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Radiography (Limited Access Program), A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 203701 - Catalog 2021/2022

Dee Vanlandingham, Assistant Chair, Dee.Vanlandingham@daytonastate.edu

Maggie Muszka, Staff Assistant, 386-506-3080, Magdolna.Muszka@daytonastate.edu

Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, 386-506-3052, Melissa.Brown@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

To provide a multi-skilled, comprehensive education for students in the Radiologic Sciences. The Program will promote standards to meet stated outcomes for service-oriented professionals that are entry-level into the profession, and promote multi-competency and life-long learning.

Description:

Registered Technologists in Radiography RT(R) provide healthcare services by applying x-ray energy to assist in diagnosis and treatment. Radiographers perform radiologic procedures to produce images for interpretation by a physician (radiologist).

Professional judgment and critical thinking skills are exercised in the performance of services while maintaining a demeanor complementary to professional ethics. Radiographers provide appropriate multi-skilled patient care and are required to remain abreast of new technologies by participating in continuing education programs.

Program graduates are eligible for national certification/registration in radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and appropriate state licensure. The academic structure of the program cannot accommodate part-time or transfer students.

Program Accreditation: This program is sponsored by Halifax Health Medical Center and accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. JRCERT may be contacted at 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182. Phone 312-704-5300. Fax 312-704-5304. www.jrcert.org or mail@jrcert.org

College Accreditation: Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Perform as entry-level radiographers in providing quality patient care.
  2. Adapt procedures using critical thinking and problem solving skills to produce optimal images.
  3. Demonstrate professional values and attributes to maintain a high standard of ethical conduct with patients, peers, employers and other members of the health care team.
  4. Outline plan to continue their professional growth and development.

Financial Aid

This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing their FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grants, loads and work programs available see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the may Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Approximate Additional Costs

Students will be responsible for applicable course laboratory fees and Daytona State College tuition. Laboratory fees are defined in the applicable course description.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • This is a limited access program. Continuing enrollment approval will be required to enroll in the program specific courses based on a selection process after completing the General Education classes required.
  • Students must have a standard high school diploma (or GED) and be at least 18 years of age to enroll.

  • Applicants that graduated from a Florida public high school after 2003 and received a standard high school diploma are exempt from taking placement tests. Those applicants that have successfully completed college level English and/or math may be exempt as well.
  • Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) with a minimum adjusted individual total score of 59 percentile and 63 percentile mathematics and 69 percentile reading is required for admission into the Radiography program.
  • Prospective students must be of good physical and mental health.
  • Admissions into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) (Level 2) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • A pre-admission consultation with the assistant chair is strongly recommended after applicant packet is received.
  • Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures of the Radiography program as outlined in the Radiography student handbook, as well as the College Student handbook.

Additional Completion Requirements

  • Prior to being approved for continuing enrollment in Radiography, the student must successfully complete the application process. Applications for continuing enrollment and specific application information may be obtained at https://www.daytonastate.edu/hchs/rad.html.
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of 'C' or better is required before application is considered for continuing enrollment:
    • BSC1085C (Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab); ENC1101 (Introduction to Composition), and MAC1105 (College Algebra). 
  • Program specific courses and general education courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.
  • A minimum of 2.0 GPA is required to apply for continuing enrollment. Applicants with cumulative GPA's of 3.5 or better and successful completion of all prerequisite and corequisite courses will be considered more favorably.

Careers

Radiologic Technologist

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General Education Courses

General Education Core - 16 Credits

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

Communication Core (3 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

Mathematics Core (3 credits)

MAC1105College Algebra

3

Natural Sciences Core (4 credits)

BSC1085CHuman Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

Humanities Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

HUM2020Introduction to Humanities

3

LIT2000Literature and Culture

3

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

PHI2010Introduction of Philosophy

3

Social Sciences Core (3 credits)

PSY1012General Psychology

3

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

Program specific courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.
CGS2100Microcomputer Applications

3

RTE1000Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology

1

RTE1001Medical Terminology for Radiographers

1

RTE1111Patient Care in Radiography

2

RTE1111LPatient Care in Radiography Lab

1

RTE1418Radiographic Exposures and Processing

2

RTE1457CRadiographic Exposures II and Lab

2

RTE1503CRadiographic Procedures I and Lab

5

RTE1513CRadiographic Procedures II and Lab

5

RTE1523CRadiographic Procedures III and Lab

5

RTE1804LRadiographic Clinical Education I

1

RTE1814LRadiographic Clinical Education II

2

RTE1824LRadiographic Clinical Education III

3

RTE2385Radiation Biology and Protection

2

RTE2563CSelected Radiographic Special Procedures I

5

RTE2573CSelected Radiographic Special Procedures II

4

RTE2613Radiation Physics I

2

RTE2623Radiation Physics II

2

RTE2782Radiographic Pathology

2

RTE2834LRadiographic Clinical Education IV

3

RTE2844LRadiographic Clinical Education V

3

RTE2854LRadiographic Clinical Education VI

3

RTE2061Radiography Seminar

2

RTE2782 meets the graduation requirement for Oral Communications for this program.

Sample Program of Study

Prerequisite Courses

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

MAC1105College Algebra

3

BSC1085CHuman Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

Total Credit Hours:10

Year 1

1st Semester - Summer

RTE1000Fundamentals of Radiologic Technology

1

RTE1111Patient Care in Radiography

2

RTE1111LPatient Care in Radiography Lab

1

RTE1804LRadiographic Clinical Education I

1

RTE1503CRadiographic Procedures I and Lab

5

RTE1001Medical Terminology for Radiographers

1

Total Credit Hours:11

RTE1111L is offered during Session A of the Summer term. 

RTE1804L is offered during Session B of the Summer term. 

2nd Semester - Fall

RTE1418Radiographic Exposures and Processing

2

RTE1513CRadiographic Procedures II and Lab

5

RTE1814LRadiographic Clinical Education II

2

CGS2100Microcomputer Applications

3

Total Credit Hours:12

3rd Semester - Spring

RTE1523CRadiographic Procedures III and Lab

5

RTE1824LRadiographic Clinical Education III

3

RTE1457CRadiographic Exposures II and Lab

2

Humanities Core

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Year 2

4th Semester - Summer

RTE2613Radiation Physics I

2

RTE2834LRadiographic Clinical Education IV

3

RTE2563CSelected Radiographic Special Procedures I

5

Total Credit Hours:10

5th Semester - Fall

RTE2623Radiation Physics II

2

RTE2844LRadiographic Clinical Education V

3

RTE2573CSelected Radiographic Special Procedures II

4

PSY1012General Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:12

6th Semester - Spring

RTE2385Radiation Biology and Protection

2

RTE2782Radiographic Pathology

2

RTE2854LRadiographic Clinical Education VI

3

RTE2061Radiography Seminar

2

Total Credit Hours:9

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 77