AAS Degree Program
All courses within the Radiologic Technology program are delivered the traditional method of residential delivery, offering students the experience of learning in an on-ground, classroom format that includes face-to-face interaction with both faculty and students. All courses are delivered in the English language.
Program Mission Statement
The Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital School of Medical Imaging is dedicated to providing students with a comprehensive education in radiologic technology, which facilitates successful entry into the field of diagnostic medical imaging. The school encourages students to embrace the values of Bon Secours Mercy Health and to further their professional and personal growth. Our program seeks to promote commitment to the integrity of the profession, to develop strong communication skills, and to foster the ability to work within a team environment.
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital School of Medical Imaging offers a 22-month (approximately 72 weeks of academic instruction) program which awards an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology. The program consists of four 16-week semesters and one 8-week semester in addition to specified college-level general education courses.
The curriculum prepares individuals to enter the workforce as entry level Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists, also known as Radiographers. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for national credentialing through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists www.arrt.org. The Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology is a terminal occupational degree and the credits generally earned are not applicable to other degrees.
The program welcomes individuals that meet all admissions requirements to apply during the application period. Program hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and consists of didactic and clinical components. The didactic portion of the program includes both lecture and labs, which are offered in traditional, on-ground format, held at the School campus. The clinical component utilizes a variety of health care sites approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), to include hospitals, imaging centers, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency centers, and orthopaedic centers. Clinical hours will vary depending on individual clinical sites. During the 4th and 5th semesters, student clinical experience includes an evening clinical rotation of four weeks duration that includes: two (2) weeks at a hospital/emergency center during the time frame of 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and two (2) weeks at a KidMed Pediatric Urgent Care Center during the time frame of 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The School is a full-time residential program and does not offer distance education, part-time, evening or weekend classes. Due to the fundamental integration of clinical and didactic components of the program, the outlined course curriculum posted below does not allow for deviation or modification. Students are expected to maintain enrollment in line with the structured pace of all program courses. Please click on the AAS Degree Program Catalog link for more detailed information about the program.
AAS Degree Program in Radiologic Technology Information
- AAS Program Curriculum
- AAS Course Descriptions
- AAS Booklist
- AAS Curriculum Tuition and Fees
- Clinical Site List
Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital School of Medical Imaging
8550 Magellan Parkway, Suite 700
Richmond, VA 23227