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Medical Assistant with Limited-Scope
Radiologic Technology Diploma

  • Program Length: 15 Months
  • Day Courses Scheduled between
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Night Courses Scheduled between
    4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

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Virginia Beach, VA


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About our Medical Assistant with Limited-Scope Radiologic Technology Diploma

Medical Assistant with Limited-Scope Radiologic Technology diploma program prepares students for entry-level employment in the medical field. This program provides the student with the knowledge and skills to become employed as a medical assistant with the added training needed to pursue licensure as a limited scope X-ray technician for work in physician offices, hospitals, urgent care centers, and other health care facilities.

While in school, students will learn the fundamentals of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical laboratory and exam room procedures, insurance billing, radiologic equipment operation, and radiation safety measures. Students will gain the skills necessary to measure vital signs, perform EKG’s, urinalysis and phlebotomy procedures, perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), administer injections, use electronic health records, perform general radiologic procedures, and assist physicians within office examinations.

The healthcare industry desires the professional and medical skills of our graduates along with the interpersonal skills that we teach within the program. The program concludes with two capstone courses. The first course guides the student in preparing for a medical assistant industry certification exam. The second capstone course prepares the student for the limited scope radiologic exam and qualifies the student for limited radiologic technologist licensure. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students will receive a Medical Assistant with Limited-Scope Radiologic Technology diploma. Students are eligible to become certified and become employed in positions that are related to the educational training and objectives of a medical assistant with limited-scope x-ray technician program, including:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Limited-Scope X-Ray Technician
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • EKG Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician


Course Name Course Type Credit Hours
Anatomy & Physiology I Medical 3.0
Anatomy & Physiology II Medical 3.0
Medical Terminology Medical 3.0
Medical Assistant Role I Medical 3.0
Medical Assistant Role II Medical 3.0
Principles of Pharmacology Medical 3.0
Medical Office Procedures Medical 3.0
Phlebotomy & Laboratory Procedures Medical 3.0
Exam Room Procedures Medical 3.0
Medical Assistant Clinical Capstone Medical 3.0
Medical Assistant Externship* Medical 3.0
Safety & Radiation Protection Medical 3.0
Image Production & Equipment Operation Medical 3.0
Radiologic Procedures Medical 3.0
ARRT Exam Prep Medical 3.0
Success in College & the Workplace Career Development 3.0
Total Credit Hours = 48.0


*MA 2296 Medical Assisting Case Study may be substituted for MA 2291 with approval from the Corporate Director of Allied Health. 

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