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Radiologic Technology Degree Requirements - Central Virginia Community College

What are the degree requirements?

The Radiologic Technology program is 6 semesters in length with a minimum of 72 credits needed for graduation.

First Year
Course No. Course Title Course Credits
RAD 131-132 Elem Clinical Procedures 3 3  
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4    
RAD 105 Intro to Radiology, Protection, & Patient Care 2    
RAD 121 Radiographic Procedures I 4    
SDV 100 Orientation 1    
MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics   3  
HLT 143 Intro to Medical Terminology     3
RAD 111 Radiologic Science I   4  
RAD 221 Radiographic Procedures II   4  
RAD 190 Coordinated Internship in Radiologic Technology     4
RAD 205 Radiation Protection and Radiobiology     3
  TOTAL 14 14 10
Second Year
Course No. Course Title Course Credits
RAD 231-232 Advanced Clinical Procedures 5 5  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3    
RAD 112 Radiologic Science II 4    
  Social Science Electives*     3
  Humanities Electives*   3  
RAD 240 Radiographic Pathology   3  
RAD 255 Radiographic Equipment   3  
RAD 215 Correlated Radiographic Theory     2
RAD 290 Coordinated Internship in Radiologic Technology     3
  TOTAL 12 14 8
* For a listing of approved courses, see Humanities Electives or Social Sciences
   Electives located at the beginning of the Curricula of Study section of this catalog.

Upon successful completion of the Radiologic Technology program, students will earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Radiologic Technology and will be eligible to write the National Registry Examination leading to certification as a registered radiographer.

Clinical Rotation Requirements:
Students in the Radiologic Technology program will complete approx. 1920 hours of clinical time over the course of the 6 semester program. Clinical sites include Lynchburg General Hospital, Virginia Baptist Hospital, Radiology Consultants/Central Virginia Imaging, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, and Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville. All students will have rotations at each clinical site.

Clinical hours and times are as follows:
Freshman clinical hours for Fall and Spring semesters are every Tuesday and Thursday. Hours vary between 8- 4:30 and 7:30- 4.

*Freshman Summer clinical hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am-4pm & Tuesday /Thursday 8-12:30 (class at CVCC from 2pm-4pm on Tuesday/Thursday)

*Sophomore clinical hours for Fall and Spring semester are 7am- 3:30pm, 6am- 2:30, or 8- 4:30pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

*Sophomore Summer clinical hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30am-4pm (class only at CVCC from 8am- 9:20am every Tuesday/Thursday morning)

*Beginning in the 1st Summer semester and continuing for the entire Sophomore year all students are required participate in the following clinical rotations:

Evening hours: 2pm-10pm will be required for 1-2 weeks each semester
Weekend Hours: 8am-4pm will be required for 1-2 weekends per semester

Clinical times vary depending on clinical site rotation and are subject to change as changes in the workload occur. Students must be flexible to changes in the schedule as they occur. We will take every opportunity to let students know in advance of any changes to the schedule.

*All students must have reliable transportation to and from the clinical sites and to the college.


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Radiologic Technology

Contact Ashley Pearson:
Central Virginia
Community College

3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

Phone: 434.832.7818

Located in Amherst, Room 2118

In 2010, CVCC Radiologic Technology Program received the maximum 8 year accreditation award from the JRCERT.

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

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