Associate's Degree of Radiologic Technology
The radiologic technology program develops competence in the knowledge and skills required for radiologic imaging. The integrated curriculum includes 20 hours of general studies credit and 48 hours of radiologic technology credits. The curriculum incorporates both didactic and clinical education components. Students have the advantage of practicing most radiographic procedures on campus in a lab similar to that found in hospital environments, as well as taking part in direct patient contact during the clinical components of the program.
Upon meeting program completion requirements, graduates are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) examination. Successful completion of the ARRT exam grants certification required for licensure in West Virginia and most other states. Individuals with prior felony or certain misdemeanor convictions may not be eligible for certification by the ARRT and/or licensure by state agencies. Also individuals with prior felony or certain misdemeanor convictions may not be permitted to attend clinical due to various clinical site policies. In such cases students would not be permitted to continue in the program or complete the degree. Contact the appropriate licensing agency and the program director for more information.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor –
There is a shortage of radiologic technologists nationwide. More than 7,600 new radiologic technologists are needed each year in the United States.
The median salary in West Virginia is $37,900, with more experienced professionals working in a small hospital setting earning as much as $48,800 per year.
Current students range in age from 18 to 48 66 percent are female, 33 percent male. Most are from West Virginia.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Dr. Ste 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312.704.5300. Visit the web page at www.jrcert.org and contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For information about the Radiologic Technology Program contact the program director at email@example.com