2018-19 Program Mission Statement,Goals and Student Learning Objectives

Mission Statement

United Hospital Center, Inc. (UHCSRT) offers a well-structured and comprehensive program in Radiologic Technology designed to prepare individuals for professional practice in this healthcare specialty. Through integrated didactic and clinical education UHCSRT students and graduates are equipped to enhance the health status of citizens within north-central WV and the region.

2018 – 2019 Program Goals and Student Learning Objectives

Goal 1: Each student will demonstrate clinical competency.

Student Learning Objective a (ongoing):                      

Each Junior student will demonstrate increasing competency regarding Epic applications for patient exam processing.

Student Learning Objective b (ongoing):           

Each Senior student will achieve required Fall semester clinical competencies in a timely manner.

Goal 2:   Each student will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Student Learning Objective a (new):                

       Each junior student will use critical thinking in analyzing medical images.

Student Learning Objective b (new):    

        Each senior student will apply critical thinking to create a medical ethics case study.

 Goal 3:   Each student will exhibit effective oral and written communication.

 Student Learning Objective a, parts 1 & 2 (ongoing):

While performing UGI and SB clinical competency evaluations, or a single UGISB clinical competency, each senior student will take appropriate history, effectively explain the procedure, annotate pertinent information on the images, and convey information to the physician, when appropriate. the UGI/SB procedure to patients for which they are pursuing clinical competency.  This includes history taking and conveying of history to the radiologist through image annotation that will occur related to the performance of the Scout Image.

Student Learning Objective b (ongoing):

Junior students will describe methods to effectively overcome communication challenges during patient interactions.

Goal 4: Students and graduates will model professionalism.

Student Learning Objective a (ongoing):

Junior and Senior students will understand processes of accreditation, certification and licensure, and will differentiate the roles of various related professional organizations.

Student Learning Objective b (ongoing):                

Each junior student will present a clean, neat and professional appearance, demonstrate courtesy toward patients and cooperation with faculty, students and other team members. A professional appearance and demeanor conveys an image of competence, professionalism and seriousness of purpose that inspires confidence.

Student Learning Objective c (ongoing):                 

        Junior and senior students will exhibit empathy and compassion by performing community service.

Goal 5: Program Effectiveness Data

Student Learning Objective a (ongoing): 90% graduates will pass ARRT exam on first attempt.

 Student Learning Objective b (ongoing): 80% graduates will secure employment within 6 months of graduation.

 Student Learning Objective c (ongoing): 70% of enrolled students will complete the program.

 Student Learning Objective d (ongoing): 80% graduates express satisfaction with the program.

 Student Learning Objective e (ongoing): 100% of employers will express satisfaction with program graduates.

Program Performance

Class Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of students enrolled into the program 14 15 14 15 15
Number of students completing the program within 24 months 10 10 9 12 14
Percentage of Program Completion 71% 67% 64% 80% 93%
Number of first time ARRT examinees taking the ARRT exam 10 10 9 12 13
Number of first time ARRT examinees passing the ARRT exam on first attempt 10 of 10 10 of 10 9 of 9 12 of 12 13 of 13
Program’s First Attempt Registry Pass Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Number of graduates actively seeking employment within the radiologic sciences 10 of 10 10 of 10 9 of 9 12 of 12 13 of 13
Number of graduates finding employment in the radiologic sciences from among those actively seeking employment within the radiologic sciences 10 of 10 10 of 10 9 of 9 12 of 12 13 of 13
Program’s Rate of Employment 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Five Year Program Performance (May 2014 – 2018)

Number of students enrolled into the program 73
Number of students completing the program within 24 months 55
Percentage of Program Completion 75%


Number of first time ARRT examinees taking the ARRT exam 54
Number of first time ARRT examinees passing the ARRT exam on first attempt 54
Percentage of program graduates passing the ARRT exam 100%


Number of program graduates actively seeking employment 54
Number of graduates finding employment 54
Percentage of program graduates finding employment 100%


Program effectiveness data may be found at the website of the JRCERT at: (www.jrcert.org)

General Information

United Hospital Center School of Radiologic Technology (UHCSRT) is a twenty-four month, certificate-granting program that prepares interested individuals for employment as a radiologic technologist. Students are scheduled for clinical and didactic assignments on five days each week including minimal weekend and evening shift assignments during the two-year training period. As a component of radiologic technology training, students perform supervised clinical assignments at United Hospital Center and related outpatient facilities, as well as Fairmont Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon, and the VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

Degree Requirement For A.R.R.T. Professional Certification

Individuals seeking employment in radiologic technology must pass a national credentialing exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org). To qualify for this credentialing exam, individuals must successfully complete UHC’s accredited radiologic technology training program and possess an Associate’s Degree or higher from an accredited college. For individuals pursuing admission that do not yet have an Associate Degree or higher, United Hospital Center partnered with Pierpont Community and Technical College whereby college credit is earned for successful completion of the radiologic technology curriculum. Through completion of additional general education classes, an Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded from PC&TC at graduation from UHC School of Radiologic Technology. (Credit toward achieving the degree may be available for college courses completed while in high school or for courses from other college/universities at the discretion of the PC&TC registrar.)

Admission Process

Radiologic technology classes at UHCSRT begin during the last full week of June each year, but selection of students is completed in early April. Applications and required transcripts must be submitted prior to February 1 of the year in which the student hopes to gain admission.

Student selection is a two-part process that begins with a review of student academic transcripts by United Hospital Center Radiologic Technology Faculty. An impartial scoring system is used to rank applicants on the basis of academic transcripts, and ACT or SAT test results. Recommended prerequisite courses include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy/Physiology, Computer Science and Algebra.

Interviews are conducted in March for individuals whose scores place them in the top sixty of those completing applications. Interviews are conducted at United Hospital Center by Radiologic Technology faculty. A maximum of fifteen students are selected for admission and are notified by April 1 to begin training in late June. Some applicants are designated as alternates and are notified in the event that an applicant selected for admission is unable to attend.

Admission Criteria

  1. The applicant must have earned a High School diploma or a GED certificate.
  2. The applicant must submit the following documentation to the Program Director at UHC or the Office of Admissions at PC&TC: Completed UHC or PC&TC Application, High School Diploma including the first senior semester or GED Certificate, ACT or SAT test scores, Official transcripts of any post-secondary courses.
  3. The applicant must be able to fully participate in all clinical activities in such a way as to not pose a risk to the safety of the patient or clinical personnel. A medical physical exam may be required at the cost of the applicant.

Technical Standards for admission consideration include:

Mental Requirements

  • Must have the ability to perform concentrated and complex mental activity with frequent involvement in complex and highly technical situations.
  • Must have the ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions, and must be capable of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis.
  • Must have the ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific principles, and also be able to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members in an appropriate fashion.
  • Must have the ability to comprehend and perform oral and written instructions and procedures.
  • Must have effective reading and comprehension skills.
  • Must have strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Must read and write legibly in English.

Physical Requirements

  • Must have the ability to frequently walk, stand, stoop, kneel, reach, push, pull, lift, grasp and feel throughout the work shift.
  • Must have the ability to lift, move, and position patients of all weights, with varying amounts of assistance in a fair manner on a regular and recurring basis.
  • Must hear within the normal range.
  • Must demonstrate visual acuity within normal range acceptable to possess a WV Drivers License.
  • Must have the ability to perform heavy work: exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must have the ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with sufficient use of all four limbs and be capable of maneuvering their body successfully enough to accomplish the task in a life-threatening situation.

Request An Application

Two methods for completing an application for admission include:

Required Application Source of Application
For applicants possessing an associate’s degree or higher that do not require federal financial aid UHC School of Radiologic Technology Application Call 681.342.1871 or DOWNLOAD
For applicants that do NOT have a college degree and/or plan to apply for federal financial aid, grants or the WV PROMISE Scholarship PC&TC Application for Admission Call 304-367-4907 ext.1 or DOWNLOAD



Additional program information and policies may be found at the Education link of the United Hospital Center website- www.uhcwv.org/education or by contacting the Program Director 681.342.1871 or rose.trupo@wvumedicine.org .

Please direct completed applications or inquiries to:

Education Coordinator
United Hospital Center Diagnostic Training Programs
327 Medical Park Drive
Bridgeport, WV 26330

For a list of training programs and information about a career in Radiologic Technology, visit www.arrt.org or www.jrcert.org.