JAMESTOWN - The WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is accepting applications for its next class to start in August. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 15, with final selections to be completed in mid-April.
The accredited program at WCA Hospital includes classroom instruction and clinical hours in the radiology department. At the completion of the program, graduates will be committed to a high standard of quality radiographic imaging and patient care.
Past graduate, Tiffany Walters states, "My education and clinical experience allowed me to succeed with confidence in my future career."
Students from the WCA Hospital School of Radiologic School, Class of 2012, practice taking a chest X-ray, a type of diagnostic radiology procedure. In front, Ann Marie, 2012 radiologic technology student; Tiffany Walters (front right), 2012 radiologic technology student; Amanda Bender, BS RT (R), WCA Hospital School of Radiologic clinical instructor (behind); Crystal Schwab and Garret Boner, 2012 radiologic technology students (in back holding book).
Beginning in 2015, certification as a radiologic technologist will require graduation from an accredited radiologic technology program and a college degree at the associate's level or higher. After meeting these requirements students are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology national certification examination and also become New York State Licensed Radiographers. Opportun-ities for advancement are excellent following the required two-year education program.
The hospital-based program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and is recognized by the New York State Department of Health.
WCA Hospital and three healthcare programs in the region and Jamestown Community College recently collaborated to provide credentialing opportunities for students working to become radiologic technologists.
Through several new agreements, individuals can complete training as a radiologic technologist at WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, Bradford Regional Medical Center School of Radiography, and St. James Mercy Hospital School of Radiological Science over a period of two years and concurrently earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in individual studies at Jamestown Community College.
For more information on the program, application, tuition or admission requirements, contact Christina Slojkowski, WCA Hospital School of Radiology Technology Program Director, at (716)664-8366.