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Radiography involves the use of x-radiation or other forms of energy to construct images of the human body for the purpose of diagnosing disease.

2021 Applicants: Due to the inability for students to access the testing sites, the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and math placement testing will not be required for the Fall 2021 application cycle for the Health Sciences Division. You may submit an online Health Sciences and Nursing application for Fall 2021 without having TEAS scores or math placement scores attached to your application.

TEAS Information for Fall 2022 application will be posted to the website in Summer 2021.

Information Session

The first step to beginning health career training at NOVA/MEC is to attend a mandatory Information Session.

Please note that the online information sessions contain program information for the current academic year only.

Application Period: April 1 to April 15

Admission Policy: Competitive

Program Size: 40 students

Program Length: 5 full-time semesters

Program Starts: Every August

Information Session for 2021 Applicants

  • Review 2021 Online Information Session
  • Complete or transfer SDV 101 or equivalent; B or better grade
  • Complete or transfer ENG 111 or higher; B or better grade
  • Complete or transfer BIO 141; must be within 10 years and B or better grade
  • Complete or transfer BIO 142; must be within 10 years and B or better grade
  • Complete RAD 105; B or better grade
  • Complete Virginia Placement Test for Math and qualify for MTH 154 or higher (waived for Fall 2021 application)
  • Complete English, Reading & Math sections of TEAS; minimum score of 50 (waived for Fall 2021 application)

Ineligible applications will not be considered. Review the online Information Session to get started.

Start the Information Session Online

Pre-Health students who have questions regarding program requirements, admission, transcript evaluation or students who need academic advising are encouraged to visit the MEC Student Services Center in room 202.

Resources

RAD Department
Email: NOVARAD@nvcc.edu
Phone: 703.822.6648
Medical Education Campus, Room 239

Contact NOVA Workforce to register for the one-day Dental x-ray course or for questions regarding a previous Dental x-ray certification.

The Radiography Department is not currently offering MRI or CT training. Please visit the ARRT website for a list of approved educational programs. 

Campus Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Medical Education Campus.

Program

About the Radiography Program

Radiography involves the use of x-radiation or other forms of energy to construct images of the human body for the purpose of diagnosing disease. It is an essential branch of medical science. Technologists use highly sophisticated computers and equipment to assist physicians in patient care. NOVA is pleased to offer several programs in diagnostic imaging.

The degree program in Radiography is a full-time, five-semester sequential curriculum leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree and eligibility to sit for the National Certification Examination in Radiography sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.).

The program is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

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