EFSC Radiography Program
Thank you for your interest in the radiography program at Eastern Florida State College.
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
The EFSC program fulfills the recommendations of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
All accepted radiography students are required to participate in clinical education. Student may be required to travel to the following clinical facilities: the VA Outpatient Clinic, Health First and their affiliates, and Steward Health Care facilities in Rockledge and Melbourne.
Students will be responsible for participating in clinical rotations each semester and will be scheduled 7 AM to 3 PM with occasional evening rotations. Travel to clinical sites is the responsibility of the student. The program will try to assign students to a clinical site closest to their geographical area.
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: Work cooperatively
- The students/graduates work cooperatively with fellow employees.
- The students work cooperatively with fellow technologists/students/and other healthcare professionals.
- The students work cooperatively with fellow students.
Goal 2: Think critically and solve problems
- The student accurately positions the patient to achieve diagnostic images.
- The student perform the assigned position and self-evaluate their performance.
- The student selects the appropriate technical factors to achieve proper exposure index.
- The student demonstrates the ability to adapt to a variety of patient situations.
- The student interprets the requisition.
- The student assesses the patient’s preparedness for contrast studies prior to start of examination.
Goal 3: Process information
- The student is able to characterize x-ray production in the x-ray tube.
- The student is successful on the Mock Registry given at the end of the program of study.
Goal 4: Professionalism, Model ethical and civic responsibility
- The student values diversity and cultural competence.
- The student performs all radiographic procedures with a mind to proper radiation protection for self, patient and others.
- The graduate/student pursues additional education and/or additional skills training.
Goal 5: Communicate effectively
- The student communicates with the patient. This includes self-introduction and exam explanation.
- The students, when dealing with patients, demonstrate empathy and utilize communication skills effectively.
- The graduate/student will communicate effectively with radiologists, radiographers, and other health care professionals.
Goal 6: Clinical competence in radiographic procedures
- The student will be able to identify the appropriate technical factors for diagnostic radiographs to achieve proper exposure index.
- The student will demonstrate the ability to adapt to a variety of patient situations.
- The student produces quality radiographs.
Goal 7: Patient safety
- The student in performing the examination will demonstrate appropriate patient care and management.
- The student in performing the examination will demonstrate proper radiation protection for patient, self and others.
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 24 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.