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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiography at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for entry-level jobs in radiography in which you administer x-ray exams to individuals in hospitals, doctors' offices or clinics. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam for certification.

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Program Requirements

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Required Courses: 

SDV 101 First Year Success
ENG 111 College Composition I  - 3 Credit Hours
ENG 112 College Composition II  - 3 Credit Hours
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I  - 4 Credit Hours
BIO 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II  - 4 Credit Hours
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology  - 3 Credit Hours
PHI 220 Ethics  - 3 Credit Hours
RAD 100 Introduction to Radiology & Protection
RAD 121 Radiographic Procedures I
RAD 125 Patient Care Procedures
RAD 190 Clinical Internship
RAD 111 Radiologic Science I  - 4 Credit Hours
RAD 221 Radiographic Procedures II  - 4 Credit Hours
RAD 131 Elementary Clinical Procedures I  - 3 Credit Hours
RAD 112 Radiologic Science II
RAD 231 Advanced Clinical Procedures I
RAD 246 Special Procedures
RAD 232 Advanced Clinical Procedures II
RAD 256 Radiographic Film Evaluation
RAD 270 Digital Image Acquist & Displ
RAD 205 Radiation Protection and Radiobiology  - 3 Credit Hours
RAD 240 Radiographic Pathology  - 3 Credit Hours
RAD 280 Terminal Competencies in Radiography  - 1 Credit Hours
RAD 290 Coordinated Internship  - 3 Credit Hours

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Additional Program Information: 


After applying to PVCC, students must also Apply to the Radiography Program. Completion of general education courses is one criteria used to make admissions decisions. The application for the Radiography Program is now open for Fall 2019.

PDF icon Radiography Information Booklet 2019

Information Sessions:
RAD pre-admission advising sessions now available for fall 2019 admissions!

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                                                       RAD Pre-recorded Information session

*The program highly encourages all interested students to attend an information session 'in-person'.  However, for students who are unable to attend, please listen to the pre-recorded session at the link below:

Graduation Requirement

Students entering the Radiography degree program are required to take one Writing Intensive Course in order to graduate.  The Writing Intensive Course for this program is RAD 240, which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112. Students who are awarded transfer academic credit for this course at another institution may fulfill the Writing Intensive Course (WIC) requirement for this degree program by completing another Writing Intensive Course (WIC).


  • The humanities elective for Radiography has been prescribed to either PHI 220 or PHI 227.  Should a student request another elective to satisfy the humanities requirement, permission is given only by the Dean of Health and Life Sciences.
  • Introductory (101 or 102 level) foreign language courses will not meet the humanities elective requirement for this program.

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Compliance Requirements

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Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Radiologic Technologist