Radiography

Program Description

The Radiography program at West Virginia University Hospitals is a 2- year (23 month) certificate program offering comprehensive clinical and didactic education in Radiologic Technology.  Successful completion qualifies graduates as eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.) certification exam in Radiography pending A.R.R.T review and approval.  In addition, the program fulfills the educational requirements for all states within the US requiring state licensure or certification (See Professional Certification and Licensure Disclosure under Program Documents). 

Accreditation

The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL   60606-3182    Phone: (312)704-5300   email:mail@jrcert.org     www.jrcert.org

The program was reviewed in 2019 and was awarded accreditation for a period of 8 years through 2027. 

Associates Degree option

West Virginia University Hospitals has an agreement with Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont ,WV that offers an Associates degree option for those candidates that do not have a degree upon entering WVUH’s Radiography program. Please review the Admission policy with regards to the degree requirement.  Additional information can be obtained by selecting the following link: (Pierpont / WVUH Associates degree program)

Facilities

The Radiology Department at WVUH utilizes the latest in imaging technology to provide a wide variety of diagnostic capabilities. Image acquisition is 100% digital utilizing CareStream DRX-1™ DR systems, Toshiba RADREX™-i DR systems  and a FUJIFILM™ Picture Archiving and Communication system for image display and archive. The main facility is located within Ruby Memorial Hospital with satellite imaging units located on the same campus in the Physician’s Office Center.  Additional clinical sites include the University Towne Centre outpatient clinic and the WVU Medicine Spine clinic.  Imaging equipment consist of 9 general radiographic units, 3 digital R/F units, 6 Canon/Toshiba CT scanners ( 3 – 320 slice, 2- 160 slice and 1- 64 slice), and 5 Neuro, Vascular & Interventional Suites.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is $1,500 per semester ($6,000 for the 23 month program). Additional costs include books, uniforms, graduation fees, certification exam fees and conference registration & travel expense (see FAQ’s document for estimated costs). Students are informed of required textbook and uniform purchases upon admission to the program. Upon acceptance into the program, students are assessed a non-refundable, $50 admission fee.  All tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.  Student participating in the Associate’s degree option will be assessed tuition and fees based on Pierpont’s current fee structure.  

Financial Aid

The Radiography program is approved by the USDE to participate in the Student Financial Assistance Programs to include Pell Grants and the Direct Loan program. In addition, the Program is approved for Montgomery GI Bill benefits for eligible enrolled veterans.  Student financial aid eligibility is determined upon admission into the program.  Additional information can be obtained by selecting the Financial Aid link in the navigation bar at the top of this page.

Links

Joint Review Committee on Education In Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ( ARRT)

American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT)

WV Medical Imaging Board of Examiners

WV Society of Radiologic Technologists

Contacts

Jay S. Morris MA, RT(R)(CV)  Education Manager/ Program Director/Financial Aid Administrator morrisj@wvumedicine.org  (304) 598-4251

Ron G. Linn BA, RT(R) Clinical Education Coordinator linnr@wvumedicine.org (304) 598-4000 ext. 73129

Neal Humphries BA, RT(R) Clinical Preceptor neal.humphries@wvumedicine.org (304) 598-4000 ext. 70734

Joy M. Mason BA, RT(R)(M)(QA)  Clinical Preceptor masonj@wvumedicine.org  (304) 598-4000 ext. 72525

Debbie Ferencz BA. RT(R)  Clinical Preceptor debbie.ferencz@wvumedicine.org  (304) 598-4000 ext. 73140