NVCC 1998-1999 Catalog
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Career Studies Certificate AN  

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Purpose: The career studies certificate in Limited Radiography is designed as an entry-level program to prepare individuals to perform limited examinations in radiology. Limited radiographers may be employed in physician’s offices, clinics, and health maintenance organizations. This certificate includes training in chest, extremity, and vertebral imaging. The curriculum includes learning experiences in the classroom and on-campus laboratories.


1. Must be admitted to NVCC and have designated Annandale as home campus.

2. Must be at least 18 years of age.

3. Obtain satisfactory scores on the placement examinations to qualify for ENG 111 and MTH 120.

Program Requirements: All students must have a current CPR-C certification. Students must maintain a C average in all courses. A career certificate will not be awarded until a grade of C or better is obtained in all didactic and clinical components.

One YearFall SemesterSpring Semester

   NAS150Human Biology4
   NUR105Nursing Skills2
   RAD110Imaging Equipment and Protection3
RAD122Chest and Abdominal Imaging and/or 
   RAD123 Upper/Lower Extremity Imaging and/or 
   RAD124 Vertical Imaging 2-6
   RAD298Case Studies in Limited Radiography 1

Total Credits/Semester123-7

Total credits for the Limited Radiography Career Studies Certificate = 15- 19.

1 Students may register for one or more of these courses during the spring semester. Students are eligible for their career certification after completion of one component.

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