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Radiography―Associate in Science

Radiographers play an important role in the diagnosis of injury and disease. With X-ray technology, doctors can determine the condition of bones, body tissues and organs. Radiographers are trained to operate the equipment that makes these diagnostic images possible. They determine the proper duration and exposure of X-rays to minimize harmful risks to patients. In addition, they are responsible for updating patient records and for recording equipment use and maintenance.

Effective radiographers possess strong interpersonal skills and must be empathic to patients who may be enduring pain, illness or other discomfort.

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals for transfer to a Florida state college or university and for entering the workforce as a radiographer. The radiographer is a vital member of the health care team who provides quality patient care and assists in the diagnosis of disease and injury by using ionizing radiation. Most radiographers are employed by hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers and clinics.

Length

This is a two-year program, not including prerequisites.

Location

This program is offered on the West Campus in New Port Richey. Clinical sites are located throughout Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Students are required to travel to any assigned clinical sites.

Format

This program contains both academic and clinical components as part of the curriculum.