UPMC Northwest Radiologic Technology Program
The UPMC Northwest Radiologic Technology Program is a continuous, two-year certificate course of study affiliated with the Medical Imaging Sciences Program at Clarion University and accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Read effectiveness data for the UPMC Northwest Radiologic Technology Program or visit the JRCERT website.
Upon successful completion of the UPMC Northwest Radiologic Technology Program, the student also will graduate from Clarion University with a bachelor’s degree in medical imaging sciences.
The mission of the UPMC Northwest Radiologic Technology Program is to graduate competent entry-level radiologic technologists who will provide quality and compassionate health care.
Program Goals and Outcomes
Be clinically competent
Students will produce quality radiographic images, provide quality patient care, and practice appropriate radiation protection.
Students will demonstrate effective oral communication with all age groups, practice written communication skills, and practice effective communication skills with health care team members.
Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Students will adapt routine examinations to accommodate patients' needs, analyze patients' conditions, and evaluate radiographic images for quality positioning.
Value the importance of continued professionalism
Students will demonstrate high ethical standards and know the importance of continued professional development.
The Radiologic Technology Program is a 24-month program.
Weekly Schedule: 36 to 40 hours
Location: UPMC Northwest, Seneca Place building, Seneca, Pa.
Classroom instruction is held two days a week. Clinical instruction is three days a week at either UPMC Northwest in Seneca, Pa., or Grove City Medical Center in Grove City, Pa.
The curriculum includes:
- Professional ethics
- Anatomy and physiology
- Cross-sectional anatomy
- Patient care
- Radiographic positioning
- Radiographic exposure and protection
- Medical terminology
- Film critique
- Radiation physics