Sep 17, 2021  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog 
  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog

Radiography (AAS)


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Associate of Applied Science Degree

Purpose: The two-year associate degree in radiography is designed to provide a quality entry-level education in radiography through a competency-based clinical and didactic instructional curriculum in diagnostic imaging. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam for certification.

Occupational Objectives: Hospitals remain the primary employer of radiologic technologists, but there are increasing numbers of jobs available in physician offices, outpatient surgery centers, and free-standing diagnostic imaging centers. Entry-level radiographers use diagnostic imaging equipment to produce x-rays of the tissue, organs, bones and vessels of the body. They may choose to concentrate in one or more specific clinical areas such as orthopedics or digestive health. With more experience and additional training, radiographers may specialize in fluoroscopy, mammography, angiography, computed tomography (CT) scanning or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiation therapy or nuclear medicine.

Admission Requirements: In addition to admission to the College, there are specific admission requirements for this program. These requirements may change on an annual basis, and students can find the most up-to-date information in a booklet which can be found on the program’s web page or in the Admissions and Advising Center and in the Health and Life Sciences Division office.

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 credit for this course from another institution may fulfill the writing intensive course (WIC) requirement for this degree program by completing another writing intensive course (WIC).

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