Radiologic Technology - Degree Completion
Degree Completion Program
Associate in Applied Science Degree
West Virginia Northern offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) for graduates of accredited Radiologic Technology programs. Students must have completed a certification program and passed the National Registry Examination to be eligible to earn an AAS Degree by completing designated courses at West Virginia Northern.
Students applying for the Radiologic Technology Programs at Ohio Valley Medical Center must complete all required coursework for the associate degree PRIOR to acceptance into the programs.* Students will need to contact each hospital-based program for applications and additional information.
The most familiar use of the X-ray is the diagnosis of broken bones. Today’s radiation technology includes the use of radiation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Imaging techniques that use ultrasound, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is growing rapidly.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics indicates that employment for radiologic technologists is expected to grow faster than average through the year 2016. Hospitals are the principal employers of radiologic technologists, but new opportunities now exist in clinics, physician offices and Diagnostic Imaging Centers.
*OVMC requires an ACT Composite score of 17.
**Academic Degree Requirement effective 2015 for primary certification** Eligibility requirements for ARRT certification in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Radiation Therapy and for the primary pathway to MRI and Sonography will — effective January 1, 2015 — call for candidates to have earned an associate (or more advanced) degree from an accrediting agency recognized by ARRT. ARRT believes that the general education courses required for an academic degree will provide a firm foundation to support the evolving role of the technologist and the lifelong learning necessitated by the increasing rate of technological change. Quantitative and communication skills and understanding of human behavior that are acquired through general education classes are believed by ARRT to have value in continuing to shape professionalism and advancement of a Registered Technologist’s role in healthcare. The degree will not need to be in radiologic sciences, and it can be earned before entering the educational program or after graduation from the program (**this is applicable for students who attend a hospital-based certificate program).
First Year - Fall Semester
|ENG 101 College Composition I||3|
|PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SOC 125 Introduction to Sociology||3|
FIRST YEAR - Spring Semester
|MATH Math Core Requirement #||3|
|BIO 114 Anatomy & Physiology I||3|
|HUM Humanities Core Requirement**||3|
|General Education Core***||2|
First Year - Summer
Radiologic Technology (Hospital-Based)
Hospital-Based programs begin in the summer.
# Choose from: any combination of math courses that totals 3 credit hours. Students wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree should take a Math 108 or Math 210.
** Choose from: ENG 102, ENG 115, SPCH 105
*** Choose from: CIT 117, PSYC 208, HPE 100, HPE 101, HPE 105, or HPE 110.
Notes: You are required to have the coursework completed at WVNCC in order to be admitted to the hospital-based programs. Local hospitals accept applications during the fall for their programs which start the following summer. Please contact the hospitals for their specific timelines.
A minimum grade of a “C” is required in all courses to remain in the program and graduate.