school and other post-secondary education, personal interviews, physical examination, and lab and drug testing provided by the host hospitals.   Individuals are assessed based upon prior performance in physics, chemistry, biology, algebra, geometry, human anatomy-physiology and computer science.  Individuals earn additional admission points for ACT scores of 19 or greater in the Composite, Math and Science categories or SAT scores of 900 or greater. 

Observation tours are available for prospective students and may be scheduled by calling UHC at 681.342.1871 or by email to trupor@uhcwv.org.

Additional program information is available at the Education link of the UHC website – www.uhcwv.org.

 


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