This degree 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.

This is a G3 program.  Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.  

Radiography Student at Clinicals

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

Credit Hours


Required Courses

  • SDV 100: College Success Skills - 1 credits
  • ENG 111: College Composition I - 3 credits
  • ENG 112: College Composition II - 3 credits
  • BIO 141: Anatomy and Physiology I - 4 credits
  • BIO 142: Human Anatomy and Physiology II - 4 credits
  • PSY 200: Principles of Psychology or PSY 230: Developmental Psychology - 3 credits
  • PHI 220: Ethics or PHI 227: Bio-Medical Ethics - 3 credits

1st Semester (Fall)

  • RAD 100: Introduction to Radiology & Protection - 2 credits
  • RAD 121: Radiographic Procedures - 4 credits
  • RAD 125: Patient Care Procedures - 2 credits
  • RAD 190: Clinical Internship - 2 credits

2nd Semester (Spring)

  • RAD 111: Radiologic Science I - 4 credits
  • RAD 221: Radiographic Procedures II - 4 credits
  • RAD 131: Elementary Clinical Procedures I - 3 credits

3rd Semester (Summer)

  • RAD 112: Radiologic Science II - 4 credits
  • RAD 231: Advanced Clinical Procedures I - 4 credits
  • RAD 246: Special Procedures - 2 credits

4th Semester (Fall)

  • RAD 232: Advanced Clinical Procedures II - 5 credits
  • RAD 256: Radiographic Film Evaluation - 3 credits
  • RAD 270: Digital Image Acquisition & Display - 2 credits

5th Semester (Spring)

  • RAD 205: Radiation Protection & Radiobiology - 3 credits
  • RAD 240: Radiographic Pathology - 3 credits
  • RAD 280: Terminal Competencies in Radiography - 1 credits
  • RAD 290: Coordinated Internship - 3 credits

Admissions Requirements

The Radiography Program is now requiring applicants to take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills). Refer to RAD Information Booklet for required scores. Please contact the PVCC Testing Center to inquire about scheduling at or 434.961.5320.



The Program of Radiography at PVCC will treat P+ as a C+ (2.5) grade when determining GPA/points for competitive admissions decisions.      

Students interested in the PVCC Radiography Program are highly encouraged to attend one of our RAD pre-admission advising sessions.  This is an excellent opportunity for prospective students to ask questions about the admissions process. Attendees will earn an extra ranking point on their Radiography Program application.

The RAD pre-admission advising session schedule for Spring 2022 has been updated. Please sign up using the following link:

The January and March sessions will be held in the RAD lab (K102).The February and April sessions will be held via Zoom (meeting invitations will be sent to participants' email addresses). Note: This is subject to change due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

For students who are unable to attend a live session, please view our pre-recorded abbreviated information session [MP4].

Mission Statement, Goals, Student Learning Outcomes, and Program Effectiveness Data for Radiography as of 2021
By-semester overview of a student's clinical curriculum.


Apply for Admission

Applications are accepted through the Health and Life Sciences Application Portal. Hardcopy applications and applications received outside of the portal will not be considered for admission. Applying to other health sciences programs has no impact on an applicant’s qualifications for this program. Applications for previous years are not valid for current or future application years.

All applicants must be current PVCC students to begin their health sciences application. If you are not a current PVCC student, please click the “Apply Now” link at the top of this page and complete a VCCS/PVCC application.

Applications for the Fall 2022 cohort open at 9:00am on February 1, 2022 and will close at 5:00pm on June 01, 2022.

Sign into the Health and Life Sciences Application Portal to begin your application.


Program Information

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 be 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.

The PVCC Radiography Program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300

Radiography Program Professional Societies:
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

Virginia Society of Radiologic Technologists (VSRT)

Radiologic Technologist Licensure Requirements:
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

Potential Careers

Radiologic Technologist