A Radiographer (Radiologic Technologist) is an essential member of the health care team. Radiographers produce radiographic images of parts of the body to help in the diagnosis of injury and disease. Radiographers also position patients accurately, implement safety measures to protect patients, co-workers, and themselves from radiation dangers, and calculate the angles and arrangements of specialized equipment to produce quality images. For certain types of more complex diagnostic procedures, Radiographers prepare “contrast” solutions and/or substances that are given to patients internally by various modes in order to provide a more detailed image of internal organs of the human body. To learn more about x-rays and radiologic technology, click here.
RADIOGRAPHY is a twenty-two month, Career preparatory program in Radiologic Technology. This FULL-TIME PROGRAM combines an academic and a clinical practicum leading to eligibility to apply for national certification. The Radiography program is a “selected admission” program. To view the full Student Handbook and Policy Manual, click here.
The Marion County School of Radiologic Technology is a two-year certificate Radiography Program. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a radiologic technologist. The program is dedicated to excellence in education and training and to quality and safety of patient care. The graduate of the program will be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida as a Certified Radiologic Technologist and to apply for admission to the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
To view our program goals, student learning outcomes, and data on program effectiveness, click here.
To view the Radiologic Technology Program itemized costs sheet, please click here.
The program is accredited by the:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
The program is “approved” for WIA, Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and Pell Grants.
Admission Policies and Procedures
The Marion County School of Radiologic Technology is a selected admission program. Qualified candidates are considered for selection once annually during the month of June. Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the program’s Admission Policies and Procedures are encouraged to submit an application during the application period of January 1 – May 19.
Selection to the program is done on a point-scale basis. This includes consideration of:
- Academic Transcripts
- Career Observation
The current employment outlook is EXCELLENT. The demand for diagnostic imaging personnel is expected to grow faster than average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, for all occupations through 2016, as the population grows and ages.
Salary ranges for graduates of such programs vary by region. The registered technologist can expect to enter the job market at approximately $39,840 to $57,940 annually, with increases based on experience and specialization up to $68,920 or more, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Below are links to information or forms related to the radiography program.