Radiologic Technology Program

Thank you for visiting the Sovah Health - Danville School of Health Professions Radiologic Technology Program web page!  The School of Health Professions is a residential program whose sole campus is located within the city of Danville, VA. It is owned and operated by Sovah Health. The School of Health Professions is a full-time, two-year, hospital based, Associate of Applied Science Degree program that is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is certified to operate as an Institution of Postsecondary Education by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). The program is approved to offer GI Bill educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency. Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Examination. Students may also be required, upon graduation, to become licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The institution must meet the accreditation requirements for general academic courses set by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Virginia and North Carolina Community Colleges as well many technical schools do meet these requirements. For this area the major accreditors are:

Please click on the following link for more information on these requirements and other recognized accrediting agencies:

Below are the high school, college level general education courses, and the notice of pre-admission testing required for the completion of our program, however, these general education courses are not required to be completed in order to apply!  Also, if it is not on this list, we do not require it.

1. Minimum APPLICATION pre-requisite educational requirements:

A. High School Diploma or its equivalent with the following courses which MUST be completed at time of application: (no exceptions, coursework “in progress” will not be counted)

  • A minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5.
  • Two units of the following high school math courses with a grade “C” or above:

                                ◆ Algebra I        ◆ Algebra II     ◆ Geometry

  • Two units of the following high school science courses with a grade “C” or above:

                                ◆ Anatomy       ◆ Biology          ◆ Chemistry    ◆ Physics

B. Applicants must also complete the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB) and submit the score sheet with your application. For High School students, this can be completed at your school at no cost. To better ensure student success, additional testing may be required prior to acceptance!

2. IF ACCEPTED into the program, the following pre-requisite* courses will be required prior to the start of the program: (It is recommended that you check with the Sovah School of Health Professions Program Director prior to enrolling in any college class!)

A. College Pre-Requisites*:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Math 154 / 155 or higher
  • Medical Terminology I

** Final grade of "C" or better is required (these courses are NOT required to apply)

B. College Co-Requisite Courses: Additional required general education courses required prior to graduation.

  • College Success Skills (or equivalent)
  • English (College Composition I) (or equivalent)
  • Humanities Elective
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective

** (All item "8" General Education Courses MUST be completed prior to graduation.) (These courses are NOT required to apply)

To better ensure our students readiness for, and success in this educational program, and to better prepare them for their chosen career, The Sovah School of Health Professions is now requiring all applicants to complete and provide to us the official scores of the HESI A2 Entrance Exam (Health Education Systems Incorporated Admissions exam).  You may schedule your exam with the Danville Community College (DCC) Testing Center by calling 434-797-8404.  There is a fee for this examExam results are required and must be included with your completed application!  Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

**These results will be required prior to selection. Other testing may be required prior to enrollment! Applicants will be informed of these as the need arises. If you have any questions regarding enrollment into the Sovah School of Health Professions, please contact our Director.

PLEASE contact the Program Director at 434-799-2271 before you enroll in any classes and before you take any math placement test!

All graduates MUST now have either, an Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), or Associate of Arts and Science (AA&S) in order to meet the degree requirements of the ARRT.  Graduates of our program will have met all of these requirements and will earn an AAS degree!

About the Program

The Radiologic Technology Program opened in February 2003 due to an increased demand for Radiologic Technologists. Our program is a full-time, two-year, hospital based, Associate Degree program that is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is certified to operate as an institution of higher learning by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Transferability of course work from the Sovah program, as with most other programs, is dependent upon the program to which you are considering your transfer. For specific transfer information, please contact the institution to which you are considering transfer.

Radiologic Technology is an exciting health care field with a wide variety of challenging and rewarding career options. Admission to our program is very competitive, and enrollment is limited, therefore admission to our program is NOT guaranteed. Our students are evaluated on both academic and non-academic predictors of success, and the most qualified applicants will be scheduled for a personal interview with various program representatives. Scores from the application process as well as the interview will be used in the selection of our class. All information is kept strictly confidential and selections will be made in accordance with nondiscriminatory policies.

Those who are accepted will be required to complete and pass a physical examination and a drug screening. Fee schedules may be found on our web site under “Tuition & Fees”. 

Our Radiologic Technology Program focuses on clinical and didactic instruction in radiologic technology. 1st year students (Juniors) will attend classes on M-W-F and clinical rotations on T-Th.  2nd year students (Seniors) will be in clinical on M-W-F and in class on T-Th.  Classes and Clinical rotations are typically scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.  However, the will be some instances where students will be required to work on the weekend and evening shifts.  Here are our current evening and weekend requirements;

  • Evening shifts are from noon until 8pm for both classes. 
  • Weekends shifts for 1st year students are scheduled from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Weekends shifts for 2nd year students are scheduled from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Our Radiologic Technology Program will prepare you for a career in a rapidly growing field as a radiologic technologist. Our program utilizes various clinical facilities for its clinical experiences.  Students will be scheduled on a rotating basis to each facility. These facilities currently include;

Sovah Danville Imaging Center, Danville, Virginia
Sovah Health - Danville, Danville Virginia
Sovah Health - Martinsville, Martinsville, Virginia
UNC Rockingham Health Care, Eden, North Carolina

Our students are an integral part of our healthcare family.  If you want to go to school and become another face in the crowd, choose another career!  However, if you want a truly memorable and rewarding experience and wish to become a part of our extended family, which focuses on quality patient care and the successes of our students, then give us a call. Radiologic Technology may be for you!