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    Florida State College
  Apr 21, 2018
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] [Archived Catalog]

Radiography (Florida State College Option) (Program Brochure)

General Professional Information

Radiographers, under supervision of a radiologist, have an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.  Radiographers perform x-ray examinations of systems of the body, including the skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, and digestive systems.

Radiographers apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics, positioning and radiographic technique.  They must communicate well with patients, other health professionals and the public.  Additional duties may also include film processing, evaluating radiographic equipment, managing quality assurance programs and providing patient education relevant to imaging techniques.  With additional education and/or experience, many opportunities exist for advancement in the field of radiography, including management positions and positions in advanced imaging technology such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerize tomography (CT) and radiation therapy (treatment of cancer patients).

Graduates of the Florida State College at Jacksonville Radiography Program are eligible to take the nationally recognized American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) examination immediately after graduation.  This credential enables the radiographer to be employed in most states.

Students must complete all prerequisites (see enclosed curriculum) to be eligible for this program. Successful students must have a genuine desire to work with people.  An aptitude in math and science is helpful, as is a willingness to devote ample time to independent study and homework. 

For further information…

  about the profession – contact:
  American Society of Radiologic Technologists
15000 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM  87123-3917 
  about the college – contact:
  Learner Support Center
(904) 646-2300
  about the program - contact:
  Radiography Program
Florida State College at Jacksonville
4501 Capper Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Helpful North Campus Phone Numbers

Academic Advising/Counseling (904) 766-6761
Admissions/Registration (904) 766-6700
Bookstore (904) 766-6631
Financial Aid/Veteran’s Affairs (904) 766-6700

Application and Admission

Application is a two-step process.  You must first apply to Florida State College at Jacksonville. This can be done at any campus or online, and there is a one-time $15 fee.  After applying to the College, you may then apply specifically to the Radiography (Florida State College Option) (2154) (A.S.) program (view application).  This limited access program is open to applicants regardless of race, religious affiliation, sex or age.  Applicants must meet the College’s general admissions eligibility requirements and complete all program prerequisites  in order to be considered for admission.

All applicants should contact a campus admissions office to see if they need to take the College Placement Test and for other admissions requirements.  Application deadline is midnight, May 31st for admission to the program for the following fall term.  Applications may be accepted after the deadline should the class not be filled.


All radiography courses must be taken in sequence or with the permission of the Program Manager.  Students must achieve a “C” average in all the radiography courses prior to graduation from the program.  Any withdrawals or re-enrollments must be approved by the Program Manager.

Denial or Required Withdrawal

The radiography program reserves the right to deny admission or require withdrawal of any student who, in the judgment of the department, gives evidence of being unable to perform the responsibilities and tasks required of the radiography profession.  Students must be able to demonstrate ability to communicate, ambulate and perform fine motor coordination, and have adequate vision and auditory perception.  In accordance with Chapter 486.125 of the Florida Statutes, the Radiologic technology program reserves the right to deny or delay admission, or require withdrawal of any student, who in the judgment of the department, gives evidence of “being unable to practice radiography with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of illness or use of alcohol, drugs, narcotics, chemicals or any other type of material, or as a result of any mental or physical condition.”

Submission of Application

Complete program applications must contain the following items.  Applications without any one of the five following items will be discarded without notification.  There will be no follow-up communication to ask for items that were not sent.  Faxes are not acceptable and will be discarded.

  1. Completed Radiography application form  (PDF),
  2. transcript printed from Connections,
  3. completed Selection Criteria worksheet  (PDF),
  4. completed Student Health certificate  (PDF), and
  5. copy of current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification card
    The American Heart Associations Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, or the American Red Cross’s CPR for the Professional Rescuer or Florida State College at Jacksonville’s HED 0300 Basic Life Support will fulfill this requirement.  Students must keep their certification current through the expected date of graduation.

Note: The radiography program is unable to provide applicants with copies of any documentation in their files.  Please make and retain copies for your future use prior to submitting them to the program.

Completed program applications should be mailed to:

  Radiography Program
Florida State College at Jacksonville, North Campus
4501 Capper Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Candidates will be notified by mail of their status after all completed applications have been reviewed.

Information concerning a student’s status will not be given over the telephone. It is the applicant’s responsibility to keep the radiography program informed of any changes in mailing address.  Incorrect addresses may delay a candidate’s notification, or cause the candidate to lose his/her seat.

Estimated Expenses

*Tuition and Fees
Florida Residents: $85.16 per credit hour x 77 credit hours = $6,557.32
Eligible Georgia Residents: $12,710.39 per credit hour x 77 credit hours = $12,710.39
Non-residents: $324.89 per credit hour x 77 credit hours = $25,016.53
*Other Expenses
Application fees (ARRT exam) $150
Background check $80
College application fee $15
College name tag $7
Graduation fees $10
Physical exam $125
Textbook $800
Uniforms and shoes $125

*Tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the District Board of Trustees. Current tuition and fees will be posted at the time of registration.

For additional tuition and fees information, including residency requiremnts, see Tuition and Fees.

Students Who are Accepted into the Radiography Program

Conditionally accepted students will receive a conditional acceptance letter, the necessary form(s) for a background check and a list deadlines to be met.  If the deadlines are not met, the seat will be offered to another student.  For this reason, if you are going to be on vacation in the summer, have someone monitor your mail.  Once the background check has been completed satisfactorily, the conditional status will be removed and the student will receive additional correspondence from the College regarding the specifics of the program (i.e., registration, uniforms, health forms/shot records, class schedule, etc).

Health Insurance

Tuition and fees for the radiography program include limited insurance to cover medical expenses resulting form accidental injuries incurred while participating in designated student activities only.

The College does not require, but strongly encourages, students to obtain more comprehensive medical insurance if they are not presently covered under an existing plan.  Information on low cost student plans can be obtained from the Student Activities Office of any Florida State College at Jacksonville campus.

Questions about any information on this page should be addressed to Tom Graham at (904) 766-6667.