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Radiography Associate of Science Degree Program

 

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR RADIOLOGIC SCIENCE?

Do you enjoy helping people to be healthier and happier?  Perhaps you should consider a career in radiography.  Radiographers perform diagnostic imaging examinations using ionizing radiation to help diagnose patients.  

The purpose of the Radiography program is to prepare you to become a registered radiographer following successful completion of the sequenced curriculum courses of study and clinical education practice. Graduates who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist’s examination will be eligible to work as radiographers in various health care facilities such as hospitals, doctors’ offices and sports medicine clinics.  Graduate students and radiographers have opportunities to advance their career into  Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, Vascular-Interventional, Cardiac Interventional, Sonography and Nuclear Medicine Technology.

The duration of the program is approximately 23 months. Courses must be completed in the prescribed sequence. In addition to general education requirements, students will learn patient care, radiographic pathologies, radiation protection and to safely perform diagnostic radiographic examinations.  We use state-of-the-art equipment that allow students to perform imaging exams using computerized and digital imaging, mobile fluoroscopy and mobile imaging.

The Radiography program is accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-2901
(Telephone: 312-704-5300)
(Fax: 312-704-5304)
Website: www.jrcert.org
Email: mail@jrcert.org

For more information about our Radiography Program, visit the Health Science Division Radiography Program webpage

 
 

Who is eligible for the RADIOGRAPHY A.S. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

There are specific course requirements for entering this program.  For more information, please consult the Radiography Program Application.

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR RADIOGRAPHY A.S. degree?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
  • The Gulf Coast State College Radiography program is extremely effective: in 2015, 90% of Radiography students completed the program and 100% of those passed the ARRT exam and found employment within twelve months of graduation.
 

HOW DO I APPLY TO THE RADIOGRAPHY A.S. DEGREE PROGRAM?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.  You should also be sure to read the Radiography Program Student Handbook and the program curriculum.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area 3
See General Education Requirement
Mathematics Area 3
 +* Approved college-level mathematics (MAC/MGF/STA) 
Natural Sciences Area
 +*BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology I 3
 *BSC2085L, Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
 +*BSC2086, Anatomy & Physiology II 3
 *BSC2086L, Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •*PSY2012 or •*SYG2000 Psychology/Sociology 3
Major Courses
 +*#RTE1000, Intro. to Diagnostic Imaging 2
 +*#RTE1111C, Intro to Patient Care 2
 +*#RTE1503, Radiographic Procedures/Positioning I 3
 +*#RTE1503L, Radiographic Procedures/Positioning Lab I 1
 +*#RTE1804, Clinical Education I 2
 +*#RTE1418, Prin. of Radiographic Exposure I 3
 +*#RTE1513, Radiographic Procedures/Positioning II 2
 +*#RTE1513L, Radiographic Procedures/Positioning Lab II 1
 +*#RTE1814, Clinical Education II 3
 +*#RTE1457, Prin. of Radiographic Exposure II 4
 +*#RTE1523, Radiographic Procedures/Positioning III 2
 +*#RTE1523L, Radiographic Procedures/Positioning Lab III 1
 +*#RTE1824, Clinical Education III 4
 +*#RTE2385, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 3
 +*#RTE2782, Radiographic Pathology 2
 +*#RTE2834, Clinical Education IV 5
 +*#RTE2563, Advanced Medical Imaging 3
 +*#RTE2844, Clinical Education V 5
 +*#RTE2854, Clinical Education VI 2
 +*#RTE2061, Radiography Seminar 2
 HSC1531, Medical Terminology 2
 CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS  77

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites  and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

CONTACT THE ADVISOR

DeeAnn VanDerSchaaf, MS, RT, R
Coordinator, Medical Imaging Programs
850-769-1551, extension 3318

dvanderschaaf@gulfcoast.edu

Visit my faculty page

Department Chair

Laura Justice
Chair, Health Sciences
850-769-1551, extension 3828
ljustice@gulfcoast.edu

 
 
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