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Radiography

 

Radiography2014-10-15(1)1650 | Radiography – AS

South Florida State College’s Radiography program is your ticket to a well-paying job and a rewarding career as an integral member of the health care team.

By completing two years of instruction in classroom and clinical settings, students earn an Associate in Science (AS) degree in  Radiography and may apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national examination for certification and registration.

Radiologic technologists are employed primarily by hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers. By performing radiologic examinations, radiologic technologists aid in diagnosing, preventing, and treating disease. They prepare patients for exams, use radiographic equipment safely, perform complex imaging procedures, and produce accurate images of the body.

Employment of radiologic technologists is projected to grow by 21 percent through 2022, or higher than average for most occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FLDOE) reports that radiologic technologists earn an average starting salary of $19 an hour in DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties.

Radiologic technologists specialize in such fields as:

  • Computer tomography (CT) scans, which produce cross-sectional images of the body with the use of X-rays
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), which provides diagnostic information about physiological conditions as well as the anatomical structure of the body’s tissue without the use of X-radiation
  • Cardiac-Interventional and Vascular-Interventional radiography, which uses catheter or needle techniques to diagnose and treat disease
  • Mammography, the specialized radiographic examination of the mammary glands to detect early breast cancers before they spread
First Year
Fall Term
 
Microbiology
4
Methods of Patient Care
3
Radiographic Procedures I
3
Principles of Radiography I
2
Radiographic Clinical Education I
1
 
13
Spring Term
 
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4
Principles of Radiography II
4
Radiographic Procedures II
3
Radiographic Clinical Education II
2
 
13
Summer Term
 
Principles of Radiography III
4
Radiographic Procedures III
3
Radiographic Clinical Education III
2
Introduction to Microcomputers using Windows
3
 
12
Second Year
Fall Term
 
General Psychology
3
Principles of Radiography IV
3
Introduction to Sectional Anatomy and Computed Tomography
3
Radiographic Clinical Education IV
3
 
12
Spring Term
 
Radiographic Pathology
3
Radiation Biology and Protection
3
Radiographic Clinical Education V
3
Humanities Elective
3
 
12
Summer Term
 
Radiographic Seminar
2
Radiographic Clinical Education VI
3
 
5

Accreditation

SFSC’s Radiography program is accredited by the Join Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Phone: 312-704-5300. Email: mail@jrcert.org.

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