1. Which application do I complete UHC or PC&TC?

Individuals interested in pursuing radiologic technology training at United Hospital Center have two options when applying. Answer the following questions to determine the appropriate path for you:

2. Where do I access and submit completed applications and transcripts?

Required Application Source of Application
UHC School of Radiologic Technology Application Call 681.342.1871 or DOWNLOAD
PC&TC Application for Admission Call 304-367-4907 ext. 1 or DOWNLOAD

Please direct completed applications, transcripts or inquiries to

Education Coordinator
United Hospital Center Diagnostic Training Programs
327 Medical Park Drive
Bridgeport, WV 26330
681-342-1871

PC&TC applications may be submitted digitally:

admit@pierpont.edu

or by mail to:

Office of Admissions
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

3. Do my transcripts and ACT/SAT scores have to be official copies?

All academic transcripts and test scores must be official, signed and sealed copies.

4. Is there a minimum ACT or SAT score for admission into the program?

An ACT Composite minimum score of 19 or SAT score of 990 is required.

Minimum scores in other content areas of the ACT or SAT test are not required, however admission points may be awarded based upon your performance, as follows:

  • ACT Math minimum score of 19 or SAT of 510
  • ACT English minimum score of 18 or SAT ERW of 320
  • ACT Science minimum score of 19 (no SAT equivalent)

5. If I already have a college degree, do I need to enroll through Pierpont Community and Technical College?

An applicant that possesses at minimum an Associate Degree or higher may apply directly to UHC if the college degree is from an institution accredited through a mechanism acceptable by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org) to ensure certification eligibility including:

6. Is it necessary to take college general education classes while I am enrolled in the radiologic technology program at UHC?

Not every enrolled student is required to take general education courses while enrolled.  Only individuals that enter the program having not obtained a college degree must take specific general education courses through Pierpont CTC during the first three semesters of enrollment in UHCSRT to complete the program with an Associate Degree.  Having a degree at the time of admission, or earning a degree at graduation is necessary to qualify you to take  a national credentialing exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org)  Required general education PCTC courses for those entering without a college degree (row above can be deleted;  should appear above courses below) include:

Course Title Credit Hour
Written English I 3
Intro to Psychology or Intro to Sociology 3
Intro to Human Communications 3
Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 3
Computer Concepts & Applications 3
General Education Hours 15

College courses completed as Dual Enrollment courses while in high school may be applied to satisfy the general education requirements.  Transfer credit for courses taken at another college or university is at the discretion of the PC&TC registrar.

7. How do you select students for admission?

Student selection is a two-part process that begins with a review of student required academic transcripts. These must be submitted by January 31st of the year in which the individual wants to be admitted.

An impartial scoring system is used to rank applicants on the basis of performance on the ACT or SAT test and in the following recommended prerequisite courses – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy/Physiology, Computer Science and Algebra.  Admission points are earned for advanced math and science courses taken in high school and/or college with credit awarded based upon the grade point average. Lesser amount of credit may be available for courses taken through business colleges or technical programs.

Interviews are scheduled in March for candidates with academic scores in the upper percentile. All candidates receive notification by mail or email about whether they will or will not receive further consideration in the interview process.  A maximum of fifteen students are selected following interviews and begin required pre-admission testing for program entry in June.  Additional candidates are ranked as alternates and are notified by mail in the event that a student position becomes available prior to the program start date.

8. Can I apply the WV Promise Scholarship or other sources of financial aid to offset my costs of attendance?

Those enrolling through Pierpont Community and Technical College should contact the financial aid office to determine eligibility for the WV Promise and other financial aid programs

9. What are the total costs of attendance for the radiologic technology program?

Students are required to wear scrub outfits of a specific color and style number; the total cost for uniforms will vary by quantity, but rarely exceeds $200.  The required student textbooks for the first year cost approximately $600; additional textbooks needed for the second year may cost approximately $300 and are purchased during the final quarter of the first year.   Room and board are the student’s responsibility during the 24 month training program.

United Hospital Center School of Radiologic Technology charges a tuition of $6000 for students that already have achieved a minimum of an Associate’s Degree and are applying directly to the hospital.  Tuition is payable in quarterly installments of $750.  Students that enroll through Pierpont Community and Technical College (PC&TC) pay the current full-time tuition and fees for two years.  Please contact PC&TC for further information at 304-367-4907 ext. 1 or www. pierpont.edu.

10. Can I have a full- or part-time job while I am enrolled in the program?

United Hospital Center and its clinical affiliates may employ radiography students in capacities other than for the performance of radiologic procedures, but do so independently of any program affiliation.

The School of Radiologic Technology supports the intent of WV Code 30-23, “to ensure minimum standards of education, training and experience for radiologic technologists”.

With respect to the WV Code, UHC School of Radiologic Technology neither endorses nor discourages students who seek employment during their involvement with the training program.

Clinical and didactic schedules related to the training program WILL NOT be altered by the demands of such employment.

11. Do you wait list individuals that apply, but don’t get in?

UHC School of Radiologic Technology does NOT waitlist candidates or offer deferred admission.  Candidates choosing to reapply must complete and submit a new application form and update all academic records.  Applications are accepted by United Hospital Center and Pierpont Community and Technical College prior to January 31 of the year in which the candidate hopes to enter the training program.

12. Will job placement services be available to me when I complete the program?

Radiologic technologists are employed wherever medical images are needed – large medical centers, smaller community hospitals, independent imaging centers, urgent care facilities and physician offices. Opportunities abound in education, administration and industry.

The credibility and reputation of UHC School of Radiologic Technology has helped graduates consistently achieve 100% employment within 6 months of graduation for those actively seeking employment opportunities.

Students and graduates enrolled through Pierpont Community and Technical College may access a full range of services to assist in preparing for a career or pursuing employment opportunities through Pierpont Career Link provides a platform for career exploration, resume building and employment searches.

To learn more about Career Services or make appointments call 304-367-4990 or nancy.parks@pierpont.edu.