radiography

EFSC Radiography Program

Thank you for your interest in the Radiography Associate in Science degree at Eastern Florida State College.

Learn more about the program at a January 2023 Open House, including how our partnership with Health First could lead to tuition reimbursement, per diem experience while a student, plus a job placement after graduation.

Radiographers are integral members of a team dedicated to patient care. Their primary role is to perform the technical procedures in producing X-ray studies for diagnosis of disease and injury. This program requires a specialized application process.

Radiography A.S. Information

Accreditation & Program Effectiveness Data

The Radiography Program and curriculum at Eastern Florida State College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL  60606-3182
www.jrcert.org
mail@jrcert.org
Phone: 312-704-5300

Accreditation Status: 2017 - 2025 (8-Year Accreditation Award)

The EFSC program fulfills the recommendations of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

View EFSC Program Effectiveness Data

Clinical Obligations

All accepted radiography students are required to participate in clinical education. Students may be required to travel to the following clinical facilities:
VA Outpatient Clinic, Viera Diagnostic, All Health First Hospitals and their affiliates, Steward Health Care facilities in Rockledge and Melbourne, Parrish Medical Center.  

Students will be responsible for participating in clinical rotations each semester and will require documentation of a Level 2 background check, Drug Testing, Immunizations, and the purchase of professional liability insurance. The $26.50 per academic year insurance fee is assessed as a course lab fee connected to a course that requires the insurance coverage.

Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to the clinical facilities. Clinical rotations will be scheduled during the week between the hours of 7 AM to 10 PM. Students typically do not have weekend clinical rotations.

Mission, Goals & Learning Outcomes

In keeping with the College's Mission and Philosophy, the mission of the Radiography Program is to meet the needs of the students by offering quality instruction using theory and performance-based instruction, which will enable the student to graduate with the necessary skills to succeed as a radiographer and/or to continue ongoing educational goals.

Goal 1: Think critically and solve problems

  • The student will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.
  • The student will critique images for diagnositc quality and determine the corrective measures for image improvements.

Goal 2: Communicate Effectively

  • The student communicates effectively with the patient and caregiver.
  • The student will communicate effectively using medical knowledge.

Goal 3: Clinical competence in radiographic procedures

  • The student achieves diagnostic radiographs in regards to positioning and exposure index.
  • The student produces diagnostic radiographs demonstrating appropriate anatomy.
  • The student/graduate will demonstrate the ability to adapt to patient situations.

View the Radiography A.S. Learning Outcomes on the program's academic catalog page.

Program Handbook and Details

View the Radiography Program Handbook.

Radiography A.S. Students complete twenty-four months of combined academic study and hospital experience. The academic program includes radiologic and general college courses. Students who complete the program will be awarded an Associate in Science Degree from Eastern Florida State College and be eligible to take the radiography examination for national certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the licensure examination of the State of Florida.

The program is designed to develop competent and professional radiographers who, by virtue of theory and practice, are proficient in all facets of x-ray technology, have a high degree of adaptability in a changing technology and exhibit leadership qualities.

New Students begin the Radiography program once each academic year, entering the program in the Summer Term (June) and are then enrolled on a full-time basis for 23 consecutive months. General studies classes may be completed prior to admission to the program. Hospital activities are conducted in cooperation with Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Steward Health Care in Rockledge and Melbourne, Palm Bay Community Hospital, the VA Outpatient Clinic, and Health First Medical Group. Academic instruction is provided by EFSC faculty and guest instructors on the Melbourne Campus. A radiography laboratory complements the instructional phase of the program.

Contacts & Forms

For more information on the A.S. Degree in Radiography, please contact the Health Science Admissions Office.

Health Sciences Admissions & Advising
Email:
healthscience@easternflorida.edu
Phone:
321-433-7575
Fax:
321-433-7579

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