This certificate prepares students to be entry-level Mammographers.



Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours


Required Courses

  • RAD 195: Topics in Radiography - Mammography Clinical - 5 credits
  • RAD 233: Anatomy & Positioning of the Breast - 1 credits
  • RAD 234: Breast Imaging Instrumentation - 1 credits
  • RAD 235: Quality Assurance in Mammography - 1 credits
  • RAD 249: Comprehensive Foundations of Breast Imaging - 3 credits
  • RAD 252: Foundation Mammography Clinical Training - 1 credits

Admissions Requirements

Prior to enrollment in the Mammography program, students must hold a current ARRT licensure as a Radiographer.

Apply for Admission to the Mammography Certificate Program
*The deadline for submitting an application was June 1st, 2020 by 5pm. Applications have closed for the Fall 2020. 

The Program of Mammography at PVCC will treat P+ as a C+ (2.5) grade when determining GPA/points for competitive admissions decisions.
        *Students are encouraged to ask for letter grades if planning to apply to the Mammography program at PVCC.

Program Information

Occupational Objectives: Successful graduates will be prepared to operate breast imaging equipment in healthcare facilities to create diagnostic images. Successful completers will sit for the Registered Mammographer certification exam through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).