Pierpont Community & Technical College has an official partnership with the Radiologic Technology programs of United Hospital Center (UHC), Bridgeport, WV and West Virginia University Hospital (WVUH), Morgantown, WV, to offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Technical Studies, Radiologic Technology. Students complete general education courses at Pierpont Morgantown, Fairmont, Harrison, or Lewis locations, and Radiologic Technology courses at West Virginia University Hospital or United Hospital Center through an integration of clinical and didactic assignments. The curriculum has been developed and approved by Pierpont, WVUH and UHC. The program consists of 70 credit hours, 15 hours of General Education and 55 hours of core specific courses. As a component of the core radiologic technology courses, students must perform supervised clinical assignments that may be held in sites other than Pierpont Morgantown, Fairmont, Harrison, or Lewis locations, West Virginia University Hospital or United Hospital Center. These sixteen hours of courses include RADI 2291, 2292, 2293 and 2294.
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Upon successful completion of the AAS degree in Technical Studies, Radiologic Technology graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate entry-level clinical competence in diagnostic imaging
- Practice effective communication skills
- Employ critical thinking
- Reflect professional behavior
- Integrate professional growth and development practices
For information on job opportunities upon graduation visit: http://www.asrt.org/
This program is a competitive , selective admission program. Students should enroll at Pierpont, and applicants meeting admission standards should complete a Pierpont Radiologic Technology application and pay a program application fee to Pierpont. All supporting material should be sent to Pierpont by February 1st for consideration into the program. Application material will be made available to the hospital-based facility to assist in deliberations. Student selection for enrollment is based upon academic qualifications, personal interview, previous healthcare and/or work experience, and the individual’s projected ability to make a significant contribution to the healthcare profession. Interviews are conducted by program faculty for individuals whose scores rank highest among those pursuing admission each year. Students are selected annually for program participation.
To be considered for admission, applicant must:
- Students must be able to meet the essential functions of the program and classes, with or without accommodations.
- Have a high School diploma with overall GPA ≥ 2.0
- Submit ACT/SAT scores, Official High School Transcripts or acceptable High School Equivalency(GED, etc) documentation
- Have a score of 19 or better ACT Composite (or SAT equivalent), an ACT Math sub score of 19 or better, or 36 or better COMPASS score on the algebra test, or have successfully completed MATH 1207/1207s or equivalent; and a score of 18 or better ENGLISH ACT sub score (or SAT equivalent) or 71 or better COMPASS writing test or have successfully completed ENGL 0097 or equivalent
- Meet all hospital admission standards
- Applicant must be able to fully participate in all activities and a physical and background check, drug testing, immunizations, and psychological testing may be required
- Applicant must meet ethical standards as imposed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- Individuals with convictions records related to misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony, or any alcohol or drug related violations as adults may be ineligible for professional certification.
- Scoring for admissions includes a section for completion (grade of “C” or higher) of high school mathematics courses (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, or Trigonometry or the College course equivalents), and for completion (grade of “C” or higher) of high school level science courses (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology) or the College course equivalents.
To remain in the program, grades of “C” or above must be earned in model schedule courses, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater.
Students wishing additional preparation before applying to the program should review the preparatory health career menu of coursework. Completion of coursework does not guarantee entry into the program of study, as this is a selective, competitive program of study.
ENGL 1104 Prerequisite(s): 18 or higher on the English portion of ACT; 450 or higher on Critical Reading of SAT; A scaled score of 38 or higher on Writing Skills Set of ASSET; 71 or higher on English portion of COMPASS; 88 or higher on Sentence Skills of ACCUPLACER. Students falling below the listed scores will be required to take a four(4) credit hour ENGL 1104.
ENGL 1108 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104. ENGL 1109 may be substituted for ENGL 1108.
MATH: MTH 1207 is a 3 credits course. Math ACT of 19, SAT Quantitative score of 460, COMPASS Math score of 36, Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 85, or ASSET Elementary Algebra score of 38. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be required to enroll in a 2-hour support class.
Higher-level MATH may be substituted for MATH 1207.
If needed, a paper version of the application is available by request. To request a paper application please call or email Student Services at 304-333-3684 or StudentServices@pierpont.edu