Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - Certificate
ACADEMIC PLAN: 172
CIP CODE: 51.0911
AWARD: Associate of Applied Science
LENGTH: 2 Years
The purpose of the program is to educate motivated individuals in the varied aspects of becoming a qualified medical imaging professional, including such areas as technical skills, patient care considerations, medical knowledge, and appropriate work habits. Upon successful completion of all courses in the Radiologic Technology curriculum, the student is eligible to take the national registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The CVCC program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT*) which is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education for the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. This program is G3 Eligible.
Entrance into the Radiologic Technology program is a multi-step competitive process. Students are accepted into the curriculum only once a year for the fall semester. Students must complete the application process by March 1 prior to the fall semester of desired enrollment. Students desiring entry into the Radiologic Technology program should have good organizational and study skills along with the ability to commit 30-40 hours a week for 6 semesters in order to be successful. Effective communication and critical thinking are essential skills needed for a student to be successful and complete the program.
Prerequisites include: two years of science (biology, chemistry, or physics) and two years of math (algebra I, algebra II, or geometry). Placement into ENG 111 and MTH 130 on CVCC placement test. Deficiencies must be remediated through developmental studies before consideration for admission to the program. Interested students must meet with a Counselor to complete the appropriate referral forms. Referrals to the Radiologic Technology program director must be completed by March 1st.
For additional information please visit the Radiologic Technology webpage.
All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate must complete an Application for Graduation. Following graduation, clinical experience will be provided in Centra health care facilities to receive a certificate of completion from Centra and be qualified to take a national certification exam. Neither the AAS degree nor the certificate of completion is contingent upon the student passing any type of external exam.
The Program Pathway for Radiologic Technology AAS is a resource for students that lists the following items:
- The recommended order in which to take the program courses
- Suggested course when more than one option exists
- If the course has a prerequisite
- Courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)