• Radiologic Technology


    Why UC

    Be part of a field that offers faster than average employment growth.

    On site laboratory to practice radiographic positioning skills.

    Faculty members and students attend the annual West Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists (WVSRT) Conference, participate in the Student Bowl, and are part of a campus organization, Student Radiologic Technologist Association.

    Program is fully accredited.


    The Associate's Degree of Radiologic Technology program at the University of Charleston is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 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
    Program Information/JRCERT WebPage  

    Program Mission Statement

    The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at University of Charleston-Beckley is to prepare graduates for productive work in radiographic imaging, a life-long commitment to professional and intellectual growth, and service to their profession and community as an involved citizen.



    About Radiologic Technology

    The radiologic technology program offers you the opportunity to become part of a fast growing profession. You will not only develop technical expertise, but also additional skills, including effective communication, critical thinking, clinical competence and professionalism. Upon meeting program completion requirements, you will be eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (AART) examination.

    Radiologic Technology Instruction

    What You'll Learn

    The curriculum includes 20 hours of general studies and 48 hours of radiologic technology. It incorporates both didactic and clinical education components. You will be able to practice most radiographic procedures on campus in our lab (similar to that found in hospital settings), and take part in direct patient contact during the clinical components of the program.


    • Admission Requirements

      This program is selective – one class per year is accepted for spring semester entry. It is strongly recommended that your application be received no later than September 15. Applicants who have completed their prerequisites at UC and are otherwise qualified for the program are given preference. Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston, have qualifying grade point average, and must pass a technical standards evaluation as well.

      Admission to the program is selective. Acceptance to University of Charleston and meeting program admission requirements do not guarantee admission to the program. The program accepts one class a year for spring semester entry.

      It is strongly recommended that applications be received no later than September 15. Qualifying applicants who apply before that date may be given preference over other applicants, at the discretion of the University. Those who apply after that date will be considered until the class is filled.

      Applicants who have completed their prerequisites at University of Charleston and are otherwise qualified for the program are given preference over those who are transferring prerequisites from other colleges or universities.

      Admission as a transfer student requires a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale based on at least 13 credit hours (excluding courses considered developmental or remedial) from an institution of higher learning, including at least 3 hours of mathematics and 4 hours of sciences, both with a minimum grade of C.

      The final phase of admission requires passing a technical standards evaluation. Students must be physically able to perform the following tasks to function competently in the field of radiologic technology:

      • Manipulate the x-ray tube in all directions
      • Insert and remove a cassette from the bucky tray
      • Lift 25 pounds of weight from the floor and carry to the exam table
      • Assist a simulated patient in moving from a wheelchair and stretcher to the exam table
      • Read a doctor’s order/clinical requisition with accuracy
      • Observe a patient’s respiration from a distance of 10 feet
      • Hear a patient’s verbal request within an exam room

      Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with the proper documentation of a disabling condition.



    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    View our Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.

    Fact Sheet

    Download the Radiologic Technology Fact Sheet
    Download the Radiologic Technology Fact Sheet with Application

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

    Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Download the Curriculum & Course Catalog

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


    Radiologic Technology Student

    Policies & Documents

    The following policies and documents are available online for prospective students and the general public. Select the title to view:

    Academic Policy
    Clinical Education
    Program Effectiveness 2017-2018
    Program Effectiveness 2016-2017
    Program Effectiveness 2015-2016
    Program Effectiveness 2014-2015
    Program Effectiveness 2013-2014
    Clinical Handbook
    Student Handbook

    Radiologic Technology Classroom Instruction


    • Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

      Goal #1

      Students will practice effective communication skills.

      Student Learning Outcomes:

      1. Students will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills.
      2. Students will demonstrate appropriate written communication skills.


      Goal #2

      Students/graduates will employ critical thinking skills.

      Student Learning Outcomes:

      1. Students will assess patient needs and adapt as required.
      2. Students will identify anatomy and appropriate levels of quality on medical images.


      Goal #3

      Students/graduates will demonstrate entry level clinical competence.

      Student Learning Outcomes:

      1. Students will correctly utilize equipment to produce quality images.
      2. Students will utilize appropriate radiographic procedures.
      3. Students will practice principles of radiation protection.


      Goal #4

      Students will demonstrate professionalism.

      Student Learning Outcomes:

      1. Students will conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.
      2. Students will understand the importance of professional development activities.

    Job Opportunities

    Most radiologic technologists work in hospitals, physicians' offices and in medical and diagnostic laboratories. They can also specialize in a particular examination technique, such as mammography or bone density. Other options include radiology department manager, teacher, researcher.


    Program Faculty

    Jason M. Wilcox
    Jason M. Wilcox
    M.S., A.S.R.T. (R) (CT)

    Director of Radiologic Technology

    Penny-Jo L. Treadway
    Penny-Jo L. Treadway
    R.B.A., A.S.R.T. (R) (M) (CT) (BD)

    Clinical Coordinator/Instructor