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February 15 Deadline to Apply to WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology


2015 WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology graduates
From left: 2015 WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology graduates, Monika Voltmann; Grace VanEarden; Emily Sanders; Eileen LeMar; Christopher Hayes; and Kelsey Akin

Jamestown, New York (Thursday, January 7, 2016)—The WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is accepting applications for its next class to start in August 2016. Applications are due by Friday, February 15, 2016, 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.

Beginning in 2015, certification as a radiologic technologist required 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. Opportunities 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.

The WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology is a full-time, 22-month, hospital-based program. The classroom is located adjacent to the Radiology Department on the first floor of the main building of the hospital. All didactic and clinical courses are provided on the hospital grounds. Because of its small class size and faculty / staff, student ratio, our program provides individual attention with an emphasis on clinical experience.

The WCA Hospital diagnostic radiology department has been inundated with digital imaging equipment and PACS. Our imaging department consists of 2 general radiology rooms, 2 fluoroscopic procedure rooms, a general tomography unit, special procedures lab, Cardiac Catherization suite, C T (computerized tomography) suite, Ultrasonography and Mammography suits, Nuclear Medicine Department, Cancer Treatment Center, MRI and a mobile PET/CT scanner.

Upon completion of the program, the student receives a certificate of completion and is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam as well as eligibility for New York State licensure.

Opportunities for advancement are excellent following the required 2-year basic education. The graduate Radiographer can further his / her career through continuing education and experience. Areas of specialization include: Nuclear Medicine, Special Procedures, Ultrasonography, Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Radiation Therapy and Mammography.

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.

 
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