Any applicant that has completed the program pre-requisite courses with a letter
grade of "C" or higher is eligible to submit application for admission. All students
meeting this requirement, and the additional requirements listed below will be contacted
to schedule a department observation experience, followed by an interview with the
The Admissions Committee reserves the right, in every case, to reject any applicant
whose attitudes, motivation, personality and/or moral character do not indicate
likelihood of success. These behavior factors, in addition to compliance with the
remainder of the admission requirements listed below, are the sole determining factors
utilized in the selection process. An equal opportunity is offered to each candidate
regardless of sex, color, race, age, religion, disability or national origin.
Enrollment in the program is limited to 26 total students, and no more than 12 per
Applicants must complete the following requirements:
- Applicant must submit a completed application with a $20 nonrefundable fee by the
- Applicant must complete all prerequisite courses by the specified deadline with
a grade of "C" or higher:
- ENC 1101 Composition 1
- MAC 1101 College Algebra
- PSY 1020 General Psychology or DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development
- HUM ____ Humanities Course
- BSC 2085C Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
- BSC 2086C Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
- HSC 1531 Medical Terminology
- CGS 1060 Introduction to Information Systems
- PHY 1020C Physics for Liberal Arts
- Applicant must submit official college transcripts that reflect pre-requisite grades.
- Applicant must submit 3 letters of reference (non-family members).
- Applicant must submit a 500 word autobiographical essay that includes your reasoning
for choosing this career option.
- The initial step in the selection process will be for the program officials to identify
all students that have met the admission requirements listed on the program application.
- This group of candidates will be contacted and scheduled for a 4-hour observation
within the Department of Radiology.
- Those completing the observation requirements will be scheduled for an interview
with the program Admissions Committee.
- All candidates will be notified of the committee's decision by early November.
- The candidate scoring totals are determined by the following:
- Application packet score: Maximum points = 4
- Prerequisite courses: Maximum points = 4
- Essay score: Maximum points = 15
- Interview score: Maximum points = 84
- Maximum Total Score = 107
General Physical, Mental & Behavior Expectations
- STRENGTH: Perform physical activities requiring ability to push/pull
objects/persons more than 150 pounds and to transfer objects of more than 150 pounds.
Routinely lift more than 50 pounds.
- MANUAL DEXTERITY: Perform simple motor skills such as standing,
walking, handshaking; manipulative skills such as writing and typing on computer
keyboard, using pressure sensitive touch screen monitors, setting up exposure factors
on x-ray control panel; manipulating the x-ray tube, Buckey tray and x-ray table;
performing venous injection for introduction of IV contrast media, catheterizing
patients, inserting rectal enema tips, calibrating x-ray equipment, adjusting film
processors, loading/unloading film magazines, etc.
- COORDINATION: Perform body coordination such as walking, filing,
retrieving equipment; eye-hand coordination such as aligning x-ray beam with body
part and film tray; computer/keyboard skills; arm-hand steadiness such as taking
blood pressures, performing venipuncture, catheterizing, calibration of tools and
- MOBILITY: Perform mobility skills such as walking, standing, bending;
pushing portable equipment throughout hospital; prolonged standing while wearing
leaded aprons during invasive x-ray exams/procedures; manipulate equipment in a
sterile setting, such as surgery or special studies; manipulate x-ray equipment
40" or more above recumbent patients.
- VISUAL ABILITY: See objects far away and to discriminate colors,
and to see objects closely as in reading faces, dials, computer monitors, etc.
- HEARING: Hear normal sounds with background noise from x-ray generators,
computers, etc. and have the ability to distinguish between sounds.
- CONCENTRATION: Concentrate on details with moderate amount of interruptions
such as patient requests, doctor and staff requests, etc.
- ATTENTION SPAN: Attend to task/functions for periods up to 60 minutes
in length and periods exceeding 60 minutes in length.
- CONCEPTUALIZATION: Understand and relate to specific ideas, concepts,
and theories generated and simultaneously discussed.
- MEMORY: Remember task/assignments given to self and others over
both short and long periods of time; duplicate settings/exposure factors of x-ray
- STRESS: Work with patients who may be very young or old, critically
ill or injured, or mentally or physically deficient/impaired; work in other departments
such as surgery and emergency room, work with a constantly changing group of staff
and resident physicians, medical students, etc.
- CRITICAL THINKING: Ability sufficient for clinical judgment when
working independently to obtain diagnostic images.
- COMMUNICATION: Sufficiently for interaction with others in verbal
and written form.
- SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Not using a routinely using Schedule 1 drugs;
or any other habit-forming drug unless prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner.
- INTERPERSONAL: Interact with individuals, families, and groups
from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds. Must
be able to establish rapport with patients, colleagues, faculty, and professional
Transfer applications are considered on an individual basis. Only those courses
from accredited programs and or colleges will be considered for transfer.
State-Approved for Veteran Training
The Florida State Approval Agency has fully approved this program as a full-time
vocational course, providing veterans with full training benefits.