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RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY 2155

Associate in Science Degree

Radiographers are medical professionals and members of the health care team who:

  • Perform diagnostic imaging procedures such as X-ray examinations of the bones, heart, lungs, and abdomen to be used for analyzing medical issues
  • Work in a variety of health care settings:
          - Hospitals
          - Urgent care centers and free standing emergency centers
          - Doctor's offices and
          - Diagnostic imaging centers


The Radiologic Technology program is a limited access program. Students are admitted once per year.

Students completing the program are eligible to take the national certification examination in radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. ARRT certification is recognized throughout the country.


Program Details

Start Date: Fall
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Program Plan-Course Rotation: (PDF) (Excel)

Location: St. Augustine Campus with clinicals scheduled at facilities in St. Johns, Putnam, Clay, Duval & Volusia counties

Program Length:

  • Two year: This A.S. degree program can be completed in approximately two years with
    students attending classes full-time.
  • Four years: Complete your A.S. degree and continue your education with SJR State’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Management and a specialization in Health Care Administration.

Questions? Call (904) 808-7465.
For an on-campus appointment with one of our Workforce Advisors call (386) 312-4259 .

The SJR State advantage

Ask any student and they will tell you that confidence is gained from experience. It is what instructors and employers call the "competitive edge."

  • SJR State's health-sciences building is designed to simulate a hospital
  • State-of-the-art technology provides the latest hands-on training:
          - Mobile Fluoroscopy C-arm
          - Portable X-ray machine
          - Live video X-rays and more!
  • Clinical rotations provide students with "real-world" experiences
  • Program planning assistance

Program Mission Statement

The Radiography curriculum is intended to provide qualified students with the educational experiences and practical skills required to function competently in the field of Radiologic Technology as an entry-level Radiographer. In addition, the program will be conducted in a manner which will motivate students to become patient advocates in their field, and to perform their duties with consideration, empathy, and respect toward all patients in all circumstances.

Accreditation

The St. Johns River State College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
E-mail: mail@jrcert.org



For additional program information please see www.jrcert.org.


NOTE: An individual who has been involved in a criminal proceeding or who has been charged with or convicted of a crime should file a pre-application with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in order to obtain a ruling on the impact of the situation on their eligibility for certification and registration. The pre-application fee is non-refundable. Go to www.arrt.org for more information.

How to Apply

(1) Apply to SJR State*
Apply now to SJR State and begin your pre-reqs/general education courses - on any campus or online.

(2) Available April 1*
Deadline: April 1 - May 15, Accepting applications for Fall Term enrollment (August)

Tuition and Fees:
See Catalog
Financial Aid: Apply now!
Scholarships: Deadline April 1

Questions? Call (904) 808-7465.
For an on-campus appointment with one of our Workforce Advisors call (386) 312-4259 .

* Visit our SSN Web page for more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers.

Outcomes / Goals / FAQs


Visit our Program Outcomes (PDF)

Upon completion of this program, students will:

1. Apply radiation protection guidelines following ALARA principals to minimize radiation dose to self, coworkers, patients, and the general public based on their knowledge of the biological effects of radiation exposure.

Goal 1: Students will apply appropriate radiation protection practices for patients, staff, self & visitors.
Goal 2: Students will identify the effects of various types of radiation exposure to the human body
Goal 3: Students will explain the various types of radiation protection and monitoring requirements.

2. Operate radiographic equipment safely, including recognizing and reporting safety hazards, based on knowledge of the technical and scientific processes of radiation production and quality control requirements.

Goal 1: Students will explain radiation production in various radiographic systems.
Goal 2: Students will operate radiographic equipment safely
Goal 3: Students will identify quality control requirements and potential safety hazards for various imaging systems.

3. Utilize appropriate technical factors in image acquisition and processing, correctly critique images for diagnostic quality, and identify methods required to improve image quality..

Goal 1: Students will identify factors which affect the diagnostic quality of radiographic images.
Goal 2: Students will calculate technical factors based on changes in distance, equipment used, body habitus, and pathology.
Goal 3: Students will correctly critique radiographic images for diagnostic quality.

4. Position and prepare patients and equipment appropriately for imaging procedures based on knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as positioning protocols, making appropriate adjustments for body habitus, trauma, and pathology.

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy and positioning requirements for radiographic procedures.
Goal 2: Students will utilize critical thinking skills to modify radiographic procedures based on the patient’s body habitus, ability, trauma, and pathology.
Goal 3: Students will achieve clinical competency in all mandatory ARRT radiographic procedures and at least 15 of the elective radiographic procedures.

5. Display a professional commitment to safe and ethical practices in patient care, and take appropriate actions as needed to provide safe and ethical care.

Goal 1: The student will demonstrate effective communication skills.
Goal 2: The student will demonstrate professionalism.
Goal 3: The student will appropriately assess the patient and utilize critical thinking skills to assure patient safety.

Updated May 2016

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