​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.

Accreditation update​

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Communicate effectively

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.

Realize the importance of professionalism​

Students will demonstrate high ethical standards and know the importance of continued professional development.

Program Details

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:

  • Professional ethics
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Cross-sectional anatomy
  • Patient care
  • Radiographic positioning
  • Radiographic exposure and protection

Revised 06/2016

  • Medical terminology
  • Film critique
  • Pathology
  • Radiation physics
  • Biology

​Contact the Radiologic Technology Program


100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346


: 814-677-1440

Additional Information

View the Radiologic Technology Program Brochure (pdf)​.

For admission information

Debra A. Altman, MS, RT (R) (M)
Program Director
Phone: 814-677-1434

Amanda Baker, MHA, RT (R)(M)
Clinical Coordinator
Phone: 814-677-1433

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