2018-19 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
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2018-19 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiography, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science

Below are the program requirements for students accepted into the restricted admissions Radiography program for Fall 2018. Students who intend to apply for admission for Fall 2019 must review the requirements located at Radiography - Applicants for Fall 2019 . 

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare selected students to perform the responsibilities of an entry-level radiographer. Upon completion of the curriculum, graduates are eligible to apply to take The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination leading to certification as a Registered Technologist in Radiography: RT(R)

Program Objectives: Graduates may apply for employment in hospitals, education, industry, clinics, government agencies, physician’s offices, emergency care centers and apply to modality programs.

Developmental Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

English – Applicants must receive a placement recommendation for ENG 111  or have successfully completed all developmental English requirements.

Math – Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1 , MTE 2 , MTE 3 , MTE 4 , MTE 5 , MTE 6 , MTE 7 , MTE 8 , and MTE 9  must have successfully completed all developmental Mathematics requirements.


Although this program is not designed for transfer, agreements with specific institutions may exist. Contact the Radiography program head as listed on program webpage.

Prior to First Semester^

^See Admission Requirements

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 70

1 HLT 105 or CPR certification can be used to satisfy this requirement; however, the required CPR certification for Radiography is American Heart Association, Healthcare Provider CPR which includes infant, child, adult and AED.

2 Must be completed within five years of beginning the program.

3 The two credit SDV 108  will satisfy the SDV 101 requirement. SDV 108 is for developmental English students.

* This course has a requisite.

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the Radiography program must hold a high-school diploma or GED and meet the developmental requirements listed above. Additionally, applicants must complete prerequisites listed below with a grade of “C” or higher by the end of Spring Semester prior to the beginning of the program:

  • Algebra I - II or MTE 1-9
  • 1 Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics from High School or college)
  • BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I  
  • The applicant’s high school or college (if applicable) cumulative GPA must be at least 2.5 or higher.  College GPA is based on at least 12 credit hours in a 12-month time frame. The GPA is determined at the end of the fall semester prior to admission.

Admission Procedures: The Radiography program applicant is responsible for making certain that the following have been submitted in addition to a current college application by the February 1st deadline:

  • Completed program application form
  • Official high school transcript showing completion of high school diploma or copy of GED scores, if applicable
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (Virginia Western and other Virginia community college transcripts are not necessary)

The Radiography Program is a selective admissions program requiring an application to the college as well as a separate application to the program. For details about the Admission Requirements and submission of application materials, go to the radiography website: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/health/radiography/index.php. Early application is encouraged for advising purposes. Once the above documentation has been evaluated, applicants may then contact the Health Careers Specialist for any additional questions and advising.

The admission process includes qualified students being required to take a computerized entrance test at the student’s expense typically in late February or March in addition to interviews with radiography instructors and program head, which include a  writing assignment.  Applicants will be notified of their status regarding the program in late May or early June.

Program Notes: Individuals who have a felony or misdemeanor conviction may not be allowed to take the national certification exam. This decision is made by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologies (ARRT). For questions regarding this issue, call the ARRT at (651) 687-0048 or visit their website at www.arrt.org.

Clinical agencies may require that students have periodic background checks and drug screenings completed at the student’s expense before and/or during clinical rotations. A positive background check, drug screen, and/or felony conviction may dismiss the student from the program.

The program is accredited by the authority of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago , IL 60606-2901; (312) 704-5300.

Retention Policy: Successful completion of the program requires the student maintain a “C” or better grade in all Radiography courses and HLT 143. A complete statement of all of the above policies is outlined in the Radiography Handbook, which is available upon admission into the program.

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