UPMC Northwest Radiologic Technology Program Requirements and Details
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.
- Age 18 or older by the start of the school year.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- A sophomore or equivalent in the Medical Imaging Sciences Program at Clarion University and completion or currently enrolled in prerequisite courses.
- 2.5 GPA or better at the end of Clarion University’s curriculum.
- Completed application form and non-refundable fee by January 30.
- Completed Health Occupation Aptitude Examination.
(Final admission is contingent on a health physical, drug screening, and security clearance.)
Tuition is currently set at $5,000 a year.
- Non-refundable application fee of $50.
- Textbooks for the two years estimated at $900.
- Uniforms/shoes for the two years estimated at $300.
- Attendance at a registry review in the second year of training (cost is contingent on which review course the student selects).
- Criminal History and Child Abuse Clearance; cost estimated at $60.
(Tuition and costs are subject to change.)
A refund of 50 percent of paid tuition for the current year will be made if the student withdraws during the first three months of the current year.
No amount of the paid tuition will be refunded following the end of the third month from the date of entry into the program during the junior year or from the third month from the date the senior year commenced.
A Certificate of Graduation is obtained after a student has:
- Successfully completed all didactic classes with a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
- Successfully completed clinical education with a grade point average of 2.5
- Accomplished the program’s goals and objectives.
- Completed all the mandatory and elective competencies on exams specified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists®.
- Paid all fees owed for the program.
- Completed all time required by the program, including all make-up time.
- Attended a Review Course for the National Registry.
- Student and staff will have completed the Terminal Competency Form.
- A grade of 75% or better on the simulated registries given during the months of February through June.
For more program information, please review the Radiologic Technology Program brochure.