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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Radiography (Florida Community College Option) (2154)

THIS IS A LIMITED ACCESS PROGRAM. Radiographers, under the supervision of a radiologist, play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and trauma. Radiographers perform x-ray examinations of systems of the body, including the skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, nervous and digestive systems. Graduates of the Florida Community College Radiography program are eligible to take the nationally recognized American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) examination immediately after graduation. This credential offers the radiographer excellent employment opportunities as well as a competitive salary.

Average Salary: $30,000-$35,000

Certification and Licensing
Graduates of the Radiography program are eligible to take the nationally recognized American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination immediately after graduation.

Application Procedure
To meet the mimimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Radiography program, students must:

  1. Have a Florida Community College student number and classification as degree-seeking.
  2. Complete an application to the Radiography program.
  3. Have completed the prerequisite courses with a “C” or better.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the following prerequisites is necessary before applying to the program:

BSC 2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology (3)
*Mathematics (minimum of MAT 1033 - Intermediate Algebra) (3)

A physical examination will be required upon acceptance to the program.


BSC 2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
HSC 1531 Medical Terminology (3)
*Mathematics (minimum of MAT 1033 - Intermediate Algebra) (3)

Credit hours: 10

General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I (3)
*Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
BSC 2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
*Humanities (3)

Credit hours: 13

Professional Courses
RTE 1000 Introduction to Radiologic Technology (3)
RTE 1503C Radiographic Procedures I (3)
RTE 1613 Radiologic Physics I (3)
RTE 1804L Radiographic Clinic I (1)
RTE 1111 Patient Care for Radiologic Technologists (3)
RTE 1418C Radiographic Techniques I (3)
RTE 1513C Radiographic Procedures II (3)
RTE 1623 Radiologic Physics II (3)
RTE 1814L Radiographic Clinic II (4)
RAT 2241 Radiation Biology and Safety (3)
RTE 1457C Radiographic Technique II (3)
RTE 1824L Radiographic Clinic III (4)
RTE 2782 Radiographic Pathology (3)
RTE 1834L Radiographic Clinic IV (6)
RTE 2061 Radiologic Seminar (3)
RTE 1844L Radiologic Clinic V (6)

Credit Hours: 54

Total Credit Hours: 77

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.

Clinical agencies may require students to undergo drug screening and criminal background checks prior to placement in the agencies for clinical experiences. Students whose drug screening and criminal background checks are unsatisfactory may be denied access to clinical experiences by the clinical agencies. Withdrawal from the program may be necessary if students cannot be placed for clinical experiences.

Estimated cost of tuition* is $4,700. Estimated cost of books, uniforms, materials and ARRT exam fees is $1,500. (*tuition rated for Florida residents, as of 7/04)


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