Radiography A.S. Degree prepares you to succeed

The full picture of a patient's health often begins with an x-ray examination or other sophisticated imaging technique. Radiologic technologists use radiation to produce images of the human anatomy, which help diagnose and treat injury and disease. Our program gives you a solid foundation to excel in this field.

Certification

  • Prepares you for the entry-level certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to become a Registered Technologist in Radiography

Features

What You Will Learn

  • Radiographic imaging principles and procedures
  • Pathology and radiation physics
  • Industry standards and safety regulations
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities

Careers

Our program prepares you to become a radiologic technologist. Based on the type of equipment used in your job, you can specialize in general radiography, computed tomography scans (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or mammography.

Opportunities

  • Hospital and outpatient centers
  • Portable imaging services
  • Physician offices
  • Urgent care facilities

Mission and Goals

The mission of the St. Petersburg College Radiography Program is to provide the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will culminate in successful employment of the graduate as a Registered Technologist in Radiography or RT(R). The program will provide a foundation that will promote life-long learning and prepare students for rewarding careers within the profession.

Program Goal Student Learning Outcomes 
Students will be clinically competent.
  • Students will employ proper radiographic positioning techniques.
  • Students will set appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will utilize proper radiation protection techniques.
Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Students will be able to accurately evaluate radiographic images for diagnostic quality.
  • Students will employ appropriate problem-solving and critical thinking strategies when working with non-ideal patients.
Students will communicate effectively.
  • Students will use appropriate oral communication skills in the healthcare setting.
  • Students will demonstrate appropriate written communication skills.
Students will model professional behavior.
  • Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner during their clinical rotations.
  • Students will make sound ethical decisions.

Important Information

Accreditation

The Radiography Program is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5304
Fax: (312) 704-5304
www.jrcert.org
mail@jrcert.org

Program outcomes

Graduates  Program Rate of Completion  National Certification Examination
Pass Rate on First Attempt
 
Level of Employment Six Months Post Graduation 
December, 2012 18/22 = 82% 18/18 = 100% 17/18 = 94%
December, 2013 15/19 = 79% 15/15 = 100% 14/15 = 93%
December, 2014 16/19 = 84% 15/16 = 93.8% 15/16 = 93%
December, 2015 13/20 = 65% 13/13 = 100% 13/13 = 100%
December, 2016 17/21 = 81% 17/17 = 100% 17/17 = 100%
5-Year Average 79/101 = 78% 78/79 = 99% 76/79 = 96%

See JRCERT Program Effectiveness Data for all programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Radiography A.S. Degree Curriculum

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