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Radiography Student
Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Science (AS)
Total Credit Hours77
Average Time to Complete21 months
Academic PathwayHealth Sciences
AdvisorLacy Newsom, M.Ed., RT(R)
Program Coordinator

AdvisorEmily Speakman BAS, RT(R)(M)
Assistant Coordinator
850.769.1551 Ext. 5846

Academic Program SpecialistAlyssa Evans

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L. Newsom faculty page

E. Speakman faculty page


Radiography, AS

Do You Have a Passion for Radiologic Science?

Do you enjoy helping people to be healthier and happier?  Perhaps you should consider a career in radiography.  Radiographers perform diagnostic imaging examinations using ionizing radiation to help diagnose patients.  

The purpose of the Radiography program is to prepare you to become a registered radiographer following successful completion of the sequenced curriculum courses of study and clinical education 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.  Graduate students and radiographers have opportunities to advance their career into  Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, Vascular-Interventional and Cardiac Interventional Technology.

The duration of the program is approximately 21 months. Courses must be completed in the prescribed sequence. In addition to general education requirements, students will learn patient care, radiographic pathologies, radiation protection and to safely perform diagnostic radiographic examinations.  We use state-of-the-art equipment that allow students to perform imaging exams using computerized and digital imaging, mobile fluoroscopy and mobile imaging.

About the Radiography Program at GCSC

The Radiography program was awarded an 8 year accreditation by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-2901
(Telephone: 312-704-5300)
(Fax: 312-704-5304)

Man with x-ray machine

Radiography Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
Select One:
Visual & Performing Arts
Select One:
MAC1105, College Algebra 
MAC2311, Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 
MGF1106, Mathematics for Liberal Arts 
MGF1107, Survey of Mathematics 
STA2023, Statistics 
BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology I
POS2041, American National Government or AMH2020, United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
BSC2085L, Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
BSC2086, Anatomy & Physiology II
BSC2086L, Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
RTE1000, Intro. to Diagnostic Imaging
RTE1111C, Intro to Patient Care
RTE1503, Radiographic Procedures/Positioning I
RTE1503L, Radiographic Procedures/Positioning Lab I
RTE1804, Clinical Education I
RTE1418, Prin. of Radiographic Exposure I
RTE1513, Radiographic Procedures/Positioning II
RTE1513L, Radiographic Procedures/Positioning Lab II
RTE1814, Clinical Education II
RTE1457, Prin. of Radiographic Exposure II
RTE1523, Radiographic Procedures/Positioning III
RTE1523L, Radiographic Procedures/Positioning Lab III
RTE1824, Clinical Education III
RTE2385, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
RTE2782, Radiographic Pathology
RTE2834, Clinical Education IV
RTE2563, Advanced Medical Imaging
RTE2844, Clinical Education V
RTE2061, Radiography Seminar
HSC1531, Medical Terminology
CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications or CGS1060, Fundamentals of Computer Applications

What can you do with a Radiography Assistant Degree?

What jobs will you find with a degree in Radiography?

Computed Tomography Technologists
Cardiac Interventional Technologists
Vascular Interventional Technologists
Magnetic Resonance Technologists

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

Nova Southeastern University
Valencia College


Hand X-ray

Are you ready to get Started ?

How to apply to the Radiography Program

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.  You should also be sure to read the Radiography Program Student Handbook and the program curriculum.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

Apply to Gulf Coast

Complete the Radiography Application

Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


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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.