Graduates of the Radiologic Technology Program are prepared to become credentialed as Radiologic Technologists after successful completion of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for national certification and application for state licensure.
Radiologic technologists are the health care professionals who perform diagnostic imaging procedures, such as X-ray examinations, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, and Computed Tomography (CT) scans. The Radiologic Technologist combines patient care skills with an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and proficient utilization of medical imaging equipment. The technologist's goal is to produce diagnostic images of the human body with minimum radiation exposure and at a level of proficiency that will cause the least discomfort to the patient.
Current occupational employment and wages data for Radiologic Technologists are published by the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics at www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292034.htm.
The Radiologic Technology Program admits students once per year and starts each Fall semester. The curriculum includes a combination of classroom, laboratory, and clinical education experiences. General Education and Program Specific coursework may be taken on various campuses but the Radiologic Technology core course are only offered on the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus. Clinical laboratory experiences occur in departments of radiology at participating clinical affiliates in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties.
The Florida SouthWestern State College Radiologic Technology program is nationally accredited by the:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL, 60606-3182
Radiologic Technology has limited enrollment due to the rigorous clinical education requirements for the program. Acceptance to Florida SouthWestern State College does not imply acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program. Each applicant must meet specific criteria which are listed in the admission policies and maintain a 2.0 grade point average in Radiologic Technology core coursework to progress in the program. Each core course must be taken in sequence. A minimum of 77 credit hours with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average is required for graduation. The Criteria for Admission Policies are available through the program office or through the School of Health Professions office at (239)489-9255. Admission applications are located at www.fsw.edu/academics/programs/asradiologictechnology.
The School of Health Professions requires that all Radiologic Technology students have personal Health insurance throughout enrollment in the program. Florida SouthWestern State College does not offer a health plan or other services related to a student's health care needs. Proof of insurance, naming the student and dates of coverage, must be provided. For information about enrolling in health insurance through the healthcare exchange and marketplace, please visit https://www.healthcare.gov/
Admission to the program is determined by admissions points, academic transcript evaluation, and affective skills demonstration. Admissions points are awarded for the completion of General Education coursework and prospective students are encouraged to complete as many courses as possible, prior to starting the Radiologic Technology Core coursework. Pre-admission requirements include satisfactory completion of the following:
After acceptance, students must meet the following:
- Immunization and Health Report
- TB Skin Test
- Certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals (CPR and AED)