Frequently Asked Questions

Q: MAY I JUST GO TO THE OHIO VALLEY HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIOGRAPHY AND RECEIVE A RADIOLOGIC CERTIFICATE?

A: No. Radiography programs are degree-granting and our Ohio Valley Hospital School of Radiography has an affiliation with La Roche University.


Q: CAN I GO TO LA ROCHE UNIVERSITY AND PICK ANOTHER HOSPITAL FOR MY CLINICAL WORK?

A: No, La Roche University is only affiliated with Ohio Valley Hospital.


Q: ARE THERE DORMS AT THE OHIO VALLEY HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIOGRAPHY CAMPUS?

A: No, but full-time students may take advantage of the dorms available at La Roche University.


Q: WHY DO I HAVE TO 'CAREER SHADOW' AT OHIO VALLEY HOSPITAL PRIOR TO APPLYING TO YOUR PROGRAM?

A: The ‘Career Shadow’ experience is designed to give each prospective student an inside view of the everyday activities of a radiologic technologist.


Q: MAY I DO THIS PROGRAM AT NIGHT OR PART-TIME?

A: No, this is a full time, primarily day-time program with some clinical requiring a 1p.m. to 9p.m. rotation.


Q: IF I ALREADY HAVE A DEGREE, DO I STILL HAVE TO GO TO LA ROCHE UNIVERSITY?

A: That would depend on the coursework you took for your previous degree. All students must complete the required courses. La Roche University will evaluate your transcript and see what courses you might still have to take.


Q: WHY DOES THE OHIO VALLEY HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIOGRAPHY ONLY TAKE 9 STUDENTS INTO THE PROGRAM?

A: That is the number of students approved by the JRCERT (our educational certification agency). Our program is very focused on providing students with specialized and one-on-one attention. This way our students are able to grow and strengthen the clinical skills they need to be successful in the medical field.


Q: ARE THERE GUARANTEED JOBS FOR RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS?

A: Although there is no guarantee as to what the job market will be two years from now, historically, our graduates have always found jobs. Many of our graduates continue schooling. With their combined degrees, this allows them more career opportunities.