UPMC Northwest Radiologic Technology Program
The UPMC Northwest Radiologic Technology Program is a continuous, 23-month 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
Students will be clinically competent in entry-level radiographic skills
- Students will produce quality radiographic images.
- Students will provide quality patient care.
- Students will demonstrate appropriate radiation protection for self, patients and personnel.
Students will demonstrate written and oral communication effectively
- Students will provide communication with all age appropriate groups.
- Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills in the classroom and clinical setting
- Students will adapt routine examinations to accommodate patient’s needs.
- Students will evaluate radiographic images for quality positioning.
Students will exhibit professionalism and realize the value of life-long learning
- Students will demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical setting.
- Students will know the importance of continued professional development to include lifelong learning.
The Radiologic Technology Program is a 23-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:
||Anatomy and physiology
|Equipment and operation
|Radiographic exposure and protection
Mammography Rotation Policy