Radiography, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Medical Education (Springfield)

The curriculum is designed to prepare students to produce diagnostic images of the human body through safe application of x-radiation. The radiographer is a central member of the healthcare team and assists the radiologist, a physician specialized in body image interpretation. Upon successful completion of degree requirements, the student will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) examination leading to certification as a Registered Technologist in Radiography: A.S., R.T.(R).

Transfer Information

Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
Prerequisites
BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
RAD 105 Introduction to Radiology, Protection, and Patient Care 2
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 14
1st Semester
HLT 141 Introduction to Medical Terminology 1
RAD 121 Radiographic Procedures I 4
RAD 125 Patient Care Procedures 3
RAD 141 Principles of Radiographic Quality I 4
RAD 196 On-Site Training 2
Total 14
2nd Semester
RAD 131 Elementary Clinical Procedures I 3
RAD 142 Principles of Radiographic Quality II 4
RAD 221 Radiographic Procedures II 4
1 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 14
3rd Semester
2RAD 135 Elementary Clinical Procedures II 5
Total 5
4th Semester
RAD 205 Radiation Protection and Radiobiology 3
RAD 231 Advanced Clinical Procedures I 5
RAD 246 Special Procedures 1
Total 9
5th Semester
3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
RAD 232 Advanced Clinical Procedures II 5
RAD 240 Radiographic Pathology 3
RAD 255 Radiographic Equipment 3
Total 14
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 70
Two Years Credits
Prerequisites
BIO
141
4
BIO
142
4
ENG
111
3
Introduction to Radiology, Protection, and Patient Care
RAD
105
2
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
1
Total 14
1st Semester
HLT
141
1
RAD
121
4
RAD
125
3
RAD
141
4
On-Site Training
RAD
196
2
Total 14
2nd Semester
RAD
131
3
RAD
142
4
RAD
221
4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
1
3
Total 14
3rd Semester
2RAD
135
5
Total 5
4th Semester
RAD
205
3
RAD
231
5
RAD
246
1
Total 9
5th Semester
3
3
RAD
232
5
Radiographic Pathology
RAD
240
3
RAD
255
3
Total 14
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 70

1 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

2 RAD 135 meets for 40 hours a week for ten weeks.

3 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.