This course is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as an x-ray technician. Many LRTs have previous CCMA and/or CNA experience. Students will learn the fundamentals of radiography, including positioning, radiation safety, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology. Radiation safety and maintenance of equipment are also addressed. The course includes both virtual lecture and in-person lab instruction, which enables students to practice the skills they are learning in class, including performing x-rays. In addition to acquiring knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be a limited license radiologic technologist, students will receive test preparation to help them prepare to take the State of Virginia ARRT licensure examination. Radiologic technologists can expect to work in settings such as doctors offices, urgent care facilities, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals, and other medical facilities.
Radiologic Technologists can expect to:
- Set up and operate x-ray machine
- Explain procedures to patients
- Work closely with patients; many radiologic technologists are also certified medical assistants or CNAs and can expect to perform patient care activities.
Next class begins December 4th and will be held from 8:00 – 12:30 on Saturdays 16 weeks.
Tuition, Fees and Program Requirements
Tuition for the Limited License Radiologic Program is $900. Need-based scholarships are available to qualified Rappahannock County residents. Residents of surrounding counties may be eligible for financial assistance from special funds. RappCE will work with each qualified applicant to identify resources for financial support. All applicant must have previous CCMA, CNA or relevant experience.
Your tuition includes all classroom materials. Non-refundable application fee – $25. Exam Fees: at the conclusion of class, students will pay a $90 application fee to the state and once approved, are eligible to sit for the ARRT exam which costs $125.