Radiologic Technology, A.S.

TCC's Radiologic Technology, A.S. program prepares students for employment as radiologic technologists in hospitals, clinics, home health and private practice. Students will be instructed in theory and application in the classroom and the x-ray laboratory. They also receive extensive clinical and patient care experience at many sites in the surrounding area, including hospitals, orthopedic, veterans clinics and smaller clinics. Graduates are then eligible to take the Radiologic Technology exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

This is a limited-access and limited enrollment program. See all Healthcare Program requirements.

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Overview / Requirements

Course Information

Overview/Requirements


Program Purpose:
This program prepares students for employment as radiologic technologists in hospitals, clinics, home health and private practice. This is a two-year, full-time Associate in Science degree program for students who desire to combine the technology of imaging procedures with the art of patient care. Students are instructed in theory and application in the classroom and the x-ray laboratory. They receive extensive clinical experience at many sites in the surrounding area, including hospitals, orthopedic, veterans clinics and smaller clinics.

The program is competency based and follows the American Society of Radiologic Technologists curriculum guide. Graduates are eligible to take the Radiologic Technology exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). ARRT certification or exam eligibility is the standard for entry-level employment in most hospitals and medical facilities throughout the United States.

This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control, so graduates are eligible for licensure in Florida as certified radiologic technologists, as specified in Chapter 468, Part IV, F.S., and Chapter 64E-3, F.A.C.

Program Length:
77 credit hours

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and meet all admission requirements of the College.

Before submitting the application for admission, students must complete all prerequisite courses and the Health Education Systems, Inc., Admission Assessment (HESI A2  ).

  • Grade Point Average (GPA for Radiologic Technology  ). Students must earn a grade of C or better in each prerequisite course and have an overall minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.5. Points are earned by multiplying the GPA x 10. For example, a student earning a 3.2 GPA would earn 32 points toward admission (e.g., 3.2 x 10 = 32). The maximum number of points granted for GPA is 40.
  • HESI A2. A minimum score of 75% on each subtest of the HESI A2 is required to be considered for admission. The test scores are translated into points. For example, a score of 81% provides 81 points toward admission. Only scores on the following subtests are considered for admission: reading, vocabulary, grammar, math.

    Students may earn additional points by achieving certain subtest scores. The score ranges required to earn additional points for a subtest are as follows:
    • 80.0-89.99% = 3 additional points
    • 90.0-100% = 5 additional points

A total of 20 additional points toward admission may be earned in this manner.

The total number of possible points = 120

The points earned from the HESI A2 and GPA are added together, and this total determines who is offered admission. The total maximum points possible = 160.

If two or more students have an equal number of points, residents of TCC’s service district and veterans will receive first consideration.

Program Application:
The Radiologic Technology program begins each Spring semester. It is a limited-access program with a limited number of seats per class. Applicants must submit both a general TCC application (www.tcc.fl.edu/apply ) and a separate healthcare program application  by the published application deadline. Applicants access the healthcare application through their TCC Passport account.

See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements   for more important information.

View Healthcare Program Application Deadlines .

Academic Division:
Healthcare Professions, Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education

Contact:
(850) 558-4500 or healthedu@tcc.fl.edu

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry  .

Course Information


General Education (15 credit hours)


Note:


To satisfy State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in any Communications, Humanities, Social Science or Mathematics course used to fulfill general education requirements.

Program Courses (62 credit hours)


Note:


* Prerequisite course

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

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