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
- Complete English, Reading & Math sections of TEAS; minimum score of 50
Ineligible applications will not be considered. Review the online Information Session to get started.
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.
Medical Education Campus, Room 239
Individuals interested in the one-day Dental Radiation Safety course may register through the NOVA Workforce Development Division or call 703.503.6300.
The Radiography Department is not currently offering MRI or CT training. Please visit the ARRT website for a list of approved educational programs.
Take a virtual tour of the Medical Education Campus.
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).