Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Welcome to the world of art and science. Radiographers are highly skilled professionals qualified by education to perform imaging examinations and the accompanying responsibilities at the request of physicians qualified to prescribe and/or perform radiologic procedures.

Program at a Glance

  • Approximately 18 months
  • Hours vary Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
  • College prerequisites required

Start Dates, Application for Admission, and Tuition Information

Program Information
The Riverside Radiologic Technology Program was established in 1964 as a two-year, certificate program. In 2012, the College began offering an Associate of Applied Science degree to program graduates. The program consists of four 16-week semesters and one 8-week semester in addition to specified college-level prerequisite preadmission courses. Program graduates are eligible to apply for examination to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Application for the national certification exam is the responsibility of the student and involves additional fees charged by the ARRT. The Radiologic Technology Program is programmatically accredited by: The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300,

The College's institutional and all programs' missions, goals, student learning outcomes, accreditation information, admission criteria, and curriculum plans are located within the "College Catalog" link on the College's home page. Information specific to the Radiologic Technology Program is also provided below as an excerpt of the College Catalog. This document also provides information related to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Ethics Pre-Application Review. All prospective applicants are urged to read this information prior to applying to any Radiologic Technology Program.

RT Program Mission, Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Program Effectiveness Data
The performance of the College's educational programs is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by institutional and programmatic accrediting agencies. The College's program effectiveness data is provided in the "Consumer Information" link on the College's home page and includes licensure or certification pass rates, graduation rates, program satisfaction rates from both the student and employer perspective, and job placement rates. Data specific to the Radiologic Technology Program is also provided within the link below.

RT Program Effectiveness Data

Admission Criteria

  • Graduation from an accredited high school with a recommended overall grade point average of 2.0 or better; or a GED certificate.
  • Anatomy & Physiology with Lab, English Composition, and College Math requirements must be completed before an application can be submitted; all prerequisites must be completed prior to beginning the program.
  • Cumulative college-level GPA of 3.0 or better is recommended due to the competitive nature of admissions.
  • Preadmission entrance test.
  • Must be able to meet essential requirements of the program.
  • Official TOEFL results if English is your second language. Minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based).
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. 
  • Documentation of previous health care experience (including volunteer hours) is recommended.
  • Current or past employees of Riverside Health System will be evaluated for job performance and eligibility for rehire.
  • All students must reside in Virginia during enrollment at the College.

Admission is on a competitive basis. Riverside College of Health Careers reserves the right to select those applicants who are deemed best qualified for both the program of study and potential employment by Riverside Health System.

All courses must be completed with grades of "C" or above. Items marked with ** must be completed prior to application submission. All prerequisites must be completed prior to beginning the program.

  • Anatomy and Physiology with Lab - 4 credits **
  • English Composition - 3 credits **
  • College Math (100-level or higher) - 3 credits **
  • General, Introductory, or Developmental Psychology - 3 credits
  • Medical Terminology - 2 credits

Institutional Accreditation
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)

Riverside College of Health Careers is certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

The information contained in this website is informational only, and not intended to be contractual in nature. We reserve the right to change or alter any statements herein without prior notice.