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College Catalog 2018-2019

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through MEC
CIP Code: 51.0907

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:  Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must do the following
  • Comply with all general admission requirements for Allied Health Programs.
  • Review the Radiography information session.
  • Review competitive admission and application deadlines at radiography website.
  • Qualify for MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning.
  • Have completed BIO 141 and BIO 142 with a grade of “B” or higher.
  • Have completed ENG 111 with a “B” or higher.
  • Have completed SDV 101 Orientation to Healthcare with a “B” or higher.
  • Have completed RAD 105 with a “B” or higher.

Special Program Requirements: The American Registry of Radiologic Technology requires an applicant to be of good moral character. "Generally, the conviction of either (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 assistant dean.

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

Continuation Requirements: Each course in the program major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before taking the next course in the sequence.

1BIO 141 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
1BIO 142 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
RAD 105 Intro to Radiology, Protection and Patient Care 2
SDV 101 Orientation to Healthcare 1
Total   14
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
HLT 141 Introduction to Medical Terminology 1
RAD 141 Principles of Radiation Quality I 4
RAD 121 Radiographic Procedures I 4
RAD 196 On-Site Training 2
RAD 125 Patient Care Procedures 3
Total   14
2nd Semester
RAD 131 Elem. Clinical Procedures I 3
RAD 142 Principles of Radiation Quality II 4
RAD 221 Radiographic Procedures II 4
2___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   14
3rd Semester
3RAD 135 Elem. Clinical Procedures II 5
Total   5
4th Semester
RAD 205 Radiation Protection and Radiobiology 3
RAD 231 Adv. Clinical Procedures I 5
RAD 246 Special Procedures 1
Total   9
5th Semester
4___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
RAD 232 Adv. Clinical Procedures II 5
RAD 240 Radiographic Pathology 3
RAD 255 Radiographic Equipment 3
Total   14
Total credits for the Radiography A.A.S.=70 (includes 14 prerequisite credits)

1 NAS 161-162 may be substituted but is not recommended for students who might wish to transfer to a baccalaureate program.

2 See social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

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

4 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.