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West Virginia Northern offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) for graduates of accredited Radiologic Technology programs. Students must have successfully completed a hospital-based certificate program* such as the OVMC Radiology Program, the former Wheeling Hospital Radiology Program, Washington Hospital Radiology Program, or any other Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) -accredited certificate program to be eligible to earn an AAS Degree by completing designated courses at West Virginia Northern.
The courses at WVNCC must be completed in addition to the certificate program in order to be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) primary certification exam in Radiography.
Students with an ARRT Certification are eligible to receive applicable program credits.
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.
Hospitals are the principal employers of radiologic technologists, but new opportunities now exist in clinics, physician offices and Diagnostic Imaging Centers.
* Student must contact the hospital-based program to obtain information regarding specific admission requirements for each hospital-based program.
Please note: Eligibility requirements for ARRT certification in Radiography, effective January 1, 2015 require candidates to earn 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 provides 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 health care.
For more information please contact the ARRT at www.arrt.org for further details.
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