Introduction to the Radiography Associate in Science Degree (AS) Program

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Admissions Office Pensacola Campus, Building 2  healthprograms@pensacolastate.edu 850-484-1625

 

The 23-month full-time curriculum has been designed to assist students in developing and mastering basic clinical competencies and theoretical concepts of current radiography practice. Graduates receive an AS Degree in Radiologic Technology and are eligible to sit for the national examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  ARRT certification is recognized throughout the United States. The Radiography program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Telephone (313) 704-5300. www.JRCERT.org

Special Admissions Requirements

Admission is limited.  All program entry requirements must be met before students are eligible for admission. One class per year is accepted. Seats are allotted to qualified students on a first qualified/first served basis.

Minimum requirements for eligibility to the program include high school diploma or GED and satisfactory scores on diagnostic tests in reading and math computation skills.

Application packets are available from the Health Programs Admissions Office (850-484-2210) on the Warrington Campus or on this page under Documents & Links.

When students complete all sections of the application process and meet minimum criteria, they will be provisionally accepted into the program and assigned a seat in the next available class. Therefore, it is important to complete the application, testing and transcript acquisition process as soon as possible. Applicants will be notified of their provisional acceptance in a timely manner. Final admission into the program is contingent upon submission of satisfactory physical examination/immunization forms, drug screen, and a criminal background check.

Core courses with an RTE prefix may not be taken on a Pass/Fail option.

Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree for Hospital-Based Radiographer graduates:

Pensacola State College provides a means for graduates of JRCERT accredited Hospital-based two-year programs who are currently registered Radiologic Technologist to pursue an Associate Degree. To qualify, applicants must submit an application to the College and the Allied Health Department. Applicants must also submit an official transcript to the College and hold a current, unrestricted RT registration. Once applicants have completed the required general education courses, they would receive 62 credits and would be awarded the Associate in Science degree. Please contact the Allied Health Department for advising.

Is This For You?

If you have scientific abilities, like to solve problems, like working with people, and have the ability to work with equipment, this career may suit you. People in this career may be described as analytical, curious, tactful, and sympathetic.

Beyond Graduation . . .

With experience and additional training, staff technologists may become specialists, performing CT scanning, ultrasound, angiography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Experienced technologists may also be promoted to supervisors, chief radiologic technologist, and, ultimately, department administrator or director. With additional education, available at major cancer centers, radiation therapy technologists can specialize as medical radiation dosimetrists. Radiographers and radiation therapists are required to fulfill 24 hours of continuing education every other year and provide documentation to prove that they are complying with these requirements.

Related Career Opportunities

Primary Employers

Graduates from the Radiography program work in hospitals, and physicians’ and radiological centers. Three out of five radiographers work in hospitals.

Occupations

Radiographers
Produce X-ray images of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. They prepare and place the patient in the correct position between the radiation source and the image receptor, protecting body areas not to be exposed to radiation. After making the exposure, they evaluate the image. Experienced radiographers may perform more complex imaging tests such as fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography scans (CT) and special procedures.

Student Outcomes

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Employment Trends

For more information regarding first-year earnings for degree completers and student debt accumulation download or view the Economic Security Report of Employment and Earning Outcomes Click Here, published by the Department of Economic Opportunity.

Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
Radiologic Technologists
2015 Cur. Openings
267
2023 Prj. Openings
302
Est. Annual Openings
8
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$49,118.61
Okaloosa / Walton Counties
Occupation
Radiologic Technologists
2015 Cur. Openings
123
2023 Prj. Openings
141
Est. Annual Openings
3.9
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$46,344.61
All Florida Counties
Occupation
Radiologic Technologists
2015 Cur. Openings
13385
2023 Prj. Openings
15933
Est. Annual Openings
497.6
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$51,371.19


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