• Radiologic Science

    Charleston

    Why UC

    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

    Accreditation

    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
    Suite 2850
    Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182

    Phone: 312-704-5300
    Email: mail@jrcert.org
    Web: www.jrcert.org

     

     

    About Radiologic Science

    “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.”

    Radiologic Science Students Analyzing X-rays

    What You'll Learn

    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.

     

    Admission Requirements

    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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    How Much Will it Cost Me?

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    Fact Sheet

    Download the Radiologic Science Fact Sheet

    Find out more about this program by downloading our Fact Sheet – a brief view of what our program is all about.

    Curriculum & Course Catalog

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    Learn more about the course, curriculum, admission requirements, and graduation requirements.

     

    Completion - Examination - Job Placement Rates

     
    • Program Completion

      Program Completion Rate

      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.

      Year # of students
      admitted
      to the program
      # of graduates Program Completion
      Percentage
      2017 16 10 62.50%
      2016 18 15 83.30%
      2015 20 9 45%**
      2014 15 10* 66%
      2013 11 8* 72%
      5 Year Average     65.7%

      **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

      Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

      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.

      Year # of students
      attempting
      the registry
      # of students
      passing
      the registry
      1st Attempt
      Exam Passage
      Rate
      2017 10 10 100%
      2016 15 14 93.3%
      2015 9 9 100%
      2014 9 9 100%
      2013 7 7 100%
      5 Year Average     98.6%

      * International graduate- not seeking ARRT registry examination.
      Benchmark- Five-year average credentialing examination (ARRT) pass rate must be 75% or higher.

     
    • 6 Month Job Placement

      6 Month Job Placement Rate

      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.

      Year # of Students
      Seeking Employment
      Students Gaining
      Employment within
      6 Months
      of Graduation
      Job Placement
      6-Month
      Post-Graduation
      2017 10 10 100%
      2016 15 15 100%
      2015 9 9 100%
      2014 9 9 100%
      2013 7 7 100%
      5 Year Average     100%

      Benchmark- 75% of graduates seeking employment will gain a position within 6 months of graduation.

     

     

    Job Opportunities

    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.

    Radiologic Science Students Preparing to take an X-ray

    Internships

    Internship opportunities are available in the modality chosen by the student during junior and seniors years.

    Radiologic Science Classroom Instruction

     

    Schools/Programs Attended
    by Recent Graduates

    Graduates from the University of Charleston have gone on to numerous graduate programs including:

    • University of Charleston’s School of Pharmacy
    • University of Charleston's PA Program
    • AB PA Program
    • Marshall University
    • WVU
     

    Employers/Careers
    of Recent Graduates

    Graduates from UC have also gone into the professional field to work with various companies including:

    • CAMC
    • Thomas Health Systems
    • St. Francis Hospital
    • Presbyterian Hospital (Albuquerque, NM)
    • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC
     

     

    Radiologic Science Students

     

    Clubs

    Students join the radiology club and enjoy membership that involves community service and fund raising for participation at annual conferences/seminars.

     

    Program Faculty

     
    Mindy M. Smith-Amburgey
    Mindy M. Smith-Amburgey
    M.B.A., M.A., R.T.(R)(M) RDMS

    Radiologic Science Department Chair
    304-357-4923
    mindysmith@ucwv.edu

    Kristi Barnett
    Kristi Barnett
    M.P.H.,RT(R)(MR)

    Clinical Coordinator/Instructor
    304-357-4971
    kristibarnett@ucwv.edu

    Charles (Chuck) Wilson
    Charles (Chuck) Wilson
    BA, RT(R)(MR)AS

    Preceptor/Instructor
    304-357-4962
    cwilson@ucwv.edu

    Eric Halstead
    Eric Halstead
    BS, RT(R)(QM)

    Preceptor/Instructor
    304-357-4969
    erichalstead@ucwv.edu

    Sara Holcomb
    Sara Holcomb
    B.S. RT (R)

    Preceptor/Instructor
    304-766-3808
    saraholcomb@ucwv.edu