radiography

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
www.jrcert.org
mail@jrcert.org
Phone: 312-704-5300

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

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Clinical Externship

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: Think critically and solve problems

  • The student accurately positions the patient to achieve diagnostic images.
  • The student selects the appropriate technical factors to achieve proper exposure index.

Goal 2: 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 student/graduate works cooperatively with fellow employees, students and staff.
  • Student will demonstrate professional work ethic by clinical attendance.

Goal 3: Communicate effectively

  • The student communicates effectively with the patient and/or caregiver.
  • The graduate/student will communicate effectively with radiologists, radiographers, and other healthcare professionals.

Goal 4: Clinical competence in radiographic procedures

  • The student achieves diagnostic radiographs regarding positioning and exposure index.
  • The student produces diagnostic radiographs.
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to adapt to patient situations.

Program Details

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.

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