Vascular Interventional Radiography (VIR)

Quick Facts

Vascular interventional radiography (VIR) is a specialty within radiology that uses advanced technology for minimally invasive, image-guided vascular procedures.

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Our Program

Why Choose VIR?

  • Work with both patients & health professionals
  • Use advanced medical equipment for minimally invasive procedures, so patients can avoid surgery
  • Work in a fast-paced, continuously developing medical field

Prepare for What You Will Do at Work

  • Assist physicians with procedures, such as:
    • Vascular line placement
    • Angioplasty
    • Stenting
    • Thrombosis
  • Explain procedures to patients & ease their anxiety
  • Use sophisticated fluoroscopic equipment, which uses x-rays to observe internal body structures
  • Observe radiation protection measures for the safety of patients and staff

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Marketable Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before You Enroll, Think About:

Selective Admission

VIR is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our VIR  program.

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Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508

This program prepares you for an occupational license. However, you may not be eligible for licensing if you have a prior criminal history.

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Are you currently a VIR technologist who can log procedures on your own?

Choose Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): Credit-by-Experience

This option allows you to:

  • Count your procedures while working
  • Prepare for the registry
  • Earn your Certificate of Completion

If you have a minimum of 6 months in your current employment in interventional radiology (IR) and have 25% of procedures completed, you will receive PLA credit-by-experience and will be given advanced acceptance into the program.

You will take only the didactic courses (15 semester credit hours) to help you pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT) national registry exam.

For details and costs speak with the program director.

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Degrees & Certificates

Advanced Technical Certificate

Attend an Information Session

About the Session

Find out everything you need to know about our program: requirements, courses, costs, and more.

Attending an information session is an application requirement. You will submit your Certificate of Attendance with your application.

Until We Can Host In-Person Sessions

Review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Vascular Interventional Radiography (VIR) Information Session (PDF)Listen


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How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2023–2024 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
ATC Vascular Interventional Radiography 23 $1,587


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Trinity River Campus East

Denise Glenn, BSRS R.T. (R)(CI)(VI) ARRT
Program Director

Call 817-515-2413


Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
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Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated January 09, 2024