Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
Two activated classroom laboratories and a CR digitizer on site.
Clinical rotations through a variety of health care settings, including a Level I Trauma Center, Cardiac Center, Pediatric Hospital, and Outpatient Facilities.
Highly selective program offers personal attention and low student/faculty ratio
The Bachelor of Science Radiography program at the University of Charleston is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program’s current length of accreditation is 8 years. The most recent review occurred in 2010. The next site visit is scheduled for March 2018. JRCERT contact information is:
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
“Radiologic Science is the health profession involved in the direct administration of ionizing radiation for disease diagnosis and injury assessment. Since their accidental discovery in 1895, x-rays have been recognized as an essential tool designed to assist physicians in medical diagnosis. Technological advances and the addition of new imaging modalities now place radiologic sciences among the most dynamic and high-demand fields in clinical medicine.”
The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science degree consists of 125 credits, including 69 credits of Radiologic Science, 13 credits of Health Science core, 15 credits of Science and Mathematics, and 39 credits of Liberal Learning Outcomes. Students will also complete approximately 1200 hours of clinical experiences.
Students must first gain general admission to the University of Charleston prior to acceptance into the Radiologic Science Program. The quota of applicants accepted and enrolled in the Radiologic Science Program is limited by the clinical facilities available.
Applicants to the B.S. Radiologic Science Program must complete a minimum of 90% (30 credits) of the freshman year courses of the Radiologic Science Program. Students must achieve a grade of “C” or higher in RADI 101 Introduction to Radiologic Science and RADI 102 Radiation Physics. If a transfer student is accepted into the program, they must complete RADI 101 & RADI 102 with a “C” or higher. Failure to receive a “C” or higher in either course as a transfer or sophomore student will result in termination from the program.
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Review the program effectiveness data on the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) website and visit the JRCERT website at www.jrcert.org/ for more information.
Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length. The program must establish a benchmark for its program completion rate. The program specifies the entry point (e.g., required orientation date, final drop/add date, final date to drop with 100% tuition refund, official class roster date, etc.) used in calculating program’s completion rate.
**Low due to transition of MSU teach out students/ 64% 9 out of 14 UC true new.
Benchmark- 60% of students accepted into the program will graduate with a BSRT degree.
Credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of student graduates who pass, on first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination or an unrestricted state licensing examination compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. For Medical Dosimetry programs, graduates sit for the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB) examination and must report results within twelve months of graduation.
* International graduate- not seeking ARRT registry examination.
Benchmark- Five-year average credentialing examination (ARRT) pass rate must be 75% or higher.
Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the discipline (i.e., radiologic sciences, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, or medical dosimetry) compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the discipline. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.
Benchmark- 75% of graduates seeking employment will gain a position within 6 months of graduation.
Radiographers work in every type of health care setting from large hospitals to rural physician’s offices. Some radiographers specialize in mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and cardiovascular imaging. Careers in management, sales, teaching, and computer information systems are also paths taken by many radiographers. Careers in management, sales, teaching, and computer information systems are also paths taken by many radiographers.
Internship opportunities are available in the modality chosen by the student during junior and seniors years.
Graduates from the University of Charleston have gone on to numerous graduate programs including:
Graduates from UC have also gone into the professional field to work with various companies including:
Students join the radiology club and enjoy membership that involves community service and fund raising for participation at annual conferences/seminars.
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Radiologic Science Department Chair304-357-4923 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Coordinator/Instructor 304-357-4971 email@example.com
Preceptor/Instructor 304-357-4962 firstname.lastname@example.org
Preceptor/Instructor 304-357-4969 email@example.com