Radiography

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 DETAILS

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.

VIEW REQUIRED COURSES

Related Certificates

Related Certificates

Once you complete your A.S. degree, you can continue get an Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) in the following areas:

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

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Program Length

 6 semesters
(after all of the pre-admission course requirements have been met)

   Program begins each summer.

 



CAREER OUTLOOK

Learn How To

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

Job Outlook

Job Outlook

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.

Potential Careers

Potential Careers
  • Radiographer
  • Radiologic Technologist


AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$35,000 – $40,000


Average Placement Rate

Valencia’s A.S. Degree and Certificate programs placement rate ranges between 90% – 95%.


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Steps for Admission to Program
  1. 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.
  2. Apply to Valencia College.
  3. Complete required general education courses before applying to the program.
  4. Once your transcripts have been received and evaluated, and if you meet eligibility requirements, you can apply to the program.


Radiography Technician - Valencia College, Orlando, Florida



INFORMATION SESSIONS

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.