Radiologic Technology Program
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Thank you for visiting the Sovah Health - Danville School of Health Professions Radiologic Technology Program web page! The Sovah Health - Danville program is a full-time, two-year, hospital based, Associate of Applied Science Degree program that is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is certified to operate as an institution of higher learning by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
The curriculum includes general education courses which must be completed at an institution of higher learning in order to meet degree requirements. The institution must meet the accreditation requirements for general academic courses set by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Virginia and North Carolina Community Colleges as well many technical schools do meet these requirements. For this area the major accreditors are:
- Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
- Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Please click on the following link for more information on these requirements and other recognized accrediting agencies!
Below are the college level general education courses required for the completion of our program, however, these courses are not required to be completed in order to apply! Also, if it isn’t on this list, we don’t require it.
|College Success Skills||1|
|English Composition I||3|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|*Math Elective (MTH 126 or higher)||3|
|Medical Terminology I||3|
|Approved Humanities Elective||3|
|Approved Social Sci. Elective||3|
*Post Radiologic Technology programs such as Sonography, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology require a higher level college math course. Therefore, we recommend that you consider MTH 157 (Statistics) or MTH 163 (Pre-Calculus). Completing these courses will also result in a higher application score due to the fact that the courses are more difficult and will meet the requirement of these other programs, should you choose to pursue that field.
PLEASE contact the Program Director @ 434-799-2271 before you enroll in any classes and before you take any math placement test!
All graduates MUST now have either, an Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), or Associate of Arts and Science (AA&S) in order to meet the degree requirements of the ARRT. Graduates of our program will have met all of these requirements and will earn an AAS degree!
About the Program
The Radiologic Technology Program opened in February 2003 due to an increased demand for Radiologic Technologists. Our program is a full-time, two-year, hospital based, Associate Degree program that is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is certified to operate as an institution of higher learning by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Transferability of course work from the DRMC program, as with most other programs, is dependent upon the program to which you are considering your transfer. For specific transfer information, please contact the institution to which you are considering transfer.
Radiologic Technology is an exciting health care field with a wide variety of challenging and rewarding career options. Admission to our program is very competitive, and enrollment is limited, therefore admission to our program is NOT guaranteed. Our students are evaluated on both academic and non-academic predictors of success, and the most qualified applicants will be scheduled for a personal interview with various program representatives. Scores from the application process as well as the interview will be used in the selection of our class. All information is kept strictly confidential and selections will be made in accordance with nondiscriminatory policies.
Those who are accepted will be required to complete and pass a physical examination and a drug screening. Fee schedules may be found on our web site under “Tuition & Fees”.
Our Radiologic Technology Program focuses on clinical and didactic instruction in radiologic technology. 1st year students (Juniors) will attend classes on M-W-F and clinical rotations on T-Th. 2nd year students (Seniors) will be in clinical on M-W-F and in class on T-Th. Classes and Clinical rotations are typically scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. However, the will be some instances where students will be required to work on the weekend and evening shifts. Here are our current evening and weekend requirements;
- Evening shifts are from noon until 8pm for both classes.
- Weekends shifts for 1st year students are scheduled from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Weekends shifts for 2nd year students are scheduled from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Our Radiologic Technology Program will prepare you for a career in a rapidly growing field as a radiologic technologist. Our program utilizes various clinical facilities for its clinical experiences. Students will be scheduled on a rotating basis to each facility. These facilities currently include;
Danville Diagnostic Imaging Center, Danville, Virginia
Sovah Health - Danville, Danville Virginia
Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County, Martinsville, Virginia
Morehead Memorial Hospital, Eden, North Carolina
Our students are an integral part of our healthcare family. If you want to go to school and become another face in the crowd, choose another career! However, if you want a truly memorable and rewarding experience and wish to become a part of our extended family, which focuses on quality patient care and the successes of our students, then give us a call. Radiologic Technology may be for you!
If after reviewing our web page you feel that you want more information, or feel that becoming a Radiologic Technologist is just what you need, please give our Program Director a call @ 434-799-2271. We look forward to hearing from you! We look forward to receiving your completed application in the near future.
The Sovah Health - Danville School of Health Professions, LLC, owns and operates the School of Health Professions and its programs and is a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of Sovah Health - Danville, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of LifePoint Hospitals Incorporated, a publicly traded company, of Brentwood, Tennessee. The school is located on the campus of Sovah Health - Danville at 142 South Main Street in Danville, Virginia.
LifePoint Hospitals Incorporated; Sovah Health - Danville; The School of Health Professions and its affiliates make no guarantees, written or expressed, regarding employment following graduation.
Our graduates will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Examination.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists: https:/arrt.org/
Commonwealth of Virginia - Department of Health Professions (Licensure): http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/medicine/medicine_forms.htm#RadTech