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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.

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.

Start the Information Session Online

Application Period: April 1 to April 15

Admission Policy: Competitive

Program Size: 40 students

Program Length: 5 full-time semesters

Program Starts: Every August

How to Be Eligible to Apply in 2022

  • Review Online Information Session
  • Have minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Complete or transfer SDV 101 Orientation to Healthcare or SDV 100; must have B or better grade
  • Complete or transfer ENG 111 or higher; must have B or better grade
  • Complete or transfer BIO 141; must have B or better grade and be within 10 years
  • Complete or transfer BIO 142; must have B or better grade and be within 10 years
  • Complete RAD 105; must have B or better grade; course only offered at MEC in Fall and Spring semesters
  • Radiography Brochure
  • Radiography Cost Sheet

Competitive Admission Criteria:

Applications with B- or C grades in the prerequisites, and applications with pending grades or pending transfer credit after the deadline will not be considered.

Pre-Health students who have questions regarding program requirements or students who need academic advising are encouraged to visit Advising & Counseling.

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

Campus Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Medical Education Campus.

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

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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