EFSC Radiography Program
Thank you for your interest in the Radiography Associate in Science degree 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
Accreditation Status: 2017 - 2025 (8-Year Accreditation Award)
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.
Students may be required to travel to the following clinical facilities:
VA Outpatient Clinic, Viera Diagnostic, All Health First Hospitals and their affiliates, Steward Health Care facilities in Rockledge and Melbourne, Parrish Medical Center.
Students will be responsible for participating in clinical rotations each semester and will require documentation of a Level 2 background check, Drug Testing, Immunizations, and the purchase of professional liability insurance. The $26.50 per academic year insurance fee is assessed as a course lab fee connected to a course that requires the insurance coverage.
Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to the clinical facilities. Clinical rotations will be scheduled during the week between the hours of 7 AM to 10 PM. Students typically do not have weekend clinical rotations.
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 Handbook and 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.
Contacts & Forms
For more information on the A.S. Degree in Radiography, please contact the Health Science Admissions Office.
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