Radiologic Technology Program
GREAT NEWS! AAS Degree in Radiography Approved!
The State Board for Community Colleges met September 19-20, 2012 and approved the request for an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Radiography for Danville Community College. This is tremendous news for both DCC and Danville Regional Medical Center. The two institutions have been working together to see this happen for quite some time. The degree program still needs to receive the approval of SACS (the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), but this is a tremendous step in a positive direction.
With SACS approval, students will be able to achieve an AAS in Radiography by completing the professional courses at DRMC and the general education courses through DCC. Hopefully, the final approval will come soon and detailed information will then be made available through both DCC and DRMC.
Thanks to everyone for your patience and your unending support!
The proposed curriculum includes the following general education courses which must be completed at DCC;
|SDV 100||College Success Skills||1|
|BIO 141||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|ENG 111||English Composition I||3|
|HLT 143||Medical Terminology I||3|
|MTH||Math Elective (MTH 126 or higher)||3|
|HUM||Approved Humanities Elective||3|
|SOC SCI||Approved Social Sci. Elective||3|
New Educational Requirements issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Beginning immediately the DRMC Radiologic Technology Program’s admission requirements have changed. Based on requirements set by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) we are now required to have our graduates obtain an Associate’s Degree prior to sitting for the ARRT certification exam. Therefore, our new students will need to have an Associate’s Degree completed either:
- Prior to application to our program, or
- During the course of completing our program.
All graduates MUST have either, an Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), or Associate of Arts and Science (AA&S), as well as the general education classes required by the programs accreditation agency.
The degrees must be obtained from an institution of higher learning that is accredited by one of the following:
- 1Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS): Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Senior College Commission (SCC):
We are currently working with Danville Community College, who is accredited by SACS1, on a plan to provide this degree opportunity in conjunction with our program. However, this process has not yet been completed. Once the process has completed and we are successful in this endeavor with DCC, we will make this information available to the public. In the meantime, it is recommended that all potential applicants contact the Radiologic Technology Program Director @ 434-799-2271 prior to enrolling in any coursework.
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 certificate, hospital based program that is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) 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 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 and 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. Enrollment in our program is limited, and the admission process is highly competitive. 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”.
We look forward to receiving your completed application in the near future.
The DRMC 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 Danville Regional Medical Center, 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 Danville Regional Medical Center at 142 South Main Street in Danville, Virginia.
LifePoint Hospitals Incorporated; Danville Regional Medical Center; The School of Health Professions and its affiliates make no guarantees, written or expressed, regarding employment following graduation.
The Radiologic Technology Program focuses on clinical and didactic instruction in radiologic technology. Our Radiologic Technology Program will prepare you for a career in a growing field as a radiologic technologist. The program utilizes various clinical facilities for its clinical experience. Students will be scheduled on a rotating basis to each facility. These facilities currently include;
Danville Diagnostic Imaging Center, Danville, Virginia
Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville Virginia
Carilion Clinic Family and Internal Medicine, Martinsville, Virginia
Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County, Martinsville, Virginia
Morehead Memorial Hospital, Eden, North Carolina
Wright Diagnostic Imaging Center, Eden, North Carolina
Our long range plans are to continue offering the certificate in radiologic technology, to articulate with a community college in order to allow students to transfer and achieve an Associate’s Degree, and to eventually offer multiple imaging modality training options.
Our graduates will be awarded a Certificate in Radiologic Technology and will be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Examination.
Our Radiologic Technology Program will prepare you for a career in a growing field as a radiologic technologist.
After graduating from the two-year program, you will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certification Examination (in most states, radiologic technologists must be certified by the ARRT).
Radiologic Technology Program Links
- Academic Calendar
- Academic Policies
- Admission Requirements
- Course Syllabi
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Gainful Employment Radiologic Technology Program Disclosures
- Graduate Certification
- Graduate & Certification Rates
- Mission & Goals
- Pregnancy Policy
- Recommendation Form
- State Licensure
School of Health Professions