May 16, 2021  
2020-21 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    
2020-21 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Radiography, A.A.S.



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Associate of Applied Science
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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.

Admission Requirements: This is a restricted admissions program. Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college. Please see the program-specific admission requirements at https://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/health/radiography/apply.php

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 - Applicants 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.

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 curricular courses. A complete statement of all of the above policies is outlined in the Radiography Handbook, which is available upon admission into the program.

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

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.

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.

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