APRIL 2016

SJR State accepting applications for health care programs

St. Johns River State College will accept applications for the Radiologic Technology and Health Information Technology programs through May 15. Applications for the Paramedic and EMT programs will be accepted through June 30.  Classes for these limited access programs will begin in August. 

Students in the Radiologic Technology degree program are prepared for careers as radiologic technologists. Graduates will be eligible to take the National Certification Examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. ARRT certification is recognized throughout the country and allows students to become licensed by the State of Florida to practice radiography.  Classes are based on the St. Augustine campus with selected clinical education courses scheduled in health care facilities within the regional area. 

Classes for the Health Information Technology program are offered as hybrid classes with online and on-campus components based on the St. Augustine campus.  The program is designed to train students as technicians who provide health information services throughout the health care industry. These technicians serve as medical coders, clinical data specialists, data quality managers, and information security officers.  Students who successfully complete the A.S. degree in Health Information Technology are eligible to sit for the national credentialing exam to become Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT).

SJR State’s Paramedic program provides training in advanced life support techniques to treat acutely ill or injured patients, including cardiac, stroke and trauma victims. The one-year college credit certificate program provides intense, hands-on skills training in the administration of medications, endotracheal intubation, venipuncture and the initiation of intravenous fluids, and defibrillation.  The program includes a blended format of online and classroom work based on the Orange Park campus with field internships in Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties. 

SJR State’s semester-long Emergency Medical Technician program is designed to prepare students to perform at the basic pre-hospital EMT level and treat various medical/trauma conditions.  Classes are based on the Orange Park campus with additional components online and/or with didactic, lab, clinical and/or field experiences within the region.  The program prepares students for certification as EMTs in accordance with Chapter 64J of the Florida Administrative Code, the initial level for a career in emergency medical services and the primary prerequisite for paramedic training and certification.

Admission requirements and prerequisites apply.  For more information about SJR State’s allied health programs, call (904) 808-7465.  Additional information can also be found online at