Computed Tomography Accepted Students

For more information about requirements for students accepted into the Computed Tomography program, click the topics below.

For Accepted Students Only

Mandatory Orientation

Students who are using EFSC Clinical sites must attend a mandatory orientation before the program begins.  All students are invited to attend, but it is required for students we place in clinical sites.  The date and time will be determined closer to the August start date. Students who will be meeting the 24 hour/week clinical requirement by cross-training at their respective jobs, are not required to participate in the on-campus orientation. However, all local students are encouraged to attend the on-campus orientation which covers very pertinent safety information. An online orientation will be available for out-of-area students.

CPR Certification

All accepted students will be required to have a current American Heart Association course "BLS for Health Care Providers" CPR certification prior to entrance into the clinical portion of the program.

FDLE Background Check

Criminal History Information Request - Florida Department of Law Enforcement

(If you’ve recently completed the Radiography program at EFSC, you must complete a new background check.)

Immunizations

Students who are placed at clinical sites by Eastern Florida State College are required to have the same immunizations that the State of Florida requires for high school students:

DTaP
IPV
MMR
Hepatitis B series
Varicella
Flu shot

Please follow the link below for specific immunization information: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/immunization/children-and-adolescents/school-immunization-requirements/index.html

Proof of Licensure

(State and Registering body) – Registered Radiologic Technologist, Registered Radiation Therapist, Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

Accident & Liability Insurance

All accepted students will be required to purchase the "professional liability" insurance through EFSC. Health insurance will have to be purchased unless you are covered otherwise. Information about the health insurance is available through the EFSC Student Center.

Technical Performance Standards

All accepted students should be able to routinely perform the following:

Communication Ability:
The ability to communicate clearly and effectively (verbal and written) with patients, family members and all others of the health care team using the English Language.

Visual Acuity:
Possess sufficient visual acuity to read departmental protocols, exam orders in patient records, evaluate patient monitoring devices in areas of low and high light. The ability to see fine lines and to distinguish gradual changes in blacks, grays and whites in order to properly evaluate radiographs.

Hearing Ability:
Possess sufficient auditory perception to be aware of warning techniques such as low-sounding equipment buzzers, fire alarms, overhead pages, patient monitoring devices, phones ringing, etc. The ability to communicate with patients when background noise may be high; be able to hear faint or muffled sounds from a distance.

Motor Skills, Strength and Mobility:
Use sufficient fine motor skills to grasp small objects required to perform imaging and patient care procedures such as properly filling syringes, don sterile gloves and manipulating locks on radiographic equipment. Be able to lift objects from the ground (more than 25 pounds). Operate both mobile and stationary medical imaging equipment. Provide strength to move and operate equipment and patient carts and wheelchairs. Stand unassisted for long periods of time. Provide strength to transfer and position patient without placing patient at risk.

Social Skills:
Possess mature, emotional behaviors to ensure safety while caring for patients. Respond appropriately to constructive criticism as related to professional performance. Remain mentally and physically alert while performing clinical duties.