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Radiography (AAS)

Radiography - Associate of Applied Science

Radiography is the making of radiographs of internal structures of the body. The Radiography pathway provides training in the art and science of radiologic technology to help you succeed as entry-level radiographers. It also provides a sound foundation towards building a rewarding professional career and an opportunity to qualify as a valued member of the healthcare team.

Steps to apply for the Radiography Program

We’re happy to help you along your journey of becoming a radiographer! Following these steps will prepare you for successful application to our program.

Meet with a VHCC Advisor. Your first step is to meet with an academic advisor. The advisor review the Radiography Application Requirement Checklist  and will help you with everything from completing the financial aid process to making sure you have all the tools you need to be well-prepared to take the TEAS.

  1. Apply to Virginia Highlands. Please note, admission to the college is the first of two applications. This first step does not guarantee admittance to our radiography program.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Need help with the FAFSA? We’re happy to walk you through the online application. Visit us in the Campus Connection Center of the ISC building or give us a call at 276-739-2438. 
  3. Take the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Concerned about the test? Talk with a VHCC academic advisor. We will direct you to the tools to help you prepare.
  4. Submit the Radiography Shadowing/Observation Documentation Form verifying 12 hours of shadowing/observation in a hospital radiology department.
  5. Complete the online Radiography Application. (*March 7th is the early application deadline for priority admission to the radiography program. Applications submitted after this date will be considered according to remaining seats available.)  

Questions about our selection criteria? View our Radiography Selection Criteria Rubric.

Questions about additional requirements and expenses? View our Radiography Student Documents and Fees Checklist.

Shadowing Replacement Assignment 

Radiography Student Handbook

Radiography Program Effectiveness Data October 2022

This program qualifies for G3 scholarship funding!

Image removed.G3 covers tuition and fees for individuals living in Virginia who qualify for state financial aid.

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Why Choose VHCC?

Affordability. With in-state tuition (Virginia residents and those living within a 30-mile radius of campus) at $162.11 per credit hour, you’ll SAVE BIG when you start here! Most save between $10K-$50K, in tuition costs alone, when starting at VHCC.

Guaranteed transfer agreements with 30-plus colleges & universities! Start at VHCC and meet specified transfer agreement requirements and you’ll enjoy guaranteed admission to Virginia Tech, Radford, King University, Emory &Henry College, ETSU and more!

17:1 student to instructor ratio with award winning faculty! VHCC ranked among the top 5 percent of community colleges nationwide for providing an educational experience that encourages a personal relationship between instructors and students.

Career services & job placement. Our instructors and career coaches are recognized by regional industry leaders and enjoy tremendous success connecting our students with employment opportunities upon degree completion.

No application fee. Our simple, online application is free. Complete the application and you’ll receive an email listing your easy next steps!

No SAT or ACT required for admission. The SAT and ACT are merely numerical indicators of college readiness. With dynamic instruction and academic mentoring, we’ve found our students enjoy tremendous success, both at VHCC and in their future educational and career pursuits.

FREE academic mentoring. At VHCC, we provide FREE, one-on-one academic mentoring for 11 subjects, with dedicated workspace for group study and computer lab access. With this level of support, our students enjoy tremendous academic success!

Financial aid & scholarships available! More than 80% of our students receive financial aid! In 2018, we awarded more than $6 million in financial aid and scholarships.

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