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Radiography, A.A.S.

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CIP Code: 51.0907
NOVA Code: 1720

Offered through MEC

Purpose: 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.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must do the following:

Special Program Requirements: The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists requires convictions or charges resulting in any of the following be reported: Plea of guilty, plea of nolo contender, withheld or deferred adjudication, suspended or stay of sentence, or military court martial.  Misdemeanor speeding violations must be reported if they are related to alcohol or drugs. For more information please visit the ARRT website or by calling ARRT at (651) 687-0048, ext. 8580.


All incomplete grades (“I”) must be resolved prior to taking the next course in the sequence.

Total 14 credits

Two Years

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Radiography: 70 credits (includes 14 prerequisite credits)

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 .

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