Academics :: School of Health Professions

Radiography

Associate of Applied Science Degree

This curriculum is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the health team who care for patients under the supervision of qualified physicians. Upon completion of the curriculum, which includes a one-semester internship, the student is eligible to apply to take the National Registry Examination leading to certification as a Registered Radiographer, RT-R. Successful completion of the program and certifying exam will qualify a graduate to gain employment as a radiographer.

Mission Statement

The Radiography Program strives to provide quality educational experiences that ensure students prepare academically, clinically and professionally to develop intelligent, flexible and mature responses to the changing nature of medical imaging.

Goals

  • To provide selected students the opportunity to obtain knowledge that enables them to become contributing members of the allied health team as competent entry-level radiographers.
  • To stimulate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • To retain and prepare students academically to complete the program and successfully pass the National ARRT Registry Examination.
  • To instill in our students a professional work ethic, a desire for life-long learning, and an appreciation for radiologic technology as a profession.

Contact Information

Health Professions Information Office

If you are interested in applying to the VWCC Radiography program, we encourage you to explore the information links on this page to learn more about the process.  Once your application and transcripts have been reviewed, our office can provide academic guidance to help prepare students for possible entry into this program.  If you need further assistance, you may contact our office. 

540-857-7307
CSHP 339

Program Head

Mary B. Loritsch
Professor, Radiography

B.S. - Radford University, 1972
A.A.S. - Virginia Western Community College, 1974
MA.Ed. - Virginia Tech, 1983
Ed.D. - Virginia Tech, 1995

School of Health Professions

540-857-6019
CSHP 214C

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is operated in compliance with their standards for accredited programs.

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

mail@jrcert.org
312-704-5300
http://www.jrcert.org

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