​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

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 andpersonnel.

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.​

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​​
​​Equipment and o​​peration ​Patient care ​Radiographic positioning
​Radiographic exposure and protection ​Medical terminology ​Film critique
​Pathology ​Radiation physics ​Biology​

Mammography Rotation Policy

Revised 1/2017​

Contact the Radiologic Technology Program

100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346



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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