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.

2020 – 2021 Program Goals and Student Learning Objectives

Goal 1: Each student will demonstrate clinical competency.

Student Learning Objectives:                      

SLO 1:  Junior students demonstrate increasing competency in the performance of imaging exams.

SLO 2:  Senior students will demonstrate clinical competency in performance of all exams, identifying appropriate sequencing and taking appropriate actions in special situations.

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

Student Learning Objectives:                

SLO 1: Junior students will exhibit critical thinking when performing procedures and analyzing the resulting images for possible corrective measures.

SLO 2:  Each Senior student will apply critical thinking and analysis in medical imaging situations including weighing the impacts of various exposure conditions on image quality, and thoughtfully considering behaviors to avoid litigation.

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

 Student Learning Objectives:

SLO 1:  Senior students will deliver an oral and slideshow research topic presentation with poise, accuracy and thoroughness. Senior students will clearly convey complex procedural instructions to patients to elicit their cooperation, while deriving pertinent clinical history to accurately convey to the radiologist.

SLO 2:  Junior students will provide clear and concise instructions to patients to achieve required projections.  Junior students will maintain professional communications with supervising technologists or staff to validate completion of site-specific performance objectives.

Goal 4: Students and graduates will model professionalism.

Student Learning Objective:

Senior students will be equipped to compare and contrast general radiography with other medical imaging modalities.

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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Students Enrolled 14 15 15 15 13
Students Completing 9 12 14 13 12
Percentage of Program Completion 64% 80% 93% 87% 92%
Number of first time  examinees taking the ARRT certification exam 8 12 13 13 12
Number of first time examinees passing the ARRT exam on first attempt 9 of 9 (100%) 12 of 12 (100%) 13 of 13 (100%) 13 of 13 (100%) 12 of 12 (100%)
Number of graduates actively seeking employment 9 of 9 (100%) 12 of 12 (100%) 13 of 13 (100%) 13 of 13 (100%) 12 of 12 (100%)
Of those graduates actively seeking employment, number of graduates finding employment by 12 months post graduation 9 of 9 (100%) 12 of 12 (100%) 13 of 13 (100%) 13 of 13 (100%) 12 of 12 (100%)
Graduate Satisfaction @ 6 months post graduation 100% 100% 100% 100% data pending Jan 2021
Employer Satisfaction @ 6 months post graduation 100% 100% 100% 100% data pending 2021
Graduate Satisfaction @ Exit Interview 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

 

 


Five Year Program Performance (May 2016 – 2020)

Number of students enrolled into the program 72
Number of students completing the program within 24 months 60
Percentage of Program Completion 83%

 

Number of first time ARRT examinees taking the ARRT exam 59
Number of first time ARRT examinees passing the ARRT exam on first attempt 59
Percentage of program graduates passing the ARRT exam 100%

 

Number of program graduates actively seeking employment 59
Number of graduates finding employment 59
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 4-5 days each week including minimal weekend and evening shift assignments during the two-year training period. Unlike other radiologic technology programs, students enrolled at UHCSRT also benefit from our partnerships with area healthcare providers for supervised clinical assignments at United Hospital Center, VA Medical Center in Clarksburg and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. Experiences in various clinical setting enables UHCSRT students to gain knowledge using a wide variety of imaging systems under the supervision of a diverse population of registered radiologic technologists, each possessing unique skills and depth of experience.

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 required general education classes, an Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded from PC&TC at graduation from UHC School of Radiologic Technology. (Transfer credit toward achieving the degree may be available for college courses completed while enrolled 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 in July of 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 notified by April 1 to begin pre-admission testing for a July start date. Some applicants are designated as alternates and are notified in the event that an applicant selected for admission is unable to attend.

Pre-admission testing must be satisfactorily completed before entry into UHC SRT and includes:

  1. Submission of all Human Resource documents including vaccination/immunization history
  2. Criminal Background Investigation
  3. Lab testing including a drug screen provided at no cost and performed at UHC
  4. Physical examination provided at no cost and performed at UHC Family Medicine
  5. Completion of safety education for UHC and affiliates

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

Below are two methods for completing an application for admission include:

Required Application Source of Application
Applicants possessing an associate’s degree or higher who do not require federal financial aid UHC School of Radiologic Technology Application Call 681.342.1871 or DOWNLOAD
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 rosemary.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
681-342-1871

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