Radiographers operate an array of computerized imaging equipment in hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices and imaging centers to assist in diagnosing disease and injury.
Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Radiographers certified by ARRT are eligible for state of Florida licensure as certified radiologic technologists without additional testing.
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About this program
Radiographers are integral members of a team dedicated to providing patient care. Their primary role is to perform the technical procedures in producing radiographic examinations for the diagnosis of disease and injuries. Precision, compassion, and a willingness to care for the sick and injured are prerequisites for entering the profession.
The curriculum is designed to meet the criteria of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Florida State Department of Education. The curriculum fulfills the recommendations of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The curriculum and program policies also follow the guidelines stated in the Santa Fe College Student Handbook.
Students complete twenty months of combined academic study and clinical experience. The academic program includes professional and general college courses. All professional courses (those with a RTE prefix) have listed course goals, objectives, and competencies which have to be satisfied before the student matriculates. Students who complete the Program will be awarded an Associate of Science degree by Santa Fe College and will be eligible to sit for the radiography examination for national certification given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The Program is conducted in cooperation with local clinical affiliates. Approximately 40 percent of the time is devoted to classroom and laboratory activities and the remainder is in the clinical area.
Advanced Placement Policy
Applicants to the Medical Imaging Programs at Santa Fe College (including Radiography) should be aware that all courses within the professional didactic and clinical curriculum are required. The Medical Imaging Programs do not recognize advanced placement, credit for experiential learning, international medical experience, or transfer credits from another medical imaging program.
The purpose of the Santa Fe Radiography Program is to educate and develop competent, professional radiographers who, by virtue of theory and practice, are proficient in all facets of radiography; and have a high degree of adaptability in a changing technology. A further aim is to develop qualities of leadership prerequisite to teaching and supervision in radiography. The Program hopes to nurture a sense of pride in the profession of radiology and impress upon the graduate the importance of continuing education and lifelong learning. The Program also maintains that the patient is, and should remain, the students' primary focus.
In addition to supporting the mission statement and goals of Santa Fe College, the mission of the Radiography Program is to provide a comprehensive, competency-based radiologic curriculum to prepare a diverse group of graduates with entry level skills needed to perform quality radiologic procedures and provide the patient with the best possible care.
- Students will demonstrate clinical competency in the performance of entry-level radiographic procedures.
- Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
- Students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to the practice of radiography.
- Students will grow and develop professionally.
- The program will continuously monitor its effectiveness.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Provide the student knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality patient care and safety related to entry-level radiologic procedures.
- Provide the student knowledge and skills to competently perform entry-level radiologic procedures.
- Provide the student a learning environment conducive to the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills.
- Provide the student a learning environment conducive to the development and maintenance of high ethical and professional standards through teaching, coaching, and mentoring.
- Provide the student knowledge and skills necessary to produce quality radiographs employing the principles of radiographic technique, radiation protection, and physics.