Radiologic Technology Associate of Science

 

The Radiologic Technology (RT) Associate of Science program gives the student a full education in the radiologic and imaging sciences and patient care, ensures scientific breadth in the academic radiologic experience, while at the same time affording flexibility in satisfying American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requirements, and the Florida Department of Health (DOH) regulations. This degree program’s fosters a spirit of free inquiry into humane values, while developing the student mind as an instrument of analysis, synthesis, and holistic integration embedded in an evolving social system that is always something more than just the sum of its parts.

The Student will turn into a Radiographer specialist that uses x-rays to create images of the body and perform a wide variety of diagnostic x-ray procedures, including examination of the skeletal system, the chest, the abdomen, and classic medical information such as: human anatomy; physiology and pathology; upper extremity and shoulder girdle; lower extremity and pelvis; spine, bony thorax; chest and abdomen; skull facial bones, and paranasal sinuses; bone density; computerized tomography assistant; Interpretation of computer radiography reader; upper gastrointestinal series; barium swallow contrast; Esophagus grams; dorsal, cervical and lumbar spine x rays; KUB studies; sacrum and coccyx studies; medical terminology; assessing patients and vital signs; patient care and management; safe patient movement and handling techniques; disease transmission and infection control; Handling medical emergencies; and medical laboratories abilities. 

 

The student will also learn techniques to administering contrast media to permit visualization of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the genitourinary (GU) system, and how to assist radiologists during more specialized contrast media procedures, such as those used to visualize the spinal cord (myelography) and the joint spaces (arthrography).

 

Graduates must take ARRT test to become a Registered RT

The School does not register RT graduates. According to Florida Board of Radiation all  RT graduates must take and pass the ARRT Examination before becoming a ARRT’s registered Radiology Technologist [RT(R)] and be licensed by Florida DOH. 

 

Transfer of Related Earned Credits

The School’s Radiology Division may accept previously earned credits related to Radiologic Imaging Sciences and Basic X Ray Machine Operator per case basis.   Applicants must furnish official transcripts for academic analysis.  Yet the acceptance of previous credits is not automatic, or granted, and will be in compliance with Rule 6E-2.0041, F.A.C. and School Standards of accreditation.

 

RT SOC CODE: 29-2034
RT CIP CODE: 51.0907, 51.0911

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