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.
The Riverside Radiologic Technology Program was established in 1964 as a two-year, certificate program. In 2012, the School began offering an Associate of Applied Science degree to program graduates. The program consists of five 13-week semesters 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
RCHC institutional and all programs' missions, goals, student learning outcomes, accreditation information, admission criteria, and curriculum plans are located within the "School Catalog" link on the School's home page. Information specific to the Radiologic Technology Program is also provided below as an excerpt of the School 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.
Program Effectiveness Data
The performance of RCHC's educational programs is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by institutional and programmatic accrediting agencies. RCHC program effectiveness data is provided in the "Consumer Information" link on the School'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 RT Program is also provided within the link below. Further information regarding program effectiveness data, as well as five-year averages of all JRCERT accredited radiologic technology programs may be obtained at the JRCERT website.
- 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.
- Satisfactory score on the preadmission entrance test.
- Must be able to meet essential requirements of the program.
- Two satisfactory Professional or Academic Reference Forms. Current or past employees of Riverside Health System will be evaluated for job performance and eligibility for rehire.
- Official TOEFL results if English is your second language. Minimum score of 550 (paper) or 79 (Internet-based).
- Applicants who are not U.S. citizens by birth must provide immigration or citizenship documentation.
- Satisfactory interview (for applicants meeting above requirements).
- Documentation of previous healthcare experience (including volunteer hours) is recommended.
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.
Prerequisites (all courses must be completed with grades of "C" or above)
- 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
**Must be completed prior to application submission.
All prerequisites must be completed prior to beginning the program.
How to apply
Download, complete, and submit the following application packet:
(In order to view these files, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available for free from the Adobe website)
Institutional Certification: Certified by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV) to operate in Virginia.
Institutional Accreditation: ABHES Accredited
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.