Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Radiography Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career as a radiographer.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine the value of clear images generated by high-tech medical equipment for a person in need of medical care. And imagine the value that someone trained in the use of such equipment brings to a medical team. The radiographer is an integral member of the medical team. Radiographers operate high-tech imaging equipment and perform diagnostic imaging examinations such as X-ray’s, CAT scans, MRI’s and mammograms, that help doctors accurately diagnose and treat their patients for injury and disease. Valencia’s A.S. degree in Radiography prepares students to become highly skilled professionals in the safe and effective use of radiation to treat patients.
Radiography is a limited-access program. For admission requirements and updates, program application and deadlines, visit the Health Sciences Division website.
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Program Overview and Degree Requirements
Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.
Alternative Ways To Earn Credit
Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:
- Industry Certifications – Receive college credit for approved Industry Certifications
You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor’s.
Build on your skills and increase your opportunities for career advancement after earning your A.S. in Radiography degree by continuing your education at Valencia College, and completing a bachelor’s degree or an Advanced Technical Certificate. We encourage you to consult with a program advisor to determine the best education plan for your career goals.
- Bachelor of Science in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
- Advanced Technical Certificate in Computed Tomography (CT)
- Advanced Technical Certificate in Echocardiography
- Advanced Technical Certificate in Leadership in Healthcare
- Advanced Technical Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Advanced Technical Certificate in Mammography
(after all of the pre-admission course requirements have been met)
Program begins each summer.
Learn How To
- Apply knowledge of human anatomy to position the patient’s body so that the correct areas can be radiographed
- Produce quality radiographs (X-rays) for use in diagnosing and treating medical problems
- Protect patients and self from radiation
- Provide respectful care to patients
Radiographers are employed primarily in hospitals. Career opportunities are also available in radiological/imaging centers, urgent care clinics, private physicians’ offices, and public health service facilities. Employment within the radiologic profession is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions, such as breaks and fractures caused by osteoporosis, which usually requires imaging to diagnose them.
- Radiologic Technologist
AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$35,000 – $40,000
The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.
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- Attend a Program Information Session. Please bring a copy of the program guide for your desired track with you. If you are not local and cannot attend the information session, review the program guide and read the Frequently Asked Questions.
- Apply to Valencia College.
- Complete required general education courses before applying to the program.
- Once your transcripts have been received and evaluated, and if you meet eligibility requirements, you can apply to the program.
To learn more about this program, including application requirements, attend one of our information sessions. Please bring a copy of the program guide with you. If you are unable to attend, refer to the program guide and the resources available at Health Sciences.