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    77 credit hours

Radiography A.S. Degree

  • Mission and Goals

    The mission of the St. Petersburg College Radiography Program is to provide the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will culminate in successful employment of the graduate as a Registered Technologist in Radiography or RT(R). The program will provide a foundation that will promote life-long learning and prepare students for rewarding careers within the profession.

    Program Goal  Student Learning Outcomes 
    Students will be clinically competent.
    • Students will employ proper radiographic positioning techniques.
    • Students will set appropriate technical factors.
    • Students will utilize proper radiation protection techniques.
    Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Students will be able to accurately evaluate radiographic images for diagnostic quality.
    • Students will employ appropriate problem-solving and critical thinking strategies when working with non-ideal patients.
    Students will communicate effectively.
    • Students will use appropriate oral communication skills in the healthcare setting.
    • Students will demonstrate appropriate written communication skills.
    Students will model professional behavior.
    • Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner during their clinical rotations.
    • Students will make sound ethical decisions.
  • Program outcomes

    Graduates  Program Rate of Completion  National Certification Examination
    Pass Rate on First Attempt
     
    Level of Employment Six Months Post Graduation 
    December, 2012 18/22 = 82% 18/18 = 100% 17/18 = 94%
    December, 2013 15/19 = 79% 15/15 = 100% 14/15 = 93%
    December, 2014 16/19 = 84% 15/16 = 93.8% 15/16 = 93%
    December, 2015 13/20 = 65% 13/13 = 100% 13/13 = 100%
    December, 2016 17/21 = 81% 17/17 = 100% 17/17 = 100%
    5-Year Average 79/101 = 78% 78/79 = 99% 76/79 = 96%

    See JRCERT Program Effectiveness Data for all programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. 

  • What You Will Learn

    • Radiographic imaging principles and procedures
    • Pathology and radiation physics
    • Industry standards and safety regulations
    • Legal and ethical responsibilities
  • AS iconThe full picture of a patient’s health often begins with an x-ray examination or other sophisticated imaging technique. Radiologic technologists use radiation to produce images of the human anatomy, which help diagnose and treat injury and disease. Our program gives you a solid foundation to excel in this field.

    Features

    • Prepares you for the entry-level certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to become a Registered Technologist in Radiography
    • Provides lecture and hands-on clinical classes as part of your learning experience
    • Takes two years to complete
    • Is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 
  • Careers

    Our program prepares you to become a radiologic technologist. 

    Outlook

    Based on the type of equipment used in your job, you can specialize in general radiography, computed tomography scans (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or mammography. Nationally, employment of radiologic technologists is expected to grow by 28 percent through 2020, faster than the average for all occupations as an increasing aging population experiences more medical conditions, such as fractures.

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Opportunities

    • Hospital and outpatient centers
    • Portable imaging services
    • Physician offices
    • Urgent care facilities

    Radiography Career Ladder

  • Continuing Your Education

    This A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration.

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  • Important Information

  • Accreditation

    The Radiography Program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

    JRCERT
    20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
    Chicago, IL 60606-3182
    Phone: (312) 704-5304
    Fax: (312) 704-5304
    www.jrcert.org
    mail@jrcert.org 

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    The shortest wait times are in the morning. To be sure you will see an advisor, please arrive at least one hour before closing. Limited services may be available up to an hour before closing, depending on the number of students waiting.

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