Overview

This program 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 and Radiologic Technology courses at West Virginia University Hospital or United Hospital Center through an integration of clinical and didactic assignments.

PROGRAM CONTACT

Jay Morris
Program Director, WVUH

PROGRAM CONTACT

Tavia DeFazio
Program Director, UHC

This program has a partnership with WVU Hospitals and WVU Medicine’s United Hospital Center.

This program is a competitive admission program. Students should enroll at Pierpont, and applicants meeting admission standards should complete a Pierpont Radiologic Technology application, pay a program application fee to Pierpont, and contact the program coordinator of interest. All supporting material should be sent to Pierpont by March 1st for consideration into the program.

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.

Career Opportunites

With a degree in Radiologic Technology, students can begin an exciting career in a variety of fields, including:

  • Radiologic Technologist
  • MRI Technologist
  • CT Technologist

Course Catalog

To see a model schedule for this program, please see our academic catalog.

Admission

This program is a selective program and has additional requirements for admission. Successful candidates must complete the following academic and technical standards:

  1. Apply to Pierpont Community and Technical College for the term you want to begin the program and meet the general admission requirements or be a current student
    1. First-time students should select “Health Sciences: Radiologic Technology” as their educational goal on their application.
  2. Complete the Radiologic Technology application ($20 fee). Applications and supporting documentation are due to the Admission’s Office by March 1. Applicants who are not admitted must reapply if they wish to be considered for the next academic year.
  3. Submit all required documents (Official ACT or SAT scores; High School Equivalency Exam or high school transcripts with a minimum of seven semesters; any college transcripts to the Admission’s Office) prior to the Radiologic Technology application deadline.
  4. Have a high school and/or college GPA of 2.0 or better or passing score on High School Equivalency Exam.
  5. Have a score of 19 or better ACT composite (or SAT equivalent)
  6. Successfully completed courses in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II or Trigonometry in high school or college with a grade of “C” or higher.

Applicant must meet ethical standards as imposed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Individuals with conviction records related to misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony, or any alcohol or drug related violations as adults may be ineligible for professional certification.

General education courses may be taken before selection into the program or concurrently with the program courses.  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.

Program Requirements

  • Students must pass a criminal background check, meet health and immunization requirements, and drug testing.
  • Students must be able to meet the essential functions of the program and classes, with or without accommodations.
  • Students will need to provide their own transportation to assigned clinical sites.

Students must complete each course in the Radiologic Technology program model schedule with a grade of “C” or higher and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA to remain in the program.