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ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING CURRICULA


     

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RADIOGRAPHY
Associate in Applied Science Degree MEC

Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare students to produce diagnostic images of the human body through safe application of x-radiation. The radiographer is a central member of the health care team and assists the radiologist, a physician specialized in body image interpretation. Upon successful completion of degree requirements, the student will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) examination leading to certification as a Registered Technologist in Radiography: A.S., R.T.(R).

Transfer Information: NVCC has formal articulation agreements for transfer to the B.S. in Radiologic Science at Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.S. degree in Health Sciences-Health Care Management at Old Dominion University TELETECHNET and Old Dominion University at Norfolk, VA.

Students must comply with all General Admission Requirements for Allied Health Programs. (See page 101.)

Additional Admission Requirements:

In addition to meeting the requirements to be admitted to NVCC and the Allied Health programs, you must meet specific requirements to be admitted to the Radiography A.A.S. Degree Program. These include:

  1. Attendance at a Radiography Information Session.

  2. Satisfactory scores on NVCC placement tests to qualify for ENG 111 and MTH 4.

  3. Completion of NAS 150, or NAS 161 or BIO 141 with a grade of B or better. NAS 162 or BIO 142 must be completed by the end of the 1st year of RAD classes.

  4. Completion of RAD 100, Intro. to Radiography and Protection, 2 cr., with a grade of B or higher.

  5. Completion of ENG 111, College Composition I, 3 cr., with a grade of C or better.

  6. Completion of SDV 101 Orientation to Healthcare, 1 cr., with a C or better.

  7. A clinical observation.

  8. The American Registry of Radiologic Technology requires an applicant to be of good moral character. "Generally, the conviction of either (a) a felony or (b) any offense, misdemeanor or felony involving moral turpitude, indicates a lack of good moral character for registry purposes. Those who have been convicted of a crime may be eligible for registration if they have served their entire sentence, including probation and parole, and have had their civil rights restored." For further information contact the program head.

All incomplete grades (I) must be resolved prior to taking the next course in the sequence.

Prerequisites

Credits

 

 


 

   NAS

150

or NAS 161 or BIO 141

4

 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   SDV

101

Orientation to Healthcare

1

 

   RAD

100

Intro to Radiology & Protection

2

 


 

 

Credits

10

 

 

 

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester


 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

PED

/RPK

 

1

 

   RAD

121

Radiographic Procedures I

4

 

   RAD

125

Patient Care Procedures

3

 

   RAD

196

On-Site Training

2

 

   RAD

141

Principles of Radiation Quality I

4

 

           

 

   RAD

142

Principles of Radiation Quality II

 

4

 

   RAD

131

Elem. Clinical Procedures I

 

3

 

   RAD

221

Radiographic Procedures II

 

4

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 

 

RAD

135

Elem. Clinical Procedures II

 

 

5

 

           

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

14

5

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   RAD

231

Adv. Clinical Procedures I

5

 

   RAD

205

Radiation Protection & Radiobiology

3

     RAD 246 Special Procedures 1

 

   RAD

255

Radiographic Equipment

3

 

   SPD

229

Intercultural Communication

3

 

 

   MDL

195

Infusion Therapy

 

1

 

   RAD

232

Adv. Clinical Procedures II

 

5

 

   RAD

240

Radiographic Pathology

 

3

 

   RAD

215

Correlated Radiographic Theory

 

1

 

   HIS

101

History of Western Civilization I OR

 

 

 

   

HIS

111 History of World Civ. I OR

 

 

 

   

HIS

261 Topics in Cultural Ethnicity

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

13

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Radiography = 72 including prerequisite.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog. Students in this program may take HIT 130 Intro. to Healthcare Information Systems or take the NVCC computer competency test.

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course. PED 116, 2 cr., is strongly recommended.

2 The social science electives may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

3 RAD 135 meets for 40 hours a week for ten weeks.

 

       
 
       

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