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School of Radiologic Technology

Thank you for your interest in The Mary Washington Hospital School of Radiologic Technology! The program has a 31-year history beginning with the first class of seven students that were accepted in August of 1991 and subsequently graduated in July of 1993. During the past 30 years, the 198 individuals who graduated from the program had an overall first time ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) pass rate of 92% and an overall job placement rate of 99%. The first classes were held across from the old Mary Washington Hospital building at 2300 Fall Hill Ave in Fredericksburg, VA. As the school grew and more space became available, the school relocated to the General Washington Building at 2217 Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg. In 2006, the Program moved to its current home located at 2300 Fall Hill Avenue, Suite 260, where we continue to strive for excellence in the imaging sciences. The program has a classroom, study areas, computer lab, and a library.

The MWH School of Radiologic Technology is a certificate program that is five terms in length (21 months) and combines classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience with increasing emphasis as the student progresses through the program. Attendance for the program is full time and includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical education. Didactic courses are scheduled between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Fall Hill location. Clinical shifts are scheduled for a nine (9) hour period between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Days and shifts vary so students may experience a unique, equal, and equitable educational opportunity consistent with specific objectives. Total educational involvement does not exceed 40 hours per week. Part-time study is not available, and there isn’t an early graduation option.

Students successfully completing the program are eligible to apply for admission to write the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the ARRT examination provides certification to practice as a registered radiographer.

For additional information, please download the Program Handbook and you may view the Academic Calendar 2022–2024.

The MWH School of Radiologic Technology is accredited for a period of eight (8) years by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

The MWH School of Radiologic Technology is certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia by:

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
James Monroe Building
101 North Fourteenth Street 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

The MWH School of Radiologic Technology is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

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