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Admission

All candidates that have been selected to join the School of Radiologic Technology program will be required to successfully complete an entrance exam. This entrance exam is part of the pre-screening activities and will be scheduled and conducted through the Human Resources Department.

Any applicant that has completed the program pre-requisite courses with a letter grade of "C" or higher is eligible to submit application for admission. All students meeting this requirement, and the additional requirements listed below will be contacted to schedule a department observation experience, followed by an interview with the Admissions Committee.

The Admissions Committee reserves the right, in every case, to reject any applicant whose attitudes, motivation, personality and/or moral character do not indicate likelihood of success. These behavior factors, in addition to compliance with the remainder of the admission requirements listed below, are the sole determining factors utilized in the selection process. An equal opportunity is offered to each candidate regardless of sex, color, race, age, religion, disability or national origin.

Enrollment in the program is limited to 26 total students, and no more than 12 per year.

Application Requirements

Applicants must complete the following requirements:

  • Applicant must submit a completed application with a $20 nonrefundable fee by the specified deadline.
  • Applicant must complete all prerequisite courses by the specified deadline with a grade of "C" or higher:
    • ENC 1101 Composition 1
    • MAC 1105 College Algebra
    • PSY 1020 General Psychology or DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development
    • HUM ____ Humanities Course
    • BSC 2085C Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
    • BSC 2086C Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
    • HSC 1531 Medical Terminology
    • CGS 1060 Introduction to Information Systems
    • PHY 1020C Physics for Liberal Arts
  • Applicant must submit official college transcripts that reflect pre-requisite grades.
  • Applicant must submit 3 letters of reference (non-family members).
  • Applicant must submit a 500 word autobiographical essay that includes your reasoning for choosing this career option.
  • Applicant must submit a copy of high school diploma.

Selection Process

  • The initial step in the selection process will be for the program officials to identify all students that have met the admission requirements listed on the program application.
  • This group of candidates will be contacted and scheduled for a 4-hour observation within the Department of Radiology.
  • Those completing the observation requirements will be scheduled for an interview with the program Admissions Committee.
  • All candidates will be notified of the committee's decision by early November.
  • The candidate scoring totals are determined by the following:
    • Application packet score: Maximum points = 20
    • Prerequisite courses: Maximum points = 116
    • Essay score: Maximum points = 33
    • Interview score: Maximum points = 119
    • Following Directives Activity = 12
    • Maximum Total Score = 300

General Physical, Mental & Behavior Expectations

  • STRENGTH: Perform physical activities requiring ability to push/pull objects/persons more than 150 pounds and to transfer objects of more than 150 pounds. Routinely lift more than 50 pounds.
  • MANUAL DEXTERITY: Perform simple motor skills such as standing, walking, handshaking; manipulative skills such as writing and typing on computer keyboard, using pressure sensitive touch screen monitors, setting up exposure factors on x-ray control panel; manipulating the x-ray tube, Buckey tray and x-ray table; performing venous injection for introduction of IV contrast media, catheterizing patients, inserting rectal enema tips, calibrating x-ray equipment, adjusting film processors, loading/unloading film magazines, etc.
  • COORDINATION: Perform body coordination such as walking, filing, retrieving equipment; eye-hand coordination such as aligning x-ray beam with body part and film tray; computer/keyboard skills; arm-hand steadiness such as taking blood pressures, performing venipuncture, catheterizing, calibration of tools and equipment, etc.
  • MOBILITY: Perform mobility skills such as walking, standing, bending; pushing portable equipment throughout hospital; prolonged standing while wearing leaded aprons during invasive x-ray exams/procedures; manipulate equipment in a sterile setting, such as surgery or special studies; manipulate x-ray equipment 40" or more above recumbent patients.
  • VISUAL ABILITY: See objects far away and to discriminate colors, and to see objects closely as in reading faces, dials, computer monitors, etc.
  • HEARING: Hear normal sounds with background noise from x-ray generators, computers, etc. and have the ability to distinguish between sounds.
  • CONCENTRATION: Concentrate on details with moderate amount of interruptions such as patient requests, doctor and staff requests, etc.
  • ATTENTION SPAN: Attend to task/functions for periods up to 60 minutes in length and periods exceeding 60 minutes in length.
  • CONCEPTUALIZATION: Understand and relate to specific ideas, concepts, and theories generated and simultaneously discussed.
  • MEMORY: Remember task/assignments given to self and others over both short and long periods of time; duplicate settings/exposure factors of x-ray machine.
  • STRESS: Work with patients who may be very young or old, critically ill or injured, or mentally or physically deficient/impaired; work in other departments such as surgery and emergency room, work with a constantly changing group of staff and resident physicians, medical students, etc.
  • CRITICAL THINKING: Ability sufficient for clinical judgment when working independently to obtain diagnostic images.
  • COMMUNICATION: Sufficiently for interaction with others in verbal and written form.
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Not using a routinely using Schedule 1 drugs; or any other habit-forming drug unless prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner.
  • INTERPERSONAL: Interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds. Must be able to establish rapport with patients, colleagues, faculty, and professional staff.

Transfer Students

Transfer applications are considered on an individual basis. Only those courses from accredited programs and or colleges will be considered for transfer.

State-Approved for Veteran Training

The Florida State Approval Agency has fully approved this program as a full-time vocational course, providing veterans with full training benefits.