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Radiography Program Curriculum

Radiography (RADA-AS/RAD2-AS)

The purpose of this program is to prepare students to become registered Radiographers, following successful completion of the prescribed courses of study and clinical practice. Graduates who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist’s examination will be eligible to work as Radiographers in various health care facilities such as hospitals, doctors’ offices and sports medicine clinics.

The duration of the program is approximately 23 months.    Courses must be completed in the prescribed sequence. In addition to general education requirements, students will learn to safely perform diagnostic radiographic examinations.

The Radiography program is a limited access program. A selective admissions policy with specific selection criteria is utilized in order to select the most qualified applicants. The strength of the applicant pool varies year‐to‐year, with the best qualified applicants receiving first consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to inquire about these specific admission and selection criteria and to ensure that all required documents are received on campus by the published deadline.

To apply for this program of study, students should obtain a program packet from the Division of Health Sciences which contains a current listing of admission and course requirements.

PRIMARY ADVISERS: Lacy Newsom, Coordinator 850.913.3318.

Admission Requirements and application to Radiography Program include:

  1. New students should apply for General Admission to Gulf Coast State College
  2. New students must pay $20 college application fee online, at the Bookstore, or at the Business Office
  3.  New students must attend College Orientation; see information here:  College Orientation
  4. Submit Radiography program application form including Technical Standards form <the new one for 2017 acceptance will be available here in just a few days! >
  5. Submit official high school transcript or copy of GED with scores to the Admissions Office
  6. Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended; have evaluation completed by the Admissions Office
  7. Schedule a visit to the Medical Imaging Dept. for an advising session with a faculty member

The program begins in the Fall semester each year. The deadline for submission of the completed application package is in May. The program employs a selective admission process whereby applicants are chosen based on a composite admissions score. Applicants who meet all minimum requirements for admission are evaluated for their preparedness to enter the program. The six areas below are considered.

  1. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of a "C" or higher
    BSC 2085    Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    BSC 2085L   Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
    BSC 2086    Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    BSC 2086L   Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
  2. Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on the above courses
  3. Demonstration of Math/Algebra, English, and Reading competency. This can be accomplished by completing the ENC1101 and MAC1105 course or taking the college placement tests and achieving a score to enroll in the ENC1101 and MAC1105 courses. Scores must be documented in our college student record.
    Students may demonstrate this competency in one of the following quantitative methods:
    Subject PERT Accuplacer ACT SAT College Course
    Math/Algebra 123 88 20 450 MAC 1105 College Algebra,STA 2023 Statistics, or MGF 1106 Math for Liberal Arts I
    English 99 83 17 440 in Critical Reading ENC 1101 English Composition I
    Reading 104 83  18    
  4. High school and college transcripts have been received and evaluated by the Gulf Coast State College Enrollment Services
  5. College application has been received and processed.
  6. Radiography Program application and Technical Standards Form received by the May 15th deadline.

Radiography Program Associate Degree Plan

All courses must be completed with a "C" or better.
Communications Area 3
•+* ENC1101   English Composition I
Humanities Area 3
Humanities - Areas 1 or 2
Mathematics Area 3
+* Approved college-level mathematics (MAC/MGF/STA) 3
Natural Sciences Area
+* BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology I 3
* BSC2085L, Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
+* BSC2086, Anatomy & Physiology II 3
* BSC2086L, Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
Social Sciences Area 3
Behavioral Sciences (Choose one of the following)
•* PSY2012, Psychology
•* or SYG2000 Sociology
+*# RTE1000, Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging 2
  RTE1111C, Introduction to Patient Care 2
+*# RTE1503, Radiographic Procedures/ Positioning I 3
  RTE1503L, Radiographic Procedures/ Positioning I Lab 1
+*# RTE1804, Clinical Education I 2
+*# RTE1418, Principles of Radiographic Exposure I 3
+*# RTE1513, Radiographic Procedures/  Positioning II 2
  RTE1513L, Radiographic Procedures/ Positioning II Lab 1
+*# RTE1814, Clinical Education II 3
+*# RTE1457, Principles of Radiographic Exposure II 3
  RTE1457L, Principles of Radiographic Exposure II Lab 1
+*#  RTE1523, Radiographic Procedures/  Positioning III 2
  RTE1523L, Radiographic Procedures/ Positioning III Lab 1
+*# RTE1824, Clinical Education III 4
+*# RTE2385, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 3
  RTE2782, Radiographic Pathology 2
+*# RTE2834, Clinical Education IV 5
+*# RTE2563, Advanced Medical Imaging 3
+*# RTE2844, Clinical Education V 5
+*# RTE2854, Clinical Education VI 2
+*# RTE2061, Radiography Seminar 2
  HSC1531, Medical Terminology 2
  CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications  

Requirements After Conditional Acceptance Are:

  1. Satisfactory criminal background check through Gulf Coast State College at the student's expense
  2. Submit copy of current valid CPR card and maintain certification throughout the program.  Only acceptable cards is the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider.
  3. Submit original, current GCSC Physical Examination with satisfactory results signed by physician.
  4. Submit original, current GCSC Immunization records including Hep-B series or signed waiver.
  5. Submit a copy of results from a TB skin test or TB blood test.
  6. Satisfactory 10-panel drug screening.
Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.