Associate of Applied Science
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 and 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. Please see the program-specific admission requirements at https://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/health-professions/radiography/.
Placement Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.
Applicants must receive an ENG 111 , ENG 111 /EDE 11* placement recommendation, or have successfully completed EDE 10 .
Students who do not demonstrate readiness for the college-level math will be required to select appropriate MDE coursework in consultation with an advisor.
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 require students have 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.
AAS degrees prepare students for direct employment upon completion of the degree. However, many programs may also transfer to four-year institutions. Students interested in transferring should verify program requirements with specific four-year institutions and with the program head for Radiography.