Dec 01, 2021  
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.


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UHC Radiology Program
Rosemary Trupo, M.B.A.-HA, RT (R), RDMS
Program Coordinator
Rosemary.Trupo@pierpont.edu
Rosemary.Trupo@wvumedicine.org

WVUH Radiology Program
Jay Morris, MA, RT (R), (CV)
Program Coordinator
Jay.Morris@pierpont.edu
Jay.Morris@wvumedicine.org

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Il  60606-3182
312-704-5300
www.jrcert.org(link is external)
8 Year Accreditation Awarded

Program Purpose

Pierpont Community & Technical College 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. The program consists of 70 credit hours, and includes 15 hours of General Education and 55 hours of core specific courses. As a component of the core radiologic technology courses, students must perform supervised clinical assignments.

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 January 31 for consideration into the program. Application material will be made available to the hospital-based facility to assist in deliberations. 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.

Admission Requirements

Admission into the Radiologic Technology, A.A.S. program is based upon the following criteria:

  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 January 31. 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. 

Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the AAS degree in Technical Studies, Radiologic Technology graduates will be able to,

  • Demonstrate entry-level clinical competence in diagnostic imaging
  • Practice effective communication skills
  • Employ critical thinking
  • Reflect professional behavior
  • Integrate professional growth and development practices

United Hospital Center Curriculum (70 Hrs)


UHC Required Courses (70 Hrs)


General Studies (15 Hrs)


*Plus additional math and science courses as required based on ability to meet admissions and graduation standards.

UHC Model Schedule (70 Hrs)


West Virginia University Hospital Curriculum (70 Hrs)


WVUH Required Courses (70 Hrs)


WVUH Model Schedule (70 Hrs)


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