Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Radiologic Technology at West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH)
Pierpont Community & Technical College has partnered with West Virginia University Hospitals so that students enrolled in the Radiography program have the option to complete an Associate’s of Applied Science degree. The Radiologic Technology Education Program at West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH) provide students with a comprehensive didactic and clinical education in Radiography. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is recognized by the United States Department of Education as eligible to participate in the Title IV Student Financial Aid programs. West Virginia University Hospitals is authorized to conduct post-secondary education in the State of WV by the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education. The Radiography program requires full-time enrollment and begins in July of each year. The classroom and clinical curriculum is scheduled on a week-day basis only with students being in attendance for approximately 35 hours per week primarily between 7:30 am – 4:00pm. In addition, students are required to participate in 2 to 4 weeks of evening clinical rotations per semester. All clinical assignments are conducted within the WVU Healthcare complex and are designed to provide students with a diverse and comprehensive clinical experience. Clinical assignments vary depending on semester but generally include 1 or 2 week rotations in the following areas: General diagnostic, Computerized Tomography, Mobile & Operating room, Fluoroscopy, Outpatient clinic, Trauma & Emergency room, Interventional procedures, Cardiac Cath , Mammography, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy.
Although WVU Hospital is located on the WVU campus, the program is a 22-month certificate program, not a degree granting program. All graduates are required to possess a minimum Associate’s level degree level to be eligible for the certification exam in Radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Students not possessing an Associate’s degree or higher are required to enroll through Pierpont Community & Technical College and complete the general education requirements in addition to their Radiologic Technology curriculum in order to be awarded an Associate’s degree upon completion. (see model schedule below)
Program Specific Admission Requirements:
West Virginia University Hospitals and those responsible for the administration and management of the Radiologic Technology Education Programs consider each applicant for admission without regards to age, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, handicap, or veteran status. Enrollment into the Radiography program is competitive and admission consideration is subject to the following:
1. Applicants must submit the following by January 31st each year to be considered for the program starting in July each year:
a. Pierpont Program application & $20 fee.
b. Official transcript of high school grades or G.E.D. scores with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
c. Official transcript(s) of all post-secondary education (college, technical school, etc.)
d. Official ACT or SAT scores.
1. Applicants must meet the following minimum scores for admission considerations:
• 19 or better ACT composite (or 900 SAT equivalent)
• 19 or better on the Mathematics portion of the ACT (or SAT equivalent), or a 36 or better on the COMPASS algebra test, or have successfully completed Math 0081-0086.
• 18 or better in the English portion of the ACT (or SAT equivalent) or a 71 or better in the COMPASS writing test, or have successfully completed ENGL 0097 or ENGL 0098
• ACT / SAT requirements are waived for applicants possessing a baccalaureate degree or higher.
• ACT School Code - 4549 SAT School code - 3863
2. Applicants must review the Essential Performance Standards form located on the program’s web-site. http://www.wvuhradtech.com Students will be required to complete this document upon admission to the program.
Program Specific Enrollment Requirements:
Enrollment is contingent upon the student satisfactorily completing the following screening and assessment procedures within the guidelines specified by West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH). These screenings will be conducted during the orientation time frame or at a time specified by program officials. Students will be provided with additional information regarding these procedures prior to the program start date.
Students accepted into the program will be required to:
(1) Complete a health assessment and a vaccination record review conducted by the WVUH Employee Health department.
(2) Complete the criminal background investigation process.
(3) Complete the drug screening / testing process.
(4) Complete all other WVUH mandatory orientation procedures.
Additional information regarding WVUH’s admission policy can be obtained by visiting the program’s web-site at (www.wvuhradtech.com).
Evaluation & Interview
Program officials utilize an established, objective screening mechanism to assign academic points to a candidate based on their current level of academic achievement. To qualify for an interview, candidates must score in the top 50 of their applicant pool and score a minimum of 30 cumulative academic points. Candidates granted a personal interview will be notified by mail regarding the date and time of their interview. Interviews will be conducted in late February and throughout the month of March. Members of Admissions Committee (Education Coordinator, Clinical Education Coordinators, and/or Clinical Instructors) will conduct the interview(s). Each member will score the applicant’s interview and the results will be averaged. A candidate must score a minimum average of 25 (out of 40) interview points to be considered for a position in the program.
Each applicant will then be ranked according to the total number of points accumulated and the 15 applicants with the highest point totals will be offered a position in the program. The 15 selected applicants will notified in early April and will be given approximately 10-15 business days to respond to the offer of admission.
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*ENGL 1109 may be substituted for ENGL 1108
*MTH 1207 or higher
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